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Entries for April 2020

Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts - Catholic Charities
Saint Louis Cathedral Concerts will host its first time online-exclusive concert, to benefit Catholic Charities of St. Louis’ COVID-19 relief efforts. The 1-hour concert will feature tenor Scott Kennebeck, organist John Powell Walsh, and John Korak on the trumpet. The free musical benefit w...

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Tuesday Night Worship

Posted on April 28, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday Night Worship
7:15pm Tuesday Night Worship with Karl and Bridget https://sclparish.org/      

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Invitation from Archbishop Robert Carlson
On Friday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. CT, Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will renew the consecration of the United States to the care of the Blessed Mother. Archbishop Robert Carlson invites the faithful of ...

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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...

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UPDATE ON SCL PARISH FOOD PANTRY
Update on the SCL Parish Food Pantry We chose to shut down our parish food pantry in mid-March.  Our volunteers are all in the high-risk category, and wisely they chose to stay home.  We contacted food pantries and determined that for our regular clients the Affton Food Pantry was close...

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Special Thanks to Reuter Merkle Law Firm
Special thanks to Reuter Merkle Law Firm for sponsoring our website.  Your monthly donation to cover the cost of the website is appreciated. Please consider Reuter Merkle Law Firm. Reuter Merkle Law Firm, LLC is a father-daughter owned law firm located in South St. Louis County that...

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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....

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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 o...

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CONFESSION

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Confessions are offered in church  on Saturday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Beginning November 7th, we will return to the previously scheduled time for confession of 3:45-4:45pm. One of the main doors will be open, and someone will be there to offer direction.    

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A Note from Fr. Jim - Would it Help
Several years ago, I really enjoyed the movie “Bridge of Spies” with Tom Hanks and have adopted, in my better moments, the recurring line offered by the Russian spy “would it help?”.  Complaining, comparing, disparaging, judging harshly, bitching, moaning, have at it, bu...

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A Note From Fr. Jim - Never, Never Give In
Never give in, never never never never give in, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense…Winston Churchill I’ve a paperweight like this quote, it says 3 times never quit, it’s buried somewhere on my desk, probably be...

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Thank You  Clipper Tree & Landscape for Sponsoring Our Website
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St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Catherine Laboure
The St. Vincent DePaul Society at St Catherine Laboure parish is a very active organization which provides direct assistance to people living within our parish boundaries. There are 19 members of SVDP at SCL, who meet every other week to discuss the needs of those who have requested assistance.&n...

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An Easter Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on April 11, 2020 in: General News

An Easter Message from Fr. Jim
I want the Bull Market back, I want to get my hair cut, I really want my job the way it was before March 16, I want the sign of peace back, I want things back to normal.  Ah normal.  I guess I was lulled into complacency forgetting that ours is a precarious world, with unknown illnesses, w...

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A Good Friday Message from Fr. Jim
Over the centuries the church has understood, taught and prayed about salvation in a number of ways.  One of the major approaches was to see our sins and transgressions rejecting God’s covenant with us, our original sin was to replace God with ourselves, to upend and abandon the creative ...

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Seven Last Words of Christ

Posted on April 10, 2020 in: General News

Seven Last Words of Christ
The Seven Last Words of Christ - St. Catherine Laboure To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/seven-last-words-of-christ-z72z6jf601owx6qyse3x  

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HOLY WEEK STREAMING SCHEDULE

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

HOLY WEEK STREAMING SCHEDULE
Stream online the Holy Week Services at www.sclparish.org Holy Thursday—7 pm Good Friday—3 pm and devotions during the day on the website Easter Vigil—8 pm  

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There will be no confessions on Holy Saturday, 4/11/2020   Confessions will resume Saturday 4/18/2020 from 3:45-4:45. To ensure the safety of all involved, Confessions will be set up a bit differently.  One set of Church doors will be opened in the front for entering. ...

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Good Friday, April 10, 2020

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

Friday, April 10, 2020 (Good Friday) 12:00 PM EDT Livestream: USCCB and Archdiocese of Los Angeles. . . Text of Litany of the Sacred Heart: English. . . / Spanish. . . Social Media: Invitation. . . Good Friday is a day when Christians around the world solemnly commemorate the day when Jesus s...

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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...

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FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

FOOD PANTRY UPDATE
NOTICE REGARDING SCL FOOD PANTRY  At this time,  the SCL campus is closed, and our volunteers are home quarantined.  We are unable to offer Food Pantry services at this time.  We have found a place that can best service this need.  The parish made a donation and is adv...

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A Note From Fr. Jim - We Must Be Saved By Hope
Nothing worth doing is completed in one lifetime, therefore we must be saved by hope Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any context of history, therefore we must be saved by faith Nothing we do, no matter how virtuous can be accomplished alone, therefore we must be saved by love...

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Join us for Holy Week Tuesday Worship Streaming
You are invite this Tuesday 4/7/2020 at 7 PM  to a live streaming of musical prayer with worship songs from Karl and Bridget (of our Noon Mass music ministry). Go to the home page of our parish website :  https://sclparish.org    

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We Miss You!

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

We Miss You!
Please click on link to view our church and listen to our choir. WeMissyou!  

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We Miss You!

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

We Miss You!
Please click the link below to enjoy beautiful music and St. Catherine. https://www.facebook.com/SCL.STL/posts/3213051512067719?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDRTS1jEwAma7f3K0TeDvk5oLf0f13ZPkHy18SOhwU9LhAAlereA2JK6D3I6MmRzx6mEa3hOUGx5QiRmZR7UvVTFNy-9KohPUx9s7NBlaor2RbSWfyKq_5tiPJfMCxMrZPk20BbdgLrHlCv5S5vMv_...

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Palm Sunday Palms Available

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

Palm Sunday Palms Available
Palm Sunday Palms Available “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the Highest!” Matthew 21:9 This was the chant and praise cried out as Jesus humbly rode from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem. Crowds spread their cloaks on the road while others cut branc...

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A Song for Nurses

Posted on April 04, 2020 in: General News

A Song for Nurses
A Song for Nurses One of my favorite authors of spiritual reading is Brian Doyle, sadly he died several years ago, he was living with cancer and only in his early 60’s.  I find so much of his work incredible, so I wanted to share this with you: A Song for Nurses The first time I ...

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A Message from Fr. Jim April 2, 2020
Be careful of false dichotomies.  Soon we will be locked in acrimonious debate about how to best choose for the protection of the most vulnerable in our society, how to choose a course of action that will best blunt the pandemic, which will save lives by minimizing the shock to our health syste...

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