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When Bringing Communion to Others
Fr. Charlie and I are asking you to follow this procedure when you are at Mass and are going to ask for communion to bring to others who are not able to be at Mass. We are implementing this procedure to help us in this time of pandemic to manage communion both safely and with the greatest dignity. We ask if you want bring communion that you wait until Mass is over and stop by the sacristy door and ask the Mass celebrant to help you.  We will proceed to the tabernacle and dispense hosts into the pyx.  Often there are several people wanting to do this, so only...

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A Message from Fr. Jim - Join Me in Thinking About
A thought paper, an exercise in Gospel grounded thinking, a challenge I am going to describe some characteristics, traits and markers about myself.  Let me start with male heterosexual.  I inherited this, I did nothing to earn it, create it, deserve it.  Because I am male, I encounter life with many advantages; again, not earned, created or deserved, but very real none the less.  We all live in society and culture that grants to males position, power and opportunity that it does not grant similarly to females. (yes, you can make the case females recei...

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A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on May 29, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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A Message from Fr. Jim

Posted on May 22, 2020 in: General News

A Message from Fr. Jim
Broadcast: Message from Fr. Jim Date: Friday, May 22nd   To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/message-from-fr-jim-lt4gvhicawbnwepklxmu If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Please Read, Please Note, Please Spread the News!!
We are coming upon our first weekend in our “reopening” and with the teaching experience of daily Mass we have arrived at the Weekend Mass schedule as follows:   We will continue to hear confessions on Saturday afternoon, but now from 3:30-4:30pm   Doors for the 5pm Saturday night mass will open circa 4:40 if you arrive early please remain in  your car until doors open, (this will hold true for all Masses right now)   On Sunday we will have Mass at 7:30am 9:30am and noon.   We will only be...

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

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PART 2 - Masses Set to Begin Monday, May 18th
This is part 2 of instructions about public Mass reopening.  Please see the message dated May 14 which gives important instructions about if you should come, and what you should do prior to coming, etc. Public Masses will begin on Monday, May 18th. Here are some things you need to know if you plan to come to mass at St. Catherine’s. We are going to ask you to follow directions as we celebrate Mass and the only reason why we are asking is for your safety and the safety of all in church. There are no missalettes or hymnals, no song sheets, we will try to p...

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

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

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SCL Public Square Rosary

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

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

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A Message from Fr. Jim and staff
All of us hope and pray that the effects of the pandemic will soon begin to fade and heal.  But hoping is not enough, we are required to respond to these unhappy circumstances with prudent choices that place the health and well being of all who come here first, especially the most vulnerable: our beloved seniors and those with health challenges, along with all medical personnel sacrificing so much for the good of all.  Even if the loosening of the lockdown continues without a second surge of the virus I deem it prudent and necessary to announce: All events that oc...

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

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

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

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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 will take place without an audience at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and can be streamed live on the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis website (http://cathedralstl.org/live/), and on the following YouTube and Facebook pages: @cathedralstlmo, @St...

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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 the Archdiocese of St. Louis to participate in this celebration. Please read his letter linked here. ​The faithful can participate by viewing the live-stream at usccb.org/consecration. Archbishop Carlson will be renewing the consecration of the Archdiocese 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 that if you have Mass intentions and you would like us to take them for you, just drop a note to us, the usual offering is ten dollars. Fr. Jim

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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 by and a good fit.  We donated to AFP a sizeable amount of food with the understanding that they would serve the folks who ordinarily would be served by SCL. As you are painfully aware this is a slow-motion disaster.  We will send all the remaining food in our pantr...

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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.STL/videos/516151039079329/  

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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 of thanks, and we are really grateful,  I’m not sure we are quite heroes, but truth be told we do what we do because we love you, and want you to know and feel the power of God’s faithful love for you.  So thanks so much to the ones who made our day and we...

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CONFESSION

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Confessions are offered in church  on Saturday from 3:45pm - 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, but I will suggest none of them help and all of them waste time and energy. Yes what I am trying to get at here is that my way of life just like yours has been turned upside down painfully so, and it is important now more than ever for me to try to use my time and energy to do my b...

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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 because I wanted to quit, and I didn’t want to see it. So, what must we do to triumph over our pandemic challenge?  The best answer, I would argue the only answer, is to do whatever is necessary.  Now of course the whatever and necessary are defined differently b...

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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.  The members also make home visits in pairs when a neighbor in need has contacted the society. The purpose of the home visit is to see the face of Christ in those needing help, and to be open to hearing their story while assessing their needs and providing support thru financ...

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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, with natural forces beyond our human fragility, with tornadoes and earthquakes and tsunamis and heat and humidity.  But isn’t it funny we live in this “real” if not normal world as though we own it.  We craft our society and culture to function rational...

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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 love of God for us, to alienate ourselves from God, to no longer be in right relationship with God.  We need salvation. We could not earn or achieve salvation on our own, it required the intervention of God in our human history by the sending of His son Jesus.  He wo...

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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.  Someone will be on site to give instruction.   

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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 suffered and died on the cross. Catholics traditionally mark the day with fasting, penance, and reflection on Jesus’ loving sacrifice. This opportunity to pray together during the coronavirus pandemic offers a special moment of unity for the faithful during a time when communities throughout the United States and worldwide ...

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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 in the empty pews, voila they printed and put a photo of everyone who was in the photo directory of the parish.  But we want all of you in the congregation, so if you would take a photo of yourself or your family watching our live streamed Mass and send them to sspaeth@sclp...

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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 advising our pantry clients to contact:  Affton Christian Food Pantry:      http://afftonchristianfoodpantry.com/ The pantry may be reached at:  314-580-3138.   Let them know that you are from St. Catherine Laboure.  If you ...

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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 branches from trees and strewed them on the road.  While we may be celebrating Palm Sunday in our own homes, we may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are still the Body of Christ. We will distribute palms this Sunday, April 5th on tables in front of church for you ...

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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 saw a nurse I was four years old and someone had cut my tonsils out and I woke up addled to find a cheerful woman wearing white leaning over me and murmuring something gentle.  The room was all white and the bed was all white and there were white curtains framing the window....

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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 system of hundreds of thousands of very sick individuals, how to save many from the life threatening result of our economy in free fall, with millions out of work, mortgages due, rent due, crippling debt. And these are just some of the conversations and choices we will be called to ha...

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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 it with the very advanced instrument known as "Fr. Jim’s I phone 6".  Everything is much better now other than the celebrant. He remains a work in progress. So, we invite you to join us tonight 3/28 at 5pm Fr. Charlie will preside and tomorrow 3/29 at 9am Fr. Jim will preside. We hope it will mean a...

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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 if they are there.  Church law tells me you are my responsibility, my heart tells me you are my parish family, so in your absence, this enforced absence which we firmly hope will slow the virus from overwhelming our medical system, I need to remember, to see with my mind’s eye, you my brothers and sisters, old and youn...

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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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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 those most vulnerable our elders and those with medical challenges. And so The ENTIRE St. Catherine Laboure Parish Campus is now closed until further notice. This includes the Church, Adoration Chapel and all buildings and fields.  The church is a place of prayer but al...

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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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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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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 donated the school auction. A Good Meal and a Great Cause!

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MOM'S OF ALL AGES - LADIES NIGHT OUT
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018  FROM 7:00 - 8:00PM  SAINT CATHERINE LABOURE CHURCH Join us for a special presentation for Moms by Fr. Joe Kempf.  As it has been said, "Motherhood is a thankless job with ridiculous hours, but a least the pay stinks."   CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

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