First Holy Communion, Ministry of Care Needs, and Spring Plant Sale

//First Holy Communion, Ministry of Care Needs, and Spring Plant Sale

First Holy Communion, Ministry of Care Needs, and Spring Plant Sale


Christos Anesti !  Alithos Anesti !
Christ is Risen !  He is Risen indeed !

Why does St. Dominic Savio parish exist?  It exists for the glorification of God especially, and the sanctification of God’s people.  We glorify God by celebrating the Sacraments, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  We also glorify God by putting into action all that He taught us.  One of the best examples of this is our parish’s care for the poor and hungry.  God’s people are  sanctified and grow in the likeness of Christ by their participation in the Sacraments and    following in Jesus’ footsteps.  It is important to note when any member of our community takes another step in their commitment to Christ, so let us all congratulate our second graders who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 18.  I want to compliment Mrs. Cheak for her leadership of the school, Deacon John Beckmann who works closely with her as the parish Director of Religious Education and Mrs. Kay Nicely who teaches all of our first communicants in the Day School and the PSR program.

St. Dominic Savio has been a generous supporter of the Annual Catholic Appeal throughout the decades.  I thank you for what you have done in the past.  I know you have touched my life through your past support.  During the Easter season we remember God’s victory over Sin and Death, please begin to pray about your sacrificial contribution.


Lord God, we thank You for the untold blessings You have bestowed upon us.

We offer these blessing back to Your divine majesty.

We lay before You the labors and fruits of the Annual Catholic Appeal.

We pray that our sole desire be to serve Your holy will.

United as Catholics, let us be reminded of our baptismal call to follow Jesus

in His service to others for He is our Lord forever and ever.


Rose Murphy is an important co-worker with the priests and deacons, especially in her care for the sick and elderly of our parish.  Rose organizes visits to the sick and elderly and sees that they receive Holy Communion on a regular basis.  All of us are deeply grateful to the Eucharistic Ministers who give of their time on Sunday mornings so that our parishioners who cannot come to church, whether temporarily or permanently, remain deeply connected with us through the Holy Eucharist.  If you know of a parishioner who cannot come to church and is in need of the Sacraments and/or a pastoral visit, please contact Rose Murphy at 314-353-7629 x33.

The Women’s Auxiliary of the parish St. Vincent de Paul Association is conducting its annual Spring Plant Sale, the proceeds of which are distributed by our SVdP Association to the poor and needy.  Save yourself a trip to the local nursery or Home and Garden shop on the weekend of April 26/27 and purchase some items from the Women’s Auxiliary.

Fr. Meier and the finance committee decided to change the monthly envelope for “Parish Maintenance” to a “Debt Reduction” envelope in 2012 when it became clear that we were not going to meet our 2009 Capital Campaign obligations within the five-year pledge period.  When we were unable to retire our debt on time, it was decided to extend the campaign one year, which we did.  I am happy to report that we are well on the way to retiring that old debt and so we have switched back to the “Parish Maintenance” envelope.  The contributions you make in the “Parish Maintenance” envelope help defray the cost of broken boilers, clogged downspouts, tree trimming and parking lot repairs to name just a few long-term maintenance items.  Thanks for all that you do to support the parish financially.



Fr. Paul Rothschild