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Entries for July 2019

Hello St. Gabriel Family,           My name is Fr. Mark Madden.  I was just ordained a bit over a month ago by Archbishop Robert Carlson.  I was born in St. Mary Magdalen Parish in St. Louis, but we moved to Immaculate Heart of Mary in St. Louis when I was about two.  My parents have lived in that parish for almost 40 years.  I am the oldest of five siblings, all younger sisters — I know God Help me — who have been instrumental in my upbringing and fostered in me a deep respect for women and increase in the virtue of patience.  One of...

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For those of you wondering, “Who is the senior priest saying Mass at St. Gabriel’s these days?”, I am Monsignor Joseph Simon.  As a matter of fact, I am newly-retired and very excited to be in-residence at the rectory.  I grew up a few miles north of St. Louis Hills in the City of Pagedale.  I attended St. Catherine of Siena Grade School and Mercy High School but both schools closed some time ago.  I graduated from the School of Commerce & Finance (now B & A) at St. Louis University in 1965, worked 14 months at McDonnell Aircraft in Dept. 14 (F-4 contracts), and entered Kenrick...

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