From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk


Posted by Renee Molner on 4/26/18

I pray for inspiration every week for my homily and for this bulletin cover. This week the Holy Spirit was direct and insistent… write about gratitude. Expressing gratitude is a hole in my armor. My Myers Briggs Inventory shows that. I’m a German; I’m big on duty. If you’re ... Read More »

Tell Your Story

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/18/18

This week we are beginning the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal campaign. This year the theme is “Tell Your Story.” That is a brilliant choice. The Jewish theologian Martin Buber said, “God made man because He loves stories.” And boy, do we humans tell stories.The Hasidic Jews have many good ... Read More »

Our Parish patron saint

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/12/18

If you keep tabs on the Ordo and Catholic calendar, you will note that this Saturday is the feast day of Saint Anselm of Canterbury, our very own Parish patron saint.Saint Anselm was a monk, a Benedictine, an Abbot and then an Archbishop. I guess you could say he ... Read More »

A Little Bit of Stress

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/05/18

The headlines that day were the usual collection of unusual stories… a fourth bombing in Austin, Texas; a driverless car hits and kills a pedestrian; tuberculosis running rampant in Venezuela; various lies, cheating and incompetence in high places. That was March 20, 2018, the International Day of Happiness. I ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/28/18

A few days ago, we heard Pontius Pilate ask Jesus, “What is truth?” These days it can be hard to tell what the truth is, and it’s not “fake news” I’m talking about. It’s things like this… you can find in many places on the internet this quote from ... Read More »

Living in Paradise

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/22/18

It is Palm Sunday, and it is finally Spring. But I have already had 5 days of summer in Haiti, where there was bright sunshine and temperatures in the 90’s every day. Before too long, some of that kind of weather will be here too.The pictures on this Sunday’s ... Read More »

Popes and Saints

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/14/18

Five years ago, on Wednesday, March 13, wisps of white smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to announce to the world that we had a new Pope. A short time later, Pope Francis was introduced to the world through the crowd gathered in ... Read More »

Thank you, from Haiti

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/07/18

This Sunday I am not in Saint Louis. I am celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Lent, traditionally called Laetare Sunday, at the parish of Saint Michel in Boucan-Carré, Haiti. I have travelled here with Brian Cody and Bob Kelly of our Haiti Committee, and also our Youth Minister Courtney ... Read More »

Political Obligations

Posted by Renee Molner on 3/01/18

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.” If there is anything that has been raised over the last two years, it is our political consciousness. Politics is unavoidable, even if ... Read More »

A Change in Lifestyle

Posted by Renee Molner on 2/22/18

Last week I mentioned that I had given my classes evaluations to fill out. In the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church class, one struck me. The second last unit in this course is about the environment and Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si.” In answer to the question “what ... Read More »


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