Welcome to St. Stephens! Our parish, of about 100 families, is clustered with the three churches in Beloit. We are a parish with great spirit, and have many parishioners who are involved in the general upkeep of the parish, teaching our children Faith Formation, and offering a number of social and fundraising events . We boast of being a “Catholic Faith Community,” taking pride in our Catholic witness to the Clinton Community.
Join us for the Eucharist or for any parish event.
Monsignor Dan's Weekly Message
From the Desk of Monsignor Dan
Thoughts for the Week
November at St. Stephen's begins with a Holy Day followed shortly by a wholly delicious day of grilled pork chops and all the fixins'. Thank you to all of the dinner committee for their excellent planning and leadership with our many volunteers to have made our Pork Chop Dinner such a wonderful success last weekend. A special word of thanks to Jennifer Vinz who chaired this year's committee.
Our cluster Parish Mission begins this Sunday evening at Our lady of the Assumption parish in Beloit at 6:30 pm. It promises to be most interesting and spiritually uplifting as we look forward to the season of Advent in a few weeks. Please try to come to all or some of the four evenings of the Mission from Sunday through Wednesday, November 11 to 14.
A special word of thanks along with prayers to all who have served and are serving our country as we observe Veterans Day this weekend.
God Bless you!
Monsignor Dan Ganshert
Save the Date
Beloit-Clinton Cluster Mission
OLA will be hosting the Mission week beginning Sunday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 14, each evening at 6:30 pm. All are invited this 4 evening spiritual talk lasting about an hour.
November Food Drive
For the next few weeks we will be filling our sanctuary around the altar with non-perishable food items as well as hats, mittens, and gloves for distribution for the Clinton Community Outreach Program. The baskets will be assembled at St. Stephen Family Center on December 6th-7th and distributed on the 8th. Please be generous and feel free to bring your gifts directly to the front of the altar before mass.
Toys for children of inmates in Rock County Jail.
Our wonderful secretary, Arlene, has been working in Jail and Prison Ministry bringing Bibles to inmates and speaking to them about forgiveness and God's love.
At Christmas they ask for donations of toys, new or slightly used, gift certificates or money so the children of the incarcerated will be remembered at Christmas. All gifts will be wrapped and tagged with "love from mom or dad" and mailed or delivered to the children's home.
If you are willing to help, there will be a box in the church entrance marked "Toys". Thank you and God Bless
Catholic Women's Cluster
Catholic Women’s Cluster Bus Trip – Thursday, November 8th to see”Elf” at the FiresideTheater in Fort Atkinson
Meet in front of OLA at 9:15 am and return about 5:00 p.m.
Cost is $80 per person-all inclusive. Make checks payable to Catholic Women’s Cluster. Payment is required with the reservation and must be received by Sunday, October 14th
Mail to Ann Schroeder, 14795 Hansberry Rd. Rockton, IL 61072
Name (oner person per slip)______________ Phone_______ Parish _______
RESERVATION SLIPS ARE IN THE GATHERING SPACE.
Sunday - 9:00 am
Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am
Thursday - 10:45 @ Alden Meadow Nursing Home
Friday - 8:00 am
Monthly Cleaning Volunteers
Thank You to the Family Volunteers for the
Month of November
Month of December
Sign-up form along with cleaning instruction sheet is in the Gathering Space at Church
Mark Your Calendar
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Spiritual Lending Library
There are spiritual reading books available in the hanging book holder in the Gathering Space next to Monsignor’s sacristy. Feel free to borrow any book/books you want to read. If you have spiritual reading books you would like to contribute, please bring them to the office. Trade or Share the joy of a good religious book with your parish family. Happy Reading!
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Father Bill's New Address
Fr. Bill Connell, St Mary’s Health Center, 3401 Maple Grove Dr., Madison, WI 53719
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 8:00- 1:00
Questions about website information?
Please call St. St. Stephen's Parish Office - 608-676-2241