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The Pastor’s Connection – June 21, 2018

What is happening?


This week:

June 24 – Fr. Mark’s Farewell Reception will be Sunday in the dining room, following the noon Mass. Please join us to wish Fr. Mark well and thank him for the many blessings he has brought to St. Stephen the Martyr. Cake will be served.


Important Changes!


Beginning July 10, our weekly Confession time will move from Thursday to Tuesday. The time of 5:30 to 6:30 will remain the same. The Saturday afternoon time of 3:30 to 4:45 will also remain the same.


We will also begin offering a Saturday Morning mass . The Mass will be at 8:00 a.m., in the Daily Mass Chapel. The first Mass will be on July 7.


Rummage Sale Drop offs continue!!  Calling all volunteers!  We need your help and your gently used items.  Below is the link to our sign up genius.  There are many opportunities to volunteer and put the kids to work listed there as well as needs for the sale.  Remember, that if you accumulate 20 or more volunteer hours, you will be eligible for a gift certificate to shop early at the Sale.  Check it out! 


Drop offs Saturday, June 16th through Sunday, July 8th.

Sat-Sun  10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mon-Thu 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Fri – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

These are some of the things that we don’t accept:  Exercise Equipment, Entertainment Centers, Large Desks, Sleeper Sofas, Pianos, Tube TVs, CRT Computer Monitors, and Adult clothing.  Just about anything else if fair game.  When in doubt, call Deacon Ernie at 402-861-4515.  The sale begins July 12th!


Next Week 


Rummage Sale drop offs continue!

Coming Soon!!


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.


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

Registration page


Contact Nate Driml at with questions.

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