Serving the Lemay and Jefferson Barracks Neighborhoods
Message from Father Bob
So far we have received in the Parish Office 62 Stewardship Covenant Cards; this is just a handful less than the last two years. The 62 represents about 20% of the St. Bernadette Parish Family, which thanks you for your commitment of active Stewardship to the parish and for your responsible Stewardship of the Lord’s gifts to you.
The 20% portion who responded is a little lower than the one third that would normally be expected of a parish. That means that there are about 40 more families or individuals in our parish who are truly committed to St. Bernadette’s and the Lord by way of using your Time, Talent, and Treasure for the sake of God and the Church. I am sure that these extra folks probably overlooked or just plain forgot to return their Stewardship form; if you lost it, just call Sister Ruth at the Parish Office, and return it asap.
Let’s see if we can’t get up to that 33% goal in the next two weeks. It will look good on our parish resume`, besides looking good in God’s eyes which is all that really counts!
PARISH APPRECIATION DINNER – COMING SOON!
As sign of gratitude to all the St. Bernadette Parish members who give of themselves in a generous and grateful to the life of our parish, our Stewardship Committee and I would like to invite you to the “First Annual St. Bernadette Parish Appreciation Dinner”, on Saturday evening, November 17th. Mark your social calendar. More details later.
“Who is invited?”, you ask! Everyone who actively helps make St. Bernadette Parish function well. So this includes all who help with: the liturgy, the leadership roles of the parish, the committees of the parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society, PSR, 50+ Club, volunteer maintenance inside and outside, financial support of the parish, prayerful support of the parish, and many other ways you might help out.
Plan to attend so we can show our appreciation for what you do for the parish!
I am really getting tired of giving an update on my balky knee; it has been 5 months since the knee replacement process started. There is still no big light at the end of the tunnel, but I will know more next week when I see the surgeon again. I can’t wait till I can dance down the aisle for Mass; well at least, walk down with a cane!
SPECIAL PRAYER FROM POPE FRANCIS ( from Fratelli Tutti encyclical )
Lord, Father of our human family, you created all human beings equal in dignity: pour forth into our hearts a fraternal spirit and inspire in us a dream of renewed encounter, dialogue, justice and peace.
Move us to create healthier societies and a more dignified world, a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war. May our hearts be open to all the peoples and nations of the earth.
May we recognize the goodness and beauty that you have sown in each of us, and thus forge bonds of unity, common projects and shared dreams. Amen
FUTURE ST. BERNADETTE CELEBRATIONS
FOR OUR PARISH’S 75th ANNIVERSARY!
1947 - 2022
Our Parish of St. Bernadette was founded in September of 1947 by Father John Feckter. So next year, 2022, will be the 75th year as a parish serving the Jefferson Barracks area of Lemay, Missouri. Our St. Bernadette Parish Council approved the general plan of starting the 75th Jubilee celebration with a special Mass and dinner in February, 2022, near the feast day of St. Bernadette Soubirous (Feb. 18th). The grand finale will be in September, 2022, with big a celebration of the Eucharist and a dinner near the date of Sept. 14th because the first Mass for the Parish of St. Bernadette was Sept. 14, 1947.
DON’T FORGET THE DVD AND CD SERIES AVAILABLE IN THE “CORNER ROOM”
Check out some of the interesting and educational sets of DVDs and CDs that I placed in the “Corner Room”, the room that you go through to get to the choir area. You can borrow a set to watch on your TV when the Cardinals or Blues or not on, or listen to in your car if drive a lot. Most are religious, some are historical. Just thought that they were not doing any good hiding in a box in my room. Borrow a set, sign the notebook, and bring it back when you are done, so someone else can use it.
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