1625 South 11th Street Saint Louis, MO 63104
Deacon Mike Buckley, Director Confessions ½ hour before Mass
Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday Mass for Sunday 4:30 p.m.
Phone Rectory: 231-0141
Rectory Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
New members of the community: Please register at the Rectory
|Saturday, April 5||John & Lillian Hrdlicka||Friar Ed Mundwiller|
|Sunday, April 6||Miller, Giebels & Draska Families||Father John Mayer|
|Saturday, April 12||Robert Staat||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, April 13||Al Gajdosik||Father Paul Rothschild|
Stewardship of Treasure:Last Weekend Envelopes $628.00; Loose; $298.00; Organ Repair $57.56; Catholic Relief Services $190.00; Improvement Fund $15.00; Saint Louis Review $30.00
April 6, 2014 - 5th Sunday of Lent
“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” John 11:40
Many of us say that we believe in God. We go to church on Sunday. We volunteer for events at our parish. But when life gets hard, the pressure is on, things aren’t going our way, do we really believe, do we really put our trust in the Lord? When we live a life of gratitude, being thankful for the gifts we have been given, we really do see that God is providing all that we need.
We would like to welcome our visitors who are here for the first time. You are always welcome to the historic Church of St. John Nepomuk. There has been a Catholic Church at the corner of 11th and Lafayette since 1855. If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you as a member. To register, call our rectory M-F from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be a second collection this weekend for Catholic Home Mission Appeal.
Today (Sunday) is Hospitality Sunday. Coffee and pastries will be served in the hall following 9:30 mass. Everyone is welcome!
Next Saturday, April 12, will be the Czech Festival at the Czech Center. Please see the enclosed flyer.
YOU Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are “Happily Married”. For everyone else there is Retrouvaille. Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Does talking only make it worse? For information on the Retrouvaille Program, visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1-800-470-2230. The next program begins the weekend of June 6-8, 2014.
CHARITY OUTREACH APRIL: During the month of April we will be collecting for St. Martha’s Hall Emergency Shelter. St Martha’s Hall is committed to helping battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives. The emergency shelter has a pressing need for paper products (toilet paper & paper towels) and a wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for neon-green flyers). Final day for donations will be April 27th.
Deacon Mike: We all have needs and we often ask God to provide. Sometimes our needs are dramatic, like Mary and Martha wanting Jesus to bring their brother back from the dead. Sometimes our needs are much simpler, like the paper towels and toilet paper Saint Martha’s Hall is in need of. It’s ironic that we are faced with these two extremes today and that the organization in need is named after Lazurus’ sister.
I attended the Annual Catholic Appeal kick-off this past weekend. It’s a little overwhelming to hear talk about the millions of dollars that this appeal will raise. But we can’t lose sight of the smaller needs that are so vital to so many of our brothers and sisters. Imagine how it must feel to be without something as simple as a paper towel to dry your hands.
I know you will be generous to this charity outreach, as you always are. But, please keep in mind how important such a simple gift is to those in need. You will be blessed for your generosity.
Have a Blessed Lent!