The Cornerstone
Memorial Program
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Installation of
Eucharistic Rose Window
Above the Church Altar
Monday, and Tuesday, October 26-27


Please note: we will still celebrate 8:30 am Mass
as usual in the Main Church.
Beatification of A Saint
Father Michael McGivney
Knights of Columbus Founder
Beatification Mass Oct. 31, 2020

Pope Francis approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia.

The pope's action means that Father McGivney can be declared "Blessed, " the step just prior to sainthood. An additional miracle attributed to Father McGivney's intercession will be required for his canonization as a saint.

For moreinformation, click Beatification of Father Michael McGivney
or www.kofc.org/beatification to view livestream
Thankful for All of You!
Safe Environment Ministry
Keeping our Ministries Safe

A BIG thank you to the Safe Environment
Ministry who donate their time and talent to assist with the Level II FBI background screening/fingerprinting of our volunteers who work as catechists, teachers, and ministries such as SVdP, Meals on Wheels, Boy Scouts, etc. We appreciate you!
If you are interested in helping, email Tom@ststephencatholic.org.
Community For Women
Successful Collection for those in Need

The Community for Women wishes to thank all parishioners who so generously contributed to our underwear and sock drive. We were able to serve 16 elementary schools in the county with 3,319 items which included 879 pairs of socks. Thanks to the 12 ladies who came to sort and bag the donations, as well as the 5 drivers who delivered the clothing!
Custom Woodworking
Donating Time and Skill

As our parishioners come back to Mass, we remain ready to open our Family Life Center to accommodate more parishioners as we socially distance. As we are not "passing the collection baskets" as we limit what we are touching, we thank Mark Beyers for his skilled handiwork in donating the collection boxes for the FLC. Thank you for gifting the parish with your handcrafted woodwork!
Eagle Scout & Team
Serving Our Parish Community

Thank you to Colin Spare and the Scouts on their Eagle Scouts Service Project which was recently completed. Colin and the team removed the parking lot bollards, dug new holes and put in new bollards, protecting our field for years to come. We appreciate the time, organization and effort that went into this project. It's through the efforts of many that makes St. Stephen strong!
In the News
Mass of Remembrance
Monday, November 2, 2020
7pm

Our annual Mass of Remembrance will be held on
Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7pm in the main church. 
Please come and remember your loved one at this special Mass. 

If your loved one passed away this year, and you would like us to add their name to our
Please note, due to COVID-19, we will not be having family members enter individual names in the book; therefore, submissions for the book will be only accepted through this link or by calling the parish office at 813-689-4900 from now throughout the month of November.
9th Annual Rosary Walk
"Car Caravan"
Serenity Meadows

This year in light of the pandemic, the 9th Annual rosary walk will be a Rosary Car Caravan through Serenity Meadows Cemetery located at 6919 Providence Road, Riverview; on Sat., Nov. 7, 20 at 9:30 am. We will meet in the parking lot in our cars at Serenity Meadow and then the caravan will stop at specific locations in the cemetery as the leader will announce names of loved ones and parishioners who are buried in that location and recite part of the rosary.  This is a beautiful way to honor, pray and memorialize those of our dearly departed. If you have any questions, or if you would like to confirm whether your family member or friend is included on the list, please email: legion_of_mary@ststephencatholic.org
Bloodmobile Returns
November 8, 2020
St. Stephen Parking Lot
8:30am-1:30pm
Inching Closer To Our Goal

Thank you so much for the additional $4,885 that was pledged over the past week.
To date, St. Stephen is short $15, 255,65 in pledges and
$38, 887.54 in pledges still needing to be fulfilled.
We appreciate all who have donated to APA!

St. Stephen Catholic School Events
St. Stephen Catholic School appreciates the many parishioners who support our yearly Angels Among Us Gala.
Donations are accepted throughout the year.
Sponsorships and seat reservations will be available in mid December for the Valentine Gala 2021 on February 13, 2021.
Please contact ngallagher@sscsfl.org for additional information or
call the school office at 813 741 9203.
This Week at St. Stephen
Our Sanctuary Lamp
is burning this week

In Loving Memory
of
Bob Trinidad

For availability, call 813-689-4900.
Friday, October 23
8:30 am Pray for Joseph Guiang (RIP)
Confession(Chapel)
After 8:30 am Mass
Saturday, October 24
Mass (Church)
__8:30 am Pray for Joe O'Leary (RIP)
4:30 pm James Wilkerson (RIP)
Sunday, October 25
30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Masses
7:30 am Pray for Lawrence Taylor (RIP)
;9:30 am Pray for the Parishioners of St. Stephen
11:30 am Prayers for Wesley Mc Fadden
::5:30 pm Pray for Jimmy Burger (RIP)
Monday, October 26
8:30 am Edward Deering (RIP)
3:00 pm The Rosary (Livestream)
Tuesday, October 27
8:30 am Pray for Helen Zieba (RIP)
3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet (Livestream)
6:00 pm Confessions (Chapel)
Wednesday, October 28
8:30 am Pray for Richard A. Robinson (RIP)
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel)
After 8:30 Mass-6:00 pm
6:15 pm The Rosary (Mary's Garden)
Thursday, October 29
8:30 am Prayers for Richard Lausier
Around the Diocese
All Hallow’s Eve Hayride
Mary Help of Christians
Friday, October 30, 2020
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come in your Saint costumes!
Sweet treats, food, games, hayrack rides, night rosary

Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 E. Chelsea St., Tampa FL 33610
For more information: www.mhctampa.org or call (813) 626-6191
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
 
"Violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified. Violence in any form-physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal is sinful; often, it is a crime as well." USCCB, When I Call for Help, 2002.
 
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the sad reality of domestic violence is particularly evident due to the pandemic. More families are at home and not every family is safe in the home, as this year's theme reminds us: "When Home is Unsafe: Recognizing the Reality of Domestic Violence Today."
·    National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org
Retrouvaille

The Retrouvaille Program is for Married Couples Facing Difficult Challenges in their Relationship
 
Does communicating with your spouse seem impossible?  
Are your “little” arguments turning into “bigger” ones?  
Do you feel cold, alone and distant?  
Have you given up on your marriage and you don’t know how to change or where to turn?  
Retrouvaille can help.  Retrouvaille is a Christian peer ministry for people experiencing trouble in their marriage.  It consists of a weekend and six follow up sessions. Retrouvaille has much to offer and is committed to serve you in the best way possible during this challenging time. 
To attend an in-person weekend, or a virtual experience, check for locations at www.helpourmarriage.org
Employment Opportunity
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Employment Opportunity
Parish Secretary

If you are interested in becoming part of our team,
please download a Diocesan application by clicking HERE.
Kindly submit your completed application
electronically to Tom@ststephencatholic.org. 
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