Spring Appeal

Will you help us reach our goal of $200,000?

Every gift, regardless of the size, will positively impact Our Parish, Our Home.

Donate Today!

Spring Appeal

Will you help us reach our goal of $200,000?

Every gift, regardless of the size, will positively impact Our Parish, Our Home.

Donate today!

Easter is a time of renewal, growth, and new life. May we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God! This Easter season, you are invited to join in the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This year, our largest fundraiser, Martyr Mission, has been renewed through a Spring Appeal. You are an integral part of our faith family. Your support allows us to carry out our mission: St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church is a community for all people to encounter Christ, know Christ, and proclaim Christ. Your gift will help nourish St. Stephen the Martyr and provide for a brighter future!


The Spring Appeal is designed to help fund several areas of immediate need.  Donate today to help:

Modernize parish and school technology

On average, parish and school staff, including teachers, are using laptops that are five or more years old. In addition, our classrooms are not equipped with the latest teaching technologies, and the server network and wireless connections have limited capacities. The parish hopes to apply operating funds from this spring appeal to cover operating expenses and future budgeted expenses for new MacBook’s for teachers, laptops for parish and school staff, Smart Boards, projectors, and Apple TV in the classrooms and upgrade the server network and wireless capacity.

Replace 30-year-old building components

The parish is behind on addressing many deferred maintenance issues such as heating and cooling systems, flooring, roofing, windows and other building improvements. Professional estimates to address these numerous building issues range from $1 million to $1.5 million. Each year the parish budgets a limited amount to address these on-going maintenance issues. Your gift to the Spring Appeal will help ensure that we have the funds needed to address these maintenance items as they arise.

Allow financially strained families to attend our school

One of the parish’s goals is to help those less fortunate have the opportunity for a Catholic education. Each year the parish sets aside funds in the school budget to help those needing financial assistance or whose family circumstances may be preventing them from attending our Catholic school. Your gift to our Spring Appeal operating fund will help more families qualify for assistance so their children can receive a Catholic education.

Fund religious education and youth programs to teach children through high school

Teaching the faith to our parish youth and adults is a top priority at St. Stephens. Your gifts to the Spring Appeal will assure that we have the right instructional materials and qualified staff to help our parishioners understand the faith and to Encounter, Know and Proclaim our love for Jesus Christ.

Upgrade school curriculum to remain academically competitive

Providing the best education possible requires a strong and up-to-date curriculum, enabling the school to prepare students for high school and beyond. These materials such as books, software, Stem programs, and activities need to be updated on a regular basis to assure we are teaching at the highest levels possible. Your gift to the Spring Appeal will help keep St. Stephen Catholic School current with today’s teaching standards and keep us positioned as a strong alternative to other educational institutions.

Fund additional operating needs of the parish

Just like in your own homes, sometimes heating and cooling systems, plumbing, and other major building components suddenly wear out or fail without notice. As the parish works to prepare a thorough on-going maintenance plan, it’s important to have a contingency fund available should something unexpected occurs. Your gifts to the Spring Appeal will help cover those expenses if and when the situation arises.

Supporting this appeal is easy!

Donate Today!

Questions? 

Please contact Dan Koenig, Director of Operations at 402-861-4543 or d.koenig@stephen.org.


Prefer to donate through OSV?

Making a donation through your OSV Online Giving Account is certainly an option.  Click here to log in and donate.  Look for the "Spring Appeal" option under "Give a New Gift".


 

Thank you for supporting our Spring Appeal! Every gift, regardless of the size, will positively impact Our Parish, Our Home.

 

 

Due to inclement weather school is closed today.

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