FIRST FRIDAY St. Stephen DEVOTIONS September 6, 2019
Monthly Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament will be the first Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m Please call the rectory if you would like to be scheduled for a specific hour or just feel free to drop in any time that day.
Parish & Community Events
Sept 1, St. Rose of Lima, De Soto, MO Parish Picnic. 
Sept 2, Labor Day.
Sept 6, Holy Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9 am til 6 pm. 
Sept 8, Monthly Chicken & Beef Dinner, Old Mines, Knights of Columbus.
Sept 10, Spiritual Rosary of Reparation for Victims of Clerical Abuse. 6:30 pm service. 
We are in need of QUILTERS. Due to age and failing health some members are not able to attend any more. If you have any interest in learning or already know how to quilt, WE NEED YOU.
The quilters are a very valuable asset to the parish. Their time and talent has helped pay for many of the improvements over the last several years. The revenue brought in by the quilt ticket mailing is because of the their hard work and dedication.
They meet on Tuesday morning from 9:00 until Noon. If this time doesn't work for you, let them know, maybe something can be worked out.
We have noticed we are have some “regular visitors”, if you are interested in becoming a parishioner, there are registration forms in the back of the church. You can also call the rectory at your convenience 573-678-2207. 

UPDATE****Sadly the Richwoods Community Food Pantry will soon be closing their doors.
They are experiencing problems with staffing, new rules and regulations, and a lack of food. We are going to conduct a Food Drive to help them to sustain for their final months. They anticipate to remain open until November.
Thank you for your continued support for the Richwoods Community Food Pantry.  Distribution is the third Saturday of the month. If you are aware of anyone who needs assistance, sign up days are every Tuesday from 9 am until 1 pm. 
Linda Hoffman & Barb Rulo 8/12-18.
Susan Davis & Sheila Adams 8/26 - 9/1 
If interested in helping out contact the Rectory
Thank you Church Cleaners for your dedication!