Wednesday, May 31, 2006

May 31- Feast of the Visitation of Mary, articles of note

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


Sainthood cause begins for Vietnam Chaplain (via National Catholic Register)
Bishops to vote on new order of Mass in English

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 30 - St. Joan of Arc, news, article of note

For more information on St. Joan of Arc, see Saint-a-Day.

According to the real estate agent, the former St. Boniface Convent sale is still pending due to legal issues.

I found this article yesterday while meadering around cyberspace. It clearly shows the impact of one person in the lives of others.

Meet the 'Wells Guys' (from the Washington Post)

Monday, May 29, 2006

May 29 - St. Maximinius, feast Mass, news

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

Feast of St. Boniface
A number of former St. Boniface parishioners will be attending the 1130AM Mass this Sunday, June 4, at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish in South County. Msgr. Norb Ernst will be celebrating this Mass in advance of the feast of St. Boniface (actual feast day is June 5) and to showcase the statues from St. Boniface church, which are now at St. Margaret Mary.

Also, the good works of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are continuing in the area. Here is a quote from the 5/21 St. Stephen bulletin below:

St. Stephen/St. Trinity Food Pantry News
(The Pantry is sponsored by our parish St. Vincent DePaul Society & St. Trinity Lutheran Church)

After the parish merger, the St. Vincent DePaul Society remained committed to serve the people of the entire parish but we did not want to duplicate food pantry services already in existence. We combined forces with the wonderful folks at St. Trinity Lutheran Church and found a welcome home in their old school building on Koeln Ave. Shortly after the St.Stephen/St, Trinity Food Pantry opened, a new challenge presented itself to us when the St. Joseph Outreach Center Food Pantry operated by the CCBF (Carondelet Community Betterment Federation) and Catholic Family Services closed due to the unsafe condition of the building. This Pantry was asked to absorb the resources and patrons of the Outreach Center pantry, to expand our services to meet their needs and to carry on their legacy of good works. We agreed to take on this challenge.

We’re delighted to report that the expanded pantry is now open three times a week and serving large numbers of needy area residents thanks to many people, especially the dedicated and welcoming St. Trinity volunteers, some committed workers from CCBF and various other groups. Last month alone, over 650 people were assisted with food and personal care items.

If you would like more information, please contact Jim Prag at 481-9015.

Friday, May 26, 2006

May 26 - St. Philip Neri, convent update

See Saint-a-Day for more information on St. Philip Neri.

I passed by St. Boniface and the old St. Boniface convent on Wednesday. I will post photos on the website soon. According to one of the signs, the convent is under contract. There are still legal issues involved, so the sale is not yet complete as the agent recently told me.

Don't forget to remember those veterans who died in the service of our country this weekend. Thank the veterans you may see today.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

May 25 - Three saints today

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's three saints: Venerable Bede, St. Gregory VII and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi.

If you are an alumna of Notre Dame High School in Lemay, see for more information on the all-classes reunion on Sunday, June 25 at the Ordnance Shelter at Sylvan Springs Park.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May 24 - St. David I of Scotland, more to come

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

I've been working on a few additions to the site and will post them as soon as they are complete.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

May 23 - St. John Baptist Rossi

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

I'm busy working on a few items for the web site and some other commitments before school begins next week. Please pray for me. I can use all the prayers I can get!

Monday, May 22, 2006

May 22 - St. Rita of Cascia

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

Friday, May 19, 2006

May 19 - St. Celestine V, etc.

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

More information has been added to the Genealogy page. Check it out when searching for your St. Boniface ancestors.

Well, today's the day. The opening of the dreaded Da Vinci Code, and it may not need a boycott:
No Masterpiece Here:The Biggest Mystery Of 'The Da Vinci Code': Why Is It So Dull? (from the Washington Post)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

May 18 - St. John I

See Saint-a-Day for more information on this sixth century pope.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

May 17 - St. Paschal Baylon, etc.

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

In the news today:
'Da Vinci' Protests, Boycotts Spread (from the Washington Post)
McCarrick introduces Wuerl-video (Washington Post)

Did you know....
There are many Catholics out there blogging about faith and prayer. Most are not "officially sanctioned" by anyone, but they offer a view of a new mission to spread the word of God to the world on the internet.

Here are some I have visited recently that warrant a look:

American Papist by Tom, a theology student. Tom digs into the stories of the day and provides lots of reference for digging on your own.

Fr. Stephanos, OSB has two blogs of note. Monkallover is his stories blog and 1monk details his homilies on a regular basis.

Happy Catholic, is the blog of a convert, Julie. Find information on new books and blogs on religion, religious topics and prayer requests here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

May 16 - St. Ubald, in the news

See Saint-a-Day for more information on today's 13th century Italian saint.

I am working on some new items for More information when it's available. Keep your suggestions coming!

In the news:
McCarrick Retiring as Head of Washington Archdiocese (Washington Post)

Benedict the abbot? – Pope’s focus on community, freedom in Christ (via from America Magazine)

Our Sunday Visitor: Boston church discloses financial woes – Will other U.S. dioceses follow? (via
Quote from this article:

Those problems, are not exclusive to Boston, Zech pointed out, and unless U.S. dioceses find ways to overcome those challenges – including persuading Catholics to provide more monetary support to their parishes – "what you're seeing in Boston, you'll be seeing all over the country."

Zech's studies indicate that the creation of parish finance councils and more promotion of stewardship from the pulpit both play a role in increasing parishioners' giving rates. But the first and most important step, he said, is better financial transparency.

"People want to know how their money is being used," he explained. "Now, at least in Boston, they do. Hopefully, it won't be long before Catholics in the rest of the country do as well."

Monday, May 15, 2006

May 15 - St. Isadore the Farmer, sad news

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

Another St. Boniface parishioner has gone. Carol Wicker, wife of Charlie "Chop Chop" Wicker
passed away. Charlie has been a barber, with his shop located at the Ivory triangle, just a block from St. Boniface for many years. Our condolences to Charlie and the family.

Wicker, Carol A. (nee Biby) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, May 13, 2006.
Loving wife of 46 years of Charlie 'Chop Chop' Wicker; dearest daughter of Arthur and the late Mathilda Biby; dear mother of Craig (Barb) Wicker; and Cathy (Ron) Kiel; grandmother of Nicole and Kendra Wicker, Ashley and Alexis Shelton and Michael Bielawski; dear sister of Richard (Mary) Biby; our dear aunt, cousin and friend.Services:Funeral at the KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road (Butler Hill) Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Louis Lupus Foundation or Humane Society of Missouri or St. Anthony's Hospice appreciated. Visitation Mon. 3-9 p.m.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

May 14 - St. Matthias, in the news

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

In the news:
China defies Rome over Bishop's Post (from the Washington Post)

'Code' as a Blessing in Heretical Disguise
In a Shift, Some Christians See Movie as Bridge to Nonbelievers (from the Washington Post)

Need more movie information? See

Friday, May 12, 2006

May 12 - Sts. Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras

For more information on today's soldier-saints and a teenaged saint, see Saint-a-Day.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

May 11 - St. Ignatius of Laconi, CSJ site

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

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet have been at 6400 Minnesota for many years. They also have historical information available to the public for a nominal fee, if you'd like to research relatives who belonged to the order, or want more history on the Sisters in Carondelet.

For more information about them, see

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

May 10 - St. Antoninius, Cleveland HS

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

Cleveland High School is slated to close at the end of the school year. For any St. Boniface alums who are also Cleveland alums, check some of the links below for more information on Cleveland HS on the internet.

Cleveland reunion site
St. Louis Post-Dispatch article May 2006
Photos on

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

May 9 - Blessed Nicholas Albergati

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

In the news:
Angels to fly again - Baltimore, MD (from Catholic News Service)
A leap of faith - an interesting article on parents and religion (Washington Post)

Monday, May 08, 2006

May 8 - Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine, history

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

Today in history:

V-E Day in the US and Europe.

Friday, May 05, 2006

May 5 - St. Judith of Prussia

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

Today is a secular holiday, Cinco de Mayo. See this page for more information on what this holiday signifies to Mexican-Americans.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

May 4 - Where is it update

I'm researching the location of a couple of statues. Details as soon as they are available.

May 4 - Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis, in the news

For more information on Marie-Leonie, see Saint-a-Day.

In the news
China Consecrates 2nd Bishop Without Approval of the Pope (Washington Post)
Who is becoming a priest today? This article discusses the priests of the class of 2006. (

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

May 3 - news of note

From the St. Louis Review (4/14/06)

Sts. Mary and Joseph School building in Carondelet is for sale, and those proceeds would go to St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish. Sts. Mary and Joseph Parish merged with St. Stephen last year. The church at Sts. Mary and Joseph has been retained as a chapel and is used by St. Stephen Parish for its Saturday evening Mass.

Proceeds would go to the ministries of St. Stephen Protomartyr, said Father Charles Barthel, pastor of St. Stephen.

"That includes the upkeep of Sts. Mary and Joseph Chapel, which is the oldest church in Carondelet," said Father Barthel.

May 3 - St. Philip and St. James

Saint-a-day has more information on today's apostle saints.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May 2 - St. Athanasius

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

Monday, May 01, 2006

May 1 - article of interest

In the hands of God (from the Washington Post) discussed the role of chaplains in the war zone.

May 1 - St. Joseph the Worker

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