Dear St. Stephen families,

October has not only been a colorful month, but also a productive one. The halls of our school were filled with the delicious aroma of apple pies baking during the week leading up to Apple-fest. Saturday’s chicken dinner, put on by our Parent Guild, was a great success! Thank you to the volunteers who helped make the pies and to those who helped with the chicken dinners! The staff and students appreciate the time and work you provide to our school.

The students began the month taking Iowa tests, and attending Mass to hear Fr. Seitz speak about angels and guardian angels. The 7th graders visited Sacred Heart Major Seminary to attend Vocations Day, and we ended the week with an all school Mass where we prayed a living Rosary. The students did a wonderful job; what a beautiful ending to our week!

The whole school visited Trabbic Family Farm on the 20th of October. The students always enjoy the hay rides, the animals, and picking out and decorating pumpkins. Most importantly, having Mass in the barn is always a special event that we look forward to when we visit. Once again, thank you to Deacon Ken and his family for being such gracious hosts.



Mrs. Christine Vaughan