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
Now, halfway through the 40 days of Lent and we recall the meaning of this number. It has to do with several memorable events in the history of our faith.
Forty is a holy number in the Bible signifying a time of testing, trial or probation. Days and nights of rain, years wandering in the desert, days in the desert, and the hours from Jesus death on the cross to His resurrection are some of the references in Sacred Scripture associated with the number forty.
Our forty days of Lent this year are not over and so they can have a special significance when we think of them in relation to this holy number. Testing, trial or probation may have a personal and grace filled meaning for each one of us, at this time. Scripture uses 40 to help remind us of God’s ceaseless caring for our salvation. May these Lenten days be memorable and blessed for all of us.
God Bless you!
Monsignor Dan Ganshert
Catholic Women's Cluster Evening of Reflection
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 at 6 pm (catered by Knutes), and program to follow.
Deacon Jim Davis will be the speaker presenting "What is My Role in the Body of Christ?"
The cost is $16. Reservations are to be made and paid in advance by Wednesday, April 3rd to: Pat Wolf (2321 Turnberry Ct., Beloit, WI 53511) Please make check payable to Catholic Women's Cluster.
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.
Spiritus Missionary Team
In Search of Young Adults! SPIRITUS is seeking Catholic young adults, 21-29 years of age, to join the SPIRITUS missionary team this August. SPIRITUS ignites the faith in thousands of young Catholics through retreats and parish youth ministry each year! Missionaries live in community and travel to parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin; they receive training, formation, spiritual direction, lodging, food, a monthly allowance, health insurance and a $2,000 stipend upon completion of the 9-month program. It is a unique opportunity to serve our Lord and help young Catholics grow in faith. Visit www.spiritusministries.org, contact Rachel at email@example.com, or (920) 722-8918 x113 for more information.
OLA Friday Fish Fry
GRACYALNY FAMILY CONCERT—
Mark your calendar for the GFC on
Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. at OLA’s
Assumption Hall. There will be lots of
desserts, laughter and music!
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!
Monthly Cleaning Volunteers
Thank You to the Family Volunteers for the
Month of March
Sign-up form along with cleaning instruction sheet is in the Gathering Space at Church
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
Knights of Columbus
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.
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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!
Several NEW BOOKS from the Dynamic Catholic Institute have been added to the library.Check out the website: https://dynamiccatholic.com
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Please call St. St. Stephen's Parish Office - 608-676-2241
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 8:00- 1:00
Father Bill's New Address
Fr. Bill Connell, St Mary’s Health Center, 3401 Maple Grove Dr., Madison, WI 53719