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

Praying for Christian Unity throughout the world receives a special emphasis this week. January 18th through January 25th is our annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

January 25th marks the observance of the conversion of St. Paul which is a fitting reminder of Christs prayer that they may all be one.” Let us pray, along with Pope Francis, that we Catholics strive to bring about this unity through our prayers and example.

I will be gone from Jan. 10-25. Fr. Tom Doheny will be covering the weekend Mass.

God Bless you!

Monsignor Dan Ganshert

 

Helping Opportunity

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 (mcmorrana@gmail.com 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.

 

March for Life

 

Come to the March & Love for Life on January 22!

Join pro-life advocates in Madison for a march on the Wisconsin State Capitol in support of life on Tuesday, January 22, 2019! The March & Love for Life begins at 11:30am at the State Street entrance to the Capitol building. Marchers are asked to bring a package of diapers for donation to children in need.

Prior to the March & Love for Life at the State Capitol there will be Mass at 10 am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 404 East Main Street Madison, WI 53703

After the march and diaper collection, participants will urge legislators to promote measures that preserve and protect life. This is a rain, snow, or shine event.

For more information, contact march4lifewi@gmail.com, call 608-233-5440, or visit www.facebook.com/marchforlifewisconsin. Make sure to like this page for updates and check us out on Twitter at #March4LifeWi. The March & Love for Life is a statewide March for Life 2019 event.

 

Thank you

 

 

 

~~Thank you to everyone who made donations for the Christmas flowers. $350 was collected. They looked beautiful.

~~Thank you to those who decorated for Christmas and who put it all away. So well done.

~~ Thank you to the Gilbank Families for cleaning church during December. And three cheers to the Schneider Family for keeping church clean during January.

 

Giving Tree

Thank you all for your generosity this year!!

Food Pantry

 

FOOD is always needed by the Clinton

Community Outreach Programs

Food Pantry. Bring them to the

gathering area, and we will deliver to

the food pantry. Thank you!

 

Greetings from Father Bill

Greetings & Merry Christmas to All of You.

Last week, Fr. Dan was here at SSM Care Center to visit and filled me in on what was happening at St. Stephens.

My sympathies to you regarding the death of Bishop Morlino. Im sure you are all aware of our relationship, but in death we are all alike. Please pray for him.

Advent and Christmas is a time that we celebrate Gods entry into the world in a strange, but fragile form of a babe in a manger. He continues to make himself present in strange and unpredictable ways. It is our challenge to see and understand these ways.

Im sure the Church is beautiful in its simplicity for Advent, and its grandeur for Christmas. Thanks so much for those who make it happen.

Blessings & Happy New Year.

Father Bill

 

Mass Times

Saturday - 5:00 pm (Reonciliation 4:00-4:30)
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

Schneider Family

 

Month of February

 

 

 Sign-up form along with cleaning instruction sheet is in the Gathering Space at Church

Thank you!

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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

NOTE: Whether you want to become a great decision-maker, strengthen your marriage, get more out of Mass, or deepen your prayer life, the FREE bestselling Catholic books by Matthew Kelly and other leading Catholic/authors will inspire you to take the next step in your journey. Check it out!

 

 

Discover the section on Pope Francis -

News - Reflections, Videos

Also, the "News" section of this website contains up-to-date news-feeds.

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/pope-francis

Father Bill's New Address

 Fr. Bill Connell, St Mary’s Health Center, 3401 Maple Grove Dr., Madison, WI 53719

 

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