Scripture Study: Divine Mercy

Due to a delay in receiving materials, please note this programs new start date.

Tuesdays, starting January 26
10:30a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8:00p.m.
Meets at St. Stephen School

This 6 week study explores examples of God’s Divine Mercy in the Old and New Testaments.  God’s mercy is the expression of God’s own heart.  This study will explore many acts of mercy from Exodus to Revelation. Recognizing and experiencing mercy encourages and obliges us to become witnesses of mercy in our own lives.

Cost is $15.00
For more info call Amy Miles at 810-300-0417

Prowlers Hockey Game

Attention Middle & High School Students

Port Huron Prowlers logo

Saturday, January 2, 2015

All 6th – 12th grade students and their families are invited to attend a Port Huron Prowlers Hockey Game. It starts at 7:30pm at McMorran Arena. Cost will be $7 for those age 12 and under and $9 for everyone else.

Contact Chelsea or Laura for more information.
Chelsea: 810-956-6171
Laura: 810-334-5101

We need to have a total count to purchase tickets by Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Please call Clesea or Laura A.S.A.P to reserve your seat with our group.

Breakfast with St. Nick

SantaSponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 521

Sunday, December 6, 2015
8 a.m.—1 p.m.
Santa arrives at 10 a.m.

St. Stephen Gymnasium
325 32nd St., Port Huron

pancakesMenu: Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail, Coffee, Milk, Juice

Cost: Free-will Offering

Come for breakfast,
stay and visit with St. Nick!

All are welcome!!

Our Joy, Our Hope

The Choirs of St. Joseph will present their annual winter concert on Friday evening, December 11th at 7 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, December 13th at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1331 7th St. at Chestnut St., Port Huron. The St. Joseph Chorale and the Celebration Singers will combine to present our concert titled “OUR JOY, OUR HOPE”.

“Hail to the newborn King, Let our voices sing our praises.”
Our songs of Advent anticipation and Christmas joy reinforce the message of hope in, and dependence on the Lord Jesus, as revealed in the Old and New Testament Scripture writings.

Director is Sr. Gloria Korhonen, OP., Principal accompanist is Barbara Collins, assisted by instrumentalists from Parish and community. Donations will be accepted after each concert to benefit the work of MID CITY NUTRITION.

For over 28 years, Mid City Nutrition has been preparing and serving meals in the “soup kitchen” at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church on Chestnut Street in Port Huron. Our local Faith Community is united in service to provide hope to our neighbors.

For further information, call 810-982-4133.

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Religious Education News – November 15, 2015

Let Us Give ThanksPeace be with you!

ADORATION – The external act of worship given to an individual or thing. As Catholics the Eucharistic sacrifice (Holy Communion) is the highest form of worship of God. Other forms such as Eucharistic Adoration are also of great value!

THANKSGIVING – Thanks to God! Eucharist from the Greek word Eucharistia meaning…. Thanksgiving…. is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus!!

I am happy to share that on Wednesday November 18th the parents and children of Religious Formation will be celebrating Thanksgiving Adoration!

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!

The evening will begin with a Thanksgiving dinner (complete with turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, rolls/butter, cranberry relish, desserts, milk and coffee!) Dinner will be served from 4:45 until 5:45 in the gym.

By 6 p.m. promptly the young children will report to their classrooms and the parents and grades seven and eight (and any parishioner who wishes to join us) will head to church for Eucharistic Adoration in Thanksgiving.

Fr. Jeff Allan will be on hand to expose the Blessed Sacrament and give us a short talk on the benefits of Adoring Jesus in the Eucharist. The Monstrance will be placed on the altar amid brightly burning candles (to signify the presence of Christ) and the church lights will be turned down low. Nancy Trudell will lead us in a short guide on “what” we may ponder and pray about during a Thanksgiving Adoration.

Then it will be quiet time to “Rest in the Lord”! To sit or kneel in His presence. To give thanks. To lay at His feet any problems or trials we are experiencing! To let Jesus wrap his loving arms around us in Thanksgiving for our gifts to Him!!! He loves us so much! Soft music will be played and prayer guides will be available!

At 6:50 the younger grades will silently join the adults and older children in church!

After silent prayer and a beautiful Praise and Worship Adoration video, Fr. Jeff will lead a Eucharistic Procession through the church, holding the Monstrance w/Jesus up high and stopping to bless us all along the way (incense will be used).

In the end Fr. Jeff will repose the Blessed Sacrament (Jesus) back to the Tabernacle and lead us all in Benediction and the Divine Praises!

Won’t you join us for this beautiful event?
Karen Clor – DRE 810-985-9069
Happy Thanksgiving!

Dominicans of Adrian Come and See Weekend

There are many ways to live a good life. One powerful way is to become a sister with the Dominicans of Adrian. We preach the life-giving work of God to our world in many ways through our ministries and our commitment to God’s people and creation. We base our lives on the four Dominican pillars: prayer, study, community and preaching/ministry. We welcome single Catholic women to come and discern God’s call in your life with us.

7pm Fri., Nov. 20 – 1pm, Sun., Nov. 22, 2015

Online Registration Form
For more information contact Sister Lorraine at 517-266-3532 or gro.s1512998805nacin1512998805imodn1512998805airda1512998805@emua1512998805eRL1512998805.

St. Anne’s Altar Society Christmas Party

December 1st at 12:00 noon
In St. Stephen’s Gym
All are Welcome

Lunch catered by Pompeii’s – $8.00
Bring three $1.00 wrapped gifts

RSVP to Phyllis Gartner at 810-987-6886 by November 24th

If schools are closed due to bad weather,
the party will take place the following day.

Soup Contest & Game Night

soupAccepting “free will” donations that will help send the Holy Trinity Youth Ministry “God Squad” to the Rainbow Conference.

November 14, 2015     5 PM at St. Stephens.

To enter your soup please contact Chelsea at 810-956-6171. Please bring your soup at 4:30 in a crock pot.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.

gamesNot a cook? Please come to taste & vote for your favorite. Enjoy a time of fellowship and games while supporting our youth!

Tour the Seminary

An Amazing Opportunity for 6th – 12th grade girls and boys: Come visit Sacred Heart Major Seminary with Fr. Jeff Allan

Tour the Seminary, have lunch, pray for your vocation and the vocations of others. Carpool from St. Stephen’s on Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Itinerary:

  • 9am Mass at St. Stephen
  • 10am Leave from St. Stephen for the Seminary
  • 11am arrive at the Seminary and begin tour
  • 12:30pm lunch
  • 1:30pm leave from the Seminary
  • 2:30pm arrive back at St. Stephen

Only $7.25 per person. Scholarships are available. RSVP by November 6th to Sharon at the parish office (810) 984-2689.