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Entries for May 2020

A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on May 29, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Fr. Jim
Abundance or Scarcity? Gratitude is a foundational habit of the heart, it is a wisdom born from experience, it is a strength grounded in God’s everlasting freely given faithful love. Gratitude opens our minds when we contend with challenge of living with either a scarcity or abundance mindset.  Now this is the half full/half empty, optimist/pessimist conversation, but it is more foundational.  Circumstances can leave us overwhelmed and distressed, easily being wary and protecting from fear of the worst case coming true.  But this challenge is abou...

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2020 Soccer Volleyball Registration
ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER FOR SCL SOCCER/VOLLEYBALL FOR FALL 2020! Please login and register for the 2020 Soccer/Volleyball Season at SCL SIPLay Registration will be open through May 31st.  Late Registrations will be accepted on a case by case basis and will be subject to a $100 late fee.  

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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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A Note From Fr. Jim - Binary Thinking
Life often posts ongoing challenges to our ability and willingness to live it fully.  The paralysis of analysis is an example.  True enough, most things are complicated; but keep it simple stupid (the kiss principle) can help us get beyond the impossibility of not determining anything.  That said, simplicity also carries with it challenge.  A good example is binary thinking: good or bad, black or white, right or wrong, all or nothing, male or female, love it or leave it.  My experience is that often our expectations are shaped by our tendency to ove...

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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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Public Masses Set to Begin Monday, May 18th
Public Masses permitted again with limitations.  Hi all, hope this message finds you healthy and coping.  We are implementing the directives and guidelines created by the archdiocese out of public health concerns. Please know that the obligation to attend mass on Sunday has been dispensed until further notice. Those who are at high risk because of age or underlying health conditions are strongly encouraged by the Archbishop to avoid the risk of attending public celebrations of the Mass and are encouraged to watch mass livestreamed. We have been given permission...

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Can you Make Masks ? - Stitches of Love
Do you like to sew? Are you looking for something that would make a difference? Would you consider making masks for SCL and others in need? At this time the parish staff could use a few masks. As we look to the future we are anticipating a greater need of masks for the parish clergy, staff and volunteers. Should we receive a surplus, we would make a donation to a local hospital, food pantry or other organization in  need. Questions: Call 314.843.3245 ext. 211 or email <sspaeth@sclparish.org>  

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Holy Covid 19!

Posted on May 08, 2020 in: General News

Holy Covid 19!
Take five minutes to hear some insights from Fr. Jim to our confirmands about the Sacrament of Confirmation. May the Holy Spirit guide and fill us as we await their reception of Confirmation. Fr. Jim's Message

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SCL Public Square Rosary

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

SCL Public Square Rosary
We will have our Public Square Rosary next Saturday May 16th from 12:00 - 12:30.  The location is at St. Catherine Laboure Parish at 9740 Sappington Rd,in front of the Blessed Mother statue. 

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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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Registration for Parish School of Religion
Registration for the St. Catherine Laboure Parish School of  Religion is now open. First Grade Parents—If you child is going into first grade at one of our public schools, don’t miss the opportunity to register him or her for our PSR—Parish School of Religion Program. We meet on Monday evenings September through May. Please contact Peggy Brinkmann at the parish office either by phone 314.843.3245 ext. 223 or email <pbrinkmann@sclparish.org> Current PSR families have received their registration form via email. If you have not rec...

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A Note From Fr. Jim - Cooperative Attitude and The Common Good
I was watching the evening news (come on I’m 70) and there was a piece on protestors demanding that the lockdown be ended.  Most of them had signs that signaled they were badly in need of their job’s ordinary income. As someone whose business plan involves a weekly collection I do get that.  Being unemployed or furloughed or laid off is not only fearful, it can life threatening.  But there was one sign that really caught my attention.  It read, “My rights don’t end where your fear begins”.  To me, that sign said somethi...

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Mother's Day Remembrance from Birthright
Make a Mother's Day Remembrance We are unable to offer you Mother's Day cards in person this year, but you can still remember your mother (whether living or deceased), grandmother, or daughter who is a mother (or any of these in-laws) by sending a check to: Birthright                                                                                    &nbs...

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