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22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

August 28, 2016                                                                     22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.”    Luke 14:13 -14

We have a difficult time with the concept of giving without expecting something in return.  Even when we give to charity we often want something in return – a raffle ticket, a dinner, or a chance to play golf.  Yet, as Christian stewards we need to remember that the true reward for our giving awaits us in heaven.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,085.00; Loose $245.00; Other $200.00

 

Total: $1,530.00                                                    Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 27 Otto & Rose Marie Stanovsky Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 28 Stephen Lamczyk Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, September 3 Michael Tallent, Jr Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, September 4 Lerlene Jefferson Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

SAVE THE DATE(S)- The Goulash Festival is Nov 6 and it is not too early to begin preparing. A planning meeting is scheduled for Tues, Sept 13, at 6:30 in the hall. Your help will be needed on the day of the event but also on Nov 5 for food prep to cut up 150 lbs of beef and 50 lbs of onions. We also need prizes/gifts for the game booths. For info call Bob Deppe (314) 604-9920.

 

Good News/Bad News: The Church fiscal year ends on June 30 and we have completed the year-end accounting for our chapel. First the good news: We improved our bottom line for the year by more than $17,000.00! The bad news is that we were still in the red by over $73,000.

 

For the period we increased our revenue and reduced our expenses. This is a positive trend that we hope to continue.

 

Weddings continue to be an important source of revenue, more than $8,000.00 this year. Our events in the hall brought in almost $11,000.00.

 

It’s not part of our Profit and Loss statement, but you generously contributed $4,925 to the ACA exceeding our goal by $1,200 and you pledged $36,000 to the Beyond Sunday campaign.

 

Thank you for your generosity!!!

 

Good news on our chapel cleanup: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be holding their annual convention in Saint Louis next month. As part of their anniversary celebration they will be performing service projects around the area. They have generously offered to help with the cleanup of our chapel including cleaning the statues and the light fixtures. They will also be installing new LED light bulbs throughout the chapel. The date for this project is September 15. Many thanks to Bob Deppe for making this contact for us.

 

 

Saint Anthony is a non-Czech saint for whom the Czech people have a special devotion. Along with Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Therese, the Little Flower, a statue of Saint Anthony is located in our vestibule.

Following are instructions for a special novena to the saint who is known to grant prayers to those who ask for his help. Since the Chapel is closed on Tuesday, we suggest you light a candle over nine weekends and say the novena prayer on nine consecutive Tuesdays.

I resort to your protection and aid. As proof of my affection and faith, I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in my difficulties and through lodging in the house of my Savior, intercede for me and my family that we may always hold God in our hearts and be provided for in our necessities. I beseech you, St. Anthony, to have infinite pity in regard to the favor I ask you (mention here).

Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glory Be’s. Say this prayer on 9 consecutive Tuesdays, lighting a candle each time and leaving a copy of this novena in a church to help someone in distress and spread devotion to St. Anthony.

This marvelous Saint grants everything before the end of 9 Tuesdays.

Copies of the novena are available in the vestibule for your convenience.

 

saint anthonyThe prayer is also available on our SJN app which you may download to your smart phone by texting the word “app” to 88202. Thanks to Bob Deppe for pointing out this prayer and providing us with the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

August 21, 2016                                                           21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For behold, some are last who will be first and some are first who will be last.”     Luke 13:30

 

Our standards in our society are so different from God’s standards.  We often rate or rank people by what they have, how powerful they are, or how successful they are.  Jesus reminds us that God will not judge us by the same earthly standards.

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,367.00; Loose $283.00; Latin American Apostolate $155;00; Other $115.00

 

Total: $1,765.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 20 Michael Tallent, Jr Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 21 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, August 27 Otto & Rose Marie Stanovsky Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 28 Stephen Lamczyk Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

SAVE THE DATE(S)- The Goulash Festival is Nov 6 and it is not too early to begin preparing. A planning meeting is scheduled for Tues, Sept 13, at 6:30 in the hall. Your help will be needed on the day of the event but also on Nov 5 for food prep to cut up 150 lbs of beef and 50 lbs of onions. We also need prizes/gifts for the game booths. For info call Bob Deppe (314) 604-9920.

 

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CHARITY OUTREACH AUGUST:  Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our school supply collection. The students at Saint Wencelsas/Xavier Cabrini will be very happy to receive needed items as they start the new school year.

 

The Young Catholic Musicians will hold auditions during August for singers and instrumentalists. The YCM is preparing for its 43rd year of service to the Archdiocese. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over forty parishes and schools in the Saint Louis area.

 

If you know a talented young person who would like to increase their musical knowledge and serve the Church, please have them contact Father Bruce Forman (314.231.7464) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314.962.9260) for additional information or to schedule an audition. Their web site is http://www.archstl.org/musicians.

 

saint anthony

Saint Anthony is a non-Czech saint for whom the Czech people have a special devotion. Along with Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Therese, the Little Flower, a statue of Saint Anthony is located in our vestibule.

Following are instructions for a special novena to the saint who is known to grant prayers to those who ask for his help. Since the Chapel is closed on Tuesday, we suggest you light a candle over nine weekends and say the novena prayer on nine consecutive Tuesdays.

I resort to your protection and aid. As proof of my affection and faith, I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in my difficulties and through lodging in the house of my Savior, intercede for me and my family that we may always hold God in our hearts and be provided for in our necessities. I beseech you, St. Anthony, to have infinite pity in regard to the favor I ask you (mention here).

Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glory Be’s. Say this prayer on 9 consecutive Tuesdays, lighting a candle each time and leaving a copy of this novena in a church to help someone in distress and spread devotion to St. Anthony.

This marvelous Saint grants everything before the end of 9 Tuesdays.

Copies of the novena are available in the vestibule for your convenience.

 

The prayer is also available on our SJN app which you may download to your smart phone by texting the word “app” to 88202. Thanks to Bob Deppe for pointing out this prayer and providing us with the information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novena to Saint Anthony

I resort to your protection and aid. As proof of my affection and faith, I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in my difficulties and through lodging in the house of my Savior, intercede for me and my family that we may always hold God in our hearts and be provided for in our necessities. I beseech you, St. Anthony, to have infinite pity in regard to the favor I ask you (mention here).

Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glory Be’s. Say this prayer on 9 consecutive Tuesdays, lighting a candle each time and leaving a copy of this novena in a church to help someone in distress and spread devotion to St. Anthony.

This marvelous Saint grants everything before the end of 9 Tuesdays.

 

 

 

 

 

Novena to Saint Anthony

 

I resort to your protection and aid. As proof of my affection and faith, I offer this light which I shall burn every Tuesday. Comfort me in my difficulties and through lodging in the house of my Savior, intercede for me and my family that we may always hold God in our hearts and be provided for in our necessities. I beseech you, St. Anthony, to have infinite pity in regard to the favor I ask you (mention here).

Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Mary’s, 3 Glory Be’s. Say this prayer on 9 consecutive Tuesdays, lighting a candle each time and leaving a copy of this novena in a church to help someone in distress and spread devotion to St. Anthony.

This marvelous Saint grants everything before the end of 9 Tuesdays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

August 14, 2016                                                                     20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“Do you think I have come to give you peace on Earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.”   Luke 12:51

 

Living a stewardship lifestyle means stepping out of our comfort zone when needed.  Many of us like to play it safe, not cause waves, stay in the middle of the road.  In today’s world we are called to be informed and take a stance for life, marriage and religious liberty.

 

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,395.00; Loose $236.00; Latin American Apostolate $155;00; Other $75.00

 

Total: $1,861.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 13 Angeline Their Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 14 Albert & Theresa Kaspar Father Francis Ryan
Saturday, August 20 Michael Tallent, Jr Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 21 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

RIP Bob Mertz: Bob Mertz, a long-time member of our community (and Sunday morning mass server) passed away Wednesday morning. Please keep Bob and his family in your prayers.

 

Mass Mob planning: Our second planning meeting was held last Sunday, August 7. Things are moving along nicely. It was agreed that we want to make the best impression possible, but that we want people to see SJN in a realistic light. We hope they will come back again and not be disappointed.

 

Other parishes who have held Mass Mobs have been located in more distressed neighborhoods and have been more of a one-shot event. Our hope is to get visitors, especially those who have a connection to our community, to come back for future masses and festivals.

 

There will be a reception in the hall following mass with home-made cookies and other goodies provided by the ladies (and men) of the community.

 

The following people have generously offered to help organize this event.

 

  • Liturgy—Deacon Mike
  • Hospitality—Jennifer Monahan
  • Reception—Ron Pallmann
  • Music—Mary Ann Sulz and Steve McMullen
  • Outreach—Linda Pallmann
  • Publicity—Greg Deutsch and Bob Deppe

 

To prepare for this important occasion, the following things are in the planning stages.

 

  • Repair and repave the parking lot.
  • Get the third bell working.
  • Repaint and repair Nativity Scene (Dan Klenc)
  • Clean statues, lights, and altars
  • Get all kneelers in 100% condition.
  • Replace garland and wreaths (Elsie Korpecki)
  • Give the hall a good cleaning

 

On the day of the Mass Mob, Sunday, January 8, we will need a lot of help including ushers, greeters, parking directors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, tour guides, additional voices for the choir, and others. This is an important day in the history of our Chapel and we’re counting on everyone’s participation.

 

This is a partial list. There will be more to come. If you have any media contacts, you can help us spread the word. We plan on being featured in the Saint Louis Review, on Catholic Radio, and in the secular media. We are also in need of someone with graphic arts talent to design flyers and signs.

mass mob

 

 The Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation. There will be no mass celebrated at SJN.

 

 

CHARITY OUTREACH AUGUST:  Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our school supply collection. The students at Saint Wencelsas/Xavier Cabrini will be very happy to receive needed items as they start the new school year.

 

The Young Catholic Musicians will hold auditions during August for singers and instrumentalists. The YCM is preparing for its 43rd year of service to the Archdiocese. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over forty parishes and schools in the Saint Louis area.

 

If you know a talented young person who would like to increase their musical knowledge and serve the Church, please have them contact Father Bruce Forman (314.231.7464) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314.962.9260) for additional information or to schedule an audition. Their web site is http://www.archstl.org/musicians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

August 7, 2016                                                               19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”    Luke 12:34

 

Jesus encourages us to build up our treasure in heaven.  The world encourages us to build up our treasure in real estate, investments, and material goods.  How much time are you investing in building up a worldly treasure?  How much time are you investing in building up a heavenly treasure?  To invest more time in the things of heaven, you must let go of some of the things of this world.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $637.00; Loose $423.00; Other $25.00

 

Total: $1,085.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 6 Draper Bickham Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, August 7 Dorothy Helfrich Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, August 13 Angeline Their Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 14 Albert & Theresa Kaspar Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

Collections for July 23-24  Envelopes $942.00; Loose $196.00; Improvement Fund $60.00; Missionary Cooperation $25.00

 

Total $1,223.00

 

A Look Back – When the new school opened in the 1869-’70 school year, two nuns belonging to the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) began teaching at St. John Nepomuk (SJN). This began a relationship between the SSND order and SJN that lasted 100 years.

 

Since there was no convent at SJN, the nuns resided at the convent of Sts Peter and Paul. The nuns walked back and forth and during inclement weather, Fr. Hessoun hired a buggy for them, sometimes driving the horse himself. The first two nuns taught only in English and Fr. Hessoun taught the subjects of religion, language, reading and writing in Czech. Over time, additional nuns were assigned to SJN to accommodate the increased number of students. Many of these nuns were of Bohemian descent and were able to relieve Fr. Hessoun of teaching duties and taught those subjects in Czech.

 

One nun of special note was Josephine Hlavacek, who was received as a SSND candidate in July 1876 at the age of 20. She was sent to Milwaukee where she trained as a religious and educator. Ms. Hlavacek received the name Sr. Mary Bronislava and returned to SJN in 1879, where she taught for 53 years.

 

The Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation. There will be no mass celebrated at SJN.

 

Mass Mob planning meeting: This Sunday, August 7, following 9:30 mass. Everyone is welcome to join us. Coffee and donuts will be served.

 

CHARITY OUTREACH AUGUST:  Our neighbors at St. Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for St. Francis Cabrini Academy.  St. Francis Cabrini elementary school supports children of South St. Louis City, including St. John Nepomuk and St. Vincent dePaul areas.  Helpful supplies include:  crayons, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, erasures, rulers, scissors, etc.

Collection baskets are available at the side altar.  Please note:  School starts early this year, so the collection will only last ~3 weeks.  Donated supplies will be dropped off by ~August 10th.

Thanks as always for your generosity!

police prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

August 7, 2016                                                               19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”    Luke 12:34

 

Jesus encourages us to build up our treasure in heaven.  The world encourages us to build up our treasure in real estate, investments, and material goods.  How much time are you investing in building up a worldly treasure?  How much time are you investing in building up a heavenly treasure?  To invest more time in the things of heaven, you must let go of some of the things of this world.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $637.00; Loose $423.00; Other $25.00

 

Total: $1,085.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 6 Draper Bickham Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, August 7 Dorothy Helfrich Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, August 13 Angeline Their Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 14 Albert & Theresa Kaspar Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

Collections for July 23-24  Envelopes $942.00; Loose $196.00; Improvement Fund $60.00; Missionary Cooperation $25.00

 

Total $1,223.00

 

A Look Back – When the new school opened in the 1869-’70 school year, two nuns belonging to the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) began teaching at St. John Nepomuk (SJN). This began a relationship between the SSND order and SJN that lasted 100 years.

 

Since there was no convent at SJN, the nuns resided at the convent of Sts Peter and Paul. The nuns walked back and forth and during inclement weather, Fr. Hessoun hired a buggy for them, sometimes driving the horse himself. The first two nuns taught only in English and Fr. Hessoun taught the subjects of religion, language, reading and writing in Czech. Over time, additional nuns were assigned to SJN to accommodate the increased number of students. Many of these nuns were of Bohemian descent and were able to relieve Fr. Hessoun of teaching duties and taught those subjects in Czech.

 

One nun of special note was Josephine Hlavacek, who was received as a SSND candidate in July 1876 at the age of 20. She was sent to Milwaukee where she trained as a religious and educator. Ms. Hlavacek received the name Sr. Mary Bronislava and returned to SJN in 1879, where she taught for 53 years.

 

The Feast of the Assumption, Monday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation. There will be no mass celebrated at SJN.

 

Mass Mob planning meeting: This Sunday, August 7, following 9:30 mass. Everyone is welcome to join us. Coffee and donuts will be served.

 

CHARITY OUTREACH AUGUST:  Our neighbors at St. Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for St. Francis Cabrini Academy.  St. Francis Cabrini elementary school supports children of South St. Louis City, including St. John Nepomuk and St. Vincent dePaul areas.  Helpful supplies include:  crayons, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, erasures, rulers, scissors, etc.

Collection baskets are available at the side altar.  Please note:  School starts early this year, so the collection will only last ~3 weeks.  Donated supplies will be dropped off by ~August 10th.

Thanks as always for your generosity!

police prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship thought for the week

July 17, 2016                                     16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“…I am a minister in accordance with God’s stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God.”   Colossians 1:25

 

Believe it or not, we are all called to evangelize – to continuously grow in our knowledge and relationship with Jesus and to share it with others.  We may not be called to evangelize like St. Paul, but we should look for opportunities to share our Faith with those closest to us, like our family and friends.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $975.00; Loose $410.00; Church bells $200.00; Other $35.00

 

Total: $1,620.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 16 Joseph & Stella Remes Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 17 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, July 23 Klarik Family Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 24 Sam Ulett Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

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Trip Advisor is a web site that provides reviews for travelers of hotels, restaurants, and points of interest. There are currently three reviews for Saint John Nepomuk. Judy B of Saint Louis gives us a five star review and writes:

“There is lots of history for the early Bohemian community in this location. The church was their center and the Soulard neighborhood contained many of their rental units. Not many of the immigrants could buy any property when they arrived in the U.S. The church building is now classified as a Chapel. It is the oldest Czech Catholic church in the New World – see the website at http://sjnstl.org/

 

Bernadette T of Saint Peters also gave us a five star review and wrote: We went to mass there as it was close to where we were going to dinner. Am so glad we decided to attend. The church reminded us of when we visit Churches in Europe. The stain glass windows and statues were beautiful and so well taken care of. We even got to visit with the priest after the service. So welcoming. A great place to worship in a neighborhood full of great places to eat. Would highly recommend attending mass there before going out to dinner or brunch.

 

Summer time is vacation time and thousands of people will be visiting our city looking for the highlights. It would be very helpful if you would take a few minutes to visit www.tripadvisor.com and write a nice review.

 

 

Come see the Fr. Scheid Players’ performance of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Chaminade College Preparatory School on July 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, and July 24 at 2 pm. All proceeds help to support the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. To purchase tickets, please call (314) 846-1060. For more information, visit http://www.archstl.org/catholicyouth

 

SJN app: Don’t forget about our smart phone/tablet app. Stay up-to-date and get important information about SJN right on your phone. You can download the app by texting the word App to 88202 or by clicking on the qr code below:

 

 

Mass Mob Report: An organizational meeting was held Thursday, July 14 to discuss the Mass Mob. It was agreed that Saint John Nepomuk would be the site for Mass Mob X on January 8, 2017.   It was agreed that between now and January we will do the following:

 

  • Clean statues and lighting in the Chapel.
  • Resurface the parking lot.
  • Tend to other needed repairs in and around the Chapel
  • Get the bells working.

 

Based on previous Mass Mobs, including one held just last weekend at Saint Matthews, we can expect between 400-500 visitors. There is a lot of work to be done to get ready. Several people volunteered to chair various committees but to pull this off we’re going to need 100% support of everyone.

 

We will need to prepare a program book for the mass and light refreshments for a reception following.

 

This event is a major milestone in the history of SJN. The next planning meeting will be held Sunday, August 7 after 9:30 mass. We hope you can join us.

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15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 10, 2016                                                         15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’”      Luke 10:37

 

This was Jesus’ command at the end of the Good Samaritan story.  But did you know that the Samaritans and Jews despised each other.  The moral of the story is to love our neighbor, who may be someone you don’t know, someone that looks different than you or someone you don’t like, without expecting anything in return.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,037.00; Loose $293.00; Peter’s Pence $10.00; Other $80.00

 

Total: $1,420.00                                                  Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 9 Connie Rye Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 10 Edward Klenc TBA
Saturday, July 16 Joseph & Stella Remes Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, July 17 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

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Hospitality Sunday—Coffee and donuts will be served today (Sunday) in the hall following 9:30 mass.

A Look Back –Fr. Hessoun became pastor of St. John Nepomuk (SJN) in October 1865 and arrived to a closed church and school. The faithful of SJN welcomed him with open arms and extended their full support; a $3,000 debt retired in three months reflected this support.

 

Soon after his arrival, Fr. Hessoun initiated efforts to reopen the school. Mr. Jan Zaloudek, born in Bohemia, came to teach at SJN. A second teacher, Mr. Vaclav Martinek, came from Bohemia in 1866 to teach English. Classes were still held in the one-room in the basement of the church. Teaching was extremely difficult, with two teachers attempting to instruct in one space to a school filled to capacity.

 

The church property at the time consisted of two lots of 30 ft each on the corner of Soulard and Rosati (now 11th and Lafayette). In the spring of 1867, three additional lots of 30 ft each were acquired for $9,000, then a huge sum of money. A brick home stood on one of the lots that was converted into a classroom and dwelling for a teacher. This classroom soon became overcrowded also. Because of the increase of the Czech faithful, a new church and school were absolutely necessary.

 

St. Joan of Arc will be hosting a Flea Market July 9th 8-4 pm July 10th 12-4pm. Address is: 5821 Pernod (enter thru parking lot) Books, furniture, sporting goods, toys, jewelry, home goods, collectibles.

Come see the Fr. Scheid Players’ performance of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Chaminade College Preparatory School on July 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm, and July 24 at 2 pm. All proceeds help to support the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. To purchase tickets, please call (314) 846-1060. For more information, visit http://www.archstl.org/catholicyouth

 

Saint John Nepomuk will host a Mass Mob on Sunday, January 8, 2017, Epiphany Sunday. This date was chosen partly because the chapel will still be decorated for Christmas.

 

This is an outstanding opportunity for us to show off our beautiful church. Previous mass mobs have attracted hundreds of people to other historic churches in Saint Louis.

 

 

The Mass Mob planning meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, July 7 has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 14 at 12:00 noon. This is an important meeting and we hope you can attend. We will be serving Joannie’s pizza as an extra incentive.

 

There is a lot of work to be done to prepare for such a big event. Please come to Thursday’s meeting armed with ideas. We want to show our beautiful chapel at it’s best. There is a lot of cleaning and repair work that needs to be done anyway. The January 8 Mass Mob date should motivate us to get these things done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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