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An Invitation to a Celebration of Thanksgiving
The psalmist asks the question, “How shall I make a return to God, for all that God has given to me?” The answer is “I will raise up the cup of salvation. I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, standing before your assembly.”
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, I will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For forty years I have had the honor of gathering with a parish community each weekend in order to retell our faith story and to lift up our hearts in giving praise and thanks to God. Serving here previously as an associate for two and a half years and now as your pastor for the past five years has certainly been one of the great blessings of these past forty years. Your prayers and presence have been an important source of strength and ongoing formation in my life and ministry.
I would be honored if you would join my family at one of our two parish weekend parish liturgies on
June 4 / 5. Did you notice that I said two liturgies? We’ll have our regularly scheduled 4:30pm Mass on Saturday evening and we’ll be combining our two Sunday liturgies into one on Sunday at 10:00am. There will be a reception following each Mass in the Reilly Center. As has been our practice for some time now, please RSVP via Sign-Up Genius by May 20, 2022 so that the planning committee and I have a sense of how many folks will be with us. I have also invited members of my extended family and friends from the seminary and other parishes at which I have served to join us for these celebrations.
In addition to celebrating my anniversary, one of our parish’s favorite celebrations takes place this weekend > Pentecost! It is also when the first major update on the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Initiative will be announced. Oh, and our parish feast day is on Monday, June 6. So, there are a lot of reasons for us to come together and celebrate!
Rev. Chuck Barthel
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
|| Ann Garavaglia