Epiphany Office Address
6596 Smiley Ave.
St. Louis, Mo 63139
Office Hour: Monday-Friday 8-3:30PM
Sun: 5PM (Sat.) 7AM, 9AM, & 11AM Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, & Sat: 8AM
Holy Days of Obligation: 8AM & 7PM
Confessions: Sat. Morning 7AM-7:50AM & Tues Evenings 5:00-5:25PM
December 14, 2014
2PM @ Church
Time for Prayer
Time for Confession
December 9, 2014 - Second Tuesday
6:30 Chosen (Confirmation Class) @ Gym
6:30 Men's Session @ Upper Hall
6:30 Women's Session (Endow) @ Rectory Mtg Rm
6:30 Childcare @ Assumption Room
December 16, 2014 - Third Tuesday
6:30 Blue Knights @ Gym
6:30 Little Flowers @ Gym
6:30 Young Disciples @ Gym
6:30 Chosen (Confirmation Class) @ Gym
7:00 Pillars of the Faith @ Rectory Mtg Rm
December 23, 2014 - Fourth Tuesday
All activities cancelled because of Christmas
December 30, 2014 - Fifth Tuesday
All activiites cancelled because of Christmas
My parish is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
It will be holy, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will be prayerful, if I pray.
It will make generous gifts to many causes if I am a generous giver.
It will bring others into its worship, if I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, of compassion, charity, and mercy,
if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God, I now dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my parish to be. AMEN
We thank you for visiting our parish website. We hope the information available on this site is helpful to you. If you need additional information, please call us at 314.781.1199 someone will be more than happy to assist you.
Epiphany of Our Lord Parish is a Catholic community of faith. Our desire is to build up the Kingdom of God by sharing our gifts of time, talent and treasure with our own parishioners and with those of the larger community. We invite everyone to join us in our many liturgical services, outreach ministries and social events.
To build our Catholic community as One Body in Christ, many of our parishioners – and many others in the area around us – get involved in some of our many parish organizations. These ministries provide opportunities to experience Christian learning, growth and community-building. They focus on many areas, including: Spiritual and Liturgical; Administrative; Christian Formation and Education; Youth; Community/World Outreach and Service; Social Groups; and Sporting Teams.
We welcome you to Epiphany of Our Lord Parish and we invite you to visit our very active and very, blessed faith-based community. We invite you to grow with us in faith and service.
Thank you and God Bless
Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius
1. Gold: Every Dollar Donated To Life Teen’s Haiti Mission = 1 Hershey Nugget in Our Treasure Chest
2. Frankincense: Increase Awareness of the Importance of Mass. Every Sunday Mass participants will be invited to fill out a card naming their intention for that particular Mass. Cards will be collected at the offertory and placed in our special Frankincense box .
3. Myrrh: Increase service by dying to oneself. For every act of service well will add an ounce of liquid to our Myrrh container.
All three containers will be placed on a special altar in the sanctuary.
|Raise Money For the Life Teen Mission In Haiti||Have an intention for each Mass we celebrate||Seek out opportunities to die to oneself.|
|A group of about six to eight young adults are bringing Christ to the poorest of the poor by serving at the Life Teen Mission base in Haiti.
Their ministry is so important because they are not only helping with the physical needs of the people who are still recovering from earthquakes and floods but they are also helping take care of the spiritual needs of the people. They have introduced Bible studies, summer camps, monthly Eucharistic adoration processions, and much more.
For every dollar we raise for the Haiti mission, we will place a Hershey gold nugget into our treasure chest so that we can see how together we can make a world of difference.
|At each and every Mass as the gifts of bread and wine are brought forward we are invited to see the bread and wine as a symbol of our hopes and dreams.
To help this teaching come more alive for us at each Sunday Mass this advent Epiphany will provide everyone with a slip of paper and a pencil to write down an intention before Mass begins. You are then invited to place the intention into the basket at offertory time. The intentions will be collected throughout the season of advent and placed in our special frankincense container in the front of Church as a reminder that as the smoke of the incense raises heavenly ward so does our prayers at each Mass.
|Myrrh at the time of Christ was a smelly perfume used in much the same way that we use embalming fluid today. It was a sign to the early Christians that Christ would die for our sins.
This advent we are challenge to die to ourselves so that we may truly live. I challenge each of us to do one thing a week (maybe even one thing a day) that causes us to get out of our comfort zone and to die to ourselves in service of others. May be it is as simple as doing the dishes without complaining, or seizing an opportunity to learn something more about your faith, or maybe it is participating in some sort of holiday service project. I invite you to write down the task and drop it in our myrrh jar.