It is with sadness that announce the loss of our friend Jim Spencer in the early morning hours of December 3rd, 2016. Please join us in praying for Jim and his family. Details regarding memorial services will be announced soon.
Our Pastor Fr Ed White writes...
Life is short”, a 90 yr. old home-bound communicant told me once. Jim was working one day and gone to his reward the next. 13 days from his retirement, Jim was at a lay leadership workshop the day before his death. This was his passion. Jim was preparing to finish a book on lay leadership during his coming retirement. He had worked for 8 years at St. Stephen the Martyr and leaves us with several tangible accomplishments (rectory purchased, chapel improvements, pastoral plan, etc.). Most of all, I’ll remember his heart for ministry and the renewal of the Church. Many times he would come to tears describing this passion of his. Please keep Kathy his wife in your prayers along with his children and grandchildren. In addition to the funeral offered at St. Francis Cabrini, we hope to schedule a memorial of our own to honor Jim’s life with us.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Welcome. Please accept my sincere and heartfelt thank you for your interest in St. Stephen the Martyr Parish. If you find this a great website, come to our parish campus -- experience our community, our worship, our vitality, and most importantly God’s Spirit truly among us. By comparison, this website understates the experience you can find here.
80% of responding St. Stephens parishioners are “extremely satisfied with how their lives are going,” according to a recent Gallup poll (yes, we use a professional polling service to gauge the effectiveness of our ministry). That same poll ranked St. Stephens among the top 25% in spiritual commitment among all Christian churches surveyed – not just Catholic parishes.
If you are a parishioner at St. Stephens, this site is here to help you wrap your mind around all that you are part of. Our parish is both large and robust, and yet we each play some role bringing the Kingdom to each other and the world. Together we do many great things in honor of our lavishly loving God. Scanning through this website will help you more fully appreciate the wondrous works of God we are blessed to share. It will also aid you in navigating the resources available to you, your family, and your parish group.
If you are a visitor from somewhere across the world-wide-web, I hope this site serves as a witness of what Christ is subtly doing in the world. Our patron was described in the bible as “full of grace and power, and did many signs and good works among the people” (Acts 6:8). The words witness and martyr come from the same Latin root. Daily, the people of St. Stephen the Martyr parish strive, often in small and undramatic ways, to be an uplifting witness to Christ’s love.
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Again, thank you for visiting this page and the St. Stephens Life web site. Enjoy your visit! May God’s peace and joy be with you and your day,
We are now on track to provide over $20,000 to enhance our youth ministry programs for 2016/2017, and beyond. Assuming parishioners fulfill their pledges, this additional money will help
Parishioner pledge payments have already fulfilled our support share for the common ministries of our Archdiocese ($192,000).
Join us! Every new dollar pledged and paid before April goes to our youth program enhancements. Pledge conveniently online: www.SeattleArchdiocese.org/donate