here! - St. Stephen in Bentonville

S t. S t e p h e n C a t h o l i c C h u r c h
1300 NE J Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Rev. Msgr. Scott L. Marczuk, J.C.L.
Jesús Ramos
Parish Office Manager
Kim Monfils
[email protected]
Parish Secretary
Bethany Hill
[email protected]
Parish Accounting
Melanie Ray [email protected]
Crisselda Espinosa
[email protected]
Liturgical Environment
Sandy Baumhover
Parish Communications
Office Hours: Mon–Thur, 8am-4pm; Fri, 8am-12pm
Phone: 273-1240
Fax: 464-0969
E-mail: [email protected]
Weekday Mass (In the Chapel)
Tuesday Mass 5:30 PM
Wednesday Mass 12:00 PM
Thursday Mass 8:30 AM
Friday Mass 12:00 PM
Weekend Mass
Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:45 AM & 10:00 AM
Sunday 11:45 AM – Spanish
Sunday 5:00 PM – LifeTeen
Holy Days as announced
Infant Baptism
Offered once a month in English
and Spanish. No Baptisms in
December. Contact the parish
office to schedule.
Baptism preparation required.
Parents need to be registered
members of St. Stephen.
Catholic Marriage
Marriage preparation required.
Contact the Pastor at least six
months in advance.
Every Saturday
Bilingual 3:30-4:30 PM
30 minutes before each
Weekday Mass
Sessions open to those interested
in learning about or renewing
their connection to the Catholic
Bulletin Deadline
Tuesday by 12:00pm (5 days
prior to the publication date of
the bulletin). Drop off or e-mail
articles to the parish office.
Pre-School Director
Cathy Townzen
[email protected]
Office Hours: M-W-F
9:00am-12:00pm September-May
We extend our hands and hearts
in Christian Fellowship.
Longtime residents or newly
arrived, contact the parish office
to register.
Nursery Coordinator
Melanie Vogel
Kids/Youth Faith Formation
Catholic Kids & IMPACT Director
Suzanne Sutton
[email protected]
Pre-K – 6th Grade
Catholic Kids Youth Minister
Crisselda Espinosa
Pre-K – 4th Grade
Confirmation Director
Sarah Berry
[email protected]
Confirmation: 8th & 9th Grade
EDGE Director
Lisa Clark
[email protected]
Edge: 7th & 8th Grade
Facebook: LifeTeen Bentonville
LifeTeen Youth Director
Krystina Tacchi
[email protected]
9th Grade – 12th Grade
Facebook: LifeTeen Bentonville
Weekday Mass Schedule Change – The weekday
Masses for April 21-23 will be cancelled while
Msgr. Scott is attending continuing education.
Associate Pastor Coming to St. Stephen in June –
Rev. Charles “Rick” Hobbs, III has been appointed
associate pastor by Bishop Anthony Taylor. Fr. Rick
will also be the administrator of St. John the
Evangelist Church in Huntsville. Let us welcome him
to St. Stephen warmly.
Párroco Asociado de venir a San Esteban en junio –
Padre Charles “Rick” Hobbs, III a sido nombrado
párroco asociado por el Obispo Anthony Taylor. El
Padre Rick será también el administrador de la iglesia
de San Juan de Evangelista en Huntsville. Le damos
la bienvenida al Padre Rick.
New Rectory – Because of the addition of an associate
pastor, we were advised by Bishop Taylor that present
living arrangements were inadequate to accommodate
two priests. It is customary for priests to live “off
campus” away from the workplace. The Finance
Council, along with the Parish Council, has worked to
secure the upcoming purchase of a suitable home in
the Allen Croft Subdivision which is very near our
church. We have been allocating funds for the
purchase of the home for quite some time and will be
able to purchase the home without obtaining
additional debt. Please prayerfully consider the
stewardship requirement needed to properly support
our parish priests, their new home and all of our
parish activities. We welcome Fr. Hobbs to our parish
Plans are being made for use of the old rectory
by our youth ministry department.
Rectoria Nueva – Con la adición de un párroco
asociado nos aconsejo el Obispó Taylor que los
arreglos de vivienda son necesarios para hacerse
porque nuestra rectoría actual no es adecuada para
alojar dos sacerdotes. Es habitual que los sacerdotes
vivan fuera del lugar de trabajo. El Consejo de
Finanzas junto con el Consejo Parroquial a trabajado
para asegurar la próxima compra de la rectoría
adecuada en Allen Croft Subdivisión que está muy
cerca a nuestra iglesia. Hemos estado destinando
fondos para la compra de una rectoría nueva desde
hace tiempo y vamos a poder comprar la rectoría sin
obtener deuda adicional. Por favor de considerar la
administración necesaria para apoyar adecuadamente
a nuestros párrocos en su nueva rectoría y todas
nuestras actividades parroquiales. Le damos la
bienvenida al Padre Hobbs, a nuestra Familia
Se están haciendo planes para el uso de la
rectoría que usaba el Msgr. Scott, por nuestro
departamento de pastoral juvenil.
Registration for Fall Classes has Begun – Classes for
religious education for kids/youth 4 yrs. through the
12th grade is open for the 2015-16 year. Look for the
forms at the registration table located in the Narthex.
Please also consider volunteering as a co-teacher or
small group leader and all religious fees will be waived.
Rosary Group News – The Wednesday night rosary
group will hold its final meeting for this spring on
Wednesday, April 29. We will resume meeting in the
fall, when the Religious Education classes begin.
Flautists Coming to Visit – At the Saturday evening
Vigil Mass at 5:00 pm on May 16 two guest flautists
from Little Rock will be joining our regular music
ministers. All are welcome.
Columbarium Expansion – You’ve no doubt seen
some construction going on at the south end of the
church! This is the phase II expansion of the
St. Stephen columbarium. Our current columbarium
has been sold out and interest from our parishioners
continues to grow. Cremation is becoming an
increasingly desirable option and we are blessed at
St. Stephen to have a beautiful and pastoral setting as
a resting place for family and loved ones. Construction
should last 6 weeks, & when finished, we will have a
“mirror image” of our current columbarium. Should
you wish to find out additional information regarding
arrangements to purchase space or to learn more about
cremation, please contact any columbarium member or
Charlotte Champagne at (479) 531-9345.
LifeTeen News – Our next Life Night will be this
Sunday, April 19 from 6-8pm. Bring a couple of bucks
for pizza; we’ll have dessert! Make sure to also note
that the last Life Night of the year will be next week,
Sunday, April 26.
LifeTeen boys and girls bible studies will meet
Wednesday, April 22 from 7:00-8:30pm. Boys will be
in the library and girls will be in the St. Anne room.
Steubenville is a fabulous weekend retreat
conference over the summer for incoming freshmen
through graduating seniors. Students 18-20 years can
also attend as young adult leaders. This year, we will
be attending the Springfield, MO location Friday, July
17 - Sunday, July 19. Please contact Krystina for
more information
Graduation Mass and Celebration – All of our St.
Stephen graduating seniors and their families are
invited to a special graduation Mass and Dinner on
Sunday, May 3! Students should plan to arrive at the
Church by 4:30 pm with their graduation gowns. They
will be recognized and will receive a blessing at the 5
pm LifeTeen Mass. Immediately following Mass and
pictures, there will be a dinner in the Family Life
Center. Please contact Krystina Tacchi via e-mail
[email protected] with any questions
or to RSVP with the number that will be attending.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) – VBS is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 17-Friday, June 19 from
6-8:30pm. Our theme this year is Everest-conquering challenges with God’s Mighty
Power. The kids will learn about God’s
power to provide, to heal and to love us
forever. They will experience Bible Expeditions,
Imagination Station, Mountaintop Treats and Glacier
games while learning more about our Catholic faith.
Registration will be open until Sunday, May 17. Look
for the sign up table in the Narthex.
Taller Para Parejas – Haz experimentado el perdón
hacia albien. Quieres verdaderamente perdonar.
Bueno, esta es la gran oportunidad para integrante al
taller para parejas, “Conociendo el Perdón Atravesé del
Amor de Dios.” Que se llevara a cabo 5 viernes
empezando viernes el 24 de abril y finalizara el viernes
el 22 de mayo, de 6pm a 8pm. No faltes te esperamos,
habrá listos de registración en el Nártex. Habra una
pareja para mas información.
St Stephen Preschool is looking for an assistant
teacher for the upcoming school year. Applicants
must have experience working with early childhood/
elementary age groups. If you would like to apply or
find out more information, please contact Cathy
Townzen at 273-1240, ext 105.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month –
An important mission that TOGETHER our actions
should display our care for all minors around us. This
is a great opportunity to spend some time and share
throughout this month, that child abuse in all its
forms can be prevented. We do not only want to
prevent child sexual abuse, but ALL other abuses as
well – bullying, verbal and emotional abuse, child
maltreatment…..this list can go on and on.
One-Day Workshop – On May 1, Jillian Guthrie,
MSW, LCSW will present a one-day workshop, “Inside
the Jaws of an Eating Disorder: A Healer’s Struggle
and Recovery” at St. Scholastica Retreat Center. The
ideas presented will be helpful to professionals, those
struggling with addictions and their families. 6 CEU’s
are available and cost is $115. To register, please call
(479)783-1135 or visit
Widowed? Divorced? Separated? – There is a
special heartache for those who find themselves single
again. Now there is help for the separated, divorced,
and widowed. Allow yourself to experience a weekend
away for a lifetime of change. Beginning Experience
Weekend Retreat will be at Our Lady Queen of Peace
Retreat Center near Memphis in Tennessee. Contact
Alma at [email protected], (901)373-1224,
or register Beginning Experience of West TN is a
ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis in West
TN office of Family Life Ministries.
Cindy Shaw, M.A. Ministry and Fr. Tom Elliott are
presenting a weekend retreat at St. Scholastica Retreat
Center on April 24-26. Using the words of St. Ignatius
of Antioch as an image of the Christian life, we can say
that sainthood consists of allowing ourselves to be
made in to the Eucharistic Christ for one another.
During this retreat we will look at/consider what it
might mean to be transformed from “Grains of Wheat”
into the “Pure Bread of Christ.” Resident cost is $195,
commuter fee is $150 there is a $50 non-refundable,
non-transferable deposit required at time of
registration. To register, call (479)783-1135 or visit
At last I have found my vocation: My vocation is LOVE.
– Saint Therese of Lisieux
Time to turn in your Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Rice Bowl – Please return your rice bowls to the tub
located in the Narthex. Seventy-five percent of your
gifts go to CRS to help children to gain more
opportunities for quality education, farmers receive
training to improve crop yields; communities to have
access to reliable water sources even during times of
drought, and fund many other vital projects. Twentyfive percent of your gifts remain in our diocese to
support local hunger and poverty alleviation efforts.
To learn more visit
The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is every
Thursday from 9am to 9pm. We need people who
would like to be an Adorer for a period of three months
(April, May, and June). We have some slot times
available. If you are interested please contact Ana
Krus (479)553-7033 or [email protected]
A Spanish Pre-Cana Day will be held in central
Arkansas on Saturday, April 25 at St. John Center.
This is a marriage preparation education day,
comparable to the Anglo Pre-Cana Day, and will meet
the required marriage education component of the
diocesan marriage policy. It will be presented entirely
in Spanish. The cost is $60 per couple. Couples who
are newly engaged or planning a convalidation and
working with their pastor or deacon may attend.
Couples can sign up at
Pre-Caná y Convalidación – El sabado 25 de abril en
el Centro Católico San Juan llevara a cabo la Pre-Caná
y Convalidación. Pre-Caná es un retiro de un día
para parejas comprometidas pasen tiempo juntos
reflexionando sobre su relación y futuro matrimonio.
Habra clases de Convalidación para parejas que están
casadas por lo civil (fuera de la Iglesia Católica) y que
desean tener un matrimonio sacramental dentro de la
Iglesia. Por favor comuníquense con su párroco para
recibir más ayuda. Para registrarse para un día de PreCaná/ Convalidación, por favor complete una forma.
El costo por registro es $60 y debe ser enviado por
correo a: Oficina de Vida Familiar, 2500 N. Tyler St.,
Little Rock, AR 72207 o Para más
información llame (501)664-0340, ext. 353.
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Summer Camp at Subiaco Abbey – Sign-up now!
Camp Subiaco is for boys 9-13 years old. The camp is
an active all boys camp with fishing, archery, riflery,
go-carts, boating & tubing, climbing wall and more.
Camp Subiaco is operated by the Subiaco Alumni
Association and the Benedictine Monks of Subiaco.
Camp is June 14-20 and June 21-27. You may sign
up at or call (479)934-1001 for more
information or visit Camp Subiaco Promo Video at Come join us!
Church Operations
Building Fund Collection – April
Month-To-Date (April)
Stewardship & Building Fund
$ 81,166.10
Month to Date
Operating & Bldg. Loan
$ 49,451.56
Year-To-Date (July 1 – June 30)
Stewardship & Building Fund
$ 1,216,131.38
Acts of the Apostles 4:8-12
Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18
Operating & Bldg. Loan
$ 929,093.56
This Week – 4/20/15 to 4/26/15
Total Parish Debt - $ 3,181,401.92
Annulment Advocates
Joe & Rose Hartnett, 479-855-2344
Intercesor Tribunal
Ana Krus, 479-273-1240, ext.101
Boy Scout Troop #525 / Cub Scout Pack #525
Cary Richard, 479-685-4253
Columbarium Chairperson
Charlotte Champagne, 479-531-9345
Columbian Squires
Greg Beckstead, 479-899-5359
Divine Mercy
Larry Piazza, 479-871-6304
Encuentro Matrimonial
Noemí Andrade, 479-644-1152
Helping Hands
David or Beth Glover, 708-256-9901
Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight, Allen Crow, 479-366-1082
Legion of Mary
Mary Kay Sutton, 479-366-1504
Music Coordinator
Jennifer Teague, 479-685-0792
Parish Life
Alan Haugh, 479-366-2596
Theresa Barrera-Shaw, 479-644-8158
Respect Life
Sheila Pursell, 479-657-6796
St. Stephen Benevolent Conference
Sunday Socials
Bob & April Appleby, 479-426-1211; 479-426-1210
25 – 26
5:00 PM
(LifeTeen Mass)
EMC - Cup
EMC -Head
Mike Power – [email protected]
Scott Ray – [email protected]
Matt Champagne – [email protected]
Mark Potter – [email protected]
Juan Carlos Segura – [email protected]
Lori Terlouw – [email protected]
Tommy Coppick – [email protected]
Randy Johnson – [email protected]
Bernard Leonard – [email protected]
Paul Prebil – [email protected]
Fred Rugel – [email protected]
Ed Viera – [email protected]
Altar Server
Sarah Palmer
Lauren Dial
Amy Fulmer
Margie O'Grady
Pam Gander
Jon Terlouw
Lori Terlouw
Matt Champagne
Mo Tignor
Janet Palmer
Kim Dial
Joyce Moppin
John Heying
Philip Palmer
Todd Albert
Pat Moberley
Mary Hurtig
Bob Mader
Maggie Peterson
Gary Delperdang
Susan Eagleson
Arnold Roudette
Paula Cordry
Brad Yarger
Anita Rausch
Mary Doke
Paul Prebil
Steve Harrington
Bruce Beckham
Kathleen Crouch
Patricia LaChance
April Hayes
Marva Brust
Denny Higgins
Pamm Prebil
Marie Barnak
James Sutton
Mary Kate
Robert Hutchings
Daniel Cruz
Chris Davis
Anthony Olinde
Bo Patterson
Brian Rabal
Patrick Hayes
Jake Greeling
Adriana Baeza
Jose Gutierrez
Norma Ramos
Evelyn Dominguez
Olga Serrano
J. Concepcion
Beatriz Segura
Nadia Calderon
Victor Lopez
Lulu Segura
Juan Pablo
Chris Paredes
Terry Shepard
Bill Murphy
Jill Saulsbery
Cary Richard
Bob Evans
Trinity Dooley
Emily Dooley
7:45 AM
11:45 AM
(Spanish Mass)
7:00pm Knights of Columbus Mtg.
5:30pm No MASS
6:00pm Rosary for Life
6:30pm Choir Practice
12:00pm No MASS
6:00-8:00pm EDGE
6:30-8:00pm Catholic Kids Blue
6:30pm First Communion Practice
7:00-7:40pm Rosary
7:00-8:30pm LT Girls Bible Study
7:00-8:30pm LT Boys Bible Study
8:30am No MASS
9:00am-9:00pm Adoration
6:30pm Spanish Choir
12:00pm MASS
12:30pm Legion of Mary
1:00pm First Communion & Reception
3:30-4:30pm Bilingual Reconciliation
5:00pm MASS
7:45am MASS
8:45am Catholic Kids
8:45am SSBC Mtg.
10:00am MASS
11:45am MASS – Spanish
5:00pm MASS – LifeTeen
6:00-8:00pm LifeNight
5:00 PM
10:00 AM
EMC - Host
Saturday, April 18
Bob & Clara Dunn
Sunday, April 19
Alfons Rynkowski †
10:00am Sam & Hilda Alben †
11:45am Parishioners/Feligreses
Jessica Collazos
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
12:00pm No MASS
Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
12:00pm Frances Davis †
Saturday, April 25
Clayton & Joan Pigeon †
Andrew Lac Tran †
Sunday, April 26
10:00am Peter Le & Maria Bui †
11:45am Jackie Gray
Maru Segura †
Pam Willis
Juan Carlos
Hector Ramos