Browsing the January 2022 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen 01 30 22

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/27/22

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In this week’s article, I would like to give a brief assessment of the different needs of the parish.  Last week, I asked you to consider raising your weekly offering to 10% of your income.  I hope you are thinking about doing this.  ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen 01 23 22

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/20/22

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As you know, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is going through some major changes. There is a process for this change called “All Things New”.  The Archbishop realizes that continuing on the same way as always is not going to work anymore.  In ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen 01 16 22

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/18/22

From the desk of Fr Stephen

St. Alphonsus Liguori founded the Redemptorists in 1732 to work with the poorand most abandoned.  Alphonsus was born in Naples, Italy, where there were a lot of priests who lived in the city.  Most of those priests did not have a lot to ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Jan 9, 2022

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/11/22

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.  I have been reading Pope Francis’ book about the Gospel of Mark.  One of the first things that happened in this gospel was the Baptism of Jesus.  John the Baptist is introduced to us, announcing ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Dec 26, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/03/22

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today is a very Blessed Day! At least here in my bulletin article, it is the first time that I can wish you a Merry Christmas.  I hope all had a Blessed Christmas with family and friends.  In the African tradition, today is ... Read More »