Purgatory – Uncovering the Mystery, Meaning and Hope

What: A Catholic documentary called, Purgatory: The Forgotten Church
Who: All are invited, parishioners and non-parishioners
When: Saturday, November 14th; 2:00-3:30pm (85 min. DVD presentation) + Q & A
Where: Library in the St. Stephen School
Why: The month of November is dedicated to the souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on Nov 2nd.
Facilitator: Fr. Jeff Allan

Come, Encounter Christ!

I am very excited today to tell you about an effort now going on throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit called Come, Encounter Christ. In anticipation of and in preparation for the archdiocesan synod on evangelization that will be held November 18-20, 2016, a series of almost 30 Eucharistic Mission Events are being offered throughout the AOD. These vibrant gatherings feature inspirational preaching, uplifting live music, Eucharistic adoration, and opportunities for private confession. Here in the Blue Water Vicariate there will be two of these missions:

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Saturday, January 23, 2016
    St. Mary Queen of Creation, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore, MI 48047
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to Friday, February 26, 2016
    Holy Trinity Parish (St. Stephen Church), 325 32nd Port Huron

The mission will run from 7:00 pm to about 8:30 pm each night. Come, Encounter Christ is a great opportunity to not only nourish your own faith, but also to share the faith anew with someone who has lost faith, left the Catholic Church, or is struggling in their relationship with God right now. There is no need to register, and there is no cost. For more information please give me a call or send me an email. To see a complete list of missions, visit http://www.aod.org/Being-Catholic/Evangelization/Come-Encounter-Christ/.

God Bless,
Fr. Brian

Free Movie at St Joseph’s

The Old Town Churches (including Holy Trinity) and Literacy and Beyond are sponsoring a showing of a family oriented movie in the yard next to St Joe’s church. The Holy Trinity Knights of Columbus are providing their famous popcorn. This event is open to all parishioners and it is opportunity to meet members of the neighborhood around St. Joe. We are asked to bring a blanket or chair to sit on.

Date: October 23, 2015
Time: 6:30PM
Movie: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”

We will be walking the neighborhood around St Joe’s on Monday, October 19th at 5:00PM to distribute invitations to the movie. If you have questions or would like to help contact Deacon Dennis at (810) 359-2366.

Fire Pit Night

Attention: Middle & High School Youth

fire pitOn Sunday, October 11th from 6-8pm we will be having the first ever “Fire-Pit Night” at St. Stephen’s. All youth 6th to 12th grade are invited to join us! We will have hot dogs, chips & s’mores. Please bring a chair and a beverage and join us for a fun night!

“SHOES” For Kohov School Children

Building Hope for the Future

Charity Gathering Event with Fr. Simeon

Nigerian Mission’s Newest Project

Event will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
at Casey’s, 628 Huron Ave, Port Huron, MI

Cost is $35.00 per person (Check-in at door)
Food and non-alcoholic beverages included
Open bar available.

RSVP by mailing check to:
Frohm Kelly Butler & Ryan PC
Attn: Dorothy Bergquist
333 Fort St., Port Huron MI 48060
Checks only please! We do not have credit card availability.
Donations are tax deductible

Distinguished Speaker Series 2015

The John Courtney Murray Distinguished Speaker Series presents:

“Moving From Success to Significance”

Guest Speaker: Chuck Gaidica

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7-9pm
at St. Stephen Church, 325 32nd Street.

Chuck Gaidica is currently serving as the Pastor of Outreach and Innovation at Oak Pointe Church in Novi, Michigan.

He enrolled in the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, part of Cornerstone University, obtaining a master’s degree in ministry leadership.

Mr. Gaidica has successfully worked as a leader of various efforts to bring business, media and non-profits together as “forces for good.”

He is an award winning media personality known for excellence and innovation and winning strategies. He has proven himself to be a successful media and business leader who is a long-time team player for the #1 television station and multiple winning radio stations in Detroit, Michigan and beyond.

Public Welcome!
Admission: Free Will Offering at the door
Sponsored by:
the Port Huron Catholic Parishes

Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 521 to benefit the “Coats for Kids” Program

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Location: St. Stephen School Building
Cost: Free Will Offering
Menu: Pancakes (plain, blueberry & chocolate chip), scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, applesauce or fruit cocktail, juice, milk, coffee, tea

St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor

When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Place: Belle Isle, Detroit
Program: Meet at St. Stephen at 7:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided. Register at 9:00 a.m. to walk 3 miles. Walkers obtain pledges. Any amount is fine. Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Lunch provided after walk.

To Volunteer or for more information, call Holy Trinity St. Vincent de Paul Helpline 810-989-1931. Leave a message and a Holy Trinity St. Vincent de Paul volunteer will call you back.

Annual Chicken Dinner and Raffle

Sunday, October, 11, 2015
Noon until 5pm

St. Stephen School Building

Now offering drive-thru take-out!

Menu:

  • Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
  • Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Coleslaw
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Rolls
  • Coffee and pop
  • Dessert

Prices:

  • Adults: $9
  • Seniors: $8
  • Children (5-12) $6
  • Children (4-under) Free
  • Take-outs $9

Raffle with TEN grand prizes! Tickets $1 each. License #C27199. Drawing held at 4pm.

  • One First Prize: $1000
  • Two Second Prizes: $500
  • Three Third Prizes: $300
  • Four Fourth Prizes: $100

Come and check out our Silent Auction; ends at 4:30pm.