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Pastor: Reverend Mark S. Bozada

St. Mary of Perpetual Help

1587 Hwy AM 
Villa Ridge, MO.63089
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Email: office1@stmarys-moselle.com

St. James
1107 Summit Dr. - Catawissa, MO 63015 
Rectory Phone (636) 271-6038,    
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(636) 742-4820,   
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(636) 257-8323 
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Parish Office (636) 451-4685
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Closed Fridays


St. Mary's Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: 4:15 - 4:45pm 
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm -
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 8:00am
Wednesday & Friday Mass: 8:00am

St. James Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: Saturday 4:15 - 4:45pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 10:00am
Tuesday & Thursday Mass: 8:00am

 

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Fr. Mark's Weekly Homilies


July 31, 2011 - 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

When Jesus walked on water, the Apostles were dismayed. They had not yet understood His true nature as both God and man. Fearful that they were seeing a ghost, Jesus tells them to be at peace. Jesus reveals yet another side of His divinity. The crowds are hungry. He taught them. He cured them. Now, He will feed them. From a few loaves and fish, Jesus blesses the small meal and then provides food for five thousand gathered around Him. They ate until they were satisfied. In addition to the meal, they gathered twelve baskets and fish leftover. Again, the Apostles and crowds were amazed. Who is the man who walks on water and multiplies large quantities of food? Jesus was too much for them to comprehend. This same Jesus knows and loves us as wants to teach and care for us as well. Are you willing to know and love this Jesus revealed to us in Sacred Scriptures? In the quiet spaces of summer, ask Our Lord into your hearts and minds. Let the Jesus of the Bible, nourish and care for you! Let Jesus multiply His grace in your life.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

May we always be ready to serve the Lord in what we say and do.

July 24, 2011 - 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure buried in a field. Once found, this treasure becomes the focal point of one's life. Worth more than anything in this world, the treasure of everlasting life pays into our eternity. Think about that for one moment. "What else in your present life will last forever?" Absolutely nothing. there are no U-Hauls in Heaven. We take nothing with into our caskets, except our corpse. So why not invest in the treasures that carry on into eternity. When we choose to focus on our future with the Lord in Heaven, we benefit both now and later. Jesus asked the Apostles, "Do you understand these things?" Then you must learn from my instruction. Be careful not to be deceived. Store up for yourselves a treasure in Heaven. Then you will grow in grace now and into eternity.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

May we always be ready to serve the Lord in what we say and do.

July 17, 2011 - 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

What are the inexpressible groaning of the Holy Spirit? St. Paul tells the Romans that when we pray from the depths of the heart, we enter into a mystical union with God. Words cannot express the levels of love and mercy we experience in Him. The early Christians were accused of being "drunk" because of the murmurings uttered in their deep prayer. In place of us, the Holy Ghost pleads for us before God the Father's Holy Throne. With the Seraphim and Cherubim, our prayers are heard. How blest we are to have the third Person of the Holy Trinity intercede for us. We are double blest because the Holy Ghost comes back to deliver God's message from Heaven to us. How deeply loved we are by our God. Never cease to praise and thank the Lord in all things. Raise your voices in shouts of gladness unto Him. May the Holy Name of the Lord be praised now and forever, AMEN!

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

May we always be ready to serve the Lord in what we say and do.

July 10, 2011 - 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

Numbers in the Sacred Scriptures are very symbolic of deeper mysteries. When Mathew speaks of bearing "good seed" 100, or 60, or 30 fold, he does so to make a point. We are blessed twice every time we submit our personal will over to Our Heavenly Father's Divine Will for us. God is never outdone by our generosity. Like the loaves and the fish, just a little can be blessed, and be made to go a very long way. The seed represents the grace God bestows on everyone. We need to invest these gifts and graces come down from Heaven. We then place them at the service of the Church. This is what it means to be good stewards. A steward is placed in charge of his master's property and goods. Any master will expect a return on his earthly goods. So too, Our Lord expects a return on His "goods" given to us. When we completely surrender to Jesus, He blesses us a "100 fold". This gives great glory to His Father. In turn it bless His Church. What gifts do you have to offer? What is the Father's will for you in serving His Church? Always be willing and ready to invest yourself and your talents in Our Lord.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

May we sow the seeds of the Holy Spirit on the path of our journey.

July 3, 2011 - 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

"Come to me, all who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." What kind of labor is Our Lord speaking of in the Gospel passage? Jesus addresses those who labor in the vineyard, those who are building up the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. "Go therefore make Disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." Restoring all that was lost to the evil one, is the work of Jesus' disciples. The work is long and difficult. Our Lord promises that we will be given all of the grace and strength we need to complete our mission. Jesus' strength becomes our strength. He teaches us to listen to the voice of the Advocate. The Holy Spirit leads us to follow the will of Our Father in Heaven. And the circle of service is completed in God's name. Pray for the understanding that keeps us in the will of the Father. Call upon Jesus to be faithful. Rely on the Holy Spirit to provide all that you need, for His yoke is easy and His burden light.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

May we have the grace and strength we need to complete God's mission in us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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