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Your Generosity Is Inspiring!

Annual Lenten Giving:

2018  $1,486.90*

2017  $2,617.97*

2016  $3,929.74*

*reflects donations collected at the parish - does not include direct giving done online!

Service & Social Justice



Happening Now:


11/3-4 Kenya Partnership Weekend at All Masses: Volunteers needed as hosts and hostesses after all Masses Nov 3-4. Bakers needed to provide delicious homemade goodies.  Middle & High School Youth are encouraged to sign up as face painters! Go to the parish home page and click on the Sign Up Genius logo to sign up!


11/14 Middle School Youth Ministry (#MSYM) Project: We will be collecting toiletries for the Weinberg Housing & Resource Center, bring your donations to your smal group. Thanks! Most needed items include soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and razors. Travel size or full size items are great!

11/18 Community Sunday Bakers / Volunteers @ 10:45 Hall Mass: Contact Drew Bonthron drew.bonthron@gmail.com to volunteer for Community Sunday

11/24-25 Advent Angel Project begins at All Masses: will be available in the purple boxes in the rear of the church on Saturday, November 24. All gifts are due back Sunday, December 23 before noon mass. December 23 is also family gift pick up day. Thank you for your generosity.


11/24-25 St. Benedict Winter Coat Collection begins: Again this year we hope to support our sister parish, St. Benedict, with their outreach to neighbors on Wilkens Ave.  We will be collecting new or gently used coats and hats/scarves/gloves for men, women, and children.  As well, we will be collected NEW blankets.  Leave your donation where indicated at the parish center.  PLEASE NOTE: please do not tie bags closed, thank you.  We will collect only through Sun, Dec 9. Thank you for your continued generosity!

First Saturday Rosary Guild  (Sept - June)

Join us each month, usually the first Sat of the month unless a holiday weekend, from 9-10am in the Learning Cottage/Library on the School lot. All are welcome!  Contact Mary Bauer for more information:  marybob73@aol.com



First Sunday Coupons in Flight! Cutting Coupons help support US military families stationed around the world (Oct - Apr)

First Sunday of the month in the 2nd floor of the school, 9-10am. Can't join us to clip? We'll collect your coupons form the past four months: drop them into the collection box in the donation room under the parish center porch.

Please Note: The coupons must be cut just inside the black dotted/solid line, please do not cut off the corners. COupons collected in November can be as old as July. For more information, please contact Ms. Mary Marston at moistureproof@verizon.net. DID YOU KNOW? Last year our parish provided 78.5 pounds of coupons to assist US Military families stationed at overseas bases. Thank you for your support!



Volunteer Training Information

"Worthy of the Call" - Youth Volunteer Training Info
Youth ages 14-18 who would like to volunteer at St. Stephen Parish or who would like to engage in community service through Youth Ministry should plan to attend Worthy of the Call volunteer training when they turn or are about to turn 14.   Please RSVP if you’d like to attend the training to Robin Urbanski stephenyouthasst@hotmail.com or call 410-592-7294.

Next Training Date:Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018 (details on time & location will be provided when you register BY 9/11)


"VIRTUS" - Adult Volunteer Training Info

Please contact Pam Franke, training coordinator, to receive the information on registering for a volunteer and instrctions for the online training. pfranke@archbalt.org or 410-592-8666




Our Daily Bread - Join us in a 22+ year tradition of providing a delicious chicken and broccoli casserole for the clients at ODB.  Recipe and pans can be picked up in the back of Church on the windowsill or in the back of the Hall during 10:45 Mass.  Drop off your assemble & frozen casserole to the parish center pantry freezer below the back porch before the 3rd Saturday of the month. Click here for: Broccoli Chicken Casserole Recipe.

Helping Hands Food Pantry - non-perishable food items can be dropped off and placed in the pantry bin located under the parish center porch. Volunteers Needed Monday - Saturday at Helping Hands 9am - Noon. Contact Gil Thompson 410-592-7676.

Rosary Guild  Meets: Usually the first Saturday of the month, September - June.  9am-10am in the Library (Learning Cottage on School Parking Lot).

Rosary Guild Contacts:                                                                                      

Did you know our parish has a Rosary Guild that meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9am – 10am (Sept - May) in the Library (Learning Cottage)?  All are welcome to attend so you can learn to make rosaries and how to pray the rosary!  The Rosary Guild makes beautiful rosaries for missions and for our parishioners preparing for Sacraments.  Many hands make light work, so please join us any time!  For more information, contact Mary Bauer at 410-515-3184.

Also, twice a year (May & Oct), we gather at our beautiful ‘Mary Garden’ by the Rectory to pray the rosary and witness to all passers-by.  For more information, contact Jackie Wesolowski at 410-510-7507. October is the month of the Rosary - Pray the Rosary!

St. Stephen, Bradshaw/St. Steven, Kenya Partnership Committee
Bibles for Families at St. Steven, Kenya!  During this year we've been "Echoing God's Word"  through our Sacramental and Faith Formation Programs, our School, in our Liturgies, and through Service, Evangelization, and Stewardship. We would like to Echo God's Word in our Sister Parish by raising money so that 200 families may have a Bible!  You can contribute to the purchase of a Bible by sending to the parish center your check in the amount of $20 made payable to St. Steven, Kenya.  We'll be raising Bible funds through our anniversary date of August 15th.  Each family who contributes funds for a Bible will receive a commemorative bookmark for your own Bible honoring our spiritual exchange and partnership!


Contact Info: Mary Bauer 410-515-3185 or marybob73@aol.com

The St. Steven’s Kenya / Bradshaw Partnership was initiated 14 years ago when 8th grade Faith Formation students sent rosaries to a Catholic church in Kenya.  A relationship blossomed and a formal ministry was formed with the purpose of cultural & spiritual exchange.  Visitors from both parishes have been welcomed with open arms in a spirit of mutual respect and hospitality.

Our annual Spring “Kenya Day” unites us in spirit and the Fall “wood carving event” has enjoyed your continuous support .  All proceeds will help our sister parish with their spiritual and physical needs.

Through the generosity of YOU-- St. Stephen’s Bradshaw, our fundraising efforts have enabled St. Steven’s, Bomu to complete their church, build a 4 story bell tower, install a water well and help the nurse provide food for the sick.  Our school children have exchanged letters, sent shoes, soccer shirts and collected coins to develop our relationship.

Operation Coupons in Flight Will be meeting once a month, during the school year.  You may always donate your coupons to the box in the pantry under the porch.  For more information contact: Mary Marston moistureproof@verizon.net 




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