News

When Bringing Communion to Others
Fr. Charlie and I are asking you to follow this procedure when you are at Mass and are going to ask for communion to bring to others who are not able to be at Mass. We are implementing this procedure to help us in this time of pandemic to manage communion both safely and with the greatest dignity. We ask if you want bring communion that you wait until Mass is over and stop by the sacristy door and ask the Mass celebrant to help you.  We will proceed to the tabernacle and dispense hosts into the pyx.  Often there are several people wanting to do this, so only...

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A Message from Fr. Jim - Join Me in Thinking About
A thought paper, an exercise in Gospel grounded thinking, a challenge I am going to describe some characteristics, traits and markers about myself.  Let me start with male heterosexual.  I inherited this, I did nothing to earn it, create it, deserve it.  Because I am male, I encounter life with many advantages; again, not earned, created or deserved, but very real none the less.  We all live in society and culture that grants to males position, power and opportunity that it does not grant similarly to females. (yes, you can make the case females recei...

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A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on May 22, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Fr. Jim
Broadcast: Message from Fr. Jim Date: Friday, May 22nd   To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/message-from-fr-jim-lt4gvhicawbnwepklxmu If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Please Read, Please Note, Please Spread the News!!
We are coming upon our first weekend in our “reopening” and with the teaching experience of daily Mass we have arrived at the Weekend Mass schedule as follows:   We will continue to hear confessions on Saturday afternoon, but now from 3:30-4:30pm   Doors for the 5pm Saturday night mass will open circa 4:40 if you arrive early please remain in  your car until doors open, (this will hold true for all Masses right now)   On Sunday we will have Mass at 7:30am 9:30am and noon.   We will only be...

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PART 2 - Masses Set to Begin Monday, May 18th
This is part 2 of instructions about public Mass reopening.  Please see the message dated May 14 which gives important instructions about if you should come, and what you should do prior to coming, etc. Public Masses will begin on Monday, May 18th. Here are some things you need to know if you plan to come to mass at St. Catherine’s. We are going to ask you to follow directions as we celebrate Mass and the only reason why we are asking is for your safety and the safety of all in church. There are no missalettes or hymnals, no song sheets, we will try to p...

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A Message from Fr. Jim and staff
All of us hope and pray that the effects of the pandemic will soon begin to fade and heal.  But hoping is not enough, we are required to respond to these unhappy circumstances with prudent choices that place the health and well being of all who come here first, especially the most vulnerable: our beloved seniors and those with health challenges, along with all medical personnel sacrificing so much for the good of all.  Even if the loosening of the lockdown continues without a second surge of the virus I deem it prudent and necessary to announce: All events that oc...

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Mass Intentions

Posted on April 27, 2020 in: General News

Mass Intentions
Although we are not able to celebrate the Eucharist publicly, both Fr. Charlie and I are saying Mass daily.  We do this because it is an essential part of our priestly spirituality, but we also do it for you, we pray for you as we celebrate Mass.  I’m using this message to remind you that if you have Mass intentions and you would like us to take them for you, just drop a note to us, the usual offering is ten dollars. Fr. Jim

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A Message from your SCL Staff

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: General News

A Message from your SCL Staff
A Message from your parish staff   From Your SCL Staff A Message from your parish staff Posted by St. Catherine Laboure - St. Louis on Thursday, April 23, 2020   If the link does not work, please click or cut and paste:  https://www.facebook.com/SCL.STL/videos/516151039079329/  

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A message from Fr. Jim and staff
You know it is often the small signs of gratitude that have the greatest impact.  You know an “I love you mom”  after a meal of mac and cheese and hot dogs at the end of a challenging and seemingly endless day.  Well, today 4/22/20 the parish staff got a big sign of thanks, and we are really grateful,  I’m not sure we are quite heroes, but truth be told we do what we do because we love you, and want you to know and feel the power of God’s faithful love for you.  So thanks so much to the ones who made our day and we...

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CONFESSION

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Confessions are offered in church  on Saturday from 3:45pm - 4:45pm. One of the main doors will be open, and someone will be there to offer direction.    

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SEND US YOUR PHOTOS TO INCLUDE DURING MASS
I mentioned last week that I’ve been looking at the data base, names and addresses so that I could have you through my mind’s eye in my heart as I am praying during this challenging time.  My staff is great.  They saw on the news a priest who put up pictures of his parishioners in the empty pews, voila they printed and put a photo of everyone who was in the photo directory of the parish.  But we want all of you in the congregation, so if you would take a photo of yourself or your family watching our live streamed Mass and send them to sspaeth@sclp...

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Anointing of the Sick

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick As you are fully aware the world has been turned upside down.  It has impacted our parish in many ways most telling surely is our cancelling all public Masses.  The corona virus has put us on a Eucharistic fast.  It also has impacted how we are available and able to anoint someone who is seriously ill or in danger of death (the only people we can anoint or give communion to during the pandemic).  Most hospitals are in security / privacy mode where visitors are not permitted.  We are asked to stay home.  If someone i...

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Miraculous Medal Novena

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Click here for the Miraculous Medal Novena  

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Old Missals, Rosaries, Religious Jewelry Collection
Do you have old Rosaries, Missals, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  You may drop them by the St. Catherine Laboure Parish Office during normal office hours (9am– 5pm M-F and 9am—1:30pm Sat/Sun).

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