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The History


"It seems only yesterday that we had our first dinner, where fifty diners and volunteers met to have Thanksgiving together in the Francis Room at the Parish of St. Stephen. Each year, this community gathering has grown in popularity, now serving 220 diners in the auditorium of St. Stephen of Hungary School and preparing another one hundred to-go dinners for our homebound neighbors and friends. Please consider helping this year - donations and volunteers are always needed. Without your generosity, this event would never have been possible!" 

- Barbara Murphy & Roz Panepento,
Co-chairs of the parish Thanksgiving dinner


Tickets for the Thanksgiving Day Community Meal will be go on sale Monday, October 30 at the Parish Center. 

There are 200 dine-in tickets and 100 take-out tickets avaliable.

Tickets can be secured with a minimum donation of $5.


Tickets must be purchased in person during Parish Center Office Hours:

MONDAY: 9:00am - 1:00pm;  2:00pm - 4:00pm

TUESDAY: 9:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY: 9:00am - 1:00pm;  2:00pm - 4:00pm

THURSDAY: 9:00am - 1:00pm; 2:00pm - 7:00pm

SATURDAY: 10:00am - 2:00pm 


This event wouldn't be possible without
the time and generosity of volunteers like you!

The following help is needed:

  • Potato/Vegetable Peelers

    • Monday, November 20th, 7:30-9 pm 

    • Tuesday, November 21st, 7:30-9 pm

  • Kitchen Helpers/Set Up

    • Wednesday, November 22nd, 12-5 pm

  • Serving/Clean up

    • Thursday, November 23rd, 10-4:30 pm


All preparation will take place in St. Stephen of Hungary School kitchen and auditorium.


Please click here to sign up to volunteer!



Going out of town, but still want to contribute?

We happily accept cash donations to help with cost.

Envelopes can be dropped off at the Parish Center Office -
please be sure to notate "Thanksgiving Donation!"


Please contact Jennifer DeSpirito, Parish Manager, at

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