Updated on August 17th, 2018
PARISH 50THANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE MEETING will take place today after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy in the back parish hall by the stage.
ECF MEETING WITH TEACHERS & PARENTS will take place today after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy in the back parish hall by the stage.
ST. STEPHEN’S MEN’S GROUP- The group will meet on the 1st& 3rdTuesdays of each month. Each session will begin at 7:30 PM with Vespers followed by a group discussion on an assigned spiritual reading. We will be discussing Pope Francis’s Encyclical “Gaudete et Exsultate”. The next session will be Tuesday, August 21.
PARISHIONERS AUGUST BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARIES POT LUCK AND BIRTHDAY CAKE SOCIAL: SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 IN THE PARISH HALL AFTER THE 9:00 AM DIVINE LITURGY- Please join our parish community in celebrating the August birthdays and anniversaries of our parishioners. The pot luck begins after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy. Please bring one of your favorite dishes to share. If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary in July and do not see it listed in the bulletin, please let Fr. Joe know so we can update our book.
SOLEMN FEAST DAY OF THE BEHEADING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST- We will celebrate Vigil Vesper/Liturgy on Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 PM and Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, August 29 at 9:00 AM.
LAST CHANCE FOR PARISHIONERS TO PLACE A GREETING IN THE PARISH 50THANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE BOOK- For the past month we have mentioned in the parish bulletin about placing a greeting in the commemorative book. Several people have verbally indicated they wanted to do but we have not received any responses. We are offering that opportunity to our parishioners to remember their deceased relatives or to honor their living relatives.
Along with mentioning the name of your relatives you can add a greeting to the cathedral on the occasion of our jubilee. The donation for placing a greeting is $250.00 for a full page, $125.00 for a half page and $50.00 for a quarter page. A page would be a regular 8 ½ by 11 inches. If you wish to place an ad you can place it in the Sunday collection, bring it to the parish office or e-mail it to Fr. Joe- email@example.com
We ask that you get your greeting or ad into the parish by tomorrow August 20, 2018
(final deadline) so we can have plenty of time to finish printing the booklet. Thank you!!
St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Cathedral Cook Book.
That’s right a Cook Book made up of all the parishioners favorite recipes. Recipes, for Gluten free family and include recipes for different kinds of Fasts. Please write legible or type it out.
Leave in the basket at the Hall after Liturgy or email them to
Loretta Winn: firstname.lastname@example.org. Spread the word…….
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 3:00 PM SOCIAL HOUR AT THE PARISH 50THANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION- Though the dinner for the 50thAnniversary will be catered, we need about 8 volunteers to help during the social hour in between the Divine Liturgy and the dinner. We will need someone to be the bar tender for the no-host bar and then some people to help clear off the appetizer plates off the tables when the people are finished eating and several people to check people in as they come to the celebration in the parish hall. Please contact Fr. Joe
email@example.com call the parish office 602-943-5379 or sign the sign-up list in the parish hall
on the bulletin board. Please contact Fr. Joe or sign up by Tuesday, September 11. Thank you.
ST. STEPHEN’S 50THJUBILEE CELEBRATION ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018- The celebration will begin with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 1:00 PM at our Cathedral of St. Stephen with our bishop Most Rev. John S. Pazak as the main celebrant. Our Bishop Emeritus and Protosyncellus Most Rev. Gerald N. Dino and the clergy of our parish and eparchy will assist. Following the Divine Liturgy at 3:00 PM there will be a no-host social hour in the parish hall and the dinner will begin at 4:00 PM. The Jubilee Dinner will be catered. We are working on the invitations and all parishioners will receive an invitation through the mail. You are highly encouraged to set aside this day to celebrate this important event in the history of our cathedral parish. There will be a Saturday, Vigil Vesper/Liturgy on Saturday, September 29 at 4:00 PM but there will not be a 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy on Sunday, September 30!!
ONLINE GIVING- A friendly Reminder that we offer online giving, both for St Stephen’s Byzantine Catholic Cathedral & the Eparchy of Phoenix.Thank you for prioritizing St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Cathedral in your generous giving. Your consistency provides stability, strength and support to our mission. Lives are being changed because of your generosity!
PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR PARISH RELIGIOUS GIFTS AND BOOK SHOP IN THE PARISH HALL
THE SHOP IS OPEN AFTER THE 9:00 AM SUNDAY DIVINE LITURGY.
Coming Events – Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, August 19
Parish 50thJubilee Meeting after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy in Back Parish Hall
Sunday, August 19
ECF Meeting with Teachers and Parents after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Meeting will be in the Back Parish Hall
Sunday, August 26
Parishioners August Birthday and Anniversaries Pot Luck
& Cake Social after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, August 28
Vigil Vesper/Liturgy for the Solemn Feast of John the Baptist at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, August 29
Divine Liturgy at for the Solemn Feast of John the Baptist at 9:00 AM
Saturday, September 1 & Sunday September 2
84thAnnual Pilgrimage to Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Uniontown PA
Friday, September 7
Vigil Vesper/Liturgy for Nativity of the Theotokos at 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 8
Divine Liturgy for Nativity of the Theotokos at 9:00 AM
Thursday, September 13
Vigil Vesper/Liturgy for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at 7:00 PM
Friday, September 14
Divine Liturgy for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at 9:00 AM