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Candlemas, Thursday, February 2, 2023. Fr. Nursey will bless all of your candles before Mass, along with the candles for the year for both St. Stephen and St. Theresa. Drop off your candles sometime between January 28 and February 2, in a box or bag clearly marked with your name. Please pick them up by noon on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Movie Night with Fr. Nursey, Join Fr. Nursey Saturday, February 11, after 4:00 p.m. Mass for popcorn and watch the classic black and white movie “The Song of Bernadette”, about the teenager who saw Our Lady of Lourdes. There will be a 15 minute intermission, part way through this three hour movie.
|St. Stephen Valentine’s Brunch: Sunday, February 12, 2023 after 11:00 a.m. Mass. Menu: Hash browns, ham, sausage, eggs, pancakes, orange juice, coffee, desserts. The Council of Catholic Women will graciously accept donations for preparing this delicious brunch.|
St. Theresa Breakfast after Mass on Sunday, February 5, 2023, by donation
Cookbooks for sale! The Missaukee County Churches Cookbook is available on the book table for $20 each. 12 area churches contributed recipes, including St. Stephen. Money collected will benefit local food pantries. Get yours today! Great gifts too!
Family Faith Formation Night, Wed. Feb. 8. RSVP at 231-773-2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosary Making: Wednesday, February 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. All supplies provided. Come help make rosaries for people who need them. Do you know how to already? Come and help teach the beginners. Questions: Call Christina at 269-689-9935 or Regina 231-313-3622
Saints and Snacks, Catechism with Fr. Nursey: Tuesdays, after 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Stephen. Join Fr. Nursey for an informal evening learning more about our Catholic faith. Fr. Nursey opens with a 30 minute presentation. Bringing a snack to share is optional. Never been to a class? It doesn’t matter. Each session is unique. Can’t come every week? Come once or come as many times as you can. Don’t want to talk in front of other people? Listen and you will learn a lot. Here is your chance to ask all the random questions about your faith. No fees. No obligation. Class is canceled on February 15.
First Saturday Mass, February 4, 2023, will be after 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Chapel
Is the Lord Calling You? Visit St. John Vianney College Seminary, Feb. 16-18, 20023. If you are currently in high school or college, 16-22 years old, and have ever considered the priesthood, travel with Fr. Ben Rexroat to St. Paul, Minnesota, to visit St. John Vianney College Seminary. Hear testimonies from current seminarians, attend spiritual conferences with SJV priests, pray with the community, and tour the University of ST. Thomas. For more information or to sign up, email email@example.com, check out dioceseofgaylord.org/sjvvisit or call 989-705-3500. If you have registered directly with St. John Vianney, please contact the Diocese of Gaylord to let us know.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, April 21-23, 2023, Augustine Center. Heal from the spiritual pain of an abortion. This retreat provides a confidential, non-judgmental, safe, and caring environment for men and women seeking healing, restoration and renewal. Contact Jane O’Brien 231-675-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristyn Lent at 231-838-8383 or email@example.com.
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet after 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays at St. Stephen.
Pray the Rosary at St. Stephen: Saturday at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
St. John Chalice Prayer for Vocations Challenge: Sign up: Choose a date and Mass you’ll be attending, so the Priest can bless you and the chalice before you go; Find a Spot: Place the chalice in a prominent spot where you family can gather for the daily vocation prayer; Pray Daily: Use the suggested daily prayers that come with the chalice, add a Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, or say your own prayer; Pass it on: Return the chalice to the parish bulletin board, so the next family may take it. Do more than just wish for vocations. Pray for them.
Al-Anon Meetings, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m., St. Stephen Hall (Church basement).
The bulletin may be viewed online at discovermass.com or MyParish App, or you may pick one up by the double doors to the church.
Items to be put in the bulletin need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or given to Jeanne Johnson, Secretary/Business Manager at St. Stephen, or Sandie Baumann, Business Manager at St. Ann. They share duties to continue to keep you up to date. Please submit all bulletin items 9 days prior to the date of bulletin you wish it to be in.
Travelers: Check the website http://www.catholicmasstime.org/ to find a Catholic Church near your destination.