Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kalendar for the Week of June 15th

Sunday, June 15th
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: TRINITY SUNDAY

7:30 am, Morning Prayer
8:00 am, Low Mass
10:00 am, High Mass

Monday, June 16th
Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, 1752

Tuesday, June 17th

Wednesday, June 18th
Bernard Mizeki, Catechist and Martyr in Rhodesia, 1896

Thursday, June 19th
Corpus Christi

6:30 am, Men's Study Group

Friday, June 20th

Saturday, June 21st
Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Next Sunday's Readings:
Jeremiah 20:7–13; Psalm 69:8–11, 18–20; Romans 6:1b–11; Matthew 10:24–39

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Announcements for the Week of June 15th

Luca Rossetti da Orta (1708–1770). The Holy Trinity (fresco, 1738–1739). Church of San Gaudenzio, Ivrea, Italy.
Welcome to Saint Stephen's! We look forward to having you worship with us. If you are visiting please take a moment to fill out one of our Visitor Welcome cards in the pew or sign our guest book so that we can keep in touch. We hope that you will feel at home.

If you are new to Saint Stephen's and would like to learn about becoming a member, or have your membership transferred here from another parish, please indicate on a visitor card or call the Parish Office.

Childcare is provided during the Christian Education hour and the 10 am Mass.

Coffee Hour this week is hosted by Ed & Pam Colvin.

Flowers at the Altar are offered to the glory of God by Naif & Cindy Risk in memory of Raymond A. Risk Sr., Jess D. Stephens, and Richard "Captain" Curran and all fathers.

While Fr Yost continues to be on leave, we again welcome the Rev'd Wesley Evans from Holy Nativity in Plano, who will celebrate both the 8 and 10 o'clock Masses. Morning and Evening Prayer and weekday Masses are cancelled during this time. Please welcome Fr Evans and keep Fr Yost and his family in your prayers.

Coffee hour hosts are needed for some upcoming Sundays. All it takes is making coffee and providing juice and a bite to eat. Please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.

Trinity Sunday is one of the few Christian feasts to celebrate an idea rather than an event. Trinity Sunday is one of the seven Principal Feasts of the Church Year (Book of Common Prayer, p. 15). The celebration of Trinity Sunday was approved for the western church by Pope John XXII in 1334. This feast is associated with Thomas Becket (c. 1118-1170), who was consecrated bishop on Trinity Sunday, 1162. His martyrdom may have influenced the popularity of the feast in England. The Sarum Missal and editions of the Book of Common Prayer through 1928 named the Sundays in the latter part of the Church Year "Sundays after Trinity." The present Prayer Book reverts to earlier practice in identifying this and the Sundays that follow as "Sundays after Pentecost."

The 2014 summer season at Camp All Saints in Pottsboro begins June 15 and runs through the week of July 5 with sessions for young people in elementary, middle, and high school. Registration for students entering grades 3-12 is available at campallsaints.com.

Looking ahead . . . Great Days of Service begins Tuesday, June 24. Information at greatdaysofservice.com. The 17th annual Dallas Benedictine Experience takes place Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. Open to all denominations, participants form a temporary community following the Rule of Saint Benedict. Information at benedictfriend.org. The Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul is Sunday, June 29. The Brotherhood of Saint Stephen have their annual Saint Peter's Day Fish Fry at 6 pm.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, June 17th
Vestry, 6:15 pm, Parish Hall

Thursday, June 19th
Men's Study Group, 6:30 am, Lupe's Restaurant, 129 West Wall Street

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kalendar for the Week of June 8th

Sunday, June 8th
THE DAY OF PENTECOST: WHITSUNDAY

7:30 am, Morning Prayer
8:00 am, Low Mass
10:00 am, High Mass

Monday, June 9th
Whit Monday

Tuesday, June 10th
Whit Tuesday

Wednesday, June 11th
Ember Day

Thursday, June 12th
Whit Thursday

6:30 am, Men's Study Group

Friday, June 13th
Ember Day

Saturday, June 14th
Ember Day

Next Sunday's Readings:
Genesis 1:1–2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11–14; Matthew 28:16–20

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Announcements for the Week of June 8th

Stefano da Verona (Italian, 1375–1438). Initial A: Pentecost (manuscript illumination, ca 1430–1435). The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Welcome to Saint Stephen's. We are glad to have you worship with us today. If you are visiting please take a moment to fill out one of our Visitor Welcome cards in the pew or sign our guest book so that we can keep in touch. We hope that you will feel at home.

If you are new to Saint Stephen's and would like to learn about becoming a member, or have your membership transferred here from another parish, please indicate on a visitor card or call the Parish Office.

Childcare is provided during the Christian Education hour and the 10 am Mass.

Coffee hour this week is hosted by Chuck & Faye Precopia.

Flowers at the Altar are offered to the glory of God by Mib Garrard in thanksgiving for the Pentecost gift of the Holy Spirit, and in loving memory of Fr James Garrard who died on the Feast of Pentecost 18 years ago.

Flowers at the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are offered to the glory of God by Naif & Cindy Risk in celebration of their 26th wedding anniversary.

While Fr Yost continues to be on leave, we again welcome the Rev'd Wesley Evans from Holy Nativity in Plano, who will celebrate both the 8 and 10 o'clock Masses. Morning and Evening Prayer and weekday Masses are cancelled during this time. Please welcome Fr Evans and keep Fr Yost and his family in your prayers.

The Day of Pentecost, also called “Whitsunday,” commemorates the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles, fifty days after the Resurrection of Christ, on the ancient Jewish festival called the "feast of weeks" or Pentecost (Exodus 34:22; Deuteronomy 16:10). The English title “Whitsunday” derives from the white garments which were worn by those who were baptized during the vigil. Pentecost is the Greek word for “fiftieth.”

Coffee hour hosts are needed for some upcoming Sundays. All it takes is making coffee and providing juice and a bite to eat. Please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.

Friday abstinence resumes this week. According to the Book of Common Prayer, it is expected that members of the Church will undertake special acts of discipline and self-denial in commemoration of the Lord's crucifixion on Fridays throughout the year, (except for Fridays in the Christmas and Easter seasons, and any Feasts of our Lord which occur on a Friday). For Episcopalians and others in the Catholic tradition, this has meant abstinence from meat on Fridays. This simple custom has been a part of the fabric of Christian community for many centuries and serves to remind us weekly of the sacrifice of Christ.

The 2014 summer season at Camp All Saints in Pottsboro begins June 15 and runs through the week of July 5 with sessions for young people in elementary, middle, and high school. Registration for students entering grades 3–12 is available at campallsaints.com.

Looking ahead . . . Trinity Sunday is June 15. The Season after Pentecost, also called "Ordinary Time," extends from this point until the First Sunday of Advent. Great Days of Service begins Tuesday, June 24. Information at greatdaysofservice.com. The 17th annual Dallas Benedictine Experience takes place Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. Open to all denominations, participants form a temporary community following the Rule of Saint Benedict. Information at benedictfriend.org. The Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul is Sunday, June 29. The Brotherhood of Saint Stephen have their annual Saint Peter’s Day Fish Fry at 6 pm. The Sunday morning summer schedule begins July 6. There will one Mass at 9 am.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Sunday, June 8th
Saint Michael's Conference Southwest begins at Camp Crucis (through Saturday)

Thursday, June 11th
Men's Study Group, 6:30 am, Lupe's Restaurant, 129 West Wall Street

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Kalendar for the Week of June 1st

Sunday, June 1st
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

7:30 am, Morning Prayer
8:00 am, Low Mass
10:00 am, High Mass

Monday, June 2nd
The Martyrs of Lyons, 177

Tuesday, June 3rd
The Martyrs of Uganda, 1886

Wednesday, June 4th

Thursday, June 5th
Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz, Missionary to Germany, and Martyr, 754

6:30 am, Men's Study Group

Friday, June 6th

Saturday, June 7th
Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Next Sunday's Readings:
Acts 2:1–21; Psalm 104:25–32; 1 Corinthians 12:3b–13;
John 20:19–23

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Announcements for the Week of June 1st

Johann Koerbecke (German, ca 1420–1491). The Ascension (1456/1457). National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Welcome to Saint Stephen's! We look forward to having you worship with us. If you are visiting please take a moment to fill out one of our Visitor Welcome cards in the pew or sign our guest book so that we can keep in touch. We hope that you will feel at home.

If you are new to Saint Stephen's and would like to learn about becoming a member, or have your membership transferred here from another parish, please indicate on a visitor card or call the Parish Office.

Childcare is provided during the Christian Education hour and the 10 am Mass.

Coffee hour this week is hosted by Nadene Dean.

Flowers at the Altar Flowers are offered to the glory of God by Elizabeth Bennett in loving memory of Mary Perkins Bacon and Mary & Redding Perkins.

Flowers at the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary are offered to the glory of God by Joe Nedley & Carla Self in memory of the bravery and sacrifices of the Range Battalions at Pointe du Hoc, June 6, 1944.

While Fr Yost continues to be on leave, we again welcome the Rev'd Wesley Evans from Holy Nativity in Plano, who will celebrate both the 8 and 10 o'clock Masses. Morning and Evening Prayer and weekday Masses are cancelled during this time. Please welcome Fr Evans and keep Fr Yost and his family in your prayers.

"The Diocese of Dallas Seeks Your Input"—Bishop Stanton's retirement on May 31 marks the end of his twenty-one year episcopate. The Diocese of Dallas is conducting a very important survey to obtain your thoughts concerning the Diocese and a new bishop. The survey was sent by email to everyone for whom the parish has an address. If you did not receive the survey in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder. The deadline to complete the survey is June 8.

Coffee hour hosts are needed for some upcoming Sundays. All it takes is making coffee and providing juice and a bite to eat. Please sign up on the sheet in the Parish Hall.

The Saint Michael's Conference is a week-long youth conference where an intentional community of prayer, support, and education helps to form young people age 12-19 to be faithful churchmen. The next conference will be held beginning June 8 at Camp Crucis, about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth. If you have a child, grandchild, or godchild 12-19 years old, please go to stmichaelsw.org for registration and other information. Scholarship funds are needed. To contribute, please make a check to Saint Stephen's and note "Saint Michael's Conference" in the memo line.

The 2014 summer season at Camp All Saints in Pottsboro begins June 15 and runs through the week of July 5 with sessions for young people in elementary, middle, and high school. Registration for students entering grades 3-12 is available at campallsaints.com.

Looking ahead . . . The Day of Pentecost is next Sunday, June 8. Wear something red to church! Trinity Sunday is June 15. This begins the season after Pentecost, also called "ordinary time. Great Days of Service begins Tuesday, June 24. Information at greatdaysofservice.com. The 17th annual Dallas Benedictine Experience takes place Wednesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 28 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. Open to all denominations, participants form a temporary community following the Rule of Saint Benedict. Information at benedictfriend.org. The Feast of Saint Peter & Saint Paul is Sunday, June 29. The Brotherhood of Saint Stephen have their annual Saint Peter's Day Fish Fry at 6 pm. The Sunday morning summer schedule begins July 6. There will one Mass at 9 am.

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, June 5th
Men's Study Group, 6:30 am, Lupe's Restaurant, 129 West Wall Street

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kalendar for the Week of May 25th

Sunday, May 25th
THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

7:30 am, Morning Prayer
8:00 am, Low Mass
10:00 am, High Mass

Monday, May 26th
Philip Neri, Priest, 1595
Rogation Day
Memorial Day—Parish Office closed

Tuesday, May 27th
Augustine, First Archbishop of Canterbury, 605
Rogation Day

Wednesday, May 28th
Rogation Day

Thursday, May 29th
ASCENSION DAY

6:30 am, Men's Study Group
10:00 am, Low Mass

Friday, May 30th

Saturday, May 31st
Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces

Next Sunday's Readings:
Acts 1:6–14; Psalm 47; 1 Peter 4:12–14, 5:6–11; John 17:1–11