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

Pastor Associate Pastor Permanent Deacons Transitional Deacon Pastoral Associate School Principal Parish School of Religion Youth Minister Director of Music Parish Nurse

Rev. Jack Schuler Rev. John Nickolai Deacon Peter Gounis Deacon James Russell Rev. Mr. Sam Brand Sister Jo Ann Simanella Anna Davis Donna Wright Eileen Weiskopf Dan & Laura Sovar Mary Krummey Michelle Ritter, RN

Mass Schedule Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 7, 9, 11 AM Weekday Masses Monday - Friday 6:00 AM Tuesday - Friday 8:30 AM Saturday 8 AM Communion Service Monday 8:30 AM Holy Day Masses 6 AM, 8:30 AM, 7 PM Eve of Holy Day, 7 PM

January 26, 2014 Third Sunday in Ordinary Times Confessions Saturday 4 - 4:45 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 Every Friday, 3 PM - 7 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 971-4012 839-5312


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Health Ministry STAYING WELL DURING FLU AND COLD SEASON It is the season of runny noses, coughs, fevers, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and numerous other ailments. While the cold weather outside manages to exterminate the mosquitoes and other pests it encourages people to stay inside where other little ““bugs”” flourish!! Here are some common-sense liturgical practices to help everyone stay healthy and to care for one another during flu season and throughout the year. How is the influenza virus transmitted? According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza viruses are spread when a person who has the flu coughs, sneezes, or speaks and spreads the virus into the air, and other people inhale the virus. The viruses can also be spread when a person touches a surface with flu viruses on it (for example, a door handle) and then touches his or her nose or mouth. Adults with the flu virus may be contagious from one day before developing symptoms to up to seven days after getting sick. Children can be contagious for longer than seven days. How can you protect yourself and your family? First and foremost: GET THE FLU SHOT!! This is the #1 way to protect yourself and your family from a number of the flu strains. If you are sick, take care of yourself. We care for the Body of Christ by first taking care of our own body. The obligation to participate in Mass is not required for those who are sick. If you are sick, do not worsen your illness by trying to get to church, and do not put others at risk of catching your illness. It is not sinful to miss Mass if you are sick; it is an act of charity. If your children are sick, keep them home from Mass, religious education, or youth ministry meetings. If you are seriously ill, the Church wants to celebrate with you the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. You can arrange for this by contacting your parish office. Don’’t cough or sneeze into your hands. Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, then throw it away. If you don’’t have a tissue handy, do what school children are taught to do: cough or sneeze into your shirt sleeve and avoid touching the area of fabric you coughed into. Wash your hands often, especially if you are a greeter, usher, or Communion minister. Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer. Many of the viruses are spread through contact with a bug on a surface then we touch our eyes, nose or mouth and voila –– you are now hosting a viral party!! Soap, water, and a good scrubbing are the best defense against the cold and flu viruses. Scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are not near soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or disposable hand wipe. Keep a small bottle or packet in your purse or pocket. Avoid shaking hands with others before, during, and after Mass if you are sick or have been in direct contact with someone who sick. At the Sign of Peace, you can offer a smile or a wave or a simple bow of the head to those around you. If you have come in direct contact with someone who has been sneezing or coughing, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands until you can wash them. This is a good practice at any time since germs can spread when we touch our eyes, nose, or mouth. Respect should be given to individuals who refrain from sharing a handshake at the Sign of Peace. Keep surfaces clean: The surfaces at church are cleaned and sanitized by our staff and our volunteers. Wipe down surfaces with a bleach solution. There aren’’t many viruses that bleach can’’t eradicate. Keep antibacterial wipes nearby and use liberally especially at stores to wipe down cart handles and hands after touching merchandise. Keep your immune system in fighting form by getting plenty of exercise, eating healthy and getting good sleep. This is at the discretion of each individual person. If you have any questions you can contact Michelle Ritter RN at 314-837-3165 or [email protected]

ARE YOU A NURSE OR EMT?? If so we are asking for your assistance to help during the weekend masses. Christ called us to preach, to teach and to heal. Occasionally while mass is being said an emergency situation arises that requires a special kind of gift ~ the gift of healing. We are blessed in our parish with an abundance of those who were called to heal. We are reorganizing our current system and are in need of volunteers who are willing to give aid to those in need during mass when needed. We will be meeting on February 3rd to solidify our policies and procedures along with the ushers. Please join us and help us to promote ““healing”” for our fellow parishioners. If you would like more information please call Michelle Ritter RN at 314-837-3165 or at [email protected]


( A Ministry for those with Special Needs and their Families)

February 8th at 2 PM Florissant Civic Center Cost: $6.00 per person R.S.V.P. to Michelle Ritter R.N. by January 9th Send your reservation and check to Michelle Ritter R.N. c/o St. Ferdinand 1765 Charbonier Road Florissant Mo 63031 Make checks payable to St. Ferdinand with ACTION noted in the memo section

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CHILI COOK-OFF WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 All the men of the Parish are invited to attend and compete in the Annual Men’’s Club Chili cook-off on Wednesday, February5, in the Duchesne Center at 7:00 PM. This will coincide with our February Men’’s Club Meeting. If you don’’t have a favorite chili recipe, come by anyway and cast your vote. There have been some very good recipes the last couple of years and the competition has been tight. This is always a great time so feel free to come and bring a friend. Also, if you won last year, please bring the trophy back.

UPDATE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Does our Church database have YOUR family membership record correct? Here is your chance to update YOUR record for our annual Guide Book & Directory (if you haven’’t already done so). It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in YOUR family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? If you have not already informed the Church Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct. The deadline for changes in the directory for this year is January 31. Call the Parish Office at 314-837-3165.

HELP WANTED The North County Senior Ministry is in need of volunteers for our Job Squad and Transportation programs. Most of the requests that I have been receiving are asking for help with housekeeping and errand running. The time commitment is flexible and you are free to say ““No”” to any request. We are also looking for people who are interested in working for our seniors at lower rate of pay. All volunteers and referrals will be subject to a background check for the safety of our seniors. Please contact Michelle Ritter R. N. at 837-3165 or [email protected] God Bless.

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FALCON NEWS St. Ferdinand Athletics Association

Spring Sport sign ups starting soon Register online at for Baseball, Softball, Golf and Track beginning February 1st and continuing through February 28th. New Members Welcome Are you looking for ways to get more involved in your community, church and children’’s activities? St Ferdinand Athletic Association meets the Second Tuesday of every month and would love to have you come out and see what we are about. The Athletic Association is a wonderful, fun group of people who would really appreciate your help and voice. For more details please go to and shoot an email to our president. We are looking forward to hearing from YOU! Coaches We would like to share your team and or player accomplishments or if you just want to let your team know you are proud of them and their efforts. If you have anything you would like to share please email our Secretary via our website by Monday evenings for the next bulletin. We would love to share your shout outs in the weekly bulletin. "Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." ~ Gail Devers

INFERTILITY SUPPORT MASS On February 11th, at 7:00 p.m., Bishop Edward Rice will celebrate a special Mass for those who suffer with Infertility and the members of the Archdiocesan Infertility Support Group. Come celebrate this feast of Christ’’s Love for you and take this opportunity to meet Bishop Edward Rice! Cardinal Rigali Center | 20 Archbishop May Dr. | St. Louis, MO 63119 | Chapel —— Mass | 7:00 p.m. After Mass, the winner of the Mercy Cardinal Suite Raffle will be announced. Valentine refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Sister Ebo Room. Information will also be available on the Archbishop Carlson Adoption Grant. For more information, please contact the Office of Natural Family Planning at 314.997.7576.

HEALING MASS BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA PARISH 150 N Elizabeth, Ferguson, MO Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:00 pm All Are Welcome! Questions: [email protected] Or Call: Ceil Vossmeyer 314-867-7789 Or Jimbo Stann 314-972-7879

MOUSE RACES & CASINO LIKE TABLE GAMES Saturday, February 1, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00), Knights of Columbus——Council 2951, 50 St. Francois, Florissant, MO $10 per person / includes entry plus beer, wine, soda and snacks. Contact Chris Oldani for tickets and details, 314-541-0525 Saturday, February 8, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00), St. Angela Merici St. Vincent de Paul Society, 3860 North Highway 67, Florissant, MO $15 per person at the door / includes beer, wine, soda, snacks, attendance prizes. For more information contact Carole Georgen: 314-830-4129

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From the Desk of Father Jack ... WHY DO YOU GO TO CHURCH? Flannery O’’Connor described an exchange with a relative’’s non-Catholic husband, who entered the church after years of attending Mass with his wife. When asked what changed his mind, he said, ““The sermons were so horrible I knew there must be something else there to make people come””. So why do you come? Is it merely out of obligation or fear of hell? Is it because it’’s what you’’ve always done? Is it to give an example to your children? Is it part of the ritual that precedes going out for breakfast? Is it to see friends? After all the changes in the church and in the Mass, some helpful and some harmful, and after all the mistakes that are made by priests and ministers during Masses and after all the scandals of recent years in the church what keeps you coming? If you are coming for the right reasons then Pope Francis urges you to get out there and spread the news. I am so grateful for the life and experience that God has given me that I just want to shout out my thanks and let others know how powerful God’’s activity can be. I could never have had the adventures I’’ve had nor seen the wonders I’’ve witnessed without risking faith in God. Pope Francis keeps proclaiming that we have been given so much and we have so much to give. Why do you go to church? I go because He has given me so much and I want to keep giving also.

PRO-LIFE MARCH We congratulate our youth for representing us at this year’’s Pro-Life March in Washington, D.C. The unborn are at the top of the Lord’’s list and we need to keep fighting for the dignity of all human beings born and unborn. It is so distressing to hear the rhetoric about women’’s productive rights. Their rights need to co-exist and not supersede the rights of the unborn. I told the story from the pulpit of the heroic young woman who had cancer and the drugs etc. were supposed to make her unable to become pregnant. Well guess what, the doctors were wrong. The doctors told her that they could not continue cancer treatment while she was pregnant. So their answer was abortion!? In the face of a stable of specialists she said ““I carry the baby””. And she did bring into this world a beautiful boy Tristan. But, because she had to suspend her drug regimen the cancer took over and she died after his first birthday. They can talk all they want about woman’’s rights but this young woman was ““right””! Thank God for courageous women and for repentant women who have found the value of life. I want to thank our students and our chaperones for their example of ““standing up for life”” at the Pro-Life March in D.C. Special thanks goes to our Youth Minister Eileen Weiskopf and their chaplain Fr. Nickolai. It was a cold day in Washington, D.C. on January 22nd but a warm day in heaven!

ST. LOUIS REVIEW It’’s that time of the year again! It’’s subscription renewal time for the St. Louis Review. Pope Francis has been making church life interesting. Get in on real papal news! Don’’t believe all you hear in the secular press. I encourage your renewal of $30. There is an envelope in your packet. Or else, you can drop an envelope in the basket marked St. Louis Review. St. Ferdinand furnishes the paper to all who contribute but we ask that, if you can afford it, please offer payment. It’’s not fair to have other parishioners pay for your subscription. But we are more than happy to subsidize those who are unable to pay. Get the news and spread the Good News!

NOW IT’’S EVEN EASIER TO USE YOUR PHONE TO GIVE TO THE CHURCH Go to and sign up for online giving. 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 tablet.

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NEW SERVER TRAINING Training for new altar servers will be on Saturday, February 1, from 1:00 2:00 PM in the church. All new servers are expected to attend. Anyone who would like to begin serving but missed our sign-up period earlier this year is also welcome to attend and to sign up that day (with parental permission). Please contact Fr. Nickolai with any questions.

THANKS FROM KENRICK-GLENNON SEMINARY Christ’’s Peace! Thank you for your parish community’’s generous gift of $3,805.00 on 1/13/2014 to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary’’s 2013 Christmas Collection. I offer my sincere gratitude to you and your parish for supporting our seminarians as they prepare to joyfully and prayerfully lead the Church in Christ’’s love, to nourish us by His word, and to renew us with His Sacraments. Please know that our Seminary Community is praying for you and your parishioners. Your prayers are also requested. Your prayerful support is vitally important to our seminarians as they seek to become spiritual fathers and good shepherds in the Church. May God pour out His blessings upon you and your parish. In the Sacred Heart, Father John Horn, S.J. President-Rector

SPECIAL BLESSING On the first Sunday of each month we would like to invite all women who are pregnant to come to Mary’’s altar after the 9:00 and 11:00 Masses for a special prayer of blessing. Please come with your family as we ask God’’s intercession that this be a safe and fruitful moment in your lives.

PAN Y AMOR BENEFIT CONCERT Please join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment featuring international recording artist Javier Mendoza and the premiere of our new 30-minutes Pan y Amor documentary produced by Church Neff and The Salt River Production Group. Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 13, 2014. Our event will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. Doors open 6:30 PM, Benefit at 7:30 PM. Seating is General Admission and tickets cost $25.00. Tickets are available through MetroTix (314-534-1111 or www. or through the Archdiocesan Mission Office (314-792-7655). We hope that you can join us for this special evening. Special thanks to our Lead Underwriters: The St. Charles Group Foundation and our Guardian Angel Underwriters: Catholic Supply of St. Louis, Inc. and The Salt River Production Group.

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

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January 19, 2014 Budget (annual budget $661,761/ 52 wks) $12,726.00 Envelopes 8,477.38 On-line 2.148.50 Loose $ 506.15 Total for week $ 11,132.03 Favorable/Unfavorable 1,593.97 Year to Date 13,215.84 Gathering for God Chapel Tuition Assistance Solemnity of Mary Kenrick Seminary Christmas Day World Mission St. Vincent de Paul (online) First Offering St. Louis Review Envelope/online users this week

1,291.00 209.65 71.00 30.00 75.00 55.00 11.00 140.00 90.00 3,033.00 318

To date we have 135 people who have signed up for on-line giving! Have you thought about trying it? 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. 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.

CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS The 2013 Contribution Statements are available for pick up in the gathering space. If for some reason you need yours and cannot find it, please contact Dana in the Parish Office at 837-3165. Vinnie’’s Autos, a car donation and transfer program of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, need your help to expand our donation base in 2014. If you like to talk on the phone, use the Internet, send out mailings, or visit with folks in person, Vinnie’’s Autos needs you! If you are interested in donating a car or in volunteering, please call the Program Manager, Greg Marino, at 314-881-6005.

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Monday, January 27 Saint Angela Merici

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Thursday, January 30

Friday, January 31

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

Parish Family Ann Ward Jack Owens

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Gene Osborn Communion Service

2 Sm 5:1-7, 10; Ps 89:20-22, 25-26; Mk 3:22-30

9:00 AM 6:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Quilting, Duchesne Basement PSR Quilting, Duchesne Basement Legion of Mary, Duchesne #21 Home & School, H&S Room

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Eric Gaegel Communion Service

2 Sm 6:12b-15, 1719; Ps 24:7-10; Mk 3:31-35

2:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

ExerStart, Duchesne Hall Chess Club Duchesne Hall Parish Council, Duchesne #9

6:00 AM 8:30 AM St. Sophia 9:45 AM

Ann Sparrow Claire Meiners

2 Sm 7:4-17; Ps 89:4-5, 27-30; Mk 4:1-20

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

1st Comm. Parents, Duchesne Hall Light Weight, Duchesne #9 Youth Group, Youth Room AA, Church Basement

6:00 AM 8:30 AM BentWood 10:30 AM

Joseph Lajeuness Jeanne Baudendistel

2 Sm 7:18-19, 2429; Ps 132:1-5, 11-14; Mk 4:21-25

9:30 AM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

8th Grade Region Mass, Church ExerStart, Duchesne Hall RCIA, Duchesne Hall. Adult Choir, Church

6:00 AM 8:30 AM

Sharon Supranowich Hank Geerling

2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17; Ps 51:3-7, 10-11; Mk 4:26-34

9:30 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Yoga, Duchesne Hall FISH FRY AA, Church Basement

8:00 AM 5:00 PM

Jennifer Giancola Marlene Farace, Special Intention

2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17; Ps 51:12-17; Mk 4:35-41

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 4:15 PM 5:00 PM

Bellarmine Speech Meet, Gym Yoga, Duchesne Hall Server Training, Church Pinewood Derby, Gym Scrip Sales

Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]

9 & 11 AM 7:00 PM

Scrip Sales Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church

Communion Service

Communion Service

Saint John Bosco, Priest

Saturday February 1

St. Patrick’’s 5:00 PM Sunday, February 2 Presentation of the Lord

In Our Parish

Is 8:23 —— 9:3; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23 [12-17]

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Wednesday, January 29

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Henry Nieroda

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

Joe Baumann Ruth Schwartz Parish Family

7:00 AM 9 & 11 AM 12:00 PM 7:00 PM

Donut Social, Duchesne Hall Scrip Sales Open House, School Divine Mercy Chaplet, Church

MEALS ON WHEELS - JANUARY 27——31 TEAM 1 Monday SP Hollie McMillin SM —— #3 C.Knoblock/S.Waymack #4 Bob Malawey #6 Mary Ann/Greg Fowler #8 Pat Gittemeier

Tuesday Charlotte/Bob Bohn Stan Horton Rose Moore Mary Koch Tom Downey Harold Melvin


Wednesday Donna Burch —— Sue Hesse D. Ledesma Robert Schutzius Bryan Palazzolo

Thursday Barb Meyer Placek/Phelan Tom Schulte Nick Talarico Deneen Garza Kathy Dickason

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

Friday Jackie & Bob Byrne —— Dorothy Sutter M & L Branca Stan Ebersohl Mary Pat Outlaw

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Feb. 1&2



5:00 PM

Grant Stegman Evan Hendricks Delaney Mueller Ethan Kampelman

Team 1 Ruby Crump Rita Whelchel Barb Kelbel, Ann Linkul, Jim Phelan, Carol Phelan

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Eucharistic Ministers


Team D Don Nieters

Team 4

Lucy Gintz

Team 3

Joan Webb Shannon Koenig ——

9:00 AM

Rachel McIntyre Greg Hilmes

Babbitt Family

Jim Schoberlein

Team 3

Corrie Johnson Mindy Putz

11:00 AM

Audrey Cenatiempo Paul Reddy

Jim & Judy Schneider


Team 4

Eydie Breyer Shelly Kraatz

Children’’s Liturgy of the Word 11:00 AM Joan Reddy

WEEKDAY SERVERS Monday & Thursday, January 27 & 30 8:30 AM Nick Talarico Tues., Wed., Fri. January 28, 29, 31, 8:30 AM Ethan Kampelman, Paul Reddy Saturday, February 1, 8:00 AM Amber Pettibone

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 MealA-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.

LIVING GOD’’S WORD How will you respond to the invitation this week to pray for the unity of Christians? Will you allow Paul’’s words to enlighten you about another Christian denomination? Will you attend an event at a neighbor’’s church? Copyright © 2013, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.


SHOPPING LIST Your generosity is truly appreciated! 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

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.

LAST WEEK Meals Money 20 $ 76.00 JANUARY TOTAL Meals Money 89 $ 178.00 Our goal this month 175 Meals ($8 = one meal) Any size donation welcome! Items in BOLD LETTERS and marked with an * are in greater need.

““Come spend an hour with me.”” The following hours are open: Thursday Friday Saturday

7-1 AM 4-5 AM 1-2 PM, 2-3 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 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 January 27-31, 2014 This is Catholic School Week Monday - Pajama Day …… 100th day of School …… Marketing Committee Tuesday - Student Day …… no homework day …… 8th grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game …… Mass for grades 5-8 …… Study Buddies after school Wednesday - Mission Carnival Day …… Students may dress out with a donation of one canned good …… Teacher Appreciation Day and Luncheon …… Mass for grades 1-4 …… Running Club One meets after school …… First Communion Parents Meeting at 6:30 PM Thursday - Team Music Trivia …… Students write letters to their parents thanking them for sending them to St. Ferdinand School …… regular class schedule …… 9:30 AM Regional Mass for 8th graders …… Skate Night at Coachlite Skating Center Friday - 8:30 AM all-school Mass ……ice cream treat at lunch for all students If you would like more information about St. Ferdinand Catholic School, please contact Mrs. Davis at 314-921-2201 or [email protected] HAVE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW BENEFITTED FROM A CATHOLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION. PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO THE TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND. THANK YOU!!

ST. FERDINAND SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE held for all existing and prospective families on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from Noon——2 PM. We hope to see you there.

ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held Saturday, February 8, from 4:30 - 8:00 PM Adult meals: $8.00 Children 4-12: $4.00 Children under 4 eat FREE!! Your meal will include homemade spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a drink (water, tea). For more information, please contact the school office at 921-2201

ALIVE IN CHRIST SCHOLARSHIP Alive in Christ scholarship applications for the 20142015 school year will be accepted beginning January 27, 2014. Alive in Christ scholarships provide financial assistance to families who would like to their children to attend an Archdiocesan Elementary School in St. Louis. Scholarship award amounts are based upon financial need and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. This program is open to families with new students entering Kindergarten and through 4th grade or Catholic families with students currently attending an Archdiocesan elementary school. Applications will be available at your school office or online at beginning Sunday, January 26, 2014. For more information please call Laura George at 314-792-7735 or [email protected]

FACTS GRANT & AID Any Catholic family wishing to apply for tuition assistance through the Archdiocese for the 20142015 school year must submit a ““FACTS”” application. Applications may be obtained from the rectory or school or you may apply online at: Students must attend an Archdiocesan or Parochial Elementary School or an Archdiocesan or Parochial High School to be eligible. The due date from the application is March 15, 2014 and must include a copy of your 2013 Income Tax Return. The Catholic Education Office appreciates the support of the ACA and all of its donors.

STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE The third grade Girl Scout troop is holding a stuffed animal drive to benefit S.A.F.E. (Stuffed Animals For Emergencies). We are collecting stuffed animals, children’’s books and blankets to be distributed to children during emergency situations such as floods, fires or illness. We will accept new and gently used items. There will be a collection box in the gathering space from now until February 16th for your donations. If you have any questions, contact Laura Sandtrom at 314-363-3219. Thank you for your support.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS Thank you to everyone who donated towards Christmas Flowers in honor of your loved ones. The 290 Poinsettias were purchased from Thies Farm & Greenhouses. They have consistently over many years delivered to our church beautiful, healthy plants on Christmas Eve morning and their friendly, helpful staff is a pleasure to work with. Anyone wanting to take a Poinsettia/s home can do so. We ask you to only take the ones on the floor in the Gathering Space. Do not take any on the floor around the Poinsettia Tree or from the Church Sanctuary. We plan to keep those, as long as, they continue to look lovely.

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Holy Eucharist Thursday, January 30——7:00 PM

Join us this week as the RCIA team discusses the sacrament of ““The Holy Eucharist””. It not only completes the sacraments of initiation, it is also at the heart of the Church’’s life traditionally known as the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It truly is a celebration of and communion in the paschal mystery of Christ.

FESTIVAL OF MINISTRIES We are in the process of planning a Festival of Ministries which will be held in the Gathering space. The date is March 23 after all of the Masses. We are inviting all Organizations and Ministries to participate, but we need to know who would like to join us. Please call me at 8312058 or email me [email protected] to let me know if you want to be part of the Festival, more details later after we know who wants to be participate. Thank you, Carolyn Freesmeier

SCOUT SUNDAY All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and leaders are invited to celebrate Scout Sunday with their fellow scouts on Sunday Feb 2, 2014 at 9am Mass here at St. Ferdinand. Please come in uniform and gather at 8:30 in the gathering space. We plan to be seated together for Mass. Contact Jim at 314-921-6686 if you have questions.

DONUT SOCIAL Today after the 7, 9 and 11 AM Masses is our monthly Donut Social. You are encouraged to come to the Gym to share some donuts and good conversation with your fellow parishioners. Sugar-free bagels and muffins available. This month’’s Donut Social is hosted by the School Next month the Cub/Boy Scouts will be our host.

ST. FERDINAND TRIVIA NIGHT IS GOING TO MARDI GRAS! Reserve your table no later than February 10, 2014. We sold out last year! February 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6 PM) Tables are $160 with a maximum of eight people per table. Please make your check out to St. Ferdinand and mail it to Shannon Olsen, c/o St. Ferdinand Trivia Night, 350 Afshari Drive, Florissant, MO, 63034. Please include your name, phone number and email address. Soda, beer and popcorn will be provided as well as a great time with friends! Raffles, 50/50, prizes for Best Mardi Gras Masks, and much more! Benefitting the Enrichment of St. Ferdinand education.

Your donations and time are needed! Please consider donating items or your time to the 2014 St. Ferdinand Trivia Night. We are in need of volunteers in a few positions to help the evening run smoothly. This is an easy and fun way to earn needed credit hours. We are also in need of items for attendance prizes and raffles. For more information contact: Katie Yant at (314)985-9903 or Shannon Olson (314) 825-2980.

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

Matthew Hemker Jaime Hernandez William J. Hinnah Nicholas Hitt Michael Illert Keith Katashuk Michelle Keeven Adam Kellerman Luke Kellerman Miles Kellerman Brett Kincaid Shaun Kroeger Dustin Kyle Joseph Laramie Erin Lammert David Lammert Matthew Ludwig Edward Lukitsch Michael E. Malawey Troy Mattingly Michael Mayor William McNicholas Patrick Mernin Christopher Mincher Roy J. Muffler

Please remember to pray for the following people:

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Julie Renner Robert Russell, Jr. Ben Scanio, Jr. Zach Schneider Gary Scott Kenneth A. Segelhorst Jeff Sowash Steven Swartstrom Brian Tiefenbrun Joseph Thomas Christopher Williamson Kelsey Williamson Darren Walters

Joseph Binder Vito Biondo Carter Blasingame Mary Ann Burmeister David Carlisle Deborah Caughron Donna Childers Becky Cook David Crets Kelli Davis Anne Marie de Polito Jimmy de Polito Rita de Polito Judy Eads

Philip Pohlman

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

““Our parish is blessed with Perpetual Adoration and we should take full advantage of this incredible access to Christ and humbly seek Him out at every opportunity for worship, prayer and to unburden ourselves to Him.””

Rose Benoist

Steven McDonough

Eugene Miller

Christine Murray Nora Napoli Don & Mary Nieters

Pat Oswald

Jack Owens Bill Pierce Rosa Plambeck Eileen Prose Kevin Quade Steven Randall Heather Reding Mary Reid Jim Ross James Ryan Robert Schmitt Roseann Shannon Helen Eeftink Joe Shark Mary Skinner Christina Erickson Amelia Silver Debra Everding Cathy Sims Kathleen Ewald Kayla Smith Chuck Gierer Patricia Smith Angie Gilliam Michele Stallmann Michael Grieshaber Debbie Starr Rose Grysiewicz Bob Sutter Cole Harte Len Tamborski Christine Henke Mary Catherine Kappauff Sophia Taylor Bessie Karandzieff Becky Tealander Beth Kessels Raymond Teson Marlene Kierath Ethan Thompson Lisa Klein Brigitte Ulses Lou Klein Jefferson Ursino Patti Kness Mike Vernon Ronald Kramer Robert Walbridge Norman Layton Dan Watson Joe Malawey Geri Wesloh Dean Mallinckrodt Sholanda Young RoseMarie Matoushek Pauline Yurich Stephen Mayfield Lisa Zingone

Patrick Easley Mary Catherine Sherrill Kathi Montigny Theresa Noss Joan Rollins Jim Fechter Nadine Weissler Irmi Walters

Patti Kness Kathleen Breuer Michele Webb

Welcome 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.

Sacramental Life 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

..and all those on Rite of Christian the Prayer Initiation of Adults List

PRAYERLINE - If you have any intention you would like to have added to the Parish Prayer Line, go to our website at To have names added to the permanent list or 6 week sick list or the military list, please call the Parish Office at 837-3165. Please notify us if there is a name that needs to be removed. Thanks.


Contact the rectory for more information. The process runs from September through May.

Bulletin Deadline Tuesday morning

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