St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish is part of the thriving Holly Hills and Carondelet communities. Part of what keeps St. Stephen Protomartyr thriving itself is accomplished through the parishioners, alumni, school parents, alumni parents and friends contributions of their Time, Talent and Treasure. Without this generosity St. Stephen’s wouldn’t be the parish and school it is today.
To enable St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish and School to thrive please consider sharing your Time, Talent and Treasure through one or more ways below.
Volunteering at School:
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to others, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and find tips on getting started.
Volunteers must comply with the Safe Environment Program prior to the start of any volunteering activity. St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church and School follow the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God’s Children). The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides a layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries. If you have any questions, please call Mary Ellen Paule 314-481-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick Center – Chili Preparation: Different parishioners make a batch of chili for the clients of St. Patrick Center once every three months. They then bring the frozen chili to the rectory on the designated weekend. Containers for the chili are provided. Other parishioners deliver the chili to St. Patrick Center. Parishioners may volunteer to cook more often if they wish. Please call the parish office at 481-1133 for more information.
Sts. Peter & Paul – Lunch Program: Parishioners serve the noontime meal for the homeless and low-income people at the shelter at Sts. Peter and Paul Church Hall on the first Saturday after the 11th of every month. Other parishioners provide the food that is served. Please call the parish office at 481-1133 for more information.
South Grand Senior Ministry: Volunteers are needed to drive seniors to the doctor, train as Stephen Ministers, help with yard maintenance, label newsletter mailings, plan outings and provide support for seniors who need it. Every talent is needed and appreciated. For more information, contact the rectory at 314-481-1133.
Church Nursery Program: There are loving church members available to watch your active toddlers and preschoolers during the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays. If you would like some peaceful prayer time, please come to the SSP nursery program located in the rectory basement. The basement can be reached from the alley door at the west transept of the church. A parent volunteer watches 1 – 4 year olds during the hour of Mass. There are many age-appropriate toys and books for the children. We also play Bible and nursery rhyme music and enjoy a light snack. It is a fun time for these small children of our parish to meet and play together! Call the rectory at 481-1133 for more information or to volunteer your time in this ministry.
Online Giving is done via a separate secure web site and St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish will not have access to any of your banking information at any time. Online Giving may be set for Sunday or holy days, either weekly recurring gifts or one time gifts (for holy days). Online Giving accounts and dates can be changed at any time. Email reminders let your know that the giving is about to be deducted from your account. It’s safe and easy. Click here to set up your Online Giving Account
Saint Stephen Memorial Fund
For more information please contact the parish office at 314-481-1133.
ACE Program (Aiding Catholic Education)
This is a certificate program handled by parents who serve as volunteers. The parish acts as a broker of gift certificates/cards and receives a percentage of the face value for each one sold. The percentage varies according the store or restaurant. By purchasing gift certificates/cards to be used at businesses where you would be spending money anyway, you are able to generate funds for the school. There is absolutely no cost to you; just purchase the gift certificate and use it as you would any other gift certificate. The Ace Certificates also make wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers. Download the A.C.E. ACE Vendor Form 10.07.2019(PDF)
Schnucks eScrip Card is part of the ACE program. The Parish Rectory has the application form or you can stop at any Schnucks and apply. Once you have your card, you simply have it scanned with every visit to the store and a percentage of the total purchased generates funds for St. Stephens.
The ACE program last fiscal period (ending July’19) generated $13,514, and the Schnucks eScrip last fiscal period (ending July’19) generated $6,044.
Other avenues generating money for the school, which are not connected to the ACE program:
Amazon Smile How it works. Simply visit Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com) and sign in using your existing Amazon.com account (or sign up for free). Next type “St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish” and be sure to select our parish in St. Louis when asked for the name of an organization. That’s it! Once you have selected St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish all future eligible purchases will result in a donation to SSP!
Good Search – Prefer to shop on-line? Search the web and raise money r your cause — St. Stephen Protomartyr School! Shopping through Good Search raises money for our school. What a great way to raise money while shopping on-line.
Box Tops – There’s a NEW Box Tops Program! Click here to learn more!
Ink cartridges – Drop off used (empty) printer cartridges. (SSP receives money when recycled!)
Scrap paper – Save scrap paper (8.5×11 – white preferably), used on one side – blank on the other, and drop off at the rectory or school.