I had no idea what the Archbishop wanted to talk to me about, that day back in 1994. I had never received a call to a personal meeting with an Archbishop before.
Worship and Sacraments Commission
This commission works to ensure that the Eucharist permeates all activities of the parish by increasing participation at Mass, connecting liturgies to the works of mercy and outreach of the parish, and facilitating a more coordinated use of homilies and catechesis to reinforce teaching. The commission also assists in preparing parishioners for the sacraments and promotes Eucharistic Adoration. Commission Chair: Carol Craft, 314-842-2626 or send an email.
I don’t ever remember being lost while growing up. But something must have triggered the fear of being lost in me, so much so that….
You always knew when it was dinner time at the Kempf house in the neighborhood.
Tomorrow, 43 St. Justin Martyr students will receive the Lord for the first time in the Eucharist. If it has been a while since you have seen a first Communion, you are missing something.
They told him about the first visit. About him appearing despite locked doors. About him speaking to them, wishing them peace. He is ALIVE, they told him. It was not enough for Thomas.
A few years ago at St. Ann, the eighth grade class acted out the Stations of the Cross ‘tableau style’ – taking an element of the station and ‘freezing’ into that position as the story was proclaimed.
Two Januaries ago, while on vacation with my support group, Bishop Stika said a memorable thing at one of our daily masses. He was talking about a challenge he gave to the priests in his diocese.
It is the haunting loneliness that grips me. Nobody stepped forward to defend Jesus or to speak on his behalf. Where were the recipients of his healings?
John takes a long time to tell his stories, especially the stories of Jesus’ miracles.
We know that expression – being thrown under the bus – and perhaps have had the experience of being sacrificed as a friend or ally for a selfish reason.