1 Catholic Church Pastor... Reverend Monsignor John M. Costello Associate Pastor... Reverend Michael J. Esswein Senior Priest in Residence Reverend Monsignor Gregory L. Schmidt Deacons... Deacon Joseph Sulze (Retired) Deacon John Komotos Deacon Richard Renard PARISH STAFF School Principal...John Freitag Faith Formation... Linda Doyle Director of Elementary Faith Formation... Janice M. Hartmann Business Manager...Larry Pfile Liturgical Music Coordinator Carol Bauer St. Peter Mission Statement Built on the rock of St. Peter, the Apostle of faith, love and forgiveness, we are a Catholic parish dedicated to live, witness and proclaim the good news of Christ through worship, education and loving service to each other and our community.
2 Visit us on the Internet at or send your comments to: Sacrament of Baptism Please call the Rectory ( ) for details regarding participation in the preparation program. We encourage expectant parents to make arrangements for the preparation program at least a few months prior to the birth of their child. Sacrament of Marriage Please contact the rectory for details regarding the preparation program. In accordance with Archdiocesan policy, couples should contact a member of the parish clergy at least six months prior to their proposed wedding date. Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life If interested, please call the parish rectory or the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations at Rectory/Parish Office 243 West Argonne Drive Saint Louis, Missouri (Phone) (Fax) Saint Peter Elementary School Pre-K thru Eighth Grade 215 North Clay Saint Louis, Missouri Religious Education Offices -Ursuline Hall Offices of Faith Formation Linda Doyle, , ext Parish School of Religion Jan Hartmann, , ext Office of Music Ministry Carol Bauer, Liturgical Music Coordinator , ext Calendar & Wedding Coordinator Cathy Herrmann, , ext Pastoral Council Mr. Keith Weldon, Chairperson Ms. Angie Bernardi, Vice Chairperson Ms. Brigid Shea, Secretary Finance Commission Mr. Dave Patritti, Chairperson, Mr. Jack Herrmann, Vice-Chairperson, St. Vincent de Paul Society Ext (Voice Mail) Parish Center Bulletin Deadline!! Articles intended for publication in the Bulletin must be submitted to the rectory by Monday, at 3:OOPM for the following Sunday s Bulletin. All announcements must be in writing with a name and telephone number attached. Please remember St. Peter Catholic Church in your will. YEAR OF PARTICIPATION Get Involved! COME TO MASS! BE WELCOMING! PRAY FOR OUR PARISH! JOIN! Please see for opportunities. Sunday Mass Schedule Saturday: 5:OOPM (Satisfies Sunday obligation) Sunday: 7:30AM, 9:OOAM, 11:OOAM and 6:OOPM Weekday Mass Schedule Monday - Friday: 6:45AM & 8:15AM Saturday: 8:15AM Holy Day Mass Schedule Consult the bulletin for Mass times Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday: 3:45 to 4:45PM or by appointment Eucharistic Adoration Monday - Friday, 6:00AM to 10:00PM St. Angela Merici Chapel in Ursuline Hall adjacent to the Church building For more information or to sign up for a weekly Holy Hour of prayer contact Kathy Fotouhi at Baptism Baptisms are celebrated every Sunday of the month at 12:30PM. Please call the Rectory ( ) for details regarding participation in the preparation program. We encourage expectant parents to make arrangements for the preparation program at least a few months prior to the birth of their child. Weekly Anointing and Prayer After the 9:OOAM Mass each Sunday, we will celebrate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, for anyone who has the need to receive this sacrament. This is meant to include such concerns as upcoming diagnostic tests, limitations of aging, anxiety, depression, undue stress, addiction, etc. for all ages. Please gather in the pews at the front of church and the priest will be with you approximately 10 minutes after Mass is over. 2
3 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time September 8, 2013 Church Stuff... The Ambo The word ambo derives from the Greek verb anabainein ( to go up ) and was the name given to the elevated platform from which the Scriptures were proclaimed in the large churches of the early Middle Ages. In smaller churches of the time, the priest and lector stood at the altar rail; only the bishop stood at the chair (the cathedra) for proclaiming and preaching. A later development saw elaborate, elevated pulpits attached to church pillars for better visibility and audibility. The liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council ( ) called for the location of the ambo to be a natural focal point for the assembly during the liturgy of the word. The ambo is a place for the act of proclamation. By its form and appearance it honors Christ present in the word, and hence evokes reverence and attentiveness when the word is sung or spoken from it. Here is the place for the proclamation of the Scripture readings, the leading of the singing of psalms, for preaching God s word and perhaps for leading prayers of intercession. All other announcements and speeches are to be made elsewhere. The ambo should be beautifully designed and carefully proportioned to suit its function not as a shrine for the lectionary, but as a cradle for the word that embodies the story of our salvation, the mystery of the word made flesh among us. Our ambo at St. Peter is crafted from the same material as the altar - Indiana limestone and black onyx marble. The design clearly mirroring the altar shows the connection between the Word of God and the sacrifice at the altar, the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of the Eucharist. Its position in our sanctuary is prominent, visible, and near the altar. It is clearly a focal point. The Chair The third important piece of furniture within a Catholic sanctuary is the chair the presider s chair from which the prayers are lead and announcements are made. The first two important places within the Catholic sanctuary are, of course, the altar and the ambo. The ancient Latin word cathedra, used to designate the chair of a high-ranking civic official, was adopted by the early Christian church to refer to the cathedra or chair of the bishop. It was from the cathedra that the bishop presided at the liturgy and preached on the scriptures. Other chairs (sedilia) for attending priests and deacons were placed to the side. Later developments of church architecture saw the cathedra of the bishop elevated on a podium, and more throne-like in design. As parishes developed in the fourth century, a less ornate chair was used in the local church by the priest. The presider s or presidential chair soon became superfluous as the priest stood at the altar for the most of the liturgical action. The liturgical reform of the Vatican Council II has sought to recover the function of the chair of the presider. The materials and design of the chair should identify it as part of the particular place of worship. Its style should speak of the ministry of presiding, not of remoteness or prestige. Since we now have a fuller understanding of Christ s presence in the assembly of all the faithful, the presider s chair cannot signify privilege, but rather a sense of leadership in prayer, as well as the dignity and service that are inherent in Christian ministry. From this chair, the presider calls the people of God to prayer, joins them in attentiveness to the word, keeps with them moments of silence, leads them in petitions of forgiveness, invites them to profess their faith, lifts up their intercessions for every need and sends them forth with God s blessing. And although rarely done by anyone other than a bishop, the rubrics (rules, guidelines) allow preaching from the chair, too. 3 Our presider s chair at St. Peter matches the material of the other chairs/furnishings in our church and sanctuary. It is a larger chair than the others thus giving it a sense of prominence and attention. It is most definitely not throne-like but a significant chair from which prayers can be lead. It invites your attention. It is heavy, durable and substantial. It makes a statement of importance upon first appearance yet it does not overpower the altar. Like all the other furnishings and appointments in our church it follows the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and the guidelines for liturgical space. St. Peter Historical Tidbits With the completion of our new air handlers in our church air conditioning has returned and we are very grateful. Some have even complained that it is too cool in our church! I remind them that that statement is a high class complaint for sure. The Doll Heating and Air Conditioning Company is putting the final touches on the project. The necessary balancing of times and temperature controls is being done now. With the tweaking here and there, so necessary with a new system, the punch list will be complete. Did you know when our church was completed in 1953 there were three projects in the original plan that got dropped immediately: the pipe organ, the bell tower, and the air conditioning. However, with a little coaxing and pleading with Archbishop Ritter, Father Westhoff managed to get a pipe organ and the bell tower construction before dedication day in April of He was not so lucky with the air conditioning. While all the infrastructure was in place for eventual air conditioning, St. Peter Church on dedication day did not have actual air conditioning until the spring of There was much joy and rapture that summer for sure! 1953 Comment on our church Mary Chomeau, the author of our parish s 125 th anniversary history book, wrote in 1957about the architecture of our church, one of the first modern churches in the Archdiocese: The new church is new in more ways than one. It follows the contemporary lines which the twentieth century has seen develop. It is no less devoutly conceived and executed on that account, and doubtless its form expresses this civilization s attitude of worship, as did the medieval cathedrals the attitudes of the Age of Faith. As in the rest of the liturgical life at St. Peter, sincerity rules; the worship of God now takes place in a building truly free of artifice and solid in artistic integrity before the Creator. It seems paradoxical, perhaps, that a parish so imbued with enthusiasm for the liturgical movement as St. Peter should choose to build the new church on contemporary rather than traditional lines. Actually this was the only honest choice that could be made. For the liturgical movement in its purest manifestations seeks to restore to the Faith the most meaningful customs of the early Christian and medieval traditions. The emphasis was to be liturgical, which means, pertaining to the public official prayer of the Church, in other words, the Mass. A Gothic type of church could not have made this emphasis because people no longer possess medieval minds. The pools are closed, the old routine is back, summer is over, and Fall is on the horizon so enjoy our transition to Autumn, the best time to be a Missourian. And pray for peace in the Middle East! Pope Francis has called for this weekend to be one of fasting and prayer for a peaceful solution to the current issues in Syria and the Middle East. Let us use this time to do just that less food, drink and more prayer, especially the Rosary. I ll see you in church! Monsignor Jack 1-3-5
4 MASS INTENTIONS Monday, September 9 6:45AM Albert Barch 8:15AM Vernon Kohler Tuesday, September 10 6:45AM Patricia O Connor 8:15AM Gregory Schmidt Wednesday, September 11 6:45AM Dominica Krasnesky 8:15AM Dr. Bill Haynes Thursday, September 12 6:45AM Paul Kelly 8:15AM Glenn Appelbaum Friday, September 13 6:45AM Dorothy Hosto Janssen 8:15AM Maria Bernardi Saturday, September 14 8:15AM August Bernsen 5:00 PM Bernadine Sidlo Sunday, September 15 7:30AM Peggy Sowa 9:00AM Joan O Connell 11:00AM People of St. Peter 6:00PM Crissy Carroll MASS SERVERS Saturday, September 14 5:00PM Alex Molner, Samantha Molner, Timmy Heinlein Sunday, September 15 7:30AM Alex Sembrot, Rhys Prosser, Mary Clare Kammer, 9:00AM 11:00AM 6:00PM St. Peter Parish Prayer Lord, thank you for the rich history you have bestowed on our family of St. Peter in Kirkwood. Blessed by your grace, we ask that you be present in our parish today. Guide us as we celebrate our gifts through worship, education and loving service. Holy Spirit, create within us a vision for the future that we live, witness and proclaim the good news of Christ. Amen Meghan Appelbaum, Maria Ginocchio, Matthew Thomas Joe Patritti, Nick Patritti, Maddy Allgeyer Kyle Rolfes, Grant Bolton, Grace Wojciechowski WELCOME VISITORS We are happy you decided to worship with us today. Please introduce yourself to Father following Mass in the Gathering Area in the back of church. If you would like information about registering as a new parish member please call Jay Ryan at or contact the parish office ( ) for a registration form. The Welcoming Committee 4 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS Scheduled Eucharistic Minister - September 14/15 Note: Shut-in visitors are indicated in parentheses ( ) Interested in being a Eucharistic Minister? Call Bob & Trish Martin Saturday, September 14 5:00PM: A. Hennessey, M. Bender, S. Imig, L. Schrock, L. Hollabaugh, B. Hutcheson, K. Uxa, D. Imig Sunday, September 15 7:30AM: M. Elli, J. Booth, T. Booth, L. Flick, E. Bante, B. Lauber, F. Johnston, K. Kelley 9:00AM: 11:00AM: 6:00PM: J. Metzger, M. O Grady, H. Bernsen, M. K. Drexler, (G. O Grady), (K. Fotouhi), (K. Mersmann), (C. Pennington) S. Hartman, G. Iannotti, N. Iannotti, M. Thomas, M. Wilson, A. Smith, M. Raizman, (J. Kammer) J. Meady, M. A. Barber, K. Manion, P. Jacober, B. Biele, L. Baebler, C. Mahoney, S. Allen LECTORS Time First Lector Second Lector Saturday, September 15 5:00PM Edd Jennings Frank Baker Sunday, September 16 7:30AM Peter Schmit Mary Lou Bennett 9:00AM Diane Cantwell Randy Raley 11:00AM Peter McCall Jane Jensen September 8, 2013 EUCHARIST FOR THOSE WITH CELIAC DISEASE If you suffer from celiac disease, or have any wheat allergies that prevents you from receiving the Body of Christ at Mass, please send an to the address below with your contact information so that we can inform you of how we are able to provide low gluten hosts for you. Please send an to this address with Eucharist on your Subject Line: 6:00PM Diane Reardon Paul Byorth SCHOOL LITURGY SCHEDULE September 11 Weekday 8:15AM K-8 September 18 Weekday 8:15AM K-8 September 25 Weekday 8:15AM K-8 READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 Sunday: Wis 9:13-18b/Phlm 9-10, 12-17/Lk 14:25-33 Monday: Col 1:24--2:3/Lk 6:6-11 Tuesday: Col 2:6-15/Lk 6:12-19 Wednesday: Col 3:1-11/Lk 6:20-26 Thursday: Col 3:12-17/Lk 6:27-38 Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14/Lk 6:39-42 Saturday: Nm 21:4b-9/Phil 2:6-11/Jn 3:13-17 Next Sunday: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14/1 Tm 1:12-17/ Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10 Liturgical Publications Inc
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6 ST. PETER SCHOOL NEWS! Thank you for a wonderful start to the school year! We are very grateful to all of you that have helped us accomplish the following goals: Enrollment has increased by 10 students over last year. Several strong staff members have been added to our team. Three of our new teachers have a master degree and the fourth is in process. 16 eighth grade graduates were placed in advanced and honors courses as freshmen this fall. Our Learning Consultant services have increased this year with the addition of Mrs. Skoff. We opened a third kindergarten with smaller class sizes. Our Middle School Science Lab is completely remodeled and ready for use. Several improvements have been made to our facility. PTO again raised over $80,000 for the school. Thank you parents! Faith-In-Action is set for a very successful year! More information: Call for a tour or information any time at: x. 2. With gratitude, John Freitag, Principal Don t forget to use your escrip card at Schnucks EVERY TIME you shop. Your parish appreciates it, thank you. New cards can be found in the back of church or in the Earn and Learn office. If you haven t registered a credit or debit card with your escrip account please do so, every time you use that card at participating vendors, a percentage of your bill goes to St. Peter Parish. ST. PETER YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP Are you a parent with young children who'd like to meet more of your peers? The St. Peter Young Families Group offers social, spiritual and service activities for families with children under school age. Visit or to be added to our distribution list for notification of upcoming events. VISIT VIANNEY 8th graders can now schedule shadow visits at Vianney and discover why it's always a Great Day to be a Griffin! Get paired up with a "Griffin Guide", go through three classes and get a free lunch in the world-famous Griffins' Cafe. To sign up, go to vianney.com/admissions, and click on "Schedule a Visit". There you will find an online calendar of available dates and a form to reserve your spot. For any questions, please call Meghan Ploesser in our Admissions office at ext September 8, 2013 IT S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL! Registration is open for St. Peter Sunday School! Sunday School is a place for children ages 3 (by July 31, 2013) through Kindergarten to sing, create, and make friends as they learn about our church and Jesus great love for us while their parents attend 9 a.m. Mass. Classes begin September 29, 2013, and run through the beginning of May. You are welcome to begin classes any time after the opening session, too. Registration forms are available online at the parish web site: Look under the Education tab for Sunday School. Forms are also available at Ursuline Hall, by contacting Secretary Cathy Herrmann ( ). PROTECTING GOD S CHILDREN CLASS ST. PETER CAFETERIA MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 7:00PM ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY The Archdiocese of St. Louis mandates that anyone who will be working with children to attend the Protecting God s Children class. This includes the parish staff and anyone who volunteers at school, coaches or helps with teams, PSR Catechists and aides, leaders or assistant leaders for Scouts, or any other activity that includes children. This attendance must be completed before working with children. Please call the Rectory at to register for the class. We have a limited amount of spaces available. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the registration form for the class. For a complete listing of upcoming dates at other locations, check the archdiocesan website, archstl.org and click on Protecting God s Children Workshops. The list of classes is updated continually. HELP OUR PARISH GROW AND THRIVE!!! The Welcoming Committee is looking for Hosts and Host Families to welcome new parishioners to our St. Peter Family. You choose your level of commitment - all parishioners are needed (single, married, widowed, small families, large families, working families and retired and everyone in between!). This ministry is a great way to show your love and appreciation of our parish to those who have recently chosen to make it their own! We are hoping to match new parishioners with a Host or Host Family that are in similar stages of life to help them become familiar with our parish. All we are asking of Hosts is to make a contact, deliver a welcome packet, and be available for any questions the new parishioner might have about our parish. It is that easy! Please consider offering your time and talent to this ministry. Additional information may also be gained by calling Jennifer Moritz at 314/ If you already know you are interested and would like to sign up to be a Host or Host Family for a new parishioner, please contact Jennifer Moritz at or Thank you for prayerfully considering this important ministry!
7 September 8, 2013 ST. PETER ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION KIRKWOOD, MO Annual Golf Tournament Friday, September 13th, :30 Shotgun Start Aberdeen Golf Club Registration Form $100 per player before September 6th / $120 after September 6th I/We have a foursome (include the names of each person in foursome) Please place me/us in a foursome Name Address Phone # Name Address Phone # Name Address Phone # Name Address Phone # Hole Sponsorship - $100 - Indicate how you would like your sign to read: Make checks payable to: St. Peter Athletic Association Mail this registration and payment to: Mark Appelbaum, 410 Claybrook Lane, Kirkwood, MO
8 September 8, 2013 ADORATION, COMMUNITY, THEOLOGY AND SERVICE ACTS The September Men s ACTS Retreat The Men s Weekend will be held September 19 22, 2013 The cost of the retreat is $ The retreat will be held at the Mercy Center and each retreatant will be given a private room. Please contact Cathy Herrmann at or for a registration form. You can also register online by visiting our parish website at Just look for UPCOMING ACTS RETREATS on our home page and click on it. ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? Are you un-baptized but recognize a need for spirituality in your life? Are you baptized in another faith tradition or baptized Catholic but never received any formal religious education or additional sacraments? Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass but just don t know what the next step is to become one of the Catholic faithful? Are you yearning for something more in your life? Each year at St. Peter adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. Our sessions for RCIA begin on Sunday, September 15, You are welcome to join us as we set out on a journey to know God through knowing each other and growing in faith together. If you would like more information about the RCIA process, please contact Linda Doyle at or EUCHARISTIC ADORATION A Holy Hour is not a devotion; it is a sharing in the work of redemption. The most brilliant ideas come from meeting God face to face (at adoration). The Holy Spirit that presided at the Incarnation is the best atmosphere for illumination. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen) The following morning hours are in need of an adorer: Monday - 9:00AM Tuesday - 7:00AM Friday - 6:00AM Please call Kathy Fotouhi, , for more information. A REMINDER REGARDING SPIRITUAL DIRECTION Sr. Mary Jacqueline Pratt, OSU can be reached at or 8 WHO IS THE 50+ COMMUNITY AT ST. PETER? We are 50 years or older. We meet once a month during which we socialize, eat, play, pray, and learn. In addition we explore St Louis, Missouri, and sometimes beyond. WHAT'S REQUIRED? A $10 annual membership fee - that's it! To join, come to one of the meetings and sign up. Also you can send your name, address, phone numbers, and dues check (payable to 50 Plus Club ) to Charlene Henke, 439 N. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO, If you have questions, call Gene Iannotti ( ) or ANNIVERSARY DINNER CATERED BY GENESIS CATERING When: Wednesday, 9/18/13 What Time: Happy Hour Starting at 5:45PM; Dinner Starting at 6:15PM Cost: $15 per person RSVP & Payment REQUIRED by 9/14/13; Mail payment to: Kay Komotos, 144 Maple Hill Lane, Entertainment: Father Deacon Doyle (Father Mike, Deacon John, Tom Doyle) TOUR OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN AND LUNCH Description: The emphasis will be the Japanese Garden where Greg Cadice -- a member of the parish -- has passionately labored, knows the story behind plants and creative designs, and delivers an expert enthusiastic talk. When: Thursday, 10/3/13. Cost: Entrance fee ($4.00). Lunch: Sassafras Café (lunch not included in entrance fee). Transportation: Private cars leaving from St Peter at 9:00AM. Car pools will be set up after sign-up. Limited to: 15 people. CHILI COOK-OFF AND ALL THINGS APPLE BAKE-OFF When: Wednesday, 10/17/2013, 6:30PM Question: Do you have a favorite Chili or Apple recipe that you would like to share? Your chance to share your culinary talent is just around the corner. If you would like to sign up, please Gene at or call Sign-ups also will be available at the Anniversary Dinner! ROSARY FOR THE USA WHO? WHAT? WHY? WHERE? WHEN? Friends and family Saying the Rosary Praying for our Country Gathering Space in Church Every Sunday at 4:30 PM (not holidays)
9 September 8, 2013 PARENTING CLASS REAL HELP FOR THE CHALLENGES OF PARENTING! Christian Parenthood: The Challenge FOUNDATIONS OF PARENTING Authoritative, Democratic Style of Parenting is linked with the most successful child outcomes. Kids are more likely to become independent, self-reliant, socially accepted, academically successful, and well-behaved. Wednesdays 7:00 8:30PM October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 St. Peter Parish Library, Ursuline Hall 213 West Argonne ALL ARE WELCOME! More Info or To Register: stpeterkirkwood.org > Education > Parenting Classes > Foundations of Parenting. Fee: (both parents may attend) Book: Topics include: Improving Relationships, Avoiding Power Struggles, Maintaining Dignity & Respect, Understanding Each Child and Their Behavior, Redirecting Mistaken Goals of Behavior, The Power of Parental Prayer, Encouragement, and the Use of Natural and Logical Consequences. Facilitator: Margaret Bommarito has been trained and commissioned by the Office of Laity and Family Life (Archdiocese of St. Louis). She has used these principles in her own family for 25 years and has taught the class for 15 years in area schools, hospitals, and parishes. She also writes a parenting column for Catholic St. Louis magazine. The Traveling Chalice Program is designed to pray for religious vocations. Parishioners are asked to take the chalice home and display it in a place of honor, where all throughout the week they can notice it. Parishioners will pray around the chalice every night for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Prayers for vocations will accompany the chalice. You can choose which Mass your family would like to receive the chalice. We have openings for the Traveling Chalice in September. If you are interested in signing up for a week please call Mary Carol Schilli at for more information. TREASURE REPORT AT-A-GLANCE Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. (Luke 14:14) We have a difficult time with the concept of giving without expecting something in return. Even when we give to charity we often want something in return - a raffle ticket, a dinner, or a chance to play golf. Yet, as Christian stewards we need to remember that the true reward for our giving awaits us in heaven. Offertory for September 1, 2013 Total Parishioners Receiving Envelopes 2, Envelopes Returned $24,603. Loose Donations $ 2, KIRKWOOD FRANCISCAN SISTERS INVITE YOU TO OUR FALL FILM SERIES AT OUR OFFICES IN KIRKWOOD, MO September 17 - Chasing Ice -David Henry of Webster Groves will speak after this film on Raising Awareness of Climate Change. October 1 - Elemental November 12 - One Man, One Cow, One Planet December 10 - Within Reach *All films and events begin at 7:00PM and are free and open to the public. Due to popularity you must RSVP to attend. RSVP to: Franciscan sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 335 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO September 1, 2013 Wyatt Michael Mester, son of Derek Mester & Jill Goff. KENRICK-GLENNON SEMINARY CONVIVIUM Kenrick-Glennon Seminary will host the annual Convivium Dinner Auction on Saturday, November 16th at the Cedars in downtown St. Louis. If you would like to help support the formation and education of our future priests, please consider donating an auction item, providing a monetary contribution, and/or attending the auction. Your assistance with be accepted with the heartfelt thanks of the seminary community. For more information, please visit or call SPIRITUAL DIRECTION... How do we deepen our prayer life? How do we grow in attention to God s action in our lives? How do we open our hearts to hear God s will in us? Consider a companion in your spiritual search. Please call Mary Lou Bennett at or A ROADS TO HEALING PROGRAM for Divorced or Separated Catholics will be held very soon at Sacred Heart Church in Valley Park. The program is for 7 weeks and typically meets on Fridays from 7-9 pm. Please contact Scott Peterson at or for more info and for registration. PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN OUR CHURCH BULLETIN! Professional Photo & Video Services by Vic Frome FROMECO PRODUCTIONS 631 N. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, MO
10 September 8, 2013 STS. TERESA & BRIDGET FOOD PANTRY If you can t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa Thank you St. Peter parish for feeding those that are so hungry. Our next delivery will be September 16, 2013 Donations are welcomed any time, come on by! DROP OFF LOCATION ~ Candy and John Behl, 319 East Adams, Kirkwood (block and a half east of the YMCA). Please donate cans that are no larger than 30 ounces, anything larger is difficult to carry for all of us. (2) Sharon M. Stough & Dave Nockels (1) Erin Kelly & Timmy Bommarito Please pray for the safety and well being of the following loved ones of our parishioners who have been called to military service: Charles E. Williams II, US Army Warrant Officer, Cpl. John R. Weber, III, USMC, Major Matthew Kelly, Michael C. Wood, Army, Airman Joseph Sidlo, M/Sgt Don Haga, A/C Christine Haga, Sgt. Erik Thompson, Warrant Officer Alicia G. Mejia-Adkins, Sgt. 1 st Class Michael Adkins, US Army Capt. Nicholas Jablonski, USMC, Sgt. Mark Nitz, USMC, Major Mark Jackson, IV, LCPL Peter Lucier, 1st. Lieut. Jeremy Reynolds, US Army, Pfc. Josh P. Stack, Capt. Christopher Moskoff, US Army, Col. Jim Moore, Tech Sgt. Ron D. Mills, US Air Force, Michael Backer, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, Robert Winkler, Army and Lt. Kevin Jackson. PLEASE NOTE... Names will remain on the pray for the sick list for 4 weeks then automatically be deleted. To be included on this new list, you need to call the Parish Office A call to the Rectory Office is necessary to request additional weeks. Cheryl Elder (1) Emily Randall Eberle (4) Danielle Enghauser (3) Natalya Klump (2) Allen Chott (2) Patti Workman (1) Joan Gowan (1) Please remember the deceased and their loved ones in your prayers: Vince Bommarito, brother of Mary Kaye Drexler, Larry and Bill Bommarito. 10 THE PEACE IN MOTION TAI CHI CLASS will begin a brand new session on Thursday mornings at 9:00am, beginning September 12th. Tai chi is a gentle form of both exercise and relaxation. Proven benefits are improved balance, improved immunity, improved joint flexibility, increased strength, decreased blood pressure, reduced stress and much more! Classes are $5/person, pay as you go. All levels of fitness are accommodated. Tai chi connects the mind, the body and the spirit for a refreshing hour of peace. Contact instructor Susan Marting if you have any questions at Otherwise, we ll see you at Ursuline Hall on Thursday, September 12. Bring a friend! ST. PETER YOGA FUSION CLASS The class is taught by Catherine Enslin of St. Peter Parish. Catherine is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and an ACE certified personal trainer. Date: Tuesdays - September 10, 17, 24 Time: 5:30 to 6:30pm Cost: $15 for 3 week session Drop in classes are $8.00 Class minimum - 10 people signed up on a monthly basis to continue classes. Location: Msgr. Deutschmann Room Payment for class minimum of 10 people is due by September 10. For questions contact Barb Michael with Optimal Lifestyles, Inc. at EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS A new class is coming to Gethsemane Lutheran Church! Join us for a community-wide group exercise and education program designed for those with arthritis and related diseases. The goal is to reduce pain and stiffness and help maintain or improve mobility, muscle strength, and function. We will be sitting and standing for the exercises. Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes. Bands and weights are provided. All classes will be held in Fellowship Hall at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave., We will meet every Thursday morning from 10-11AM beginning September 12 and ending October 31, Classes are free. Please call to register or if you have questions. Classes are sponsored by the American Arthritis Foundation and taught by Carol Connolly, parish nurse, certified instructor. Welcome all! The St. Gerard Majella Couples Bridge Club is now forming for the 2013/2014 year. We play once a month from October to May on the second Friday evening of the month. Any couple interested in joining should call Judy or Jim Clement for information. If you are a couple who might like to sub occasionally, please call also. Judy Clement, TOUCHED BY GOD S LOVE? WANT TO PASS IT ON? HOW? Teens and adults, mark your calendar - October 11-12, 2013, conference titled - Streetwise Evangelization. Contact the Catholic Renewal Center for more information at or