Since these are still somewhat uncertain times, and we are not at full capacity in church, we do not have scheduled lists. We welcome all volunteers to read and pray the petitions. If you are willing to volunteer, sign up the WEEK BEFORE on the volunteer list on the table in the priest’s sacristy. Thank you for helping.
July 18-19 2020 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dear Friends of Saint Stephen Parish,
Thank you all again for a very warm welcome! I am slowly getting settled in and I am looking forward to growing in faith with all of you.
This weekend's readings provide another opportunity to reflect on the parables in Matthew’s Gospel and what the Kingdom of God is like. Heaven is our ultimate goal, and even in our weaknesses, God’s grace and greatness are abundant if only we live each day with faith the size of a mustard seed! We continue to grow each day that we say “yes” to our Lord.
In the coming weeks, we will be developing a more concrete plan according to the +Bishop’s invitation and proposal “Go Make Disciples,” of how we can deepen our faith, saying “yes” each day, and showing others the joy that comes from knowing Jesus and living according to the Gospel. If you have any ideas or would like to be involved in this process, please feel free to reach out to me as I would love your input.
Let us continue to pray for one another and may God Bless you and your families in the coming week!
In Christo per Mariam,
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