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
Transfers for priests are taking place now in our Diocese. Those newly ordained will be moving to their first parish assignments. What’s the difference between diocesan and religious order priests? We diocesan priests are ordained to serve in a specific geographical area, a Diocese. Madison is made up of the eleven counties in southwestern Wisconsin. There are five dioceses in our state.
Religious order priests are ordained to serve the mission of their particular order wherever it may be, both national and international. Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits and many more fit this category. All priests serve under the authority of the local bishop in their area. There are approximately 5000 Catholic bishops in the world. You and I are part of a big worldwide family as brothers and sisters in Christ.
We pray for those priests moving to new assignments and thank God for their vocations. Let us pray for an increase in vocations to ordained ministry and the consecrated life.
God bless you!
Monsignor Dan Ganshert
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CLuster Parish Mass and Picnic
Come Together—Cluster Mass and Picnic—Sunday, July 21 11:00 AM Mass in English & Spanish at Edwards Arena Pavilion at Telfer Park, Beloit -Come together AND celebrate Mass with members of St. Jude, St. Thomas, St. Stephen & OLA Followed by food, fellowship and fun. Hot dogs, Brats, Tacos, with other food and desserts.—No Charge — Free Will Offering. Even Start Dancers to perform 12:30-1:30 PM. Snappers Game begins at 2:00 (Reduced tickets prices will be available – limited amount of tickets) Sign up @ at St. Stephen Gathering Space if you can bring a dessert. More formation in the bulletin insert.
Bishop Donald Hying will be coming to St Stephen's Parish to celebrate Mass on Saturday, August 17th at 5:00.
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.
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!
The American Cancer SocietyRoad To Recovery program provides free rides to cancer patients who oth-erwise would have difficulty getting to their cancer-related appointments. Donate your time and the use of your car bybecoming a volunteer drivertoday. To get started, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/drive.”
Monthly Cleaning Volunteers
Thank You to the Family Volunteers for the
Month of July
Month of August
Month of September
Pat Wendtland Family
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
Mark Your Calendar
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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Questions about website information?
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