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Inclement Weather Policy
If the PARKWAY SCHOOL SYSTEM closes, all meetings scheduled at the Parish Centre will be canceled for that day. The office will operate on a snow schedule from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If Parkway and the Priory School are closed, the office is closed. For more details check the Parish voice mail for Special Events or call the office after 10:00 a.m.
Life in the Spirit Seminar
March 3, 10, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 2014
7:00 P.M. in the Parish Centre
Do you want to know Jesus and the Holy Spirit better? Do you want to deepen your prayer life? Do you want to stir up the fervor of the Spirit received at baptism?
Please join us at the session this Monday, March 10th for presentations by Cathy Whitlock and Jeff Barczewski. The second session of the Life in the Spirit Seminar, God Saves Us, will present to us the Good News about Jesus who is Shepherd, Healer, Lord, and Redeemer. Jesus ushers us into God’s kingdom that involves committing and recommitting ourselves to a way of life. As we follow Jesus there are real choices between good and evil, between holiness and sin. These choices make knowing Jesus as our Redeemer very concrete (Team Manual pg. 93).
The remaining presentations are as follows:
March 10 – God Saves Us – Cathy Whitlock/Jeff Barczewski
March 24 – New Life – Rev. John Horn, S.J., President & Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary/Cheryl Nelson
March 31 – Receiving God’s Gifts – Dr. John Gresham/Anne Hruz
April 7 – Receive the Holy Spirit – Rev. Michael Brunner, O.S.B./Deacon Charlie Durban
April 14 – Growth/Transformation – Jane Guenther/Pat Golden
To register, please contact Linda Borchardt at 314.878.2120, or by email. For a flyer and registration form, please go to Forms & Materials for Download located on the left side of our homepage under Featured Links.
Just in Time for Lent: Fr. Gerard’s New Book
Fr. Gerard has recently published a book of poetry with one prose piece entitled The Sacred, The Profane, The Hodiamont.
In the preface for the book, Fr. Gerard writes:
The world is charged with the grandeur of God. The words of the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins make the point that the things of this world, the profane, are actually sacred because all Creation bears the imprint of their Creator. God’s presence, his glory and wonder can be found not only in the Eucharist but also in the profane, in a jazz piece by Miles Davis, in the game of basketball, on a lonely road in Ireland, in flawed and improbable creatures such as ourselves. St. Benedict realized that the author of Creation was present in the things of this world and so he insisted in his Rule that even the tools of the monastery should be treated with as great care and respect as one would treat the sacred vessels of the altar. These poems manifest the hand of God not only in what we would deem sacred but also in the profane, the mundane, for, as novelist Georges Bernanos noted, indeed, Grace is everywhere.
To see the article about Fr. Gerard and his book, please visit the Saint Louis Priory School website article at www.priory.org..
Archdiocesan Lenten Regulations
All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Catholics will not hold themselves lightly excused, but if there is a serious health problem, this obligation would not apply. We should strive to make all days of Lent a time of prayer and penance.
Lenten Stations of the Cross
Each Friday in Lent, St. Anselm Parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:00 P.M. in the Parish Centre Worship Space. Stations will be on
Our first Stations on March 7th will be led by Fr. Michael Brunner, O.S.B.
The Stations on April 4th will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be designed for families with children and will be led by Dotty Sanning.
On Good Friday, April 18th, Stations of the Cross will be in the Abbey Church at the usual time of 12:00 NOON.
Please join us for a prayerful and meditative Lenten practice.
Opportunities for Anointing of the Sick
The First Friday Mass with Anointing of the Sick will be at 9:15 A.M. on March 7th, in the Parish Centre Auditorium Worship Space
At the 5:00 P.M. Mass on Saturday, March 8th, Anointing of the Sick will be available.
Anointing of the Sick has been expanded from the Last Rites to all those whose health, either physical or emotional, is in need of sacramental grace and healing from the Lord. The sacrament often takes place in a hospital or home, and it is also celebrated within the Mass.