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LUKE 18 MEETINGS SCLYM

Posted on November 30, 2021 in: General News

ADVENT PLANS WITH SCLYM!

Posted on November 30, 2021 in: General News

SCL CASH FOR CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS K of C
Click here to get your Cash for Christmas Raffle Tickets  SCROLL DOWN TO FIND CASH FOR CHRISTMAS

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SCL MOPS - Join Us!

Posted on November 12, 2021 in: General News

GET YOUR TICKET ON LINE TODAY - LAST CHANCE
  CLICK HERE AND BELOW TO ORDER YOUR TICKET ON LINE.

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Old Rosaries, religious medals, Missals Collection
Do you have old Rosaries, Missals, Relics, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  Please call 843-3245 or send a message to email information@sclparish.org to set up a drop off time at the SCL Parish Office  9740 Sappington R...

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PARISH OFFICE CLOSED NOVEMBER 1ST

Posted on October 25, 2021 in: General News

PARISH OFFICE CLOSED NOVEMBER 1ST
The St. Catherine Laboure Parish Office will be closed on November 1, 2021.

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Dine In or Out at Liliana's Italian Kitchen for SCL
Dine In, Take Out, or purchase Gift Cards from Liliana's Italian Kitchen  on Tuesday, October 26th or Wednesday, October 27 for SCL School.     

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From Fr. Jim - 20 Years

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

From Fr. Jim - 20 Years
On October 10, 2021, I will begin my 21st year of service at St. Catherine Laboure.  I came here after spending 19 years at St. Vincent’s parish in the near southside of St. Louis.  At the time of leaving St. Vincent’s, I was more aware of what I was losing than what, in this m...

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PHONE LINE PROBLEM AT PARISH AND SCHOOL OFFICES
If you have been trying to call the parish office or school office you will not be able to get through.  Beginning Monday afternoon, we began experiencing significant technical difficulties with our inbound service. The best way to reach us in the interim is to email directly. Cli...

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FOOD COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND AT ALL MASSES
Please bring your meal a month bag this weekend (9/25 & 9/26) to the gathering space/carpeted area as we celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent. There is a list of needed items stapled to the bag. Since the pandemic  began, St. Catherine’s has partnered with Affton Christian...

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ATTENTION FAMILIES

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Are you feeling called to share your passions with the youth?
Please pray for our Teens and Leaders: God please bring our youth to church, Amen. God please keep our youth safe, Amen. God please allow them to safely compete in athletics, Amen. God please let them know they are loved, Amen. God, Please let them know we ar...

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9/11 Remembrance Prayer

Posted on September 10, 2021 in: General News

9/11 Remembrance Prayer
Let us take a quiet, careful moment or two to remember all who died, all who responded and put their lives at risk.  You have gathered the dead to come home to you, watch over the living. So many are again brought back to the grief of this day, the grief of the loss, the enduring absence of ...

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Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) Needed at Weekend Liturgies
Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) Needed at Weekend Liturgies\ The parish is looking for additional hospitality ministers to assist at our weekend liturgies (5 pm Saturday evening, 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and Noon on Sunday). Since the church has reopened, we have had a limited amou...

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Buy a Brick - SCL Gathering Circle

Posted on September 08, 2021 in: General News

Buy a Brick - SCL Gathering Circle
Brick Campaign-Gathering Circle   Complete and return the attached form.  The Gathering Circle that is located outside the school entrance, gymnasium and Parish Hall serves as an area for conversation and fellowship. With this purpose in mind, we invite you to be a part of ou...

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TRUNK OR TREAT

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: General News

Important Information

Posted on September 02, 2021 in: General News

Important Information
We have been advised that a parishioner who attended the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 8/29/2021 has tested positive for (breakthrough) Covid-19.   Please see the CDC website for updated Covid-19 exposure information/instructions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this ti...

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ARCHDIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR HAITI
The church in the United States is collectively helping the people of Haiti, and the archbishop has asked every parish to join in helping.  We as a parish will donate from our poor fund $5,000.00.  Anyone who would like to join their gift with this amount should make your donation ei...

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Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege
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...

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An Apologia - From Fr. Jim

Posted on July 13, 2021 in: General News

An Apologia - From Fr. Jim
I have struggled all my life with wanting too much to rely on good intentions; you know when you mean well, but don’t do well, don’t follow through on good intentions.  But the pandemic has given me time and anguish to remember how important good intentions are, if we are to build s...

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Continuing News on Our  Rolling Re-Opening
Continuing News on our Rolling Reopening Most Reverend Mitchell Rozanski, the Archbishop of St. Louis has informed the archdiocese that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday (Sat eve and Sunday) will resume on July 1.  This is a judgment call, balancing safety protocols for the mitigation ...

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News to Know...SCL's Gradual Re-Opening
Although we are not “finished” with the Covid 19 pandemic yet, given the success of the vaccination campaign which has curtailed the spread of the virus in the community, we are now able to resume with safety, some activities.  It is our hope that the day school will return to its o...

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St. Catherine Victory Garden Made the St. Louis Review
CLICK HERE FOR THE ST. LOUIS REVIEW ARTICLE:  https://www.archstl.org/parish-gardeners-aim-to-share-healthy-food-with-pantry-6531

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Old Rosaries, religious Jewelry, Missals & other Items Collection
Do you have old Holy Cards,Medals, Rosaries, Missals, Relics, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  Please call 314-843-3245 or send a message to email information@sclparish.org to set up a drop off time at the Parish Office.  ...

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SCL Soccer & Volleyball Registration Ending Soon!
Soccer and Volleyball Registration closes May 31st at midnight. Please do not delay and register TODAY! Register on or before May 31st to secure your child's roster spot. Visit: SCL Sport Registration to register NOW.

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Invitation to a Message from Fr. Jim
 A MESSAGE FROM FR. JIM Date: Wednesday, May 19th at 2:47pm To view this event just click below: A Message from Fr. Jim

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A Message from Father Jim Cormack
Changes in safety and seating protocols for Church I am sure everyone is excited about the looming end of the pandemic.  From its beginning, last March 16, we have been rigorous in our church environment with the implementation of the protocols mandated by the Archdiocese.  We accepted ...

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ACA - THY WILL BE DONE

Posted on April 21, 2021 in: General News

ACA - THY WILL BE DONE
  IMPORTANT ACA ANNOUNCEMENT If you have received your pledge card directly from the Archdiocese, you may return it directly with your donation to them. SCL will still get credit for our parish when you do so. Please write parish #260 on your check memo and/or return the card sent to you,...

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Project Rachel Day of Reflection
Project Rachel, an Abortion Healing Ministry program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is holding a Day of Spiritual Reflection for women wounded by abortion. The day of reflection, which includes Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a light lunch, will be held in a confidential, prayerful setti...

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Free Matthew Kelly Book

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Free Matthew Kelly Book
Matthew Kelly's book, "The Biggest Lies in the History of Christianity," is available free of charge in the Gathering Sapce at all Masses this weekend (Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and Noon). We have only a limited a supply, so it is first come, first served. If books are ...

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A Note From Fr. Jim

Posted on April 07, 2021 in: General News

A Note From Fr. Jim
First, Happy Easter to all!  We just completed Holy Week and Easter 2021, we averaged nearly 150 people in person at our 5 Easter Masses, and your participation by way of livestream was even more robust.  Thank you for joining in our worship as you were prudently able.  Progress! ...

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COMMUNION IN CARS AFTER NOON MASS EASTER SUNDAY
Communion in Cars on Easter Since we are not able to give communion after the Easter Vigil Mass (it would be at 10:30pm) We will offer this opportunity on Easter Day following the noon Mass, all of our Easter Day Masses will be livestreamed.  If you are participating in the noon Mass by l...

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Take 10 for Lent - Holy Week

Posted on March 30, 2021 in: General News

Take 10 for Lent - Holy Week
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-ilhbdpuneadns5pcvjji If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Dine Out at Liliana's for St. Catherine Laboure School
Dine out or purchase gift cards at Liliana's Italian Kitchen, 11836 Tesson Ferry Rd, on Tuesday, March 30th or Wednesday, March 31st and St. Catherine Laboure School will receive 20% of all food and gift card sales. 

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Fish Fry Finale - Friday, March 26th at SCL
The Final Fish Fry of the Season FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH  4:30-7:00 2 4oz. Pieces of Cod, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, 2 Hush Puppies and a Cookie—all for $10 Prepay from the SCL Parish Web site or cash at the drive thru!  

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 23, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-i0bqqbsockpmelp5xvhr If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Lent's  Gift of Conversion - From Fr. Jim
This Lent may I suggest we pay some attention to what we do when we are angry, frightened, and soul weary; and determine if our default feelings lead to a response that is unhelpful, sometimes even destructive.  What then might our different response be? And why? First, anger fear and wearin...

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Take some time to listen to Fr. Charlie's Lent Reflection on looking for the Infinite! To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/fr-charlies-thoughts-878889 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 17, 2021 in: General News

40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life 40 Days for Life campaign – through March 31st 1-hour silent prayer vigils from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm at two Planned Parenthood clinic locations: Planned Parenthood 4251 Forest Park Ave. Planned Parenthood 317 Salem Place, Fairview Heights IL. SCL’s adop...

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 17, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-xd3riomwnxiaiv1tl14k If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Holy Week and Easter

Posted on March 16, 2021 in: General News

Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week and Easter 2021 It will be Holy Week in less than 2 weeks and Easter in less than 3 weeks.  So where are we in terms of being open? Occupancy - Last year in late May, for your safety and to minimize the chance of spreading the virus, we configured the church to observe the manda...

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“Let us LOVE  In deed & in truth” KENYAN APPEAL
All parishioners should have received our Lenten newsletter which included information regarding the Annual Lenten Kenya Appeal. The theme this year is “Let us love in deed & truth”. This year the Vincentians  need your help for two projects. The first is a Water Collectio...

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A Note From Fr. Jim

Posted on March 08, 2021 in: General News

A Note From Fr. Jim
We have had larger numbers of people attending Mass in the last several weeks.  Nicer weather and Lent I suspect have helped in this.  For us to serve you well, I wanted to remind you of a few things and ask for your continued assistance. We are still operating with a limited number of ...

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Covid 19 update regarding SCL Food Pantry
Covid 19 update regarding SCL Food Pantry As you know, we chose to shut down the SCL Food pantry in March 2020 due to the pandemic. We are currently partnering with Affton Christian Food Pantry.  https://afftonchristianfoodpantry.com/  If you would like to donate directly to ...

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Fr. Jim reads the Cat in the Hat Comes Back for Wacky Wednesday
This morning, Fr. Jim read The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to the day school K-5 students. Click the link below. FR. JIM READING during the SCL Morning show.  

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 02, 2021 in: General News

To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-kx9v4xaczjc2l09wusko If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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THANK YOU FROM SCL DAY SCHOOL

Posted on February 21, 2021 in: General News

THANK YOU FROM SCL DAY SCHOOL
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A THANK YOU FROM SCL PARISH DAY SCHOOL              

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SCL Curbside Comfort Fish Frys

Posted on February 16, 2021 in: General News

SCL Curbside Comfort Fish Frys
The SCL Men's Association will be hosting four fish frys beginning Friday, February 19th. There is one menu and all dinners must be pre-paid via the parish website. See the flyer below for more information. All dinners are $10.00. Pre-paid orders are requested but cash payments will also be t...

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Opportunity to pray for those receiving the sacraments!
Opportunity to pray for those receiving the sacraments! Please choose a name from this list to pray for one of our students or adults receiving the sacraments this year.   RCIA FIRST COMMUNION CONFIRMATION

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 09, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Masses will be at: 6:30am & 8:15am and 12:10pm & 7:00pm.  On Ash Wednesday, we will bless the ashes, and then say communally the statement which helps us begin Lent “Repent and believe the Gospel” or “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust y...

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SCL Track Registration

Posted on February 05, 2021 in: General News

SCL Track Registration
Registration runs February 6th-March 21. Practices begin March 28th. CYC will NOT be sponsoring meets this season due to Covid restrictions SCL Track is open to boys & girls in grades 2-8 who attend SCL Day School, attend SCL PSR, live within the SCL Parish boundaries, or are registered membe...

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Spring Sports Registration - Softball/Baseball
Spring 2021 Sotball/Baseball Registration has been extended through February 21st. . PLease log into your account and register before the deadline. Softball/Baseball regisrations must be received prior to February 16th. Register at: http://scls.website.siplay.com   

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Pre register for the Covid-19 in St. Louis County
Here's a pre-registration for the vaccine from St. Louis County. https://stlhealthandwellness.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6usqqPn7mArUskZ

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Does Character Matter?

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Does Character Matter?
Does character matter?  And while I’m certain you know the answer to this question, it has been painfully clear over the last 4 years that my assumption, that this is a simple question with a clear and easy answer, is incorrect.  Apparently, when it comes to politicians, many think o...

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Posted on January 06, 2021 in: General News

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Our St Vincent de Paul Conference thanks YOU!  We have earned $2000+ in 2020 from your clothing donations in our blue bin on the SCL parking lot.  That money went directly into store credits we shared with our neighbors in need. We appreciate all you have done for our neighbors during this...

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Songs of Comfort, Love and Joy

Posted on January 02, 2021 in: General News

Songs of Comfort, Love and Joy
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Parish Office announcement

Posted on January 01, 2021 in: General News

Parish Office announcement
The parish staff has been working behind the scenes to keep SCL operating, but the parish office remains closed to unscheduled visitors. Please call 314-843-3245 or send a message to <information@sclparish.org> if you need to make an appointment to get a Mass Card, have a question, or anoth...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Miraculous Medal Novena

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Click here for the Miraculous Medal Novena  

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

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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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Meal A Month Bag

Posted on October 23, 2018 in: General News

Meal A Month Bag
Please take a Meal-a-Month bag home after Mass this weekend and return it next week.  Donations are accepted any day; call the office 314-843-3245. Monetary donations are always accepted to assist with the purchasing of staple items. Checks should be made payable to SCL Parish Food Pantry...

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DRAWING THIS SUNDAY! PURCHASE YOUR SCL Annual Cash Raffle Ticket TODAY!
Don't forget to purchase your ticket for the SCL Annual Cash Raffle. Tickets are $100 each for the drawing to be held on Sunday,  November 19th after the Noon Mass. The Grand Prize is $10,000, second prize is $4,000 and third prize is $2,000. For every 25 tickets sold over 400 a $1,000 priz...

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