Welcome to Immacolata Parish and School!
Many Catholics find spiritual enrichment in a variety of groups that meet for
prayer, Scripture reading, instruction, and fellowship. There are
two which have come to my attention recently that have been well received. One is
“Forming Men for Christ,”
which meets on the 2nd
Thursday of each month at St. Joseph’s
Church in Clayton. The schedule begins with 6:30 a.m.
Mass in church, followed by coffee and a talk from
7:00-7:45 in the hall. Fr. James Mason, President of
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary leads the group. There is
also a group for women,
which meets at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary each 3rd
Thursday. They begin with Rosary
at 8:00 a.m., followed by a presentation 8:15-9:00 by Fr. Paul Hoesing. If
you are looking for a practical way to grow spiritually
in your relationship to Christ, these would be good options.
Sunday, September 25, is the annual
in the Archdiocese of St.
Louis. This is an opportunity each year to reflect on the Biblical teaching on stewardship. God has
placed us as stewards to manage
His gifts; we respond with gratitude for His mercy by sharing our time, talent, and generosity. The following
is from Archbishop Carlson:
“Stewardship, at its heart, is an act of mercy. We
come to see others with
the eyes of mercy and learn
to practice compassion. Stewardship is an invitation to share the goodness of God with others...
- Embracing our call as joyful disciples of Christ;
- Practicing mercy,
forgiveness and compassion;
- Enthusiastically offering our talents
and gifts for the vitality of our parish;
- Humbly making
a financial gift to help spread the faith.”
to everyone in the parish who shares their
time and talents throughout the year in so many
Liturgical ministries (Altar society, cantors, lectors,
ushers, servers, Eucharistic ministers); educational
ministry (school staff, PSR, Vacation Bible School);
Christian formation (RCIA, Scripture study, CHRP, retreats);
Christian service (Ladies Society, Home & School, Ministry of Charity, Mothers of Young
Children, Prayer Line, Respect Life, St. Vincent de Paul
, Welcoming committee);
Parish Council, School Board, Ministry to the sick
.......and many, many more!
And thank you also for your financial generosity
which makes Immacolata Parish possible.
In response to the
recent flooding in Louisiana
, the Archdiocese of St. Louis--in union with the
U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops--is taking up a
this weekend. These funds will be
used to assist the nearly 160,000 people whose homes
were damaged. The money will support the work of
Catholic Charities for emergency needs such as food, shelter, and medical care.
Msgr. Vernon Gardin