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A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on June 28, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Fr. Jim
The 8 by 10 of my grandma Lucille I was asked if I would agree to let our youth ministry host Wednesday evening meetings here at SCL.  The case was well made that isolation and loss of contact with friends has a high impact in a negative way with young people.  Could we find a way to have them come together to reinforce their faith and their love for one another?  Of course, I said yes.  But I’m the covid cop here at SCL, the one who has to say we can gather but only in ways that respect the mandates from the archdiocese and the public health of...

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Some Changes in our Weekend Mass Schedule and Experience
Some Changes in our Weekend Mass Schedule and Experience We have had four Sundays with public Mass resumed and we have determined several things given our experience.  We went to three Masses on Sunday rather than four because we wanted to be sure we had ample time to get people safely and with social distancing observed into church, and to have ample time to clean up in between Masses.  Our weekend population of our celebration has grown over the four weeks, and we don’t want to be faced with turning people away. We will return to our “normal&rdquo...

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Holy Communion - The Sacrament of Life
We Roman Catholic believers believe:  Life is not meant to be a life sentence, a form of slavery and oppression punctuated by consistent moments of suffering, hatred, selfishness, disappointment, betrayal, grief, disharmony and division.  And while all these sins against God’s love may manifest themselves in the behaviors of ourselves and others; they are lies and corruptions.  Instead, we believe:  Life is meant to be a sharing in the life of our creator, in the love of our incarnate redeemer, and the hope and promise of God’s very Spirit. ...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO USHER AT MASSES
Volunteers are needed to usher If you are willing to volunteer to usher at the weekend masses, please contact Sue Tumminia, stumminia@sclparish.org or at the parish office, 314-843-3245 ext. 212. She is in the process of trying to put together a schedule and needs more volunteers to usher. Training will be provided. Thanks for considering this ministry.

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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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