Welcome to Immacolata Parish and School!

Dear Friends,

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, “FIAT Women’s Group,” 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 “Stewardship Sunday” 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.”

Thanks to everyone in the parish who shares their time and talents throughout the year in so many ways:
• 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 special collection 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

Mass Times

Sat. 8:00 & 5:00 pm
Sun. 7:30, 9:30*, 11:30 am & 5:00 pm
*Sun. 9:30 a.m. (includes Children's Liturgy)
Weekday Masses:
M-Tu & Th-F
6:30 & 8:00 am
Wednesday at 6:30 & 8:45 am (During the school year)

Contact Us

8900 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117
8910 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117