Saint Ferdinand Church 1765 Charbonier Road ~ Florissant, MO 63031-5403

Pastor Associate Pastor Permanent Deacons

Rev. Tom Haley Rev. John Nickolai Deacon Peter Gounis Deacon James Russell Pastoral Associate Sister Jo Ann Simanella School Principal Mrs. Anna Davis Parish School of Religion Mrs. Donna Wright Office Manager Mrs. Dana Wiele Parish Secretary Ms. Jan Keenoy Mass Schedule Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 7, 9, 11 AM Weekday Masses Monday - Friday 6 AM, 8:30 AM Saturday 8 AM Confessions Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 PM or by appointment Divine Mercy Chaplet & Rosary Sunday 7:00 PM Perpetual Adoration Duchesne Chapel - 24 hours a day. For more information, call 314-838-4676 or 314-831-7336 Perpetual Help Devotions Tuesday following 8:30 AM Mass Famous Fish Fry Friday, 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM Dine In or Carry Out. Fried & Baked Cod, Catfish, Shrimp, Chicken Contact Us: Rectory Fax E-mail School Falcon Friends Fish Fry Website

314-837-3165 314-837-5799 [email protected] 921-2201 288-6224 839-5312 www.stferdinandstl.org

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Special Mass Schedule August 28-September 4

Communion Service 8 AM Saturday, August 29. NO MASS at 8:30 AM on August 31 & September 3 or at 6:00 AM on August 28, September 1, 2 & 4.

ATTENTION ALUMNI From

ST. LOUIS PREP NORTH 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the campus of the campus of Prep North. To celebrate we are organizing a whole school reunion, all classes, that attended. That means if you attended, you are invited. To be held on Saturday, October 17th at the site of Prep North, 3500 St. Catherine St. in Florissant. We are looking for contact information from as much alumni as possible. If interested in helping or attending please contact Deacon Jack Hofmann [email protected] 314-583-3356 Or Jerry Dorhauer [email protected] 314-707-7716

CENTERING PRAYER INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS Do you seek the small, still voice of God? At a one-day introductory workshop, you'll learn about prayer as relationship, the simple method of Centering Prayer, how to deal with thoughts during prayer and how to deepen your relationship with God. The cost for the workshop is $25. Bring your own lunch (refrigeration and coffee, tea, and water available.) For more details and to register see http:// centeringprayerstl.org/programs/introduction-to-centeringprayer/ or call Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis at 314918-8288. Please join us and bring a friend! Grace Episcopal Church (Kirkwood) Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 – 9 AM – 3 PM (8:30 AM check-in and light breakfast served)

FIRST FRIDAY MASS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS First Friday Masses at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant will continue for our 6th year! Everyone, especially homeschooling families, is invited to join us every First Friday in September-May to celebrate Holy Mass at 11:30 AM. Brown-bag lunch & fellowship time is in the Schoolhouse after Mass. Confessions & recitation of the Holy Rosary begin at 11AM. For questions, please contact Tammi Hall at 9720635. See you there!

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Picture Directory … GOOD NEWS! If you have not had a chance to have your picture taken for our new directory, more fall dates will soon be added. Watch the bulletin, contact Mary Jo at 314-387-0633 or click on the link on our website at ww.stferdinandstl.org Our directory won’t be complete without you in it!

DYNAMIC CATHOLIC - LECTIO DIVINA

The Compendium identifies Sacred Scripture as the “fount of the spiritual life” (24). How often do you prayerfully reflect on the Scriptures? Lectio Divina is one way to deepen your spirituality. Lectio Divina is a prayerful reflection on Scripture through reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation. It is a way of discerning God’s will for your life and deepening your relationship with Him. Was there a word or phrase in today’s readings that stood out for you? What does this word or phrase mean for your life? archstl.org/dynamic

TRANSITION TO CARE Join us for an Educational Senior Discussion at The Villa at Riverwood. Senior education for families in transition from independent living to living with assistance, to end of life. Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 PM #1 Pratt Place, Florissant, MO 63031 RSVP - 1-800-785-7155 Free & Open to the public Reservations Requested Mark Easley, The Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm Stacy Haberstroh, Senior Insurance Concepts Fran Jackson, The Villa at Riverwood Linda Priaulx, Continuum Home Care Lynn Anson, VITAS Healthcare St. Louis

COME & SEE WEEKEND 5 PM Friday, October 9, through noon on Sunday, October 11, at the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration's monastery in Clyde, Mo. Those interested in learning more about a religious vocation will join the Sisters for prayer, recreation, personal prayer time, meals and reflection. There is no cost to attend. To learn more, please contact Sister Ruth Elaine Starman at [email protected]

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t is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed. — Deut. 31:8 (NABRE © 2010 CCD. Used with permission.)

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DAY OF REFLECTION FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS OFFERED Take Lord, Receive, a reflection day for those with cancer or other chronic diseases and those who love and care for them, will be held from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 19 at Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat in Dittmer, Mo. The day will be led by Incarnate Word parishioner and spiritual director Steve Givens, author of “Embraced by God: Facing Chemotherapy with Faith,” and will offer presentations and guided prayer experiences as well as opportunities for quiet prayer, journaling, and sharing with other participants. For more information, contact Il Ritiro at (636) 274-0554 or [email protected]

SAINT SABINA PARISH PICNIC 1625 Swallow Ln. Florissant, Mo 63031

Fri. Aug. 28th 6-11 PM Sat. Aug. 29th 12-10 PM Pork Steak Dinner served all day Saturday BBQ~RIDES~GAMES BASKET RAFFLE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL WEEKEND

LADIES EVENING OF RECOLLECTION There will be a recollection for ladies on Wednesday, September 2, at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. A priest of Opus Dei will give two reflections on some aspect of the spiritual life, available for confessions and end with Benediction. There will also be a formative talk given by a layperson. The activity begins at 7:15-9:30pm. For more information, please contact Mary Schlueter 314-517-1277

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EXERCISE CLASSES St. Rose Philippine Duchesne is offering Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Zumba classes starting on Monday, August 24th, 2015. Arthritis classes will be on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 9:30 – 10:30 or 5:00 – 6:00 in the Music Room. Zumba will be on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 6:30 – 7:30 in the Parish Hall. These classes run for 8 week sessions (ending Oct 16th) for $10.00. For more information call Peggy Baker at 837-3410.To sign up, call Peggy or just show up for first class a little early to fill out registration form.

FLORISSANT FOOD TRUCKS Join us for Food, Fun, Drinks and live Music! Friday, August 28, 2015 ~ 5:00—8:00 PM 50 Rue St. Francois, Florissant We will be accepting canned food items for T.E.A.M. Food Pantry at all of our food truck events.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS CHESTER POLAK MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT St. Sabina Men’s Club is having their annual fundraising golf scramble tournament on Saturday, September 19th. Cost is $80/person. For information, contact Gary Anterhaus at 314 313-7133. The Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council 2951

Benefit Golf Tournament

All Proceeds to Benefit the Knights of Columbus and the charities they support The Golf Club of Florissant Saturday September 26, 2015 4-Person Scramble 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Closest to the hole contest on par 3’s & Long Drive Contest 12th hole 50/50 raffle and silent raffle items Entry fee $75.00 ($300.00/team) includes: Greens Fees, Cart, cold beverages Hamburgers & brats served during golf. Pulled pork, potato salad, and cold slaw served after the tournament. Send your entry fee (payable to Knights of Columbus Council 2951) and the team members names and phone numbers to: Doug Keil 110 St. Pierre, Florissant Mo. 63031 Deadline for entries September 16.

ROOM AT THE INN GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT AREA HOMELESS Room at the Inn invites you to participate in their Second Annual Charity Golf Outing! – an event benefiting the homeless women and families of St. Louis County, which will take place Monday, October 5th, 2015 at Westborough Country Club. With the involvement of nearly 60 interfaith congregations, Room at the Inn offers temporary, emergency shelter for women and families, up to 20 people each night. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit our clients. Player cost is $150 per person or $600 per foursome. If you do not wish to play, we have many donation and sponsorship opportunities. For more information contact Colleen Price at 314-209-9181 or [email protected] You may also visit our event website or purchase your tickets online at www.roomstl.org/events.

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From the Desk of Father Tom... VIABILITY & FUTURE STAFFING STUDY Every parish in our archdiocese is conducting a survey regarding parish viability and future staffing of parishes based on the fact that in five years there will be 30 less priests to serve our parishes, and in ten years 60 less priests. Our parish leadership groups, the Parish Council and Finance Council, have already completed the survey. Now the heads of our parish organizations will be completing the survey. In order to have the opinion of as many of you as possible I would ask anyone who is interested in letting his or her voice be heard to gather this coming Tuesday, August 25, in the Duchesne Center Hall at 6:30 PM to receive the survey with instructions on how to complete it.

PAPA-PALOOZA Join us September 19, beginning at 2 PM or PapaPalooza, our local family celebration of the Philadelphia World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit. It will be an afternoon of family fun and games, an outdoor Mass (4:30 p.m.) celebrated by Bishop Rice, dinner by P’sghetti’s, and a rollicking concert of praise and worship (and a few musical surprises) by St. Louis’ own Adam Bitter Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Papa-Palooza will be held on the campus of Kenrick Glennon Seminary (near the soccer field). $15 per family or $5 per individual. Visit www.archstl.org/palooza for more information and to register.

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SENIOR TRIP - TOUR OF THE HILL Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM (Bus leaves at 9:00 AM) Price: $35 Includes Tour, Food and Transportation Tour includes: Mama Toscano’s Homemade Ravioli - See how it is made NO Sandals - Must wear closed shoes & have shoulders covered Childhood Home of Yogi Berra - on “Hall of Fame Place” Italia-American indoor Bocce Club - Site of the 2014 National Championships New Chocolate Factory on the Hill Lunch at Favazza’s (Sicilian Chicken Breast, Pasta, Salad, Beverage Stg. Ambrose Church and Concert (1/2 hour) If time - shopping at what is nearby: Missouri Bakery _____________________Detach_____________________ RSVP and MONEY are due in the rectory by Monday, September 14, 2015 ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER PERSON Name: _____________________________________________ Florissant Resident ___Yes ___ NO Florissant ID Number: ___________________ Emergency Contact Name: __________________________ Emergency Contact Number: ________________________

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are dreamt up of in your philosophy." Hamlet, Shakespeare. Reverend James Mason, J.D., President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, will present a Primer on Angels and Demons, on Thursday, September 10th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 106 N. Meramec in Clayton, MO. All men are invited for an optional Mass in the Church at 6:30 AM with coffee, refreshments and Father Mason’s talk from 7 AM until 7:45 AM in the Church basement. Participants are welcome to attend any part of the morning. Free parking is available on the Church lot. Use the stairs at the entrance nearest the Church parking lot to go up to Mass, or down to the basement for the talk and refreshments. For more information, visit http://kenrick.edu/resources/formingmenforchrist//

MISSING WIRELESS LAVALIERE MICROPHONE FROM CHURCH The spare wireless lavaliere microphone has been missing from church for awhile. Does anyone know where it might be hiding?

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R.C.I.A.

Now it’s even easier to use your phone to give to the church Go to www.stferdinandstl.org and sign up for online giving. There is a link on the right hand side of the page. Simply click on “create an account”. Then, enter the needed information and submit. You will get an email with a verification link to finish setting up your account. If you do not see the email, check your spam folder. It’s that simple to give anytime and from anywhere using a computer, Smartphone or table.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC? WANT AN UPDATE ON YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) process will begin again this September. Candidates or Catechumens will follow a step-by-step process towards full membership into the Catholic Church. For more information, contact the parish office at 314-837-3165

CALLING ALL ST. FERDINAND FAMILIES Please come and join our St. Vincent de Paul Society for the 8th Annual FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK/RUN Do you have your team ready? Join the SVDP Society and make it a family affair. You can get your organization group together! This is a great way to get exercise, meet fellow Vincentians and parishioners, enjoy a beautiful fall day, witness to the community and raise significant funds for St. Ferdinand conference. It doesn’t get better than that! When: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26 at

SANDWICH PROGRAM St. Vincent de Paul is kicking off the second year of our sandwich program at St. Ferdinand. After our meeting we made 120 sandwiches for the homeless to take down to St. Vincent de Paul Church. Please consider having your group join the sandwich program and make sandwiches for the homeless. Contact Marilyn Placek 839-1589 If you participated in the past and will be making sandwiches again this year, please let Marilyn know. More help is always appreciated so if you have a group that would like to participate, please let the program chairperson (Marilyn) know. Thank you again to all who have contributed.

ST. LOUIS UNIVERISTY HIGH SCHOOL Registration begins at 9:00AM Walk starts at 10:00AM HELP FUND THE NEEDS OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Please use pledge sheets and bring with you day of walk. If you are unable to walk you can support us with a donation. Please put in Sunday collection or drop off your donation at rectory. Make checks payable to St. Ferdinand, St. Vincent DePaul Society Thank you for always being so generous to our cause.

Our own Jamie Garza will be the DJ playing Christian music that day!

August 16, 2015 Budget ($635,242/ 52 wks) $12,216.19 Envelopes $7,774.43 On-line 2,098.00 Loose 331.55 Total for week $ 10,203.98 Favorable/Unfavorable <2,012.21> Year to Date 8,864.46 (New fiscal year began July 1) Gathering for God Tuition Assistance School Unrestricted School Matching Mission Co-Op St. Vincent de Paul Latin American Apostolate Catholic Communications Contributors last week: 289

$556.00 636.00 80.00 300.00 20.00 $55.00 $60.00 100.00

To date we have 166 people who have signed up for on-line giving! Have you thought about trying it? The success of our parish depends on your generosity. Please help keep our parish viable by using your envelopes and contributing to your parish both financially and with your time and talent. If you are out of town or forgot your envelope, please mail your contribution to the rectory or drop it in the collection when you return. Please don’t forget us while you are on vacation! May God bless you for your continued generosity. Please contact the rectory at 837-3165 if you are not receiving envelopes. Misplaced your envelopes? Write your name on the outside of a plain envelope with your contribution enclosed. If you have an address or phone number change, please contact the Parish Office so we can keep our records up-to-date.

ST. FERDINAND IS ON FACEBOOK! Look for us under St. Ferdinand Catholic Parish and School for the latest news and activities.

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Mass Intentions 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Thursday, August 27

6:30 PM 6:30 PM 700 PM

PSR Music Trivia Planning, Duchesne #9 Legion of Mary, Duchesne #10

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Special Intention Larry Kendrick

1 Thes 2:1-8; Ps 139:1-6; Mt 23:23-26

6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Viability Study, Duchesne Hall Parish Council, Duchesne #9 Finance Council, Duchesne #10

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Albert Unnerstall Ken & Mark Harmann

1 Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-12ab; Mt 23:27-32

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Room Parents, Duchesne #10 AA, Church Basement Youth Group, Duchesne Basement

St. Sophia 10:00 AM

Frances Trupiano

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Agnes Grossman Catherine Balkenbush

6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

GS Registration, Duchesne Hall 8 Light Weigh, Duchesne #10 BSA Duchesne Basement

BentWood 10:30 AM

1 Thes 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17; Mt 24:42-51

Communion Service

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

NO SERVICE Henry Nieroda

1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 1012; Mt 25:1-13

9:30 AM 3:00 PM

Yoga, Duchesne Hall FISH FRY

8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Communion Service Donald Pilcher

1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-9; Mk 6:17-29

10:00 AM 5:00 PM 5:00 PM

A.C.T.I.O.N Group, Back lot Back-to-School BBQ, Gym Scrip Sales

7:00 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM

Dorothy & Larry Blair Albert Yates, Jr. Jerry Eads

7:00 AM 9 & 11 AM 7:00 PM

Donut Social, Duchesne Hall Scrip Sales Divine Mercy Chaplet

St. Patrick’s 9:00 AM

Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-5; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21 -23

Parish Family

Passion of Saint John the Baptist

Sunday August 30 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scrip Sales Divine Mercy Chaplet

Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-13, 1718; Jn 1:45-51

Saint Augustine

Saturday, August 29

9 & 11 AM 7:00 PM

Pat Gittemeier Sp. Int. Donald Sutton

Saint Monica

Friday, August 28

Jos 24:1-2a,1517,18b; Ps 34:2-3,16-21; Eph 5:21-32 [2a, 25 -32]; Jn 6:60-69

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Saint Louis, Saint Joseph Calasanz

Wednesday, August 26

In Our Parish

Parish Family

St. Bartholomew

Tuesday, August 25

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Readings

Joe Schmich Gene Meyers Frank S. Tormino & John Kevin Mroczkowski

St. Patrick’s 9:00 AM Monday, August 24

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Listen to the weekend readings at www.stferdinandstl.org/parish/our-priests We also have some of the homilies available. Check the website often as we continue to work on getting them recorded and posted.

MEALS ON WHEELS - AUGUST 24-28, 2015 TEAM 3 Monday SP Hollie McMillin SM — #3 C.Knoblock/S.Waymock #4 Osborne Shannon #6 Mary Ann/Greg Fowler #8 Mary Holway

Tuesday Toni Henry Stan Horton Rose Moore Mary Koch Rod/Rosetta Sorensen Harold Melvin

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Wednesday Joyce Schene — Dawson Wright Darlene Hartman Robert Schutzius JAN SCHUBERT

Thursday Barb Meyer Shirley Geerling Nick Talarico Rich Ruiz Deneen Garza D & A Bujewski

Call Jan at 837-3444 TO ORDER MEALS, Call 953-6800 and leave a message

Friday Carol Baronowsky — Mary Kay Stergos Dolores Huddleston Stan Ebersohl Mary Pat Outlaw

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Liturgical Ministers August 29 & 30 5:00 PM 7:00 AM

Servers

Maria Santistevan Dalton Nemnich Ethan Kampelman Gino Kristo

Greeters

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Scrip

Team 4 Terry Noss

Team B Nick Talarico

Team 2

Lisa Signorelli Jennifer Santistevan

Stan & Mary Jane Ebersohl, Susan Bennett, Vito Biondo

Dave Reddy

Team 2

9:00 AM

Jacob Schroeder Logan Randazzo

Julie and Alyssa Remacle

Kathy Durand

Team 2

Angela Randazzo Candice Babbitt

11:00 AM

Ellie Besmer John Besmer

Sharon & Garrett Derhake Doug Kline

Jamie Garza

Team 2

Eydie Breyer Shelly Kraatz

WEEKDAY SERVERS Monday, Thursday, August 24 & 27, 8:30 AM Lucas Rackers Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, August 25, 26, 28 8:30 AM Jacob Kreitner, Abby Maassen Saturday, August 29, 8:00 AM Kyle Pezold

MEAL-A-MONTH Will you donate a meal this month to a family in need? Choose any of the needed items from the list or substitute as you prefer. Monetary donations always welcome! Bring food to Meal-A-Month closet in the back of church. Money can be placed in an envelope in collection basket or left at the rectory. Make checks payable to T.E.A.M.

SHOPPING LIST Any bagged or boxed foods *Canned Pasta Sauce *Dry Cereal *Peanut Butter Canned or Dry Pasta Canned Meat & Seafood Tomato Products (any) Canned Fruit Canned Vegetables Canned or Dry Soup Hamburger Helper Pork and Beans Snacks Crackers Sugar Coffee Toilet Paper & Paper Towels Bar Soap Laundry Detergent Shampoo Sanitary Napkins

TWO Weeks Meals Money 50 $186.33 AUGUST TOTAL Meals Money 65 $286.33 Our goal this month 125 Meals ($8 = one meal) Any size donation welcome! Items in BOLD LETTERS and marked with an * are in greater need.

Your generosity is truly appreciated!

Bring an item for T.E.A.M. to Mass this week!

Join us every morning after the 8:30 Mass and on Saturday after the 8:00 Mass to pray the Rosary and on Sunday evening at 7:00 PM to pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

LIVING GOD’S WORD Jesus, you came from the Father and returned to the Father and remain ever near the Father’s heart. You remain the Father’s Word of love to us, the Word of the Father’s commitment to us; draw us into being “Amen” as you were also “Amen” to the Father’s will. Amen. Copyright © 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

P! L HE 6 n e ! Op urs ho Sunday Wednesday Friday

PERPETUAL ADORATION “Come spend an hour with me.” The following hours are open 4-5 AM 11 AM-NOON 1-2 PM 5-6 PM, 6-7 PM, 7-8 PM

You are always welcome to come and pray. You may contact Janet at 921-4919 if you need a sub between midnight and 6 AM If you can cover one of these hours or are available to be a sub, please call Ann at 838-4676 or 6306606 or Dolores at 831-7336. Subs are also needed. Thank you!

HOLY HOUR INTENTION CARDS If you would like to offer your holy hour for someone’s intention, there are cards available in the chapel for 50¢.

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Youth, School and Parish Activities August 24-August 29 Scholastic Book Fair Week Monday - Normal school schedule … Hot Lunch begins … Preschool/ Pre-K begins Tuesday - 8th grade attend Mass Wednesday - 1st-4th grade attend Mass Thursday - Normal school schedule … Book Fair preview day for students Friday - 8:30 AM all school Mass Saturday - Back to School BBQ and Book Fair begins at 6 PM We hope to see everyone at the Back to School BBQ on Saturday, August 29. If you would more information about St. Ferdinand Catholic School, please contact Mrs. Anna Davis at (314) 9212201 or [email protected]

For your child’s safety… We ask that you do not park in the front parking lot to pick your child up after school. Last year we had a few “near misses” with children running into the parking lot in front of cars and also cars trying to back out of parking spots while the stream of cars are coming. If you must park in front, please wait until all the cars have left before attempting to go to your vehicle or leave. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

VBS SUPPLIES Be on the look-out for Glow-inthe-Dark paint and black lights. We will be needing these for our 2016 Vacation Bible School. Call Mary Jane at 921-1786 if you have any questions.

DONUT SOCIAL Next Sunday is our Donut Social after the 7, 9 and 11 AM Masses in the Duchesne Center. Please join us to socialize with your fellow parishioners. Sugar-free bagels and muffins available. A special thank you to Helping Hands who hosted our social last month. This month’s Donut Social is hosted by St. Vincent de Paul.

REQUESTED DONATIONS FOR ST. FERDINAND’S FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (NEW OR GENTLY USED) In order to create the best possible environment for the children that will be participating in our full day and half day preschool, we are looking for donations to maintain a creative & competitive program. Any new or gently used version of these donations would be accepted and greatly appreciated in order to help! Donations can be dropped off at the school office from 9 AM-2 PM, Monday Friday until August 28th, at the rectory from 8am-7 PM, Monday-Friday, or by appointment through the school office. Local home pick up MAY be available as well for larger items. Tricycles “Little Tykes” Cozy Coupes sand/water tables train tables farm play sets car play sets kitchen play sets larger “Duplo” Lego sets rugs, carpets book shelves foam-flooring material bean bag chairs, easels cushions cookie sheets muffin pans cookie cutters paint dobbers dress-up clothes puzzles textured material games flash cards building blocks cars trains books sand letter number stamps and magnets bubbles dinosaurs “baby doll” toys foam or cardboard sorting objects (bears shapes & colors) multi-sized containers for storage Thank you in advance for your support of our school!

♫ NORTHEAST DEANERY CHILDREN’S CHOIR ♫ The Northeast Deanery Children’s Choir is holding auditions for its second season. The Choir is open to children in grades 4 – 8 within the Northeast County Deanery, but is primarily for those who do not have the opportunity to sing in a parish children’s choir. We are looking for singers who are able to match pitches, are committed to attending weekly rehearsals and leading the singing for Mass at one of the participating churches once a month from September 2015 through May 2016. Participation in the Choir will enable these children to 1) use their talent for singing in praise of our Lord 2) expand their vocal and musical abilities. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 4:30 PM – 6:00 pm at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 10235 Ashbrook Drive, 63137. In our first season we led the singing for Masses at Holy Name of Jesus Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Our Lady of the Rosary Church and Sacred Heart Church. The Choir was comprised of children from each of these parishes as well as Christ, Light of the Nations School and a homeschooled child. We also participated in the Pueri Cantores Festival and Mass, sang our Christmas program at the Veterans Home, and enjoyed a Christmas Party and Spring Picnic. Auditions will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25th Tuesday, September 1st Thursday, September 3rd For more information and to schedule an audition please contact Mrs. Theresa McWilliams, Director of Music at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church by email [email protected] or by phone (314) 869-8938.

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MEN’S CLUB RIB FEST ALL MEN OF THE PARISH ARE INVITED! The Men’s Club is kicking off the new school year by smoking a bunch of ribs for the September meeting. Our ribs are highly respected among the St. Louis BBQ Society and have done very well in competition. All men of the Parish are invited to our next meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 7:00 PM in the Duchesne Center. The Men’s Club is a great place to get to know other men from the Parish. We do a lot of good around the Parish and School and we could always use help to lighten the load but this month we just need a bunch of men who want to eat. So if you’ve never been to a Men’s Club meeting we look forward to seeing you on the 2nd and please bring a friend.

ST. FERDINAND ATHLETICS Referees Needed SFAA is looking for referees that are 5th grade and above for the 2nd grade training league soccer division. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will train you. Make a few dollars and be a part of the game you love! Please contact Bob Freesmeier at [email protected]

There is a mandatory meeting for ALL refs in Duchesne Center Room 9 on September 2 at 6:30 PM. You must attend even if you have reffed before.

Help Wanted SFAA is looking for help in soccer, golf, chess and basketball. If those don’t appeal to you, we have several other opportunities available. Perhaps you would like to coach a team Contact Joe Mueller at [email protected]

ROOM PARENTS, VOLUNTEERS, COACHES SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM: Anyone who works with or volunteers with children must be compliant with the Safe Environment Program of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis set forth by the USCCB. (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops). For more information contact Mary Jane Ebersohl at 921-1786 or 837-3165 or visit archstl.org and click on the Protecting God’s Children link.

HOSPITAL/NURSING HOME NOTIFICATION Due to the privacy laws, hospitals and nursing homes are no longer allowed to notify the parish when our parishioners are admitted unless they are asked to call us. Even though they ask you what religion and parish you belong to, do not assume that they will call us. If you, or your loved one, is admitted to the hospital, please call the rectory to have their name added to our prayer list. Every effort will be made by one of the priests, Sr. Jo Ann or our parish nurse to come to the hospital to visit. We would also like to know when one of our parishioners have moved into a skilled nursing facility. Thanks for your help.

WELCOME GUESTS We are glad you are here. If this is your first time with us, WELCOME! If you would like more information on becoming a member, please call the rectory at 837-3165 or check us out on the internet at www.stferdinandstl.org.

Please contact the Parish Office at 314-837-3165 if you have an address or phone number change.

August 23, 2015

Sacramental

REST IN PEACE Please pray for the repose of the souls of MARTIN BEHLMANN, father of Judy (Scott) Byrd; ALAN KEEVEN, son of Mary Keeven; MARY LEIBLE (NEE Warnecke), sister of Eileen Kebert. God welcome them home and comfort their families and friends in their time of sorrow. May their souls and all of the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

GREETERS NEEDED Please consider being a “Greeter” at one of the weekend Masses. Call Mary Jane at 314-920-9608 or the rectory at 314-837-3165.

Please look over the military list on the back cover. Do you see anyone listed who is no longer in the service? If so, please call Dana at 8373165 so that person can be removed from the list. Thanks!!!!!

JOIN US FOR THE 9-11 MEMORIAL CEREMONY 7:15 PM Florissant VFW Post 4105 410 Rue St. Francois Come early for Dinner 4-7 PM Country Fired Steak - $6 a plate

MUSIC TRIVIA SAVE THE DATE

St. Ferdinand Music Trivia will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015. The doors will open at 6 PM with trivia beginning at 7 PM. We will begin taking reservations in early September. Please mark your calendars for this fun evening!!

Remember in Your Prayers Welcome

Please pray for the safety of the following people in the armed forces as they serve and protect our country: Mark Beckmann Christopher Bernhardt Tyler Bernhardt Jessica Bernhardt Adam Black Jeraud Boyd Joe Brockmeier Matthew Burch Jonathan Buss Ashley Caldwell Brian Cawvey Joseph Clarkin Ashley Collins Ken Corzine Anthony Crain Kevin Dabney Antonio DiTucci, Jr. Tim Dubois Deric Ebersohl Michael Garcia Bradley Gaylord Joshua Gerland Jason Gorris James Groark

Daniel Hanten William J. Hinnah Nicholas Hitt Michael Illert Michelle Keeven Brett Kincaid Shaun Kroeger Dustin Kyle Joseph Laramie Erin Lammert David Lammert Colin Linkul Mary Linkul Matthew Ludwig Michael E. Malawey Bryan Martin Troy Mattingly Michael Mayor William McNicholas Patrick Mernin Christopher Mincher Philip Pohlman

New families and individuals, please register at the rectory at your earliest opportunity. Monday—Friday, 8 am to 4 pm or visit our website for a registration form.

Luke Quiles Julie Renner Zach Schneider Gary Scott Kenneth A. Segelhorst Jeff Sowash Steven Swartstrom Brian Tiefenbrun Joseph Thomas Dylan Whittemore Christopher Williamson Kelsey Williamson Darren Walters

Those who have come home from service and still need our prayers!

ADORATION CHAPEL Many visitors to our Eucharistic Chapel shared their thoughts and feelings about the time they spend with the Hidden Jesus.

“All I can say is that when I don’t get to Adoration there is something missing in my day. I am very peaceful during this time before the Blessed Sacrament and just absorb what ever it is the Lord wants to give me. It is like the soul is sunning itself in front of the Sun of Eternity.”

Sacramental Life Please remember to pray for the following people: Long Term List (6 months) Kevin Aubuchon Marcia Barton Kathy Blizzard Bob Bridger Mary Ann Burmeister Phyllis Busk Lola Callaway Deborah Caughron Amy DePyper Tim Eads Jeanne Effinger Elias Farajallah Erin Grace Mike Grieshaber Kaitlynn Hill Beth Kessels Corrine Kirsch Lisa Klein Tom LaMartina Evelyn LaRue Fred Linkul Dolores Mangogna Shean Marzan Tim McNamee

Jane Meyers Jo Ann Mohrmann Pat Oswald Christopher Pestka Mary Reid Patricia Richards Char Schmidt Betty Shambaugh Roseann Shannon Cathy Sims Michele Stallmann Bert Tamborski Len Tamborski Sophia Taylor Bob Tegeler Raymond Teson Jeanie Turner Robert Walbridge Bill Wilman Tricia Svoboda Woods Don Wynns Edward Yates Christine Zampese

Short-term List (6 weeks) Marion Bishop Tony Sims Phyllis Westrich Irmie Walters Eleanor McCord Jim Muehlenbrock Millie Malawey Cassie Toth Loretta Derhake Mary Ann Angelo Molly Ann Stemmerman Tom Bauer

Nabil Alkofof Carol Alkofof Virginia Harmann Mary Zangriles Pat Gittemeier Ann Mohan

Marriage Please call the rectory for an appointment at least six month prior to the wedding.

Baptism Please call the rectory to schedule required parent baptism preparation meeting. Baptisms are on the second and fourth Sunday. No Baptisms during Lent.

Anointing of the Sick Contact the rectory

Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life If interested, please call the rectory or the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations at 314-7926460

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contact the rectory for more information. The process runs from September through May.

..and all those on Bulletin Deadline Tuesday morning the Prayer List

Bulletin August 23, 2015.pdf

For more details and to register see http:// centeringprayerstl.org/programs/introduction-to-centering- prayer/ or call Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis at 314-.

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