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Pastor’s Connection – April 12, 2018

Pastoral Council Open Positions

 

The Pastoral Council is looking for individuals who are passionate about their faith and their parish to serve on the Council.  New members would serve a 3 year term and would have the opportunity to contribute to the development and execution of a 3-5 year strategic plan for St. Stephen the Martyr Parish as well as advising and supporting the vision of our pastor.

 

Skills that would be particularly sought after include organizational development, strategic planning, communication and marketing, familiarity with our ministries, parish and archdiocese mechanics, etc.  But most of all, we seek those with the faith, energy, and drive to make St. Stephens the parish God is calling it to be.

 

Those interested in more information can contact the Parish Office at 402-861-4507 or j.kirst@stephen.org or reach out to any of the current Pastoral Council Members. The deadline for applications is May 10.

 

Parish Survey

 

Recently, the Pastoral Council completed a series of listening sessions designed to gather your feedback on the current state and future direction of St. Stephen the Martyr. While many attended, we want to ensure that all parishioners have a chance to provide feedback.

 

Therefore, we will be launching a parish survey designed to allow everyone’s voice to be heard. We encourage all of you to complete this survey and make your thoughts known. The survey can be completed on-line at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuGXE1Y-De3TsQQyn_OH-ytqTX2icKglbIGQKB0fkdjj7M6g/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

If clicking the link does not work, then please cut and paste the link into your browser or you may visit our website stephen.org.    Please have all adults in the household complete the survey!

 

What is happening?

 

This week:

 

April 15 – First Communion Sunday – The 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and Noon regular Sunday masses will be held in the gym.  The First Communion Masses will be held in the worship space at 9:00 am, Noon, and 3:00 pm.

 

NEW MOMS MINISTRY KICK OFF EVENT

  

Martyr Moms offers social, faith-based, and service opportunities for the mothers of St. Stephen the Martyr to be formed, fed, and strengthened by each other.

Join us for Mom’s Night Out, a kick-off event, on April 15 from 6:30-8:30pm at Roja in Legacy Plaza.

 

Come give your ideas and find out more information about this new group forming at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish.

 

Door Prize Drawings at 7:30 pm & Free Appetizers!

 

Please RSVP at: (requested but not required) http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084da9ac2ea0fa7-moms  or to Amanda at 402.740.1415

 

Can’t make it? Email us to get on our mailing list for future happenings! SSMartyrMoms@gmail.com


Coming Soon!!

 

St. Stephen the Martyr School’s 25th Anniversary

 

April 21 –  Alumni, Current Students and All Parish Families are invited to celebrate St. Stephen the Martyr School’s 25th Anniversary.  Please join us at 5:00 PM Mass on Saturday, April 21st With a Complimentary Picnic Dinner to Follow. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and more will be served from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Families are welcome to eat in the Dining Room or bring a blanket to eat picnic style outside.  We look forward to having you attend.  Please select the sign up genius to RSVP==>  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549aaab2da5f94-rsvp

 

April 21 / 22 – Diaper Drive.  The Social Justice ministry is supporting a Skutt student who is collecting diapers for distribution to pregnancy centers.  There will be a box in the dining for your donations.

 

April 22 – World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  There will be a community Rosary recited in the worship space at 5:30 pm prior to the 6:00 pm mass.

 

April 29 – Graduation Breakfast for graduating seniors and their parents.

 

April 29 – The Adoration Committee will be filling empty adoration slots on this Adoration Commitment Sunday.  The goal is to have 2 people signed up for adoration 24 X 7.

 

 

If you know of someone that would like to receive this email, please have them send their email address to t.marble@stephen.org and ask to be added to this group.

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