- Dental Van will be at St. Joachim Church August 19 - 28, 2021
- St. Joachim Old Mines Annual Fall Festival 11am-5pm, September 12, 2021
Catholic Engaged Encounter
Catholic Engaged Encounter helps couples prepare for the many challenges they will face, and provides them with tools they can use to help them have a happy, loving, and long-lasting marriage. If you are engaged, consider attending our next Weekend, which will be held September 24-26, 2021.
For more information go to: https://www.stlengagedencounter.org/,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peggy and Richard Burton at 314-941-1371.
THY WILL BE DONE
When those in the world see us, see the Church, what do they see? How do they define us? Through our deeds and our actions, through the impact we make on others’ lives. And so, when Jesus announces to the world that He is risen, he does not do it through pomp, through seeking attention. No, he does it through an act of charity. Through the healing of someone in need, giving of Himself and His gifts so that those who need it most may receive God’s grace and mercy.
That leads Peter to proclaim, “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.” (Acts 4:8-12) When we show God’s love to others, the joy is contagious. The Good Shepherd knows to lead His flock to where they will prosper, and all He asks is that we follow His holy will. We give of ourselves because He provided the ultimate sacrifice, we love others because His boundless love fills our cups until they are overflowing.
Through our collective support of the Annual Catholic Appeal, we can proclaim with one voice, Thy Will Be Done. The past year has brought considerable challenge and hardship to so many, but your generous support of the Appeal helped provide hope and support for our parishes and our entire community. Please, help our Church continue to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most. You can give by visiting: aca.archstl.org to learn more about how the Appeal uplifts the lives of those we serve.