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Entries for 2020

Blessings to you and yours.

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: General News

Blessings to you and yours.
We are truly blessed by YOU, Our parishioners, And sincerely offer to you and your families wishes for a blessed and grace filled 2021. Wishing you all that is Merry and Bright— Good health, joy, laughter, peace, love, hope Fr. Jim, Fr. Charlie and the SCL Parish Staff &nbs...

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2021-2022 Scholarship Information

Posted on December 28, 2020 in: General News

2021-2022 Scholarship Information
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE STARTING JANUARY 11, 2021 It's almost time to apply online at TTEF-STL.ORG for scholarships! Starting January 11, 2021 scholarships are available for the 2021-2022 school year to families seeking tuition assistance at: All elementary schools in the Archdiocese of ...

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Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Our Parish Church  offers two ways, physical attendance or livestreaming,* for you to participate in our Christmas and Christmas season liturgies and  encourage you to consider them.  At the present time due to the coronavirus you are not required to participate in either way, bu...

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Extremely Important Message Regarding Christmas Masses from Fr. Jim
Broadcast: EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING CHRISTMAS MASSES from Fr. Jim Date: Friday, December 18th at 9:15am To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/ambo-chat-with-fr-jim-mdlmbmnmjsufeofvlky5 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into...

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LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE TICKETS  for the K o C Cash For Christmas 50/50 Raffle
CURRENT JACKPOT $10,000 (WINNER TAKES HALF) Last Week to Purchase Tickets - Tickets Must Be Purchased By Midnight Saturday December 19 Please support the SCL Knights of Columbus with their annual Cash For Christmas Raffle. This year it is a 50/50 Raffle. The more that enter the bigger the ...

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Advent Ambo Chat with Fr. Jim

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Advent Ambo Chat with Fr. Jim
Broadcast: Advent Thoughts with Fr. Jim Date: Friday, December 11th at 9:00am To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/advent-thoughts-with-fr-jim-narosodvhaqxlxbzhkvg If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Mass Schedule for Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Times 6:30am, 8:15am (livestreamed at www.sclparish.org), 12:10pm and 5:30pm  

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An Advent Reflection with Fr. Charlie
Broadcast: Ambo Chat with Fr. Charlie Date: Thursday, December 3rd at 9:00am To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/ambo-chat-with-fr-charlie-lokxiwaof0bfudcn24tx If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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A Note From Fr. Jim

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: General News

A Note From Fr. Jim
I hope you had a safe and happy Thanksgiving; I’m looking forward to our day school navigating the 3 weeks till Christmas break safely and productively.  It is Covid 19 time so Advent and Christmas here at SCL will likely be like Lent and Easter earlier in the year, a shadow of what we no...

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COMMUNION IN YOUR CAR

Posted on November 24, 2020 in: General News

COMMUNION IN YOUR CAR
Communion in your car after 5pm Mass Saturday and after 8:15am Mass Wednesday. It is our intention, weather permitting, to continue to offer you this opportunity to receive Holy Communion. We have had inclement weather recently which forced our cancelation of several opportunities.  Some ...

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A Message from Father Jim Cormack

Posted on November 10, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Father Jim Cormack
Christmas is coming in this year of Covid 19, so I want you to be thinking about how we as a parish will be able to celebrate Christmas as we must distance when together and avoid large crowds in enclosed spaces e.g. Church. The joy of the mystery of the Incarnation will be no less this year, the...

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THIS SUNDAY after the 9AM Mass is the drawing for the St. Catherine Laboure Cash Raffle $100 per ticket
This Sunday following the 9am Mass is the drawing for our annual Cash raffle.  Each ticket is $100.  Thank you for your support.  Click here to purchase a ticket online.  If you have questions, please call 314-843-3245 x 300, or email pweiss@sclparish.org.    ...

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Parish Office closed Thanksgiving weekend
The Parish Office Will be closed 1/2 day November 25 and all day November 26-November 29, 2020 We will reopen again (to appointment only) visits Monday, 11/30/2020

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A Message from the Pastor

Posted on October 31, 2020 in: General News

A Message from the Pastor
Please click the Invitation link below for an  Ambo Chat with Fr. Jim.   https://boxcast.tv/view/ambo-chat-with-fr-jim-408780  

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VOTE!

Posted on October 27, 2020 in: General News

VOTE!
There is a nip in the air, the leaves are turning colors and falling, must be fall.  During this year of the pandemic, much of what we normally do to mark the times and seasons has been halted, but this year something that has not halted is the acrimony of the upcoming election.  Sad but t...

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The Parish Office Will be closed all day Friday, 10/30/2020   We will reopen again (to appointment only) visits Monday, 11/2/2020

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 From Fr. Jim - We Are All Sojourners
This weekend Deacon Tim is preaching at the Masses I am celebrant, but given the readings I’d like to share this song which was a part of the beyond racism conference Fr. Charlie and I zoomed this past week, it moved me, and I hope you find it moving too. Fr. Jim click on the link Fr...

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Run For Ryan

Posted on October 20, 2020 in: General News

Run For Ryan
The 8th Annual Run for Ryan benefitting the SCL Stay Strong Fund will be held virtually on Thursday, November 26th at 10:30am.  Registration is online: Run4Ryan $25/person, register online by 11/2/20 to guarantee long sleeve t-shirt Sponsorships: Family Sponsorships $100 & Corporat...

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Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Campaign - ONLINE PLEASE DONATE
The Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations VIRTUALLY this year for their annuanl campaign Helping People with Developmental Disabilities. Procees will benefit the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Please conider making a donation online through the parish online givin...

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FATHER JIM
PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING TO VIEW AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM FR. JIM. To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/a-message-from-fr-jim-voqmdm1yrtkdezxwtwg5 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.  

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From Deacon Tim - An Invitation to Find Out More
It was a summer morning many years ago.  The pews at our then-home parish were filled with families and friends. The Woodses were among them, as our son Brian was one of six babies to be baptized. Presiding over the sacramental rite -- and directing the "traffic" of all those famil...

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Advent By Candlelight

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: General News

Advent By Candlelight
Inviting all Ladies to Attend “Pause and Prepare” SCL’s Advent by Candlelight Prayer Service Speaker will be Mrs. Peggy Visconti Former SCL principal and current “God Minute” contributor Sunday Nov. 22nd SCL Church Doors open 6pm Meditative music while ladies a...

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SCL School Panera Night

Posted on October 11, 2020 in: General News

Online Giving

Posted on October 06, 2020 in: General News

Online Giving
Our Online Giving is getting an upgrade to a newer, easier-to-use platform! If you currently give online, you will soon be receiving an email with instructions on how to log into the new system. Best of all, your existing payment and donation information will be migrated over so you will not have to...

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COMMUNION ON PARKING LOT

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

Vincentian Reflections for The Feast of St. Vincent de Paul
During these difficult and unpredictable times, we want you to know that the Vincentians are thinking about you and praying for you.  Several Vincentian priests have prepared reflections on Saint Vincent and the Vincentian way of life.  We thought you may enjoy these short videos. The seri...

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Virtual 5K Run/Walk Saturday October 3rd
No Place Like Home - Virtual 5K Run/Walkj & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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A Note from Deacon Tim

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: General News

A Note from Deacon Tim
Many years ago, back at my long-ago parish home, someone would seek me out after Mass and shake my hand when it was time for the new academic year of my Diaconate studies to begin. They would smile and, without a word, would press a few dollars discreetly into my palm – their annual gift to...

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SAVE THE DATE - ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
  Save the Date!  Advent by Candlelight With speaker Peggy Visconti November 22, 2020 : 6:30 PM in Church  *Please note: This year Advent by Candlelight will be a prayer service in church for the Women of SCL with an online streaming option. No dinner nor fellowship i...

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SCL SCHOOL FUND A NEED

Posted on September 03, 2020 in: General News

SCL SCHOOL FUND A NEED
Due to COVID-19, SCL will not be holding its biannual auction in April 2021.  We are having our donation appeal (Fund-a-Need).    You may mail a check to SCL Fund a Need at 9740 Sappington Road  St. Louis, MO 63128 Thank you for supporting SCL School.

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WELCOME BACK AND THANK YOU SCL!

Posted on August 29, 2020 in: General News

WELCOME BACK AND THANK YOU SCL!
CLICK HERE for a Welcome Back/Thank You video.     Click here to view the WHO is WHO at SCL School.     SCL SCHOOL SPIRITWEAR is available click here.    

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STUDENT BLESSING FROM FR. JIM

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

 STUDENT BLESSING FROM FR. JIM
Broadcast: A BLESSING FOR STUDENTS from Fr. Jim Date: Friday, August 28th at 10:45am To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/ambo-chat-with-fr-jim-hglz6uzueu8bd17coo28 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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What's Your Legacy? SCL School Fund a Need
Be sure to tune into one of our livestreamed Masses this weekend to view and hear the appeal for the SCL legacy fund a need for our school. "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." Proverbs 13:22 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCL FUND A NEED

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Parish Campus Update

Posted on August 04, 2020 in: General News

Parish Campus Update
Availability and Use of the campus/grounds at SCL Many organizations/individuals have been calling to inquire about the availability meeting space and parish grounds for future events, meetings, etc. My first concern is the safety of parishioners of St. Catherine Laboure, and the viability of vit...

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Ambo Chat with Fr. Jim

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: General News

Ambo Chat with Fr. Jim
Broadcast: Ambo Chat With Fr. Jim Date: Wednesday, July 29th at 9:00am To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/ambo-chat-with-fr-jim-563897 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on July 28, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Fr. Jim
I’m hoping this addresses some of our critical social issues from a vantage point of Spirituality. Hate knows no racial, ethnic, religious, class or education barriers, it burrows into the human heart and takes hold.  Weapons manufacturers have long known this, find the hate, solve it ...

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Adoration

Posted on July 20, 2020 in: General News

Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration Will be available in CHURCH (NOT IN THE CHAPEL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) on Mondays 1:10-5:00pm, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 1:10 pm until 7 pm starting July 6th, 7th and 9th If you have not been contacted (Hourly committed Adorers need not contact me) and would like to commit to ...

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SCL Update on Covid-19 safety mandates
Update on Covid-19 safety mandates We have recently received mandates from St. Louis County and St. Louis Archdiocese regarding face coverings.  If you are on the grounds here at SCL you are to be wearing a mask (face covering) - children below 9 years of age are exempted. There are sever...

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From the Pastor's Desk

Posted on July 15, 2020 in: General News

From the Pastor's Desk
It has taken me over a month to send something about the racial challenges that our nation and church face.  I had to overcome in me the inclination not to listen to our Black neighbors, who in anger and frustration, in desperation have called America to wake up.  I over focused on parts o...

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JustFaith Ministies' Faith and Racial Equity
Do you want to learn how to advocate for racial equity within your family, church and community? You are invited to join JustFaith Ministries’ Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege, an eight-session program that includes grounding in Scripture, reflection on past and ...

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School Supply Donation Request
Donation Drive for School Supplies for the Poor School will certainly be different this fall for students in the St. Louis area, but regardless of the form it takes, students and families will need the usual school supplies to aid in learning.  This year, instead of collecting donated school...

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Thank you Engage AMS for Sponsoring our Website
Engage AMS is association management software designed for non-profits and associations who manage members, events, and dues online. Engage AMS provides a value-priced, core AMS with the flexibility of software customization to meet your unique needs.  Request a Software Demo to...

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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 ha...

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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 w...

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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 m...

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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. Traini...

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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...

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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 encoun...

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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 mi...

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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...

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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 ...

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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.&nbs...

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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 yo...

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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 ...

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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 vo...

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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: o...

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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...

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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 g...

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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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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
Consider Clipper Tree and Landscape for your next Spring Project.   $100 Savings on Your Spring Project Mention this ad when you request your appointment and receive $100 off your Spring project. Offer expires May 31, 2020 Tree Planting Services Stick with the exper...

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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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Livestreaming

Posted on March 28, 2020 in: General News

NEWSFLASH   We have received and installed the equipment necessary for live-streaming.   This  morning,  Saturday the 28th at 8:15 Mass, we successfully accomplished our first live-streamed Mass.  We had, for a little better than a week been recording...

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We are forced now, in this slow motion challenge, to find out some truths about who we are, what we stand for, what the nature of our character is, and whether we are willing to become what God has made us to be. I am now daily looking at our parish data base, just names and addresses, pictures i...

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4th Week of Lent - God is Good

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Isaiah 65: 17-21 I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth….. What does it mean for us to live in a world both wondrous and wild? Grace-filled and pock marked by the effect of sin? Lovely and dangerous?  It is not for the faint of heart. We are not in charge, God is good, ...

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God’s way to greatness is to serve, if I would be the greatest, I would be slave to all Mt. 20: 26-27.  Jesus on the road to Jerusalem instructs his disciples to follow him the suffering servant of the Lord to Jerusalem, to Calvary, to the tomb, to the Resurrection, to newness of life.&nb...

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Spiritual Communion

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Spiritual Communion
Spiritual Communion First let me tell you that in ordinary times I think the concept of Spiritual Communion is not helpful.  I mean after all we work hard to get even cradle Catholics to know and accept that Holy Communion is REALLY the body and blood of Christ Jesus under the form of bread ...

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Isaiah 65: 17-21 I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth….. What does it mean for us to live in a world both wondrous and wild? Grace-filled and pock marked by the effect of sin? Lovely and dangerous?  It is not for the faint of heart. We are not in charge, God is good, ...

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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 a...

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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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Tuesday, March 24- Lent Reflection
God’s way to greatness is to serve, if I would be the greatest, I would be slave to all Mt. 20: 26-27.  Jesus on the road to Jerusalem instructs his disciples to follow him the suffering servant of the Lord to Jerusalem, to Calvary, to the tomb, to the Resurrection, to newness of life.&nb...

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A message from Fr. Jim and the parish staff
As a people who love the Lord and one another we are called to respond sacrificially in times of crisis.  We are instructed by leadership at the church, local, state and federal level to shut down in order to lower the risk of contagion, helping our medical personnel and system and helping t...

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PLEASE CLICK BELOW for Mass beginning at 9am on Sunday 03/22/2020    

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IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/21/2020

Posted on March 21, 2020 in: General News

The entire St. Catherine Laboure Parish Campus is now closed until further notice. This includes the Church, Adoration Chapel and all buildings, fields and playgrounds. Staff will be working very remotely, so email and phones will be checked when we are able. Masses will be streamed a...

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5pm Mass Saturday 3/21/2020

Posted on March 21, 2020 in: General News

CLICK BELOW for 5:00PM Mass On Saturday, 3/21/2020  

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March 22/23 Weekend Mass - 5:00 pm and 9:00 am
Please visit the parish website www.sclparish.org for the 5:00 pm Saturday evening Mass or the 9:00 am Sunday morning Mass.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process with limited resources. Be safe and stay well!

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8:15am Mass on 03/21/2020

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

Please click below that will begin at 8:15am Mass on Saturday 3/21/2020    

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Coming Soon - Live Streamed Mass at SCL
Please stay tuned for information on live-streamed Masses at St. Catherine. We are currently working to enable SCL Parishioners the ability to watch daily and weekend Masses via electronic devices. 

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Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas,                                                                ...

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2020 SCL LENTEN FISH FRYS ARE CANCELLED
The SCL Men's Association Fish Frys are cancelled for this Lent. Stay tuned for more information on future "Social Events" once the environment is safe and healthy!

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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast is Cancelled this Sunday, March 15
The Knights of Columbus have cancelled the Pancake Breakfast Sunday, March 15th.

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Lenten Reconciliation Service

Posted on March 02, 2020 in: General News

Lenten Reconciliation Service
St. Catherine Laboure Parish will offer a Lenten Reconciliation Serivce on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm in Church. 

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Knights of Columbus Black Light Bingo- April 18th- Register NOW!
Registration is OPEN for the Knights of Columbus Black Light Bingo Bash! Reserve your table NOW!

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Lenten Afternoon or Evening of Reflection
Please join us for a Lenten Afternoon or Evening of Reflection.  Fr. Jim and Fr. Charlie will be our presenters for each gathering. The afternoon is Tuesday, March 10th from 11:00am-2:00pm. Lunch will provided. Please RSVP to pbrinkmann@sclparish.org or call 314-843-3245 ext. 223 by Tuesday,...

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Fish Fry TONIGHT!

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: General News

Fish Fry TONIGHT!
Join us for the First Fish Fry of the Season! Doors open at 4:30.

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Lent Observances and Regulations

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General News

Lent Observances and Regulations
 LENTEN OBSERVANCE AND RESOURCES—ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. LOUIS The Blessing of Ashes should take place within the celebration of the Mass or a scheduled service consisting of at least an appointed Scripture reading and a brief homily stressing the meaning of the ashes as a symbol of penance...

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesday
The Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday: 6:30 and 8:15 am, 9:30 am (All School Mass) and 12:10 and 7:00 pm

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SCL MOVIE NIGHT - February 19th

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: General News

SCL MOVIE NIGHT - February 19th
Join us Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30pm in the Church Gathering Space Carpeted area for our Movie Night! My Sister's Keeper is the featured film. We hope to see you there!

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NO SOULCORE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Posted on February 18, 2020 in: General News

Soulcore will not meet Thursday, February 20th. See you next week!

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SCL CAMPUS CLOSED TONIGHT

Posted on February 05, 2020 in: General News

SCL CAMPUS CLOSED TONIGHT
NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 5, 2020 ALL SCL CAMPUS BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT.    

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CAMPUS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER 1/17/2020
NOTICE ENTIRE CAMPUS IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR THE REST OF THE DAY ON FRIDAY 1/17/2020

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Marriage Enrichment Retreat - REGISTER NOW!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN - ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED SO ACT NOW! Marriage Enrichment at St. Catherine Laboure is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. Guided by a team of volunteer couples, participants explore their relationship with each o...

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The Feast of the Epiphany

Posted on January 03, 2020 in: General News

The Feast of the Epiphany
 Join us for Mass this weekend as we celebrate Epiphany. What the Church celebrates today is the manifestation of our Lord to the whole world; after being made known to the shepherds of Bethlehem He is revealed to the Magi who have come from the East to adore Him. Christian tradition has ever s...

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SCL Semi-Annual Blood Drive - January 20, 2020
The American Red Cross teams up the St. Catherine Laboure Parish twice annually for Blood Drives. Since we all know that "Blood Doesn't Grow on Trees" we are asking your help in making our drive a success. If you are able, please consider donating a pint to save a life. You may emai...

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Mark Your Calendars for January 21st - SCL Night at PSGHETTI'S
Tuesday, January 21st is a Dine and Donate Event for the St. Catherine Laboure School Auction.  Visit Psghetti's Pasta and Sandwiches at 5440 S. Lindbergh Blvd between 3pm and 9pm - be sure to let them know you are there to support St. Catherine and a portion of the proceeds will be dona...

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