Leah Rae Ball 425-271-8182 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 50+ Senior Group meets the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00pm in the St. Stephen’s Parish Social Hall. This ministry offers monthly social activities including potluck, games, and holiday parties for any member of the St. Stephen’s community who is in the 50+ age group.
Committee Chair: Shirley Stearns 253-737-7579 email@example.com
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Troop 714 provides a year round program of camping, hiking, personal fitness, and other traditional scouting skills. The Troop meets weekly and plans one weekend activity per month. Any boy ages 11-17 who enjoys the outdoors and community service is welcome to participate!
Rolan Gueco 206-683-4145, firstname.lastname@example.org Rudy Baldonado 206-359-2835, email@example.com Dennis Bibanco 206-218-4075, firstname.lastname@example.org
CFC-FFL is a private association of lay faithful committed to the work of evangelization and family life renewal. With it’s roots stemming from the Filipino community, it serves as a missionary body, and the families that make up the association are to be families that will be instruments of the Holy Spirit in renewing the face of the earth. CFC-FFL is called to rise in defense of the family which is God’s work. It is called to bring families back to the plan of God. It is called to bring the Lord’s strength and light to those who are struggling to be truly Christian families in the modern world. CFC-FFL works for Christian family renewal at various levels – the individual, the family, the larger community. Our Family Ministries provide a support environment for people at various stages in their lives. It is an integral approach that is “womb to tomb”: CFC Kids is for children in their pre-teen years, CFC Youth is for teens, CFC Singles focuses on young adult singles, while CFC Handmaids/Servants is a ministry for widows/widowers, those separated, those who are married but whose spouse will not join, and those singles who are older in years. CFC-FFL takes the basic message of Christianity and proclaims it anew so that those who hear it can make a renewed commitment to God in a way that will allow them to receive a fuller experience of the work for the Holy Spirit in their lives. As couples renew their commitment to God, they also renew their commitment to one another and to their Christian family life. Gradually, the new life that they find in the Lord filters down to all their family relationships. As individual families are renewed, they form a network of committed Christian families that not only support one another but also positively animate the society of which they are a part.
Stephanie Firth 425-246-7367 email@example.com, Vicki Kennerud 253-859-8664 firstname.lastname@example.org
Girlfriends centers on bringing women together in casual, fun settings so that they can meet new friends or are comfortable bringing old friends. To offer women the chance to develop friendships and a feeling of parish community, we have G! Groups. These are shared-interest groups that focus on specific activities and meet on a varied schedule depending on the group. G! Groups at St Stephen’s include: Movie Mavens/Dining Divas, Fitness n Friends, Lit & Lattes (book club), and Creative Crafters. All women ages 18 and up are welcome to join.
Larry Frampton: 253-859-4477
This fraternal organization takes an oath to stand by the Catholic Church, to defend the faith, to do charitable works and to promote family unity. They have many charitable activities and active programs, including promoting vocations, pro-life, financial aid to seminarians, the “Keep Christ in Christmas” campaign, and anannual free breakfast for senior citizens. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men 18 years of age and older. Members meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm in rooms 126-127.
Linda Jones 253-630-5971
Like everyone, you’ve been blessed by God with a deep reservoir of untapped potential. That potential is your talent, waiting to be discovered and put to use in your life. Living Your Strengths is an opportunity to grow in awareness and understanding of your unique God-given talents that will enhance your home, work, community, and spiritual life. The Living Your Strengths journey begins with a web-based StrengthsFinder assessment that offers insight into your top five talents. With the Living Your Strengths book and the assessment, individuals discover the person God created them to be, and through it, the Parishioners of St. Stephen’s grow as individuals and as the Body of Christ. While the book and the StrengthsFinder assessment are fascinating, the true power and excitement results from participation in the Living Your Strengths workshops and the Guiding Parishioner Strengths (GPS) Potlucks. The workshops typically meet once per week for two hours over a four week period and are structured to assist you in better understanding your unique God-given gifts and those of others. GPS Potlucks are held quarterly and offer the opportunity for continued growth in our God-given talents and fellowship. Join us on the Living Your Strengths journey that will result in a deeper spiritual awareness and sense of stewardship.
Cheryl Lundgren, St. Stephen CCW Chair 425-572-6966 email@example.com
Sandra Leeds E-Secretary for Cheryl & Phyllis 425-282-4902 StStephenCCW@comcast.net
Kathleen G. Tansey, President of Seattle ACCW 253-630-7755 president@SeattleACCW.org
The St. Stephen Council of Catholic Women supports, encourages, and empowers Catholic Women in Service, Spirituality, and Leadership linking the women of St. Stephen the Martyr with the Central Deanery ACCW and Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Putting Spirituality in the forefront, St. Stephen CCW joins together at First Saturday morning Mass and an Adoration hour monthly. A long hour of fellowship and sharing follows in the staff dining room. The time provides networking opportunities for various women’s activities in the parish and the wider Catholic community. Sometimes the women craft, making cards, decorations, or items for charity. Sometimes they collect and pack items for seminarian gifts or charity. Quarterly, St. Stephen CCW sends representatives to the deanery meetings to participate in typical business sessions and special programs or join together in service activities. Once a year, St. Stephen CCW hosts a deanery meeting for 20 to 30 women by preparing the refreshments, and theme décor. Annually, St. Stephen CCW send representatives to the Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention when women from all over western WA gather to pray together, elect new officers, and report on the progress of service and leadership projects. Any Catholic Women over 16 who is a member of St. Stephen the Martyr is welcome to participate. Women benefit by meeting Catholic Women both within and outside the core parish, learning of many different ways talents are used in the service of the Lord.
Paul Schwarz, 425-687-7330, firstname.lastname@example.org
The St. Stephen Vietnamese community shares the same values as other diverse groups at St. Stephen while maintaining the cultural heritage of the Vietnamese Catholics. Once a year we host a Lady of Lavang celebration mass. We also participate with other ethnic ministries at the Pentecost celebration Mass and in the future we plan to host a celebration for the Vietnamese Martyrs mass in November. We also participate with the other ethnic ministries in the Pentecost celebration mass. Additionally, we participate in fundraising throughout the year to help various good causes as decided by our Vietnamese Community. We invite any St. Stephen’s parishioners of any age who are interested in the Vietnamese culture, history & tradition to participate.
Mark Szender 206-200-2405 email@example.com Kim Szender 206-
Our crew’s mission is to teach leadership and values in high adventure/outdoor settings. We are a youth led crew which emphasizes teamwork and having fun while respecting our environment. We are coed and serve young men and woman age 14-20. We hike, bike, climb, scuba dive, snowmobile and enjoy the outdoors. We also participate in community service projects and support Troop 714 in leadership roles. Join us for exciting adventures as we learn outdoor and leadership skills!
Contact: Please call the Parish Office for current President’s contact information.
The primary mission and purpose of the St Stephen Women's Guild is to serve the Lord and community of St Stephens by providing a luncheon and place of gathering for family and friends following funeral services. This ministry also supports other parish and community activities throughout the year and celebrates together with an annual Christmas party and spring luncheon. All women of the parish are invited to be a part of this ministry. Guild meetings are held in the St Stephens social hall on the second Wednesday of the month, September through June. Refreshments and social time begin at 9:30 AM followed by a regular business meeting from 10:15-11:00 AM. Please contact the Parish Office for further information and the current President's telephone number.
Widow and Widowers Social Organization
Hilda Holland 253-638-1815(H) 425-260-1371(C) Clarence Hopson 206-790-9322(C) firstname.lastname@example.org The Widow and Widowers Social Organization provides a comfortable and safe environment for widows and widowers to meet new people, socialize, and enjoy companionship. This ministry offers monthly social activities such as bunko, group outings, shared meals, and holiday
parties. A core team meets once a month to plan social activities. There is no age requirement and anyone who is a widow or a widower is welcome to join.