Inspirations

Living Faith Booklets for Prisoners

Many of you enjoy these booklets each day, would you like to help get them to others?

Prison chaplains often try to supply inmates with Catholic devotional reading items. Through a tax- deductible donation you can help make this happen. A gift of $45 allows 150 copies of Living Faith to be sent to inmates.

Check or money order may be sent to Living Faith Foundation, 1564 Fencorp Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.

 

Manifesting the Kingdom Award

We are pleased to announce our honoree Jackie Rodgers will be awarded this special honor in late September during a Mass at the Cathedral.

This annual award is given to one individual from each parish who has exemplified exceptional service to the Church and has demonstrated the presence of Jesus in their lives, ministry and work. Congratulations Jackie, we are honored to have you as a part of our parish family.

 

Happy Summer

Church Photos: Billy Rodgers Photography Group

Billy Rodgers Photography Group took beautiful photos of the church.  Billy grew up in St. James and is the son of Jackie.

A Pentecost Prayer

Novena to the Holy Spirit

This novena is offered to bring renewed life to our home, our parish, our community, and our world as we prepare to celebrate the “Birthday of the Church”.

Begin the prayers on Friday, May 26, the day after the Ascension of the Lord into heaven.  Pray and read the scripture for each day until Pentecost, June 4.

Best Wishes to the Butler Family

From Penny Butler:

“Thom, Brieanna and I received the best Valentine we could have ever received!

At 5:04 pm yesterday; we were notified that the final step in our adoption journey had been completed! The judge has signed all paperwork necessary and Miss Olivia is officially a Butler!

She has been in our hearts and home since July, and for us nothing has changed, but this legal step is important and we are grateful it is done.

Thank you to all of you who have kept us in your prayers and supported us through this journey!

We are forever grateful!

All Our Love!

Thom, Penny, Brieanna & Olivia

Celebrating the Contributions of Black Catholics

During this Black History Month, to promote awareness of the accomplishments of all black Americans, it is important to promote an awareness of some of the many Catholic individuals who have achieved greatness in the face of racism’s plight — and in many cases the supreme greatness of holiness.

 

Josephite African American History & Heritage Calendar: February 2017

Josephite African American History & Heritage Calendar February 2017

Bishop Zubik’s Statement on Immigration

From the statement:

“The Church in the United States has always welcomed immigrants. Here, in the Church of Pittsburgh, we have been a Church of immigrants since our earliest days. Immigration has defined us and shaped us as a Church, giving flavor and color, strength and beauty to who we are and what we are as Church.

We must now stand up for those immigrants and refugees who are looking to come to America. Some of them are quite literally fleeing for their lives. They are coming to America with their eyes on the lit torch of Lady Liberty.

Let’s not extinguish that light when the world needs it the most.”