Updated on April 18th, 2017
Frozen Food for SALE - There was extra inventory for the Lenten Fish Fry Dinners. Available products: $2.50 for per piece Cod, $18.00 for Breaded Shrimp in 3 lb. box, $17.00 for bag of Boston Clam Chowder and $6.00 for bag of Seasoned Fries. For more information/purchases please call Dolores Sugent at (480) 991-1856.
ONLINE GIVING IS HERE! Please go to: http://www.stsbcc.org/giving press donate. Prv. 3: 9-10 "Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine". ONLINE GIVING is offered for both St Stephens Byzantine Cathedral and The Eparchy of Phoenix.
2018 BYZANTINE CATHOLIC EPARCHY BISHOP’S APPEAL The assessed household goal is $275.00. If you have not made your pledge yet, we encourage you to do so. Your pledge is an expression of your solidarity with the Eparchy of Phoenix. The funds are used to support the spiritual and financial administrative needs of the Eparchy. As of last Sunday our remaining goal is only $11,372.00. Remember that you can use your credit card to make payments for your pledge. Please remember to make your check to the Eparchy of Phoenix. Thank you!
THANK YOU TO OUR PARISHIONERS FOR THEIR GIFTS TO THE PARISH- We thank the following people for their gifts to our parish: Ron Kichinko for the United States and Papal Flag inside the church building, Liz and Tom Kol for the Papal Flag, United States Flag and the Arizona flags on the flag poles outside and Diane Papke for donating all the carnations for the tomb of Christ in memory of her father +Kenneth Papke.
ADVERTISING & GREETINGS IN PARISH 50TH JUBILEE BOOKLET- We are in the process of preparing the 50th Jubilee Booklet. There will be the opportunity for businesses, churches and parishioners to sponsor an ad or greeting in the booklet. The donation for a full page will be $200.00, $100.00 for a half page, $50.00 for a quarter page and $25.00 for listing of names under the heading patrons.
EVANGELIZATION SEMINAR FOLLOW-UP: Several parishioners made a request that we have another session on evangelization. Their observations about the last one were viable, they said they enjoyed the session but thought it was a bit rushed and would like to get some preparation material a week or so before the session. So we will have the follow-up on Sunday, May 20 during the coffee social after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
MYRRH-BEARERS RETREAT: “THEOTOKOS: MODEL OF GRACE- This year’s retreat for girls and teens (7-17) and women (18+) taking place from Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24 at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale. You will register at Myrrh-Bearers.com
The deadline to register is Friday, June 1. You can pick up a brochure at the entrance of the church. We encourage our women and girls to attend this eparchial spiritual program.
ByzanTeen Rally 2018- The ByzanTeen Rally will be on Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8 St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Forms are available from Fr. Diodoro or Fr. Joe. The registration fee is $310 per person early-bird registration received before May 1, 2018 and $335 per person for registration received May 1 through June 16, 2018.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time
The NON-REFUNCABLE payment is to be included in FULL with the Registration Form, the Confidential Medical History and Authorization Form, the Travel Info Form, and other required information. Please make check payable to “ByzanTEEN Youth Rally 2018.” Mail forms and Payment to:
ByzanTEEN Youth Rally 2018
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
SMALL MEN’S GROUP FELLOWSHIP- St. Stephen’s is forming a Small Men’s Group Fellowship. All men 18 and over are invited to join us. We will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00 am until 8:30 am in the Church. Besides studying the scripture, these men share their faith and challenges as they look to Jesus for strength. The group will begin meeting in May. For more information contact Fr. Diodoro by phone at 602-861-977
UPCOMING EPARCHIAL SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:
Collection Name Date to be Taken Due to Eparchy by
Catholic Home Mission Appeal Sat/Sun. April 28/29 2018 Thurs. May 31 2018
Catholic Communications Campaign Sat/Sun. May 19/20 Mon. July 2 2018
Peter’s Pence Sat/Sun. June 30/July1 Tues. July 31, 2018
Catholic Home Mission Appeal: Launched in 1998, the Appeal strengthens the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories in 85 Latin and Eastern Catholic dioceses/eparchies. The Subcommittee on the Catholic Home Missions funds a wide range of pastoral services, including evangelization, religious education, and the maintenance of mission parishes, the training of seminarians and lay ministers, and ministry within ethnic groups. Grant funds are available to dioceses and eparchies for these purposes on an annual application basis.
Proceeds: 100 % to the Office of National Collections Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Catholic Communications Campaign: The essential mission of the CCC is to contribute to the process of evangelization by fostering activities in relation to television, radio, internet, and other media, and through special projects of the Catholic press. An annual collection is taken up in the dioceses/eparchies, which remit 50% of the funds collected to the National Office. From these funds, rants are made by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Communications Campaign. The remaining portion of the collection is retained by the dioceses/eparchies for us in local communication projects.
Proceeds: 50% to the Office of National Collections for the Catholic Communications Campaign & 50 % to the Diocese/Eparchy
Peter’s Pence Collection: The Peter’s Pence Collection enables the Holy Father to respond with emergency financial assistance to requests to aid the neediest throughout the world – those who suffer as a result of war, oppression, and natural disasters. It likewise provides the faithful with a tangible opportunity to not only empower the weak, defenseless, and voiceless, but also sustain those who suffer.
Proceeds: 100 % to the Apostolic Nunciature
Coming Events – Mark Your Calendars
Sunday, April 28- Parishioners April Birthday & Anniversaries Pot Luck & Cake Social
Sunday, May 6- ECF Graduations & ECF Picnic after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy (All Parishioners are Encouraged & Cordially Invited to Attend)
Sunday, May 13 - GCU Mother’s Day Breakfast after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Sunday, May 20- Evangelization Seminar Follow-Up Session (At the Request of Parishioners) - In Parish Hall after the 9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Friday, June 22- Sunday, June 24- Myrrh-Bearers Retreat: “Theotokos: Model of Grace (Eparchial Women & Girls Retreat) Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, July 5- Sunday, July 8- ByzanTeen “Who is My Neighbor” Rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania