Monday, November 27, 2006


I know it is hard to believe but next Sunday marks the beginning of Advent! we will be making Advent wreaths on Sunday morning, December 3 at 9:30 in the Parish Hall. We will also be beginning our tradition of Kringling that day, too. Everyone who wants to participate, puts their names into a basket, names are exchanged and then throughout the season gifts, prayers and cards are exchanged. What a lovely way to brighten someone's holiday!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Thanksgiving (Week & Eve)

We offer several opportunities to give thanks during the week that leads up to Thanksgiving. On Monday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. we will be gathering will our brothers and sisters from around town for the Pearl River Interfaith service. This year the service will be at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church and The Rev. Laura Cunningham will be preaching. Wednesday, November 22 We will be having our traditional Thanksgiving Eve service at the church at 7:30 p.m. Join us for Thanksgiving hymns, music from our beautiful choir and a lovely beginning to Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Confirmation: 2006

Well, they have done It! After two years of classes, mandatory attendance during Holy Week, a retreat, visiting churches, and playing Christians vs. Centurions in the church -- they are finally getting confirmed! The bishop will be coming on November 26th to confirm this wonderful group of young people. Special thanks to their mentors for all the time, support, and energy they have given to this important ministry. Congratulations to Lauren, Tina, Don, Travis, Brian, Scott, Amanda, Joe, Corrinne, Graham, Laural, Valissa, Danielle, Kelly, Kevin, Alycia, & Shelby.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Note From Frantz

Although I have not been able to attend mass at St Stephens for the past three months since I work on Sunday morning, I have kept abreast of the news of the church through Florence and the kids who never miss mass on Sunday.

I have learned that Alexandre has taken the first steps to become an acolyte and that both he and Jean Paul are part of the children choir.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank you and the members of the stewardship committee for your help last year when we first came to Pearl River from Haiti. I will never forget how the parishioners and you embraced us and helped our family to settle down in the community with their time, their money and their prayers.

Today our situation has improved considerably from last year and I want to thank each end every one of you for your help.

I know that we were directed to St. Stephens by God or one of his Angels and I am very grateful for this. We wish to do our best to continue to be positive members of the church and to contribute what we can to make sure that St Stephens can keep on helping other families in need.