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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Thank you for visiting our website. We are a Catholic community. We embrace a life of knowing, loving and serving God through one another after the example and the teaching of Jesus Christ. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is our deepest value…
From the Pastor
From your Pastor: “When you sit down to eat, pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, [...]
America owes a debt of gratitude to our brothers and sisters, fellow citizens, who answered the call to military service whether by enlistment or the draft. I am so glad we have returned, as a nation, to value and respect our servicemen and woman and express our appreciation for what they’ve done on our behalf. Robin asked our former soldiers, seamen, airmen and marines to submit pictures for display in the vestibule. See if you recognize the pictures submitted with a name and thank a soldier today! As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I want to encourage everyone to join us that [...]
The late Olive Dwyer, a colorful personality and beloved parishioner, made a generous bequest to St. Dominic Savio as part of her estate planning. Please remember her in your prayers. St. Augustine prayed. He prayed for conversion. He prayed for forgiveness. He prayed for guidance in discernment and understanding. Sometimes he got what he prayed for and sometime he did not. When our prayers go unanswered, St. Augustine wisely taught: “When we are in affliction, we do not know what is right to pray for; yet, because it is difficult, troublesome and against the grain for us, weak as we [...]
Visioning Team Updates
The following are summaries of the information provided by the 6 parish planning committees during the two meetings on Nov. 11th and Nov. 14th. For more detailed information, please visit the parish vision updates section accessible from both parish websites. Facilities The committee is still looking into all the available space between the two campuses but was able to provide the following updates: Based on a recent traffic study, St. Louis County does not seem willing to close Heege Rd. The committee suggested enhancing the accessibility to St. George church by adding a ramp along Heege Rd. instead of Gravois. [...]
The Visioning Team has been studying the long-term viability of both St. George and St. Dominic Savio and how to best ensure a vibrant Catholic presence in our community. The process is intensive and will take a lot of hard work and lot of feedback from all parishioners. Currently the best ways to get involved and provide feedback are the following: Submit questions about or alternative ideas to the Vision Team's proposal to merge the two parishes. Submit questions or ideas/concerns to one of the specific planning committees. The six committees are looking into how the Vision Team's proposal could [...]
As we continue to discern what is best for the future of both St. Dominic Savio and St. George Parishes, important steps are being taken. The following committees were formed from parishioner sign ups at the September Parish Vision Meetings: Vibrant Worship Community Building Facilities Finance Outreach – Service to the Poor Life Long Faith Formation The committees have begun meeting which includes reviewing data about current practice at each parish, needs of the community and best practices through the archdiocese and nationally. The committees will also be reviewing feedback from the parish vision meetings to make sure input from [...]
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