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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

October 2, 2016                                                   27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.”  2 Timothy 1:7

 

Many of us compartmentalize our Faith, we bring it out only when we attend Mass or when we attend a parish event.  Being a good steward requires discipline and striving to put God first in everything, all the time.  The next time you are at a neighborhood party, at work or out shopping, would your actions signal to others that you are a good and faithful servant of our Lord?

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,150.00; Loose $244.00; Catholic University $25.00; Other $35.00

 

Total: $1,454.00                                                    Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, October 1 Kellie Schallon Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, October 2 Larry Smid Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, October 8 Mary Duggan Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, October 9 Bill Korpecki TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

There will be a second collection this weekend for the Formation of Permanent Deacons.  Money raised from this collection helps cover some of the expenses of men in training to be deacons. Here at SJN, we are more aware than most of the value of deacons’ service to help in situations formerly handled only by priests. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Oktoberfest at Saint Pius V, South Grand at Utah, Friday, October 21. Delicious brats and cold brews from Civil Life Brewery. Dinner starts at 4:00. Live music starts at 6:00. There will be a 50/50 drawing and other prizes. Full plates are $8.00. Half plates are $4.00.

 

Beyond Sunday–Thanks to everyone who pledged to the Beyond Sunday campaign. As of now, we have received pledges totaling $36,000.00. In spite of our overly-ambitious goal, we were still high on the list of contributing churches in our group.

 

 

We have been notified that we will be receiving our first distribution (our 40% share of moneys received) of $2,635.34 during the month of September. We will put the money to good use.

 

Goulash Festival News—Plans are proceeding nicely. The GF letters and raffle tickets were mailed this week. Letters for members are located at the entrances to the Chapel. Please take yours home.

 

We are in need of prizes for our games. Gift cards are especially welcome but we can use all types of items. You may bring prizes to the rectory any time during business hours or drop them off in church.

We will be needing desserts on the day of the event (November 6). Many visitors come just for the home-made desserts so, thank you in advance, for contributing to the success of this important fund-raiser.

 

While the Goulash Festival does raise much-needed funds, it’s also an important way for us to reach out to the community. It would be great if every member of SJN could volunteer an hour or two of your time to meet and greet our neighbors and to help out where needed.

 

Soulard Oktoberfest which was threatened with cancellation, will be held Friday and Saturday,October 21 and 22. The festival has been moved from east of Broadway where it’s been in the past to Soulard Market Park. This change will put the event much closer to Saint John’s and could cause some traffic congestion for Saturday afternoon mass. Please allow some extra time to get here on that Saturday for 4:30 mass.

 

Mass Mob—Remember, our Mass Mob will be held on Sunday, January 8, the Feast of the Epiphany. Plans are well underway to make this a huge celebration. Be sure you talk it up to your friends and family. Again, this is an opportunity for everyone to pitch in. We will need ushers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, greeters, and people to serve coffee and refreshments. There will be more information as we get closer to the big day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

September 11, 2016                                                                         24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Everything I have is yours.”    Luke 15:31

 

Stewardship thought for the week

September 25, 2016                                         26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.  Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established…”     Luke 16:25-26

 

When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy.  However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not.  In today’s Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the chasm in the next life.

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,360.00; Loose $165.00; Improvement Fund $170.00; Other $60.00

 

Total: $1,755.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, September 24 Frances Dvorek Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 25 Stephen Lamczyk Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, October 1 Kellie Schallon Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, October 2 Larry Smid Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

Chapel Cleanup: Many thanks to the IBEW volunteers who did such a fine job of cleaning and relamping the chapel. We couldn’t continue to operate without the generosity of our friends.

 

 

A Look Back – In Jan 1964, Bob Goddard, stated the following in his daily column of the St. Louis Globe Democrat (remember that newspaper?): “How is this for a record? R. Joseph Stanovsky has been playing the organ and teaching school at St. John Nepomuk Church since 1914.”

 

Rainer Joseph Stanovsky was born on Nov 13, 1879, in Moravia. His strong talent for music was evident at an early age; at 12 years of age, he routinely substituted for the organist at church services. (I was not able to find information as to how he developed his talent.)

 

Upon the death of Joseph Balin, organist at SJN, in 1914, Mr. Stanovsky volunteered to leave his homeland and assume those duties at SJN. In addition to his role as organist, he was a music teacher at the school and director of the parish choir. For many years he taught piano, violin, cello, bass fiddle and trumpet. Mr. Stanovsky also acted as co-editor of the “Hlas,” the national Czech periodical.   His Golden Jubilee was celebrated on Feb 9, 1964 at SJN.

 

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Formation of Permanent Deacons.  Money raised from this collection helps cover some of the expenses of men in training to be deacons. Here at SJN, we are more aware than most of the value of deacons’ service to help in situations formerly handled only by priests. Please be generous to this important collection.

 

Giant Flea Market—Our friends at Saints Peter and Paul are having their annual flea market this weekend, September 23-25. Lots of treasures are being offered for sale at bargain prices! Plus, proceeds help support SPP’s ministry to the poor and homeless. Check it out!

From Deacon Mike: I want to extend my sincere thanks for all your thoughts, prayers, and cards while I was in the hospital last week. It was a rough week but your prayers gave me strength and helped with the healing process which is still going on.

 

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be here for the IBEW clean-up project, but it went off without a hitch and the chapel looks wonderful. Plans for the Goulash Festival are also moving along nicely. Thank you to everyone involved.

 

We have been very blessed at SJN and I’m convinced that our devotion to the Holy Infant of Prague has a lot to do with it.

 

“O sweet Jesus Child to thee do I cleave. In thy powerful aid I firmly believe.

infant of prague

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

September 11, 2016                                                                         24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Everything I have is yours.”    Luke 15:31

 

Our Heavenly Father gives us everything, including the chance to share in His eternal kingdom.  Yet, like the Prodigal Son we are often lured away by the materialism of our society.  Do we really want to turn our backs on all that God offers in exchange for a material wealth that has no lasting value?

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $890.00; Loose $205.00; Catholic University $25.00; Other $35.00

 

Total: $1,155.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, September 10 Theresa Kaspar Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 11 Bill Korpecki Father Mike Lydon
Saturday, September 17 Richard Dvorak Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 18 Anezka Jeglova Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

Goulash Festival planning meeting will be held this Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

Chapel Cleanup: IBEW volunteers will be cleaning the chapel on Thursday, September 15. We are in need of buckets and rags which will be returned (clean) after we’re done with them. Please drop them off at the rectory by Tuesday. Thank you.

 

Hospitality Sunday will be today (Sunday) after 9:30 mass. Coffee and donuts will be served. Everyone welcome.

 

A Look Back – The School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) began teaching at SJN in 1869 and at that time, they lived at the St. Peter and Paul convent. In 1880, Fr. Hessoun acquired a residence at the corner of 11th & Julia to be used as a convent. The home was built in 1848 by Herman Bernsen, a milkman. Five nuns and two candidates moved into this residence. A third story was added to the convent in the autumn of 1884 to accommodate the increasing number of nuns assigned to SJN.

 

One of the nuns who resided in this convent was Sr Joella, a novice who came from Milwaukee in 1894. Her first assignment was first grade, a class of 66. She continued to teach at SJN, uninterrupted, for 46 years until she fell ill in 1940. When Sr Joella finished teaching, Bohemian was no longer heard in the school, except for religious hymns sung during the Infant of Prague celebration.

 

convent-archThe former convent is now a residence, but evidence still exists that it was a religious structure. A cross was built above the doorway to the courtyard between the convent and the old school and is still visible from 11th street.

 

 

 

 

 

My ParIsh App: If you haven’t already signed up for our app, it’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on at SJN. Even though it’s only September, it’s good to remember that any weather-related cancellations will be posted on the app.

 

Signing up is easy. Just text the word “app” to 88202 or scan the qr code below with your smart phone or tablet.

myparish qr code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

September 4, 2016                                             23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.”    Luke 14:33

 

When we first hear this statement, it seems that Jesus is making an unrealistic demand upon us.  How can we renounce all of our possessions?  We need them to live.  However, what we must renounce is the belief that they belong to us.  Everything that we have belongs to God alone.  All of our resources are entrusted to us not only for our own use, but also so that we can help others.  Once we renounce the idea that we possess or are entitled to anything, it is much easier to share the many gifts that God has given us.  Then we truly are His Disciples.

 

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $919.00; Loose $190.00

 

Total: $1,109.00                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, September 3 Michael Tallent, Jr Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, September 4 Lerlene Jefferson Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, September 10 Theresa Kaspar Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 11 Bill Korpecki TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

Second Collection this weekend is for the Catholic University of America. Did you know:

 

  • CUA is the Catholic University of the United States?
  • Nearly 1/3 of US bishops are alumni along with 12,400 living priests and religious?
  • CUA serves nearly 7,000 students through its twelve schools?

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.

 

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, even though many of our young people have been back in school for several weeks. Some of our friends and family will be traveling on this last three-day weekend of summer. Please keep all travelers in your prayers.

 

As you probably know, today, Sunday, September 4, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized by Pope Francis. For Mother’s followers the canonization ceremony is merely a formality. They knew it all along.

 

Here at SJN, we have a special devotion to many saints. We look at their lives as examples of how we should live out our Christian discipleship.

 

It’s unlikely that most of us will live a life of dedicated service comparable to Mother Teresa. But each of us, in our own way, can be a great saint.

 

As Mother said:

 

“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty — it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” 
― Mother TeresaA Simple Path: Mother Teresa

mother teresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.