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What Is the Ascension?

What Is the Ascension?

The Ascension refers to the day celebrated 40 days after Easter when Catholics celebrate the fact that Jesus returns to God after being with his…

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Virtual Memorial Day Retreat: Remembering Those Who Serve

Virtual Memorial Day Retreat: Remembering Those Who Serve

This weekend we dust off the grill, break out lawn chairs, and head to the first parades of the year. But Memorial Day isn't just the unofficial start of summer. It's a day to remember those who've made an extraordinary sacrifice.

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Clergy appointments for May 15

Rev. Msgr. Dennis R. Stehly, currently pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, is appointed vicar general/moderator of the curia, effective June 27, 2017.

Rev. Michael P. Boehm, is appointed vicar general, while continuing his appointment as vicar for priests, effective June 27, 2017.

Rev. Mr. Gerson Parra, newly ordained transitional deacon, is appointed to assist the pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, effective June 1, 2017.

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Clergy appointments for May 8

Deacon Paul D. Craska, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of St. John Bosco Parish in Creve Coeur, is granted retirement status, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon C. Frank Chauvin, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, is granted the status of Senior Deacon continuing to assist the pastor of Ascension Parish, effective June 1, 2017.

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Clergy appointments for Apr. 17

Deacon Edward C. Fronick, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in St. Louis, is granted the status of a Senior Deacon, effective April 17, 2017

Deacon Roger A. Kreitler, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017. 

Clergy appointments for March 20

Deacon Bernard A. Buckman, a permanent deacon, is granted the status of senior deacon, remaining in his assignment of assisting the pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Wentzville, effective April 1, 2017.

Deacon Kenneth C. Clemens, Jr., a permanent deacon, parish life coordinator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Maplewood, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017.

Deacon Harvey Dubbs, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Clare Parish in St. Clair, is granted retirement status, effective April 1, 2017.

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Clergy appointments for Feb. 27

Deacon John Beckmann, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton, is also assigned to assist the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Leonard Sisul, a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, is also assigned to assist the pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton, effective March 1, 2017. 

Clergy appointments for Feb. 20

Deacon Donald L. Driscoll, a permanent deacon assisting the parochial administrator of Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement status, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Stephen L. Murray, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of All Saints Parish in University City, is assigned to assist the pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves, effective Feb. 27, 2017.

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Clergy appointments for Jan. 30

Deacon Robert S. Penberthy, a permanent deacon assisting the pastor of St. George Parish in Affton, is granted retirement status, effective Feb. 1.

Rev. Eric F. Olsen, associate pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves, is assigned to the Latin America Apostolate serving the Archdiocese of La Paz, Bolivia, effective July 1. 

Clergy appointments for Jan. 9

Deacon Leroy A. Martin, a permanent deacon, assisting the chaplain at St. Mary's Health Center, is granted retirement status, effective Jan. 31, 2017

Rev. Timothy J. Foy, associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, is appointed parochial administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Gildehaus, effective Jan. 17, 2017

Rev. Michael R. Rennier, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, effective Jan. 17, 2017.