We will have one Mass on Tuesday, July 4th, as we observe Independence Day. The Mass will be at St. George at 9AM. Let us join together in giving thanks to God for the freedom and independence we enjoy in our country which continues to draw so many people across the world. Our freedom has been won and maintained at great personal sacrifice. And so we remember those who defend and protect the way of life we have inherited and should never take for granted.
The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is about to begin a project on our property as part of their 4-billion dollar plan to separate the sewer system from the storm water system throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area. The downspouts from school will be separated from the storm water system in the coming weeks. Siefert Plaza will have to be dug up in the process. The memorial pavers will be taken up and replaced as part of this project; all at no cost to us. We have received assurances that we will have safe ingress and egress from the parish church throughout the process so Sunday and weekday Masses will not be affected.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Kay Teahan, the mother of Robin Lukasek, who died quietly in her sleep on June 22, and for the consolation of her family.
“Listen, there are two things the Devil is deathly afraid of: fervent Communions and frequent visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
Do you want Our Lord to grant you many graces? Visit Him often.
Do you want Him to grant you only a few? Visit Him only seldom.
Do you want the Devil to attack you? Rarely visit the Blessed Sacrament.
Do you want the Devil to flee from you? Visit Jesus often.
Do you want to overcome the Devil? Take refuge at Jesus’ feet.
Do you want to be overcome by the Devil? Give up visiting Jesus.
Visiting the Blessed Sacrament is essential, my dear children, if you want to overcome the Devil. Therefore, make frequent visits to Jesus. If you do that, the Devil will never prevail against you.”
– St. John Bosco, Biographical Memoirs.
I want to congratulate Mrs. Rose Murphy who has received a prestigious award, Catholic Women of Achievement Award, from the Church of St. Louis. Rose is receiving the award because she allows the Holy Spirit to work through her as a healer: through presence, touch, by profession or in words. Rose understands the healing of the body, soul, and spirit are interconnected. She is being recognized by our local Church for her compassion and love for the sick and elderly and for striving tirelessly to keep our beloved parishioners who cannot attend Sunday Mass connected to
the parish. Congratulations, Rose.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us!