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MUSICIANS

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

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 his mind not to utter God's words. He cannot resist the call to prophecy. It is like a fire burning inside of him until the message is released. Several prophets expressed that same compulsion to preach.

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St. Francis Xavier School News

Posted on August 30, 2017 in: General News

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 Unlimited Wash Program. Sikeston MediCenter Pharmacy would like to support St. Francis Xavier School by donating 50 cents for every qualifying prescription filled and picked up at the Sikeston MediCenter Pharmacy. You may pick up your donation key tags at the school, parish center, or from an...

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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 those who have fallen in the line of duty. While this will be in the context of a Catholic Mass, non-Catholics are most welcome to attend. We would be honored by their presence. We invite all first responders to wear uniforms and process into the cathedral at the beginning of the Mass. Spec...

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THE PEBBLE THAT BECAME A ROCK

Posted on August 25, 2017 in: General News

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 called "One like a Son of Man". This was a synonym for "humanappearing". He would bring help from God. Jesus asks His apostles about the current speculation on the figure's identity. The disciples give the most common guesses. Jesus then quizzes them why they haven&...

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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 bring a salad; last names beginning with L-Z, please bring a vegetable dish. If you have any memorabilia you would like to share by having it on display (pictures, articles, etc.), please put your name on the back so it can be returned to you. A table will be set up for display. Please plan...

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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 will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. Give us our food for today, and forgive us our sins, just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:9-13  The key to prayer is to ...

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