Pray the Rosary

Pastor: Reverend Mark S. Bozada

St. Mary of Perpetual Help

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

St. James
1107 Summit Dr. - Catawissa, MO 63015 
Rectory Phone (636) 271-6038,    
FAX
(636) 742-4820,   
Hall
(636) 257-8323 
Satellite Image | Map

Parish Office (636) 451-4685

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

Who Are We?
Want to become Catholic? Click Here
  
Readings for

June 2010
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
July 2010
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 2010
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31      

Past Homilies
Oct 2008
Nov 2008

Dec 2008

Jan 2009

Feb 2009

Mar 2009
Arp 2009
May 2009

Jun  2009

Jul  2009
Aug 2009
Sep 2009

Oct 2009
Nov 2009

Dec 2009

Jan 2010
Feb 2010
Mar 2010

Apr 2010

May 2010

Watch EWTN shows Online

Listen to the radio while working

 

Fr. Mark's Weekly Homilies


June 27, 2010 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Times

My Dear People,

The real work of the Holy Apostles began when Jesus ascended into Heaven. Before the Crucifixion, Jesus trained His Apostles to preach and teach in the Name. Anxious to begin the journey, the Apostles ask Our Lord if He would destroy by fire, those who rejected the Message. Jesus quietly rebukes them. He continued to journey from village to village bringing good news to the poor. The focus had to be on the Gospel. This is why Jesus tells them that the one who sets a hand to the ploy and looks at what is behind, is unfit for the Kingdom of God. So they when forth, and continued to announce the coming of the Kingdom. We are called to the same radical lifestyle longing for Our Lord while living in the world. Pray for the grace to keep one eye on the Lord and the other on this world.

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

May we turn to God for His guidance and direction as we strive to serve one another and the Church with the gifts God has entrusted to our care.

June 20, 2010 - 12th Sunday of Ordinary Times

My Dear People,

When the Lord poured out a spirit of "grace and petitions" upon the house of David, He was doing two things. First, He was strengthening Israel's hunger for Him. Secondly, He was opening Israel's heart to His Divine Mercy and Love. That is the petition part. King David prefigures the Christ. Zechariah uses the image of the "son" being thrust through (sacrificed) preparing Israel for the Crucifixion, and have the choice to "repent" of their sin, or "reject" the One who was thrust through for our sins. The prophets says their will be a future time of great conversion when mankind will see the great love God has for us in His Son Jesus Christ on the Cross. Only believers will live on. All will be purified of their sin and uncleanliness. So we must "thirst now, for the Lord Himself. He will satisfy our hunger and thirst. Come to the living waters!

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

May we learn to deny our wants a little more, so that we can more fully follow our Lord's example of charity to others.

June 13, 2010 - 11th Sunday of Ordinary Times

My Dear People,

Why was Jesus so attracted to sinners? Throughout the Gospel, we find Our Lord actively seeking out sinners, and those who were lost. Our Gospel today is no exception. The sinful woman who desired to only be at the feet of Jesus, anoints His feet with oil. She bathed Jesus' feet with oil. She bathed Jesus' feet with her tears. Then, she wiped His feet with her hair. The feet were the dirtiest part of the body. They walked through dirt and raw sewage found in the city streets. Here action was a great act of humility. The others at the table were critical of Jesus' attention to her. In the middle of the ordeal, Jesus declares that He has forgiven her sins. The guests were all asking themselves, who is Jesus that He dares to forgive sin? Only GOD can forgive sin. Many ask the same question of Catholic priests in the confessional. Who is he to forgive my sins? He is only a man like us. This is true. Priests are sinful humans too. But it is JESUS Himself who forgives our sins through the action of the priest in the name of the Church. We have to be careful not to become like the Pharisees, who were critical of the Lord. Pray for priest. Ask God to give them a double portion of the Holy Ghost, so that they all may serve humbly in the name of Jesus.

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

May we seek Christ Jesus in the confessional, asking for His Divine Mercy and Forgiveness.

June 6, 2010 - The Body and Blood of Christ
Corpus Christi Sunday

My Dear People,

The multiplication of loaves and fishes is a testimony of God's Divine Providence. As in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus consecrates simples gifts and makes them divine. So great the blessing, that there were twelve fragment baskets leftover. All who witnessed this great miracle were amazed at the five thousand who were fed with the few loaves and fishes. As Catholics, we are blessed to received the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity at every Holy Mass. Jesus multiplies His graces for us through the Holy Bread come down from Heaven. This "miracle" is God's gift to us through the consecrated hands of the priest. In order to benefit from the graces of this sacrament, we have to be properly disposed. Frequent reception of the Eucharist requires us to frequent the confessional. Don't waste any Eucharistic grace by coming unprepared to Holy Mass. May God continue to bless us abundantly at each and every Mass.

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

May we remember that the baskets of leftover loaves and fishes, remind us that God can work wondrous deeds when we are willing to share.

 

 

   

Website Sponsored By

St. Patrick's
St. Louis Archdiocese
Vatican
Click to buy Catholic Gifts, Books and Supplies!