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October 9 ~ Parade at 9:00 am ~ Line up 8:00/8:30 am Do you have a cool car, float, golf cart, bike, mascot or group that would be good for the parade? We are looking for cars or anything that can be in the parade!   Please contact Amanda DeGreeff 314‐221‐5010 or aaam5838@sbcgloba...

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WE have GIFT CARDS !!! We still have a small inventory of cards -  Check out our list of on hand inventory.    Click on this link to see our current inventory:     St. Gabriel SCRIP gift cards in Stock You can order Ecards online through SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM....

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It's time again to collect for the FOOD and FUEL program! Place any donations you have in the baskets at the church exits through Sunday August 1.  Reminder too, any monetary donations can be put in the rectory mail slot in an envelop marked Food For Life. The donations this month wil...

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Tuesdays with Fr. Mark Bother the Father is Back By Popular Demand:) We have decided, based on the interest over Lent, to resurrect Bother the Father every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm.  We will meet either under the pergola, the rectory basement, or in the front of school under the new a...

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Dear Parishioners, Welcome and God Bless you!  Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski is lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on July 1, 2021.  I, along with Archbishop Rozanski, welcome the Christian faithful of St. Gabriel the Archangel to return to reg...

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Pastor's Letter
Dear Parishioners: Next Saturday, September 25, we will have our annual “Mass in the Grass” at 4pm as we celebrate The Feast of the Archangel Gabriel.  Gabriel is a Hebrew word with two root parts. The first portion, “gabri,” means strength, power, or might; while the...

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The parish is using a new communucations tool, Flocknote, as a way to better connect with parishioners. Once you sign up through the link below you will receive emails and/or text messages related to important upcoming events in our parish along with inspirational messages and tools t...

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Check out the LIVE Stream Facebook page.   St.Gabriel the Archangel Mass LIVE Stream Don't have a FaceBook account? LIVE Steam on St. Gabriel the Archangel YouTube Channel We will LIVE Stream Masses at the following times: Sundays 9:00 am - Facebook and...

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Follow the link below for the Archdiocese of St. Louis Mandates And Directives related to Covid 19 Coronavirus COVID-19 Mandates and Directives   Before Mass Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski leaves in place the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation&nb...

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  Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9. Each year St. Gabriel LIFE Group, with the help of our generous parishioners, provides Mother's Day gift bags to women served by Our Lady's Inn, Good Shepherd Children and Family Services, and Birthright Counseling. If you wish to donate items ...

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During this season of Lent, St. Gabriel Parish is offering many opportunities for spiritual growth. Stations of the Cross will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and a video of the stations can also be found on parish website for those unable to attend. Confessions will be heard: Monda...

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The St. Gabriel Board of Education is looking for qualified candidates to run for the open positions on the Board.   Are you an active parishioner or school parent with an interest in contributing to St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish and Catholic School?  Are you sincerely interested in ...

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Due to the current COVID-19 precautions, we are offering CARRY OUT options. Every Friday in Lent - February 19 - April 2 Check out our menu options. Please contact Ben Moramarco  via email at stgabehns@gmail.com with any questions. We are looking forward to another succ...

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St. Gabriel the Archangel is now using FLOCKNOTE to communicate with parishioners.  If you haven't signed up for FLOCKNOTE, please do - just look for the little sheep on the home page of the parish website :-).  This is the end for the Weekly Newsletter.  You will still ...

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What are you doing this Lent? Would you like to join us in prayer during the 40 Days for Life this Lent?  The 40 Days for Life starts on Ash Wednesday and goes through the 40 days of Lent.  Sign up for one of those 40 days to pray for the Dignity of all Human Life.  Maybe a sp...

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The worship aid can now be accessed from your device so you can follow along at Mass in prayer and song.   At the entrance to church look for a poster with a QR code.  Use the camera on your phone to scan the QR code which will give you a link to open the Worship Aid document ...

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Use FORMED to access Catholic videos, audios and ebooks! FORMED.org is an online service for accessing thousands of Catholic videos, audios and ebooks On Demand anytime, anywhere! As a member, you will have access to entertaining movies, inspiring audio talks, informative bible studies, and ...

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Following Jesus in Freedom and Love This Lenten retreat with Fr. Jim Mason, is now available online. This virtual retreat is designed to help form individuals and parishes in this understanding of one’s identity and mission. You are invited to participate at home, as a parish mission, or in...

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The St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association is accepting applications for the 2021 SLHNA Student Award for scholarship, leadership and service in school, church, and community. Three, one-time scholarships in the amount of $600 will be awarded.  The application deadline is Friday, April 9, ...

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School News

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: Parish-wide Announcements

This Lent, as we focus on the three actions-pray, fast, and give alms, the school will be collecting for the CRS Rice Bowl program. There are Rice Bowls at the entrances to the church if you would like to participate as well. See below for more information about the program and for additional resour...

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Please note the special consideration due to concerns about Covid-19 as we observe Ash Wednesday on February 17. The Vatican has requested that priests should sprinkle the ashes on the heads of the faithful, so that there is no contact from tracing the cross in ash on the forehead. As w...

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GUIDELINES for Visiting the Rectory Need to Visit the Rectory? Here are some Guidelines.  We are requesting your cooperation in order to keep visitors and our rectory and church staff safe and healthy: All visitors to the church and rectory who are not fully vaccinated, please ...

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Covid Vaccine Registration Missouri is currently in Phase 1A and 1B, tier 1 and 2 for covid vaccines. There is still however, a shortage of vaccines and distribution resources. People unable to get a shot through their employer can complete online pre-registration forms from county health departm...

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Try Faith Direct

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: Parish-wide Announcements

This new year is filled with hope and promise – opportunities abound to grow our vital ministries, explore new ways to share the good news of Christ’s love, and reflect His care and mercy to those in need throughout the community. To continue to make a difference in 2021, St. Gabriel The...

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gabriel is here to help. If you or anyone you know are experiencing a need, please call our hotline at 314-881-1100 The SVDP Blue Donation Bins are still in operation. Donated items are collected regularly.   Thank you for giving ! You are a ...

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Reconciliation Weekdays: 7:30am ~~ Saturdays: 4:00pm Thursday, December 31 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil: 5:00pm Friday, January 1 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 8:00am & 10:00am If you have watched the Mass live streamed but would like to receive communion it wil...

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Christmas 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rejoice!  The weeks of Advent waiting are over, and Christ is born! We rejoice in our Savior’s birth—remembering the great gift of faith He has given us through the mystery of His incarnation and the saving power of His de...

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Update Contact Information Current Phone Number? Does our Church database have your family contact information correct?  Did you DROP your landline phone and only use your cell phone?  Please update your information so the parish has a way to contact you. Current Email Address? D...

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Sign Up for Weekly Newsletter!
Tell your friends!  Go to:https://www.stgabrielstl.org/ and enter your name and email address to sign up for the weekly email newsletter from St Gabriel (see picture for what it will look like)!  Parish/Group Leaders, contact the Rectory for information on how to get YOUR group annoucement...

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St. Gabriel Church will offer In-Person Masses this Weekend.  Our priests are out of quarantine and will be celebrating the Masses this weekend.

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October 29, 2020 Dear St. Gabriel the Archangel Families, I write to inform you that our beloved Monsignor Simon has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Monsignor Simon last offered Mass on October 28th at 6am.  Later that morning he began to feel ill and was tested for the COVID-19 V...

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On the weekend of Oct. 24 and 25, Khader & Mary Abu Sada a Catholic couple from the Holy Land will be visiting our parish to market olive wood hand carved religious articles made by the Christian artisans in the Holy Land.  With the hostilities worsening in the Holy Land a...

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The First Tuesday of the Month for Exposition/Adoration/Benediction has resume! Each month on the first Tuesday. we begin with Exposition at 2:00 pm.  Adoration continues until 7:00 pm with Benediction.  If your schedule permits, please stop by for a brief period of devotion.  It i...

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Our parish Director of Sacred Music, Mary Beth Wittry, has created some interesting YouTube videos. Did you ever wonder how the Liturgical Year works? Check out ~ YouTube Mary Beth Wittry ~ for short videos on liturgy and liturgical music.   Here is a direct link to Mary Be...

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All parishioners are invited to join the St. Gabriel Adoration Society and spend at least one hour a month in church in prayer. All levels of commitment are welcome. Taking advantage of the gift of adoration is one of the best ways to draw closer to God. A holy hour is simply spending time in the...

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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS—RCIA  This September we will again start the process for men and women who are inquiring about the Catholic Faith. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the process through which adults enter into the Catholic faith. RCIA is a spiritual...

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A Note from the Children's Liturgy Committee
St. Gabriel's Church is doing a wonderful job promoting a healthy environment to allow for prayer and mass for all; however, in order to remain healthy this means Children's Liturgy is unable to resume under social distancing guidelines.  Therefore, we would like to extend an invitation...

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We have received numerous phone calls from parishioners who have received emails or text messages that appear to be from Msgr. Shamleffer or other rectory staff requesting you to contact them and possibly to purchase gift cards.  Please be aware that these requests are coming fro...

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Update Membership Information Does our Church database have your family membership record correct?  Did you DROP your landline phone and only use your cell phone?  Please update your information so the parish has a way to contact you. Here is your chance to update your record fo...

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Parish Wide Election for the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Board of Education The Parish Board of Education recommends policies and goals to support educational programs of St. Gabriel the Archangel.  The board serves in an advisory capacity to the school administration and pastor.&n...

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"WE ARE ONE" St. Gabriel School Community Candles for Sale! Be the light in the darkness and share that at home or with a friend or loved one! Urban Candle Company is offering a limited edition "We Are One" candle series for our St. Gabriel School community. The labe...

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Starting Monday, May 18 public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis may resume.  At the same time, the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will remain in place for all Catholics of the archdiocese until further notice, as many individuals continue to have concerns for the hea...

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During this time without Mass consider making an Act of Spiritual Communion, where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion. The ultimate goal of ...

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Follow this link for instructions on How to Recite the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy www.thedivinemercy.org

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For the most up to date information about the precautions we are taking related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 please refer to the Archdiocese of St. Louis website.  Please click on this link www.archstl.org/coronavirus.    

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Please visit the Safe Environment page on our Parish Website to review the latest information from the Archdiocese of St.  Louis - Office of Child and Youth Protection.  Safe Environment Program

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St. Gabriel’s Men Have Been Going to White House Retreat in South County for Over 50 Years. Please Join Us. Where is God in your life? The Lord’s gift of peace is waiting for you. Be invigorated and renewed, both spiritually and physically. Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful environment ...

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Our parish is planning a morning workshop for all Parishioners who currently serve as Lector, Cantor, Usher or Eucharistic Minister. We are also inviting anyone who wishes to serve in any of these ministries to be with us that morning. The day will begin with 8:00 am Mass, coffee and pastries, follo...

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College students, parents and grandparents of college students connect with your Newman Center and campus ministry before you leave for college.   The Newman Centers are NOT notified by colleges that Catholic students are on campus so many college students never locate their Catholic mi...

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Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life: Any young man interested in the priesthood or any young person interested in the religious life is encouraged to contact the Pastor or one of the deacons at 314-353-6303 or to contact the Archdiocesan Vocation Office 314-792-6460. All Catholics a...

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Early Bulletin Deadlines Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the bulletin publisher has issued early submission deadlines. Please note: Articles for December 22 bulletin must be submitted no later than Noon on Wednesday, December 11. Articles for December 29 b...

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The Reverend Charles E. Burgoon, pastor at St. Gabriel the Archangel from 1991-2006, died Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the age of 80. Father Burgoon was born on January 14, 1939 in Saint Louis, Missouri, and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on March 14, 1964 by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter. ...

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Thank you to all parishioners who have completed and submitted your Commitment Card to the church.  As a reminder, all commitments need to be submitted to the church no later than Sunday, October 27 in order to be accounted for in the final Summary Report.  Please complete and submit your ...

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Calling All Musicians!

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: Parish-wide Announcements

The St. Gabriel Parish Choir sings each Sunday at the 11:00 Mass, and rehearses each Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  We are always in need of a few more tenors and basses, especially.  Musical reading is definitely a plus, but many quick learners with good ears do very well and l...

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St. Matthew the Apostle Block Party - Saturday, August 10, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  

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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 S...

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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 th...

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Do you wish to be part of a ministry that gives a visible presence of support to those attending funerals? Then come and sing in the Resurrection Choir.  There are no rehearsals.  Just come and gather in the pews in front of Mary’s statue.  You will get a call 2-3 days before...

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Finance & Future Presentation brought to you by the BOE, PFA and Parish Finance Committee    

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Did you know that St. Gabriel’s has a Young Family Group? The St. Gabriel Young Families Group is an informal group of parish families with children under the age of six. Our goal is to connect families with young children to the Church and each other. The group organizes several social events...

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Just a reminder to keep saving Boxtops for school. You can put them in the boxes at the church entrances. Last school year we made $1374.30. Every little bit helps! Just a note, the Campbell label program has ended, no need to save them anymore! Thank you for all your help! Questions? Ca...

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Interested in a study group engaging the focused perspective of women in the Catholic Church? Join other women for an Endow study group Mother of the Redeemer, based on the 1987 encyclical of Pope St. John Paul II. We will be meeting Tuesdays evenings, February 19 through April 9. This encycl...

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Looking to enrich your faith life? Try the CDs in the back of church. Please put your donations in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket or put it through the rectory mail box marked for Lighthouse Media. Do NOT leave any $ in the church. Thank you      

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Mass Schedule for the Solemnity of the Mary, the Holy Mother of God New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass 5:00pm New Year’s Day Masses 8:00am & 10:00am

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Every year, Monsignor Shamleffer has kindly distributed loaves of bread to St. Gabriel parishioners for Thanksgiving. This year the bread being distributed is from Bridge Bread and is an introduction to selling Bridge Bread bakery products on Donut Sunday at St. Gabriel’s beginning in December...

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During Stewardship Month when we’re reminded to share our time, talent and treasure, it’s a great time to check the cushions of your couch and your coat pockets and to dip into that jar of coins in your closet and help make a difference at St. Gabriel the Archangel parish. Every weeke...

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INTERESTED IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEEPENING YOUR FAITH...NOT WHERE TO START? JustFaith is a process for faithful Catholics looking to deepen their commitment to care for vulnerable people and our planet. Through prayer, study, dialogue, and immersion experiences, participants form community as the...

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Do you spend most of Mass chasing a toddler? Do you struggle to hear the homily from the cry room? Parent volunteers within the Young Families Group offer the parish nursery every Sunday morning so that parents of young children are able to attend mass in peace. This is a unique, free and under-u...

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BE A VIP!  VINCENTIAN IN PRAYER! WE NEED YOUR HELP! Prayer is a vital aspect of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Prayer guides us. Prayer sustains us. Prayer leads us to trust in Divine Providence. Prayer keeps us focused on how we are called to build community with our neighbors a...

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Please contact the rectory to reserve spaces for your upcoming events and meetings.  All reservations are made on a first come— first served basis, so whether your events are held annually or weekly, you will need to contact the Rectory as soon as possible to get on the calendar. Thank...

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FREE Daily Lent Reflections - Would you like a deeper, more powerful Lent this year? Then sign up for Bishop Robert Barron's FREE daily Lent reflections at LentReflections.com  Each day, from Ash Wednesday (February 14) until Easter Sunday (April 1), the creator and host of ...

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The Little Sisters of the Poor, who welcome aged poor persons and share their lives with them, will be visiting our parish Saturday, January 20th and Sunday, January 21st to speak of their mission within the Church, and to ask our help. Their Home, in North St. Louis, currently serves 90 needy elder...

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Pluck a Feather

Posted on November 18, 2017 in: Parish-wide Announcements

The Parish Council is seeking women and men willing to serve on the council for the next three years. This is the parish’s main advisory group and helps to guide the workings and future direction of the parish. The Council meets on the second Tuesday of the month. If you have an i...

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Would you like to participate in the Vocation Chalice Program here at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish? Parishioners may sign up to accept the Chalice into their home for one week. You are asked to find a prominent place in your home where the Chalice is noticed thro...

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Beyond Sunday Campaign

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: Parish-wide Announcements

Beyond Sunday is an Archdiocesan-wide campaign being conducted by the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri to support and strengthen Catholic Education throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In 2011, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson introduced “Alive in Christ!&rdquo...

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