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Entries for 2021

Advent by Candlelight - Heavenly Hope
Register for Advent by Candlelight    

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Dine In or Out at Liliana's Italian Kitchen for SCL
Dine In, Take Out, or purchase Gift Cards from Liliana's Italian Kitchen  on Tuesday, October 26th or Wednesday, October 27 for SCL School.     

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SCL Basketball Registration in OPEN
Registration for the 2022 CYC and Insturctional Basektball SEason is open.  Please visit: http://scls.website.siplay.com to register.      

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Teens and Young Adults - We need your help!  LUKE 18 TEAM
We are in need of team members for Luke 18. Without the dedicated teens and young adults that make up our team Luke 18 will not be possible. We need your help! Please register today even if you can’t attend all the meetings. Luke 18 2022 High School Team Application and information ...

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From Fr. Jim - 20 Years

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General News

From Fr. Jim - 20 Years
On October 10, 2021, I will begin my 21st year of service at St. Catherine Laboure.  I came here after spending 19 years at St. Vincent’s parish in the near southside of St. Louis.  At the time of leaving St. Vincent’s, I was more aware of what I was losing than what, in this m...

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Old Rosaries, religious Jewelry, Missals & other Items Collection
Do you have old Rosaries, Missals, Relics, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  Please call 843-3245 or send a message to email information@sclparish.org to set up a drop off time at the SCL Parish Office  9740 Sappington R...

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PHONE LINE PROBLEM AT PARISH AND SCHOOL OFFICES
If you have been trying to call the parish office or school office you will not be able to get through.  Beginning Monday afternoon, we began experiencing significant technical difficulties with our inbound service. The best way to reach us in the interim is to email directly. Cli...

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FOOD COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND AT ALL MASSES
Please bring your meal a month bag this weekend (9/25 & 9/26) to the gathering space/carpeted area as we celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent. There is a list of needed items stapled to the bag. Since the pandemic  began, St. Catherine’s has partnered with Affton Christian...

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ATTENTION FAMILIES

Posted on September 16, 2021 in: General News

Are you feeling called to share your passions with the youth?
Please pray for our Teens and Leaders: God please bring our youth to church, Amen. God please keep our youth safe, Amen. God please allow them to safely compete in athletics, Amen. God please let them know they are loved, Amen. God, Please let them know we ar...

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9/11 Remembrance Prayer

Posted on September 10, 2021 in: General News

9/11 Remembrance Prayer
Let us take a quiet, careful moment or two to remember all who died, all who responded and put their lives at risk.  You have gathered the dead to come home to you, watch over the living. So many are again brought back to the grief of this day, the grief of the loss, the enduring absence of ...

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Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) Needed at Weekend Liturgies
Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) Needed at Weekend Liturgies\ The parish is looking for additional hospitality ministers to assist at our weekend liturgies (5 pm Saturday evening, 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am and Noon on Sunday). Since the church has reopened, we have had a limited amou...

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Buy a Brick - SCL Gathering Circle

Posted on September 08, 2021 in: General News

Buy a Brick - SCL Gathering Circle
Brick Campaign-Gathering Circle   Complete and return the attached form.  The Gathering Circle that is located outside the school entrance, gymnasium and Parish Hall serves as an area for conversation and fellowship. With this purpose in mind, we invite you to be a part of ou...

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Thank you / Watch your mail for the Parish Annual Report and Raffle Tickets
Watch for the SCL Annual report and raffle tickets in your mail box in the next week.   The parish staff thanks you for your ongoing generosity.       A special note from the Financial Manager: Please allow me to take a moment of your time to sh...

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TRUNK OR TREAT

Posted on September 07, 2021 in: General News

Important Information

Posted on September 02, 2021 in: General News

Important Information
We have been advised that a parishioner who attended the 10:30am Mass on Sunday 8/29/2021 has tested positive for (breakthrough) Covid-19.   Please see the CDC website for updated Covid-19 exposure information/instructions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this ti...

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ARCHDIOCESAN COLLECTION FOR HAITI
The church in the United States is collectively helping the people of Haiti, and the archbishop has asked every parish to join in helping.  We as a parish will donate from our poor fund $5,000.00.  Anyone who would like to join their gift with this amount should make your donation ei...

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Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power and Privilege
Do you want to learn how to advocate for racial equity within your family, church and community? You are invited to join JustFaith Ministries’ Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege, an eight-session program that includes grounding in Scripture, reflection on past...

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Special Thanks to Sage Family Practice
Special thanks to Sage Family Practice for sponsoring our website. Your monthly donation to cover the cost of the website is appreciated. Please consider Sage Family Practice. www.sagefamilypractice.com Meet Dr. Zimmerman Dr. Matthew Zimmerman is a second-generation, osteop...

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An Apologia - From Fr. Jim

Posted on July 13, 2021 in: General News

An Apologia - From Fr. Jim
I have struggled all my life with wanting too much to rely on good intentions; you know when you mean well, but don’t do well, don’t follow through on good intentions.  But the pandemic has given me time and anguish to remember how important good intentions are, if we are to build s...

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Seeking a Full Time High School Youth Minister
St. Catherine Laboure Parish is seeking a full-time High School Youth Minister. Job Description includes, but is not limited to the following: This position works closely with the Pastor, Director of Operations, and Pastoral staff to create, lead, and grow a vibrant youth ministry program at t...

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SCL PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT

Posted on June 15, 2021 in: General News

SCL PARISH GOLF TOURNAMENT
SCL Parish Golf Tournament -  Friday August 20th - 4 Person Scramble - Crecent Farms Golf Club  

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Continuing News on Our  Rolling Re-Opening
Continuing News on our Rolling Reopening Most Reverend Mitchell Rozanski, the Archbishop of St. Louis has informed the archdiocese that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday (Sat eve and Sunday) will resume on July 1.  This is a judgment call, balancing safety protocols for the mitigation ...

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News to Know...SCL's Gradual Re-Opening
Although we are not “finished” with the Covid 19 pandemic yet, given the success of the vaccination campaign which has curtailed the spread of the virus in the community, we are now able to resume with safety, some activities.  It is our hope that the day school will return to its o...

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St. Catherine Victory Garden Made the St. Louis Review
CLICK HERE FOR THE ST. LOUIS REVIEW ARTICLE:  https://www.archstl.org/parish-gardeners-aim-to-share-healthy-food-with-pantry-6531

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Parish School of Religion Registration
Welcoming First Graders and New Families - Parents, if your child is going into first grade at one of our neighborhood public schools or you are new to the parish,  don't miss the opportuity to register him or her for our Parish School of Religion Program. We meet on Monday e...

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Old Rosaries, religious Jewelry, Missals & other Items Collection
Do you have old Holy Cards,Medals, Rosaries, Missals, Relics, jewelry or other religious items in your house gathering dust?  Donate them today.  Please call 314-843-3245 or send a message to email information@sclparish.org to set up a drop off time at the Parish Office.  ...

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SCL Soccer & Volleyball Registration Ending Soon!
Soccer and Volleyball Registration closes May 31st at midnight. Please do not delay and register TODAY! Register on or before May 31st to secure your child's roster spot. Visit: SCL Sport Registration to register NOW.

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Invitation to a Message from Fr. Jim
 A MESSAGE FROM FR. JIM Date: Wednesday, May 19th at 2:47pm To view this event just click below: A Message from Fr. Jim

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A Message from Father Jim Cormack
Changes in safety and seating protocols for Church I am sure everyone is excited about the looming end of the pandemic.  From its beginning, last March 16, we have been rigorous in our church environment with the implementation of the protocols mandated by the Archdiocese.  We accepted ...

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In-Home COVID-19 Vaccines Website and Phone
In-home COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Homebound Adults If you or a loved one are interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but are homebound, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHHS) has good news. As of last week, the department is working with Area Agencies on Agi...

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Mother's Day Cards

Posted on April 23, 2021 in: General News

Mother's Day Cards
This weekend and next you will find Mother’s Day cards available in the narthex.  Simply take a card and use an enclosed envelope to send a donation of any size to Birthright in honor of your mother.  Don’t forget the other mothers in your life, for example, your daughter-in-la...

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ACA - THY WILL BE DONE

Posted on April 21, 2021 in: General News

ACA - THY WILL BE DONE
  IMPORTANT ACA ANNOUNCEMENT If you have received your pledge card directly from the Archdiocese, you may return it directly with your donation to them. SCL will still get credit for our parish when you do so. Please write parish #260 on your check memo and/or return the card sent to you,...

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Project Rachel Day of Reflection
Project Rachel, an Abortion Healing Ministry program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is holding a Day of Spiritual Reflection for women wounded by abortion. The day of reflection, which includes Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a light lunch, will be held in a confidential, prayerful setti...

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Free Matthew Kelly Book

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Free Matthew Kelly Book
Matthew Kelly's book, "The Biggest Lies in the History of Christianity," is available free of charge in the Gathering Sapce at all Masses this weekend (Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 and Noon). We have only a limited a supply, so it is first come, first served. If books are ...

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A Note From Fr. Jim

Posted on April 07, 2021 in: General News

A Note From Fr. Jim
First, Happy Easter to all!  We just completed Holy Week and Easter 2021, we averaged nearly 150 people in person at our 5 Easter Masses, and your participation by way of livestream was even more robust.  Thank you for joining in our worship as you were prudently able.  Progress! ...

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COMMUNION IN CARS AFTER NOON MASS EASTER SUNDAY
Communion in Cars on Easter Since we are not able to give communion after the Easter Vigil Mass (it would be at 10:30pm) We will offer this opportunity on Easter Day following the noon Mass, all of our Easter Day Masses will be livestreamed.  If you are participating in the noon Mass by l...

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Take 10 for Lent - Holy Week

Posted on March 30, 2021 in: General News

Take 10 for Lent - Holy Week
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-ilhbdpuneadns5pcvjji If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Dine Out at Liliana's for St. Catherine Laboure School
Dine out or purchase gift cards at Liliana's Italian Kitchen, 11836 Tesson Ferry Rd, on Tuesday, March 30th or Wednesday, March 31st and St. Catherine Laboure School will receive 20% of all food and gift card sales. 

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Fish Fry Finale - Friday, March 26th at SCL
The Final Fish Fry of the Season FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH  4:30-7:00 2 4oz. Pieces of Cod, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, 2 Hush Puppies and a Cookie—all for $10 Prepay from the SCL Parish Web site or cash at the drive thru!  

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 23, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-i0bqqbsockpmelp5xvhr If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Lent's  Gift of Conversion - From Fr. Jim
This Lent may I suggest we pay some attention to what we do when we are angry, frightened, and soul weary; and determine if our default feelings lead to a response that is unhelpful, sometimes even destructive.  What then might our different response be? And why? First, anger fear and wearin...

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Take some time to listen to Fr. Charlie's Lent Reflection on looking for the Infinite! To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/fr-charlies-thoughts-878889 If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 17, 2021 in: General News

40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life 40 Days for Life campaign – through March 31st 1-hour silent prayer vigils from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm at two Planned Parenthood clinic locations: Planned Parenthood 4251 Forest Park Ave. Planned Parenthood 317 Salem Place, Fairview Heights IL. SCL’s adop...

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 17, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-xd3riomwnxiaiv1tl14k If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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Holy Week and Easter

Posted on March 16, 2021 in: General News

Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week and Easter 2021 It will be Holy Week in less than 2 weeks and Easter in less than 3 weeks.  So where are we in terms of being open? Occupancy - Last year in late May, for your safety and to minimize the chance of spreading the virus, we configured the church to observe the manda...

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 09, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent
To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-ytpnwfzhgoeshswrepws If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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“Let us LOVE  In deed & in truth” KENYAN APPEAL
All parishioners should have received our Lenten newsletter which included information regarding the Annual Lenten Kenya Appeal. The theme this year is “Let us love in deed & truth”. This year the Vincentians  need your help for two projects. The first is a Water Collectio...

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A Note From Fr. Jim

Posted on March 08, 2021 in: General News

A Note From Fr. Jim
We have had larger numbers of people attending Mass in the last several weeks.  Nicer weather and Lent I suspect have helped in this.  For us to serve you well, I wanted to remind you of a few things and ask for your continued assistance. We are still operating with a limited number of ...

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Covid 19 update regarding SCL Food Pantry
Covid 19 update regarding SCL Food Pantry As you know, we chose to shut down the SCL Food pantry in March 2020 due to the pandemic. We are currently partnering with Affton Christian Food Pantry.  https://afftonchristianfoodpantry.com/  If you would like to donate directly to ...

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Fr. Jim reads the Cat in the Hat Comes Back for Wacky Wednesday
This morning, Fr. Jim read The Cat in the Hat Comes Back to the day school K-5 students. Click the link below. FR. JIM READING during the SCL Morning show.  

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Fr. Jim's Take 10 for Lent

Posted on March 02, 2021 in: General News

To view this event just click the link below: https://boxcast.tv/view/lenten-thoughts-with-fr-jim-kx9v4xaczjc2l09wusko If the above URL does not work try copying and pasting it into your browser.

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THANK YOU FROM SCL DAY SCHOOL

Posted on February 21, 2021 in: General News

THANK YOU FROM SCL DAY SCHOOL
CLICK HERE TO VIEW A THANK YOU FROM SCL PARISH DAY SCHOOL              

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SCL Curbside Comfort Fish Frys

Posted on February 16, 2021 in: General News

SCL Curbside Comfort Fish Frys
The SCL Men's Association will be hosting four fish frys beginning Friday, February 19th. There is one menu and all dinners must be pre-paid via the parish website. See the flyer below for more information. All dinners are $10.00. Pre-paid orders are requested but cash payments will also be t...

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Opportunity to pray for those receiving the sacraments!
Opportunity to pray for those receiving the sacraments! Please choose a name from this list to pray for one of our students or adults receiving the sacraments this year.   RCIA FIRST COMMUNION CONFIRMATION

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Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 09, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday Masses will be at: 6:30am & 8:15am and 12:10pm & 7:00pm.  On Ash Wednesday, we will bless the ashes, and then say communally the statement which helps us begin Lent “Repent and believe the Gospel” or “Remember man that you are dust and unto dust y...

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SCL Track Registration

Posted on February 05, 2021 in: General News

SCL Track Registration
Registration runs February 6th-March 21. Practices begin March 28th. CYC will NOT be sponsoring meets this season due to Covid restrictions SCL Track is open to boys & girls in grades 2-8 who attend SCL Day School, attend SCL PSR, live within the SCL Parish boundaries, or are registered membe...

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Spring Sports Registration - Softball/Baseball
Spring 2021 Sotball/Baseball Registration has been extended through February 21st. . PLease log into your account and register before the deadline. Softball/Baseball regisrations must be received prior to February 16th. Register at: http://scls.website.siplay.com   

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Pre register for the Covid-19 in St. Louis County
Here's a pre-registration for the vaccine from St. Louis County. https://stlhealthandwellness.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6usqqPn7mArUskZ

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Does Character Matter?

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Does Character Matter?
Does character matter?  And while I’m certain you know the answer to this question, it has been painfully clear over the last 4 years that my assumption, that this is a simple question with a clear and easy answer, is incorrect.  Apparently, when it comes to politicians, many think o...

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God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Posted on January 06, 2021 in: General News

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Our St Vincent de Paul Conference thanks YOU!  We have earned $2000+ in 2020 from your clothing donations in our blue bin on the SCL parking lot.  That money went directly into store credits we shared with our neighbors in need. We appreciate all you have done for our neighbors during this...

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Songs of Comfort, Love and Joy

Posted on January 02, 2021 in: General News

Songs of Comfort, Love and Joy
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Parish Office announcement

Posted on January 01, 2021 in: General News

Parish Office announcement
The parish staff has been working behind the scenes to keep SCL operating, but the parish office remains closed to unscheduled visitors. Please call 314-843-3245 or send a message to <information@sclparish.org> if you need to make an appointment to get a Mass Card, have a question, or anoth...

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