St. Stephen Catholic Church 
 
Fr. Robert Knight, Pastor 
 11514 State Hwy A, P.O. Box 233 
Richwoods, MO 63071 
 Phone: (573) 678-2207
Fax: (573) 678-2380 
 email: parish354@archstl.org 
Website: ststephenrichwoodsmo.com
 
  
September 19, 2021
Twenty-fifth Sunday 
In Ordinary Time
 
St. Stephen's 180th Anniversary September 19, 2021 
  FOR REFLECTION:“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)
 
Jesus teaches us that we are called to love one another. Love involves sacrifice. Sacrifice is a word that many of us don’t like to hear. We think it means that we must give up something that we want. However, the literal meaning of sacrifice is “to make holy,” from the words “sacer” = sacred and “facere” = to make.In other words, we make our lives holy by sharing our gifts in the service of God.