Browsing the February 2017 archive of Pastor's Reflections

Charitable Giving

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/23/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Although we have had a fairly mild winter, one might say a pretty strange winter even for Missouri, we have had some very cold nights. Both of our neighboring parishes, St. Francis Xavier "College" and Sts. Teresa & Bridget both offer emergency shelter ... Read More »

Province Pre-Chapter Meeting - Liguori MO

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/18/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

       If you tried to reach me this past week you might have had some difficulty. I was attending Province Pre-Chapter meetings in Liguori, MO. As most of you are aware, the men stationed here at St. Alphonsus belong to a religious order ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday Campaign

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/09/17

Dear Sisters  & Brothers in Christ,

After mass today, we will be offering a presentation on the Beyond Sunday Campaign. This campaign was initiated to establish a $100 million trust fund that would be used to offer scholarships for Catholic education, both grade school and high school. Some of ... Read More »


Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ     

Many, many years ago, when I first entered the seminary, I was shocked one day by a comment the assistant dean, Fr. Jim made. He told us that he never prayed for vocations. This would have been surprising coming from any ... Read More »