When Stacey and Nick Gish of St. John Paul II Parish in Affton were married in the Church in 2009, having a family was part of their plan. But the plan didn't unfold exactly as they envisioned.
"Everything we wanted to happen didn't happen," Stacey Gish said.
At a ceremony that mirrored the grandeur of a wedding at the St. Agnes Home chapel in Kirkwood, only one of the spouses was visible to the congregation.
Sister M. John Paul Svejkosky made her first profession of vows at Mass on July 2, marking her completion of the novitiate for the Carmelites of the Divine Heart of Jesus (DCJ). In the homily, Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso spoke of the "spousal intimacy" with Christ that vows bring a sister.
John R. Groebl's family knew they were called to play a role in furthering his purpose in life.
John was motivated and guided by the question of "Why did God make me?" He related to the answer found in the Baltimore Catechism: "God made me to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him in this world and to be happy with Him forever in heaven."
The Little Sisters of the Poor announced July 6 that they will close their St. Louis Residence, after a nearly two-year search to find a new sponsor to manage the facility for the elderly poor in Old North St. Louis.
The Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri has distributed $751,403 in school grants for the 2018-19 academic year. The grants will fund 14 projects — 11 for Academic Capacity Enhancement plus three for Transformational Innovation — at 37 schools and three Parish Schools of Religion. Of the 14 grants, nine are for one school apiece, including two encompassing the Parish School of Religion. The five other grants involve multiple schools — 30 in all.
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