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The Martyr Mission Dec. 6, 2018

The Immaculate Conception – Holy Day of Obligation

The feast of the Immaculate Conception is on December 8 which falls on a Saturday this year. To fulfill this Holy Day of Obligation, there are 3 available mass times. The options are Friday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 pm, Saturday Dec. 8 at 8:15 am and 12:05 pm. The usual Saturday evening mass will be held at 5:00 pm which fulfills the second Sunday of Advent obligation.

Trivia night

There are only 10 tables left! In fairness to all, a table cannot be reserved until the form has been filled out and the reservation has been paid. Please fill out the form by accessing the following link:

Time is running out! Please turn in your form and fee as soon as possible!

Fair Trade Sale

The Fair Trade Sale is this Sunday, December 9 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM in the Dining Room.  There will be coffee, tea, chocolate, spices, olive oil, and many kinds of crafts.  These make great Christmas gifts! Come shop with us and help our brothers and sisters work their way out of poverty.


St. Stephen the Martyr will be holding a night of Praise, Worship, and Adoration as we welcome back Fr. Michael Voithofer and the Ablaze Ministry Team Friday, December 14th at 7pm in the main Church. There is no better way for your family to spend a Friday night than to spend it worshipping and adoring our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. For more information, visit

Save the date!

Mark your calendars for our school open house on January 27! More information will be posted as it becomes available. All are welcome!

Annual Christmas letter

Tis the Season! The annual Christmas letter should be reaching your home within the next couple days. Until then, please see the following for a list of special Advent and Christmas services:

Reconciliation Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 pm

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 5:30

Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3:30

Reconciliation Service

Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00pm

Christmas Mass schedule

(On Christmas Eve, church doors will open at 2:30 pm)

Monday, Dec. 24 at 4:00 pm (church), 4:15 pm (gym), 4:30 pm (dining room), 6:00 pm and 12 midnight

Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 9:00 am and 10:30 am

Solemnity of Mary

Monday, Dec. 31 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 9:00am