2016 Fall Festival – OCTOBER 29, 2016  Fall festival logo

St. Stephen had their VERY SUCCESSFUL Fall Festival on October 29, 2016 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, on the main church parking lot and Holy Spirit Center.

What a wonderful event!  Some food booths ran out of food by 1pm, and the event went on until 3pm.

Our Silent auction offered two ways to win the selections, one was a ticket-raffle system and some items were the ol’ fashioned bid sheet format!  What fun was had by everyone!

Thanks to the volunteers who provided:

Food booths  – Morning Apple cider, Cinnamon rolls, beef and chicken tostadas. fajita tacos, BBQ sandwiches, German sausage on a bun, beef and chicken flautas, gorditas de queso, enchiladas, tamales, champurrado, coffee, hot chocolate, Mexican breads, Mexican candies, cueritos en bolsa, cueritos preparados, Chili, Vegetarian chili, heart-shaped brownies, cupcakes and homemade cookies, ice cream cones, root beer floats and more…

Game booths – including Cake walk, bounce house, hay rides, washer toss, lollipop tree, bean bag toss, face painting & Balloons, fishing pond, Plinko, Pool Pong, Kickball, Football kick, Mexican Bingo (Loteria) and many more…

Live Auction  – Jim Perz, Auctioneer was a grand success – maybe a bit long, but nonetheless fruitful.  Dinner for 4 prepared by “CHEF” Mike went for a whopping $1,550!  Baker Rack – $300… more to follow….

Silent Auction…  Pie/Cake Contest


1st Place Overall – Cathy Kosikowski – German Sour Cream Coffee Cake;  2nd place Overall – Emma & Merrie Kechnie – Blueberry Cake;  3rd Place Overall – Eva Kornczok – Cake -Chocolate w. Basil Buttercream

Pies:  1st Place – Barb Claffey – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie;  2nd Place – Kim Horwedel – Pear/Raspberry Pie

OTHER:  1st Place – Rita Voelkel – Pumpkin Pie

Other awards:  Christy McCarty – Coconut Cake;   Olivia Kechnie – Caramel Pound Cake;  Grace Kechnie – Chocolate Cake

Art Exhibit/Contest (List soon to come)

Live Entertainment was provided by The Cuevas band, Folklórico Mexicano de San Esteban, Seth Frias and Katy Keenie!

NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – Dynamic Catholic Event

The 4 SIGNS –  Sunday, November 20,  2016

2:30 – 6:30 pm.


Do you have your ticket yet, bring a friend.

Click on The 4 Signs to go to Dynamic Catholic website to register, or purchase a ticket from Brian Kechnie.


MARCH 9 – 12, 2017

CURSILLO is a movement of the Church that promotes Catholic ideals, fellowship, and spiritual growth in daily living. It provides an opportunity to deepen your Catholic faith, and to experience the love of God within a supportive and prayerful community. The Catholic Cursillo Movement is hosting a weekend encounter for women, March 9 – 12, 2017. For more information, please contact Elba Perez at 817*312*7170 or Tony Perez at (817) 235-3702 or email Cost for weekend encounter including food and lodging is $90/per person.