Friday, June 30, 2006

June 30 - First martyrs of the Church of Rome

For more information about the Roman martyrs, see Saint-a-Day.

In the news

Who owns your parish?

The answer may surprise you, and it is being asked more and more recently. (via

Have a wonderful, hopefully long, weekend!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

June 29 - St. Peter and Paul

See Saint-a-Day for more information on these two saints.

News and stuff to use:
  • To see the Vatican museums, see them online here. See the Necropolis page for information on visiting the excavations below the Vatican in Rome.
  • See the link on the right for the story of St. Boniface in cartoon format for kids. (from Saint Fun Facts at Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

June 28 - St. Irenaeus

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

June 27 - St. Cyril of Alexandria, heard on the street

For more information on today's saint, see Saint-a-Day.

Sts. Mary and Joseph rectory will be getting new tenants. More details here.

Monday, June 26, 2006

June 26 - St. Pelagius

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

Today marks the one year anniversary of the closing of St. Boniface parish. Let us pause to remember the memories we have, and be certain to share them, with our family, friends and loved ones, while they are still with us.

Friday, June 23, 2006

June 23 - St. Joseph Cafasso, news notes

For more information on today's northern Italian saint, see Saint-a-Day.

In the news:

Washington DC's new archbishop installed (from the Washington Post)
Carmelites start podcasts (from St. Louis Review)

Want more Catholic news stories? See

Thursday, June 22, 2006

June 22 - St. Thomas More

See Saint-a-Day for information on St. Thomas More and two other saints who share this feast day.

Happy Birthday Becky!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

June 21 - St. Aloysius Gonzaga

See Saint-a-Day for more information on this saint.

For more information on St. Aloysius Gonzaga parish (formerly of the Hill neighborhood) see:

Ecology of absence (article on history of St. Al's)
Houses could replace St. Louis church (article from National Trust magazine) (Demolition information and photos)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

June 20 - Blessed Michelina

For more information on Blessed Michelina, see Saint-a-Day.

Monday, June 19, 2006

June 19 - St. Romuald

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

June 17 - in the news

From the St. Louis Review 6/16/06

Interest still high in closed properties

"Should the sales of Immaculate Conception and St. Hedwig go through as expected, all the South St. Louis Deanery properties of parishes merged last year would be sold. "

Also in this article, the sale of St. Mary and Joseph School was mentioned:

"Richter said, "The Sts. Mary and Joseph school building is for sale (in Carondelet), but that is not directly related to the merger with St. Stephen Protomartyr, because that school was already closed. "

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

June 13- St. Anthony of Padua

For more information on this Italian saint, see Saint-a-Day.

Monday, June 12, 2006

June 12- St. John of Sahagun

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

An interesting article about Christian denominations:
Empty Pews: Where did all the men go? (from the Washington Post)

Movie review: Cars (from
Pentecost People (from

Sunday, June 11, 2006

June 16- St. John Francis Regis, in the news

See Saint-a-Day for more information on this 16th century saint.

In the news

Just when you thought you knew all the words by heart...
New English Mass translation approved (from the Washington Post.

June 15 - St. Germaine of Pibrac

For more information on this French saint, see Saint-a-Day.

June 14 - St. Methodius I

See Saint-a-Day for more information on this ninth century patriarch of Constantinople.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 6 - St. Norbert

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

Monday, June 05, 2006

June 5 - St. Boniface, articles of note

For more information on today's saint, see our site for text, images and Saint-a-Day information.

More information on the Tridentine Mass (via the Washington Post)
A large gift of faith: Single Church pledges $1 million for Gulf Coast recovery (via Washington Post)

June 9 - St. Ephrem, article of note

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's saint.

Books looks at life in an English monastery of the 1960s (from

June 8 - St. William of York

For more information about today's saint, see Saint-a-Day.

June 7 - Blessed Anne of St. Bartholomew

Go to Saint-a-Day for more information on Blessed Anne.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A where is it field trip 6/4/06

Here are the photos from Sunday's Mass at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The Virgin Mary statue on the left and St. Joseph statue on the right were originally from St. Boniface.

Msgr. Norb Ernst, pastor of St. Margaret Mary, and former St. Boniface parishioner, talking to the St. Boniface group before 1130am Mass, which includes Pat Richardson (left) and Helen Petrillo (dark red facing camera).

Another shot of the St. Boniface group, including Mary Toomey and Eleanor May.

A view of St. Margaret Mary from Ringer Road. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, June 03, 2006

June 3 - sad news

Former St. Boniface parishioner Joe Broz passed away on Friday, June 2.

Mr. Joseph A. Broz Jr., age 85, of St. Louis,Mo. formerly of Hawk Point,Mo. fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church,Fri, June 2,2006

Beloved husband of Catherine (O'Hanlon) Broz; dear son of the late Joseph Broz Sr. and Catherine (Tikwart)Broz; dear brother of Johnny (Beverly) Broz, Anita Beck, Dorothy Broz,Roberta (Don) Maddux,Marlene (Paul) Miller, and the late Frank Broz and the late Leonard Horst; dear father of Mary Jo (David) Shoemaker,Marilyn (Oscar) Gregory, Melva Jean (Rich) Busiek and the late Michelle Ann Broz; dear grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 2;dear brother-in-law,uncle,cousin, and friend.

Joseph was a farmer in Montgomery County and worked as a welder for the American Car Foundry in St. Louis; he had been a member of St. Stephen Promartyr Catholic Church in St. Louis. He served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps during WW II.

Services: Procession from McCoy-Blossom Chapel,Troy,Mo. 10:45 a.m. Mon,June 5 to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawk Point,Mo. for 11 am Mass. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Hawk Point,MO. Memorials to St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation Sun,June 4 from 2-8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home,1304 Boone St.,Troy,Mo. 63379 Tele: 636-528-8244 Friends may sign the on-line guest register at

Friday, June 02, 2006

June 2 - Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, in the news

For more information on today's feast, see Saint-a-Day.

Come join a group of St. Boniface folks at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque this weekend at the 1130AM Mass.

In the news:

Never too late to learn (via the Washington Post)
'Gospel of Judas' and Jesus: What did the Gnostics really believe? (via

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June 1- St. Justin

For more information on today's feast, see Saint-a-Day.