Bulletin Reflections and Announcements


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June 13-14, 2020 - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Scripture Reflection

The terrible circumstances created for everyone by the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be overstated: separation and loneliness, unemployment and homelessness, illness and death. In today’s readings we hear the story of the Israelites journeying in the desert, being tested by afflictions including hunger. God satisfies his people with the miracle of manna and reminds His people we do not live by bread alone.

St. Paul echoes this in his message to the Corinthians that we participate in the Body of Christ through the bread and wine of the Eucharist – nourishment for our spiritual journey. However, over the past many weeks most of us have not had the opportunity to receive the Eucharist, a difficult journey in a most unusual desert.

Now that we are beginning to return to more regular attendance at Mass and the Eucharist, it is fitting that we do so on the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Annual Catholic Appeal resumes this weekend with an invitation to make a gift that will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As one Body, we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!

Pulpit Announcement

This weekend as we look forward to returning to a more normal schedule of activities and sacramental celebrations, you are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift after Mass today. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time. More information can be found at aca.archstl.org.

Bulletin Announcement

Annual Catholic Appeal Resumes this Weekend.

This weekend as we look forward to returning to a more normal schedule of activities and sacramental celebrations, you are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time.

More information can be found at aca.archstl.org. Your gift will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we acknowledge that we are one Body in Christ, that we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!


June 20-21, 2020 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scripture Reflection

As we continue to experience the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in our archdiocese, the evangelist reminds us today that every hair on our head is counted, that no sparrow falls without God recognizing the loss. St. Matthew proclaims: Do not be afraid! Speak it in the light! Shout it from the rooftops!

St. Paul too encourages us to remember that we have in Jesus Christ a most gracious gift that overflows among us. This gift is abundant and sufficient, freely given and lovingly shared.

It is not always easy or convenient to proclaim our faith, find hope, and be charitable. It is sometimes difficult to see the answer, to know what to choose or which way to turn. It is at these times that God is calling us to a deeper commitment, a see a more satisfying solution to our daily cares and overwhelming concerns. It is also a moment when we can help others regardless of our own present situation. As disciples we are called to let God’s grace overflow through us.

The Annual Catholic Appeal continues this weekend with an invitation to make a gift that will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. Unafraid, we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!

Pulpit Announcement

You are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift after Mass today. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time. More information can be found at aca.archstl.org.

Bulletin Announcement

Annual Catholic Appeal Continues this Weekend.

This weekend we celebrate and honor our fathers, living and deceased. They are a reflection of the strength and steadfast love of God our Father. We share our gratitude for them as we look forward to returning to a more regular experience of our families and friends and a more routine schedule of activities and sacramental celebrations at our parish.

You are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time. More information can be found at aca.archstl.org. Your gift will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As one Body, we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic!


June 27-28, 2020 - Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time

Scripture Reflection

As we continue to adjust to new circumstances in our lives, God reminds us that even in the most impossible of situations God’s promise remains. In the first reading a woman of influence, who has no children and is growing older, is promised a son by the prophet Elisha in response to her kindness and hospitality. Simple gifts that give birth to great joy. Often in times of hardship and loss, our hearts become more open to God’s grace, creating a stronger awareness of our dependence on His loving concern.

St. Paul makes clear that we will pass through death with Christ to a newness of life. We have died with Christ in baptism, and we live with him. He puts it simply: think of it as being dead to sin, living for God. St. Matthew illuminates this perspective with the message that even a simple cup of cold water for a child is a gesture that will not be forgotten, in fact, will be greatly rewarded.

The Annual Catholic Appeal resumes this weekend with an invitation to make a gift that will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. Unafraid, we make sacrifices for others, not because they are Catholic, but because We Are Catholic.

Pulpit Announcement

You are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift after Mass today. If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time. More information can be found at aca.archstl.org.

Bulletin Announcement

Annual Catholic Appeal Continues this Weekend.

In the Gospel this weekend we see that even the simple gift of a cup of water can contain the fullness and generosity of a loving heart.  As we look forward to returning to a more normal schedule of activities and sacramental celebrations, you are invited once again to participate in the Annual Catholic Appeal by making a gift. Your gift will help many who have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak in our archdiocese. As many of us seek the courage and strength to take up our cross and follow Jesus, may charity fill our hearts and generosity overflow!

If your circumstance permit and your family is blessed with good health and employment, please consider increasing your gift to make up for those who are unable to make a gift at this time. More information can be found at aca.archstl.org.