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The Pastor’s Connection – July 12, 2018

Important Changes!

 

Last Saturday we began offering a Saturday Morning mass . The Mass will be at 8:00 a.m., in the Daily Mass Chapel.

 

Our weekly Confession time moved from Thursday to Tuesday this past week. The time of 5:30 to 6:30 remains the same. The Saturday afternoon time of 3:30 to 4:45 also remains the same.

 

12:00 Noon Mass Sacristan Needed

 

Are you a regular attendee of our 12:00 Noon Mass?  Would you be interested in assisting as a Sacristan for this Liturgy?  If so, please contact Karen Hardy at k.hardy@stephen.org.

 

This week:

 

Rummage Sale News!!

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Today  was the first day of the Rummage Sale.  If you missed it, you will want to come tomorrow or Saturday before all of the good bargains are gone!

 

Friday Sale:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Saturday (1/2 Price) 8:00 am to Noon.

Noon to 5:00 pm – Clean up!  We could use all hands for the clean up!  Please come help even for just an hour.

 

The Rummage Sale team this year is awesome and performed 2,000 plus hours of donated service to set up the sale.  Come check it out!​

 

Next Week 

 

Knights of Columbus Food Drive

 

July 21/22 – The Knights of Columbus will be in the gathering space accepting food donations after all of the masses.  This food drive benefits the St. Stephen the Martyr food pantry.  We have a city wide reputation for having an excellent pantry.  This social outreach program goes well beyond our parish boundaries.  Please be generous.

 

Coming Soon!! 

 

July 28/29 – We will have a visiting Missionary Priest this weekend.

 

Parish 2 Parish Relay

 

Aug 18 – The Parish 2 Parish relay is a multi-person relay race through the streets of four west Omaha parishes.   The race begins at 7am and ends at Mary Our Queen with stops at St. Stephens, St. Wenceslaus and St. Roberts along the way.  Each team is comprised of 6 members (a minimum of 3 females per team), with each member running one leg of the 19 mile course (each member ends up running about 3 miles).

 

Parish 2 Parish is in its 5th year of being hosted by Mary Our Queen and has expanded to include 40+ teams and 6 different parishes

 

We are hoping that you are all able to join us in this year’s race, either as a participant or a volunteer. Runners of all pace are welcome to join!  This event has gained a reputation as a friendly competition that builds relationships among parishes and individual competitors.

 

For more information and to register, please  visit:

 

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/parish2parish/

Registration page https://www.active.com/omaha-ne/running/distance-running/parish-2-parish-relay-2018?int=

 

Contact Nate Driml at nate.driml@gmail.com with questions.

 

PARISH FESTIVAL – AUGUST 24 & 25th  

 

MARTYR MOONLIGHT – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

(New Friday Night Theme!)

Please join fellow parishioners, school parents/staff, friends and neighbors (ages 21 and over), Friday, August 24th from 6:30 – 11:30 pm under the moonlight!  This is a wonderful opportunity to gather, mingle and have LOTS of FUN!  Advanced $25 ticket purchase required, visit: bidpal.net/parishfestival or stephen.org.

 

FAMILY FUN NIGHT – WRISTBANDS AND PUNCH CARDS PRE-SALE BEGINS NEXT WEEKEND!

Come One, Come ALL!  Please join us Saturday, August 25th for 5 pm Mass!  Then, from 6 – 10 pm, it’s Festival Fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy climbing, sliding, running, jumping, playing, eating, drinking and snacking!

 

WIN CASH!  $5,000 Grand Prize, $1,000 2ND Prize, 3RD Prize: $500

Buy or sell Raffle Tickets!  $10 each or 25 ticket booklet for $200!

 

“We highly encourage everyone to purchase raffle tickets and yes, it can happen to you!”  – Andrew & Kari Peacock, 2017 Parish Festival $5,000 Grand Prize Winners

 

Raffle tickets will be distributed after each Mass next weekend.

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