Do you sense that something’s missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren’t so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person?

Do you feel overwhelmed? Could you use a break, to spend some time renewing your faith, while connecting with other members of our parish community?

Do you feel like you come to Mass, but feel like something's missing?

Are you newer to the parish or maybe have been here for many years, yet our St. Stephen's parish seems so big and you want that more intimate feeling of community?

What if one weekend could make you a better friend, daughter/son, husband, father, mother, wife, or co-worker?

Come to the next Welcome weekend! It’s an incredible experience that will help you discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it. Whether you want to connect with others in the parish, improve your prayer life, or just take a break from the craziness of your everyday to have fun, you will find what you are looking for—and more.

How Does It Work?

Welcome is a weekend retreat given by men or women who have previously attended Welcome at our parish. Through fellowship, faith sharing, hospitality, music, individual and group activities, Mass, and more, participants have the opportunity to step back from the everyday busy-ness of life to reflect on their lives and their spiritual journeys and build meaningful relationships with other men or women in the parish. (Men and women attend separate weekends.)

Why Should I Go to Welcome?

You will discover what Welcome is and why you should attend as Matthew Kelly and people all across America share how Welcome had a life-changing impact on them.

The Transformative Power of Welcome

You will hear a compelling testimony from Gary, a reluctant Welcome attendee whose life was transformed after his parish’s Welcome Weekend.

A Special Opportunity for Men

What: An incredible experience that will help you discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it

When: Saturday, September 14th to Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Where: St. Stephen the Martyr Gonderinger Parish Center

Who: Any man over the age of 18 that is a St. Stephen the Martyr Parishioner

Why: Because you deserve to live with passion and purpose

RSVP: CLICK HERE.


A Special Opportunity for Women

What: An incredible experience that will help you discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it

When: Saturday, September 28th to Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Where: St. Stephen the Martyr Gonderinger Parish Center

Who: Any woman over the age of 18 that is a St. Stephen the Martyr Parishioner

Why: Because you deserve to live with passion and purpose

RSVP: CLICK HERE.