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
Thoughts for the Week
Mission and missionaries are familiar words in the Catholic Church. Proclaiming the Word of God, Bringing Sacramental Unity and Serving One Another in Charity is the Universal Mission of the Church. Each parish is invited to state its mission in a way that expresses its participation in the Church’s Universal Mission.
Members of our pastoral council have recently reviewed St. Stephen’s Mission with the intent of keeping it current and expressive of intent. We are all welcome to review this recent iteration of our parish mission with the idea of receiving clarification, and also, any suggestions from our parishioners. You are welcome to let me or any council member know what you think about our proposed parish mission statement included in this bulletin. Thank you.
God Bless you!
Monsignor Dan Ganshert
Arlene McMorran and Kay Wildenberg have drawn up a new St. Stephen's Parish Mission Statement. We are asking for input from parishioners. Please let us know your thoughts, if you like it or if you think it needs some tweaking. Thank you from your Parish Council.
We, the Catholic Faith Community of St. Stephen Parish, guided by the Holy Spirit, strive to live a prayer-filled life through worship, sacraments, and service.
Calls to Action:
- Participate with the faith community in meaningful worship
- Become active and involved parish members
- Support the parish through time, talent, and treasure
- Welcome and include all
- Provide on-going education for children and adults
- Reach out to others in our parish and community
The new date for the Pork Chop Dinner has been decided and we need to start planning soon, but we need a chair person to help kick it off. This is St. Stephen's biggest fundraiser. There are MANY helpers for the event, so you will have LOTS of help. There is an updated organizational binder and flash drive with checklists, duty lists, notes, etc.. We need YOU! Please step-up! Call the office.
Remembering Loved Ones
Remembering Our Loved Ones In Death and In Life’
In each Mass that is said in our parish, and most parishes, the priest has a personal intention or prayer remembrance, These intentions are usually requested by parish members and are often for deceased loved ones. The intention can also be for a significant event such as a wedding, birthday, anniversary or any special intention, person or need. For this request, a small stipend is offered, presently $10.00. To schedule a Mass or Masses call the parish office-608-676-2241.
Catholic Women's Cluster
RESERVE THE DATE: April 9th
The Catholic Women’s Cluster will be holding it’s Evening of Reflection at OLA on Tuesday, April 9th. There will be Mass at 5 pm followed by a dinner and program. The cost will be $16. Watch for details in the March bulletins including who your parish contact is for reservations.
FOOD is always needed by the Clinton Community Outreach Program’s Food Pantry. Bring them to the gathering area, and we will deliver to the food pantry. Thank you!
Knights of Columbus
Scholarships: The Knights of Columbus Council 605, serving the Clinton/Beloit cluster parishes, is offering four scholarships to graduating high school seniors from St. Jude, St. Thomas, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Stephen parishes, who will be enrolling in any accredited secondary education institution. Applicants do not need to be children of Knights of Columbus members. Information and an application can be obtained atwww.kc605.org. Applications must be received at the KC Council building before March 1, 2019.
RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE: As always, thank you for your support of the efforts of our council! Tim Taylor KC Council #605 608-290-4236
The Wisconsin State Council Knights of Columbus Annual Charity Raffle is under way. Proceeds from this raffle are used for the charitable efforts of Knights both statewide and locally, providing grants for fire, medical, natural disaster and other financial hardship relief. Locally, Knights from Council #605, which has served the greater Beloit and Clinton area since 1901, used these funds to purchase needed new warm winter coats for children from our parishes. We also assisted community families with medical expenses and school supplies. First prize is $50,000 or a 2019 Ford XLT Supercab. Second prize is a 2019 Harley Low Rider or $25,000. There are also 80 additional cash prizes of $500.
Tickets are only $5.00 each and are on sale now through April 19th. Tickets are available from any Knights of Columbus member or by contacting Norm Jacobs at 364-0495.
The Rock County Dismas Prison Ministry Group (representatives of the Catholic parishes in Rock County) is looking for household items to assist in helping furnish apartments for two inmates we have been working with who will be released from prison in February. One of the inmates has been preparing for Baptism and will join the RCIA Group at Our Lady of the Assumption to be baptized in April. If you have any of the following items you no longer want and would like to contribute, please contact Arlene McMorran at (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-436-2619) .
The list includes beds (one double, one single), dressers ,kitchen/dining room tables and chairs, lamps, small desk, dishes, pots and pans, bowls, silverware, microwave, vacuum cleaner, broom, mop, shower curtain, cleaning materials, plastic clothes hangers, cleaning supplies, bath towels an iron, dumbells 20lbs and above. Any help is appreciated and helps those released to integrate positively back into society and experience our Christian outreach.
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 January
Month of February
Sign-up form along with cleaning instruction sheet is in the Gathering Space at Church
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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