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Entries for August 2017

Our parish is in need of additional musicians who can play the organ/keyboard for the weekend Masses. If God has blessed you with this talent and gift, please consider sharing it with our parish family. If you would like to help in this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.  

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I WILL SPEAK HIS NAME NO MORE The mission to be a prophet, a speaker for God, can be a great burden. Many of them were cursed for their words and others were beaten, even killed. Jeremiah is a perfect metaphor for the suffering Christ. His book is highly introspective and often bitter about his calling. He says that he keeps making up ...

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The school is again selling trash bags this year ($10 a roll). Please make plans to purchase trash bags from us and support our school. We are also selling magazines, gifts and cookie dough. The students really appreciate your support! Elite Car Wash will give St. Francis Xavier School $5 every month for each car signed up for the Unlim...

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Bishop Edward M. Rice invites ALL First Responders to join him in celebrating a "Blue" Mass on Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral in Cape Girardeau at 5:30p.m. The invitation includes all law enforcement, fire and rescue teams, etc. The Mass will include a "Color Guard" and a moment to honor t...

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Some people have claimed that Jesus did not have a sense of humor because He is never shown laughing in the Bible. Actually, He told many jokes. They were puns, but these do not survive language translation. One of his best known “witticisms” is found in today's Gospel. The Old Testament referred to a mysterious figure ...

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A parish potluck to welcome our new priest, Father David Dohogne, will be held on Sunday, August 27, after the 10:00 am Mass in the Parish Center gym. We will also be celebrating our 125th Anniversary of the founding of our parish. Everyone is welcome and is asked to bring a covered dish as follows: Last names beginning with A-K, please b...

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One day the disciples requested of Jesus: “Teach us to pray.” Jesus responded by giving them—and us—a marvelous model of prayer. What is so powerful about the Lord’s Prayer, as it is known, is its utter simplicity.  Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come soon. May your w...

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