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General Contact Info: kreynolds@archbalt.org (best) or 410-592-7294



We are looking for 12 adults to serve as Confirmation Mentors starting this school year:---->>>> To be a mentor means to be “an experienced and trusted advisor.”  Those who would like to serve in this role would be confirmed, practicing Catholic parishioners of St. Stephen, who are at least age 18, and have completed VIRTUS child protection training. 

What is expected of a mentor?  Each mentor will ENCOUNTER a small group of around 6 teens this year, getting to know them and journeying with them through their confirmation be in touch at least sessions as well as once a month via email or phone call.  Then, following the celebration of the Sacrament next year, mentors are asked to ACCOMPANY these teens for the next 4 years of high school, faith and the life of checking in with them regularly, and inviting them to be full, active, conscious participants in their our parish.  What is the expected outcome? That everyone will grow in their love of Jesus, their faith, and approach Confirmation as a crucial point along the life-long journey of discipleship!  Contact Kellie Reynolds by October 31 if you are interested.  First opportunity to meet the candidates will be in November. 410-592-7294 or kreynolds@archbalt.org.

11/03 Called to Serve 5K Run or 1M Walk: A family-fun event open to children, teens, and adults! 8am – 9am at Belair Equestrian Ctr, 608 N Tollgate Rd.  Event benefits Anna’s House of Catholic Charities.  https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/CalledtoServe5K

11/05 Every Tear Wiped Away: Vespers for families who have lost children to miscarriage. All are welcome. 7pm – 8pm at St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 5400 Roland Ave, Baltimore.

11/10 Come view Activism and Art: The Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later and the other exhibits at the Maryland Historical Society. Lunch and conversation will follow at Mt. Vernon Marketplace. Attendees are responsible for their own museum admission and lunch. Admission is as follows: Adults, $9; Seniors $7; Students with ID, $6; Children 3-18, $6; Children under 3, Free. All are welcome, please RSVP to Rachel at rachel.a.malinowski@gmail.com.

11/10  Project Rachel - Come to the Waters of Healing: is a one day retreat, focused on healing after abortion. CTTW is a wonderful day filled with spiritual exercises that bring those suffering closer to God and help them to experience the love and mercy that Jesus provides to help heal the wounds of abortion. Event is 9am – 5pm. Please contact www.projectrachel@archbalt.org or 410-625-8941 for more information.

11/18 Holiness: What is it, What it isn’t, and How to See it Grow! So many people speak about "holiness." What does authentic holiness look like? How can WE be holy? Can we really be as holy as the saints we revere? Come to Mass at the Basilica at 10:45AM on Nov. 18 and then, immediately after the Mass, go to the undercroft chapel for a talk titled "Holiness: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and How to See It Grow?"This talk will be give by seminarian Patrick Walsh, and it is for everyone...no matter where you are in the spiritual journey!  Approx Noon  - 12:45 for talk only.

12/01 GIVEN: Unveiling the Mystery of Marriage, a retreat for dating, engaged, or married couples. It includes excellent talks, good music, an opportunity for Reconciliation, and Adoration. Featuring the ministry team of Matt and Stephanie Regitz. Babysitting available. Hosted by St. Ursula Church, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM, Daily Mass available at 8:30 AM.  Registration available now at https://www.archbalt.org/marriage/

Service & Social Justice Committee:  Are you interested in Catholic Social Teaching and how that teaching can inform current events of our community and world?  If you would like to serve on this parish committee that meets once a quarter as well as assist with our many parish service projects, please contact Kellie Reynolds 410-592-7294 or (best) kreynolds@archbalt.org.

Fall Bible Study: Gospel of Mark Those interested in joining a small group for this study, please contact Kellie Reynolds. Day/time TBD by participants. Must have a minimum of 4 people.  kreynolds@archbalt.org

Service & Social Justice Committee:
Are you interested in Catholic Social Teaching and how that teaching can inform current events of our community and world?  If you would like to serve on this parish committee that meets once a quarter as well as assist with our many parish service projects, please contact Kellie Reynolds 410-592-7294 or (best) kreynolds@archbalt.org.

Moms’ Ministry: New to the parish? …the area?... a new mom? ...or just looking for a new way to connect with other moms? Please join us! For more information contact Liz Pippin greenpup83@hotmail.com or, see the ad in this newsletter for details on dates and meeting locations.

CLICK HERE to view more opportunities on the Parish SERVICE page!

Gospel of Luke Bible Study: An additional spot is open in this Bible study which just began and meets on Thursday nights. Suggested donation for materials is $40.If you are interested, please contact the Young Adult Ministry office at 410-592-7294 or kreynolds@archbalt.org.

Young Adult Monthly Service Project – First Sunday of the month We are looking for volunteers!  Join us at the East Side Family Shelter in Rosedale once a  month to cook & serve a meal. Each volunteer helps provide groceries.  Have a day of the month in mind? Contact Kellie for details kreynolds@archbalt.org

Coupons in Flight: Usually meets on the first Sunday of the month (Oct - May) at 9:15 in the Art Room, located on the 2nd floor of the school.  Bring your coupons or help clip those that were donated.  Coupons expired up to 3 months still accepted.  Most needed items are baby products, food, personal care. All coupons will be donated to miliatry families stationed in bases overseas. Thanks for your support!

ODB Casseroles: You can easily support the ongoing ministry of Our Daily Bread by making and freezing a casserole at home. The recipe can be found online, or you can pick up a pan and recipe in the back of the Church or Hall.  Did you know ODB serves over 800 meals 365 days a year?  Thanks for supporting this ministry!

Please visit the Service Page of the Parish Website OFTEN to see current opportunities and to sign up!

Sign up Genius: Signing up to participate in events or volunteer is getting easier than ever! Just go to our parish home page at www.ststephenbradshaw.org and scroll down until you see the “sign up genius” logo. Click the logo to be taken to our parish events!



Our Parish Theme this year is........Living as Missionary Disciples

  • Eucharistic Adoration in the Convent chapel – Most Thursdays 6pm - 7:30pm, will resume on 9/13/18
  • L.E.A.D. - LGBT Educating & Affirming Diversity - commits to modeling a community of faith and spirit that works toward openness and understanding.  LEAD strives to offer justice, healing, and wholeness of life for all God's people.  An opportunity to connect for those who feel disconnected, to have safe and meaningful conversations, and offer spiritual support for those who are LGBT and their families and friends.  For more information, contact St. Mattew Church, or LEAD5401@gmail.com

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St. Stephen Parish, Young Adult Ministry (ages 18 to 39) seeks to connect young adults with Jesus Christ, the Church, the mission of the world, and their peer community.  Young adults are invited to deepen their faith by becoming active parishioners who engage in social, spiritual and service opportunities.

Parish Young Adult Ministry Contact Info:

Staff Contact: Kellie Reynolds  kreynolds@archbalt.org (best) or 410-592-7294

Catholic Relief Services Parish Ambassador: Brianna Davis   bdavis4219@gmail.com 

Harford Area Young Adult Ministry Facebook Page!  Please join the page so you get notices about upcoming events around the region!

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