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From the Pastor
Dear Parishioners: Ever since the Advent Giving Tree custom developed, parishioners from across the Archdiocese have responded with incredible generosity in every parish I have been associated with. I want to thank Barb Toth for expressing her desire to help organize the initiative this year. Her efforts and the efforts of all those who took ornaments and purchased gifts are in perfect conformity with the spirit of this holy season when we celebrate God bestowing upon all of us the greatest gift imaginable. Thank you for taking time to put a smile on the face of a child whose Christmas [...]
Dear Parishioners: We have two young woman seeking entrance into the Catholic Church this year. Ms. Felicia Hubbard (St. George) and Mrs. Allie Kujawa (St. Dominic Savio) have gone through the period of inquiry during the last 10 weeks. Allie is a mother of three. She grew up in the Lutheran Church and was positively influenced by a family in St. Dominic Savio parish with whom her parents are close friends. Some time ago, Allie started attending Mass on her own and approached us about convert classes this year. She is preparing for her First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Felicia [...]
First Sunday of Advent, Daily Mass, Confession, and Other Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with Jesus
Welcome to the First Sunday of Advent. With a new liturgical year comes the invitation to enter more deeply into the transforming power of the Paschal Mystery, the dying and rising of Jesus. The first two weeks of Advent direct our attention to the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time and the last two weeks focuses us on the first coming of the Christ-child in Bethlehem of Judea. Let me encourage you to attend daily Mass as a way to prepare spiritually for the celebration of the Nativity of our God on December 25. Untold benefits come [...]
Visioning Team Updates
I was a little surprised in the last week or two to discover that folks are visiting our website (priests in particular) and looking at our bulletin and this column. One person asked me a question about the statistics I included on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. They came from an article written by Archbishop Chaput himself. My point in including that information was to demonstrate that the forces impacting us are also impacting parishes and dioceses nationwide. All of the numerical information I included from Archbishop Chaput was correct, but I left out one word which you can see in [...]
Archbishop Chaput gave an address to Filipino priests and as evidence that the Church is at the crossroads, he gave the following statistics. He was sharing with the priests at the conference that the Church was in a state of decline and so he said, “Philadelphia is seen as a fairly traditional diocese. So, here’s the evidence.” […]
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. [...]
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