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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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St. James
1107 Summit Dr. - Catawissa, MO 63015 
Rectory Phone (636) 271-6038,    
(636) 742-4820,   
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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


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Fr. Mark's Weekly Homilies

November 28, 2010 - 1st Sunday of Advent

My Dear People,

"O Come O Come Emmanuel" is the cry of the Advent Season. We begin the Church's new year with the first Sunday of Advent this week. Longing for the coming of the Messiah, the Jewish nation anticipated His arrival. The scriptures were clear about His origin. Born in Bethlehem from the royal line of King David, He would rule with strength and peace. All nations will stream to the Lord's mountain. The Anointed One will come to rule all peoples. It will be a time of peace unlike any other age. As we move toward the time of Jesus' birth, take time to meditate on His coming. Hunger for His presence. The is no better time for worship than in the adoration chapel. Lately, many hours have been missed. Renew your commitment to Our Lord in weekly adoration. Even if you have not signed up for an hour, stop in to pray with Him. "Come let us ADORE Him!" Christ the Lord...

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

May we put God first on our Christmas list, planning ways that we can give time, talent and treasure back to the Lord who has given us all that we have.

November 21, 2010 - Christ the King Sunday

My Dear People,

The feast of Christ the King is the capstone of the Easter event. Every year, at the conclusion of the Church's year, we look forward to crowning Jesus Christ, King of All Nations. We recognize that someday He will return to claim from the devil what was taken from Adam and Eve; and ultimately from us as well. The great deceiver, who has temporal power now, will be cast into the depths of hell, and locked up for a period of time. In the end, Christ will have all power, glory, and honor. If we have died with Him, we shall also rise and reign with Him. As we prayed in the responsorial psalm this Sunday. "Let us go rejoicing to the House of the Lord!" May your New Year's resolution this season, include giving Christ the King first place in your heart and your home. Come Lord Jesus, COME!

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

May we serve Jesus, Our King, with love and gratitude, generously offering our gifts to help build up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

November 14, 2010 - 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

"See that you are not deceived..." is the admonition given in the Gospel this week. The question was posed to Jesus, when will the end of time occur? Jesus tell His Disciples signs will take place before the "end of time". This is not to be confused with the end of the world, or the end of all time. Jesus states, "there will be wars and rumors of wars, and many nations will be at odds with each other." A false Messiah will appear on the scene saying that he is the one the nations have longed for. Earthquakes, famines, plaques, and awesome sights will take place. It will be a time of great turmoil. Christians will be hated, jailed, and persecuted all on behalf of the Holy Name. "Do not be afraid, Jesus, tells us, for the Holy Spirit will speak through us at that time." All of this must take place in order for the reign of peace to take place. So we are not to be depressed or sad when these things happen. Stand up straight and look toward the Heavens for the Lord. He has conquered sin and death. "Maranatha" Come Lord Jesus Come.

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

May we always remember those who need the help and support this parish community can give through our combined gifts of time, talent and treasure.

November 7, 2010 - 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

It has been the glorious tradition of the Catholic Church to pray for the dead, particularly our own family members. We know that we all sin. We lack perfect contrition for our sin. And so, when we die, everyone with the exception of Our Blessed Mother, carries the stain of sin into eternity. There are no shadows in Heaven, because we are immersed in the Light and Beauty of God. God the Father is merciful. We have the opportunity to have "burned" from our souls, any remaining stain of sin. Purgatory is God's merciful gift to us. Poor souls found there cannot sin nor pray for themselves. That's where we come into the picture. Our prayers, masses, rosaries, novenas, indulgences, and sacrifices are what "lift up" the poor souls in Purgatory. PLEASE, please remember to pray and sacrifice daily for the deceased members of your family. Your "prayer relief" is the greatest treasure they can receive in their state of being purified. We pray each month at the poor souls mass, for all of your prayer intentions. Please make praying for the dead, a daily habit in your life. When you and I find ourselves in Purgatory, after our own death, it is then that we will thank God for all the prayers we will receive on our behalf.

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

May we always be eager to pray for the repose of the poor souls in purgatory.






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