WORDS OF GRATITUDE
This insert provides me (Msgr. Morris) an opportunity to thank the whole community again for their assistance in our transition to Saint Luke the Evangelist. We have truly begun well by God’s grace. Our numbers at both Masses have been strong and the welcome we have received from the Saint Luke’s community has been extremely inviting. There are so many people who participated in making the transition smooth and simple. I am grateful to each and every one of you. There is still more work to be done. “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).
We are beginning a new homeschool co-op at the Oratory with the goal of praying together and educating our children in wisdom and virtue. Co-op will be held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month to be held on the 3rd floor of the St. Luke's school building. Classes will be divided up into three age groups; there also will be a room for babies and toddlers.
- 9:00 am Traditional Latin Mass
- 10:00 am Classes: Classical Art & Music; Literature
- 11:45 am Prayer in Church
- 12:00 pm End
Registration for the year is $75 per family, plus a $15 per child supply fee, which is due by August 12. After this date, a $25 late fee is required. Families need not be members of the Oratory in order to enroll.
Please contact Heather Stein at 573-535-0507 with questions or to register.
We are beginning a transition away from our current worship aid and bulletin. The wonderful growth of our parish family has caused us to outgrow our current format. For the next several weeks, the current format will continue to be in use. It is our hope that we will move to a more traditionally formatted parish bulletin by the beginning of September 2018. The new format will continue to allow us to make the readings, prayers and antiphons available in English and it will also provide us more space for sharing information. If you have any questions or concerns, please let Msgr. Morris know.
Ushers are needed for both the 8:00 am and 11:30 am Masses. The primary responsibility of the ushers is to assist the faithful during Holy Communion. This will involve assisting those unfamiliar with receiving Holy Communion at the communion rail. It will also entail helping those who need assistance getting up from the communion rail. Please contact Tom Gates at (314) 342-2172 if you are interested and able to help.
As we quickly become settled into our new home there are several projects that are still on-going. We share these projects open to assistance with their completion and for input from the community:
- The permanent location for the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham: where the statue currently resides will not be Her permanent placement. It is anticipated that She will be mounted on the wall near the altar of Our Lady. While visibility will be an issue, this is the best place aesthetically for the placement of this beautiful image of Our Lady;
- The statues of Ss. Gregory and Augustine: the intention is to mount the two statutes on the wall in the back of Church;
- Communion rail pads: We are still working to secure permanent pads for the communion rail;
- We need to repair and replace the cassocks and surplices for the servers;
- The purchasing of liturgical books to assist us in celebrating the other sacraments in addition to Holy Mass.
Beginning Tuesday, 4 September 2018, the Oratory will celebrate Holy Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday along with First Friday and Saturday of each month. More information will be forthcoming regarding the Mass times.
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Welcome to the Oratory of Ss. Gregory and Augustine! We offer you this website as a guide to help you explore the life of the newest parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The recent widening of the “Extraordinary Use of the Mass” (according to the 1962 liturgical books) by Pope Benedict XVI has given birth to a remarkable renaissance of what most of us call simply “the Latin Mass”. In it are to be found a remarkable depth of spirituality and wisdom that so many people are searching for in today’s complex and confusing world.
In the I Book of his Confessions, the other great St. Augustine wrote “Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee.” Whether you are curious about the traditional Latin Mass and interested in exploring its beauty, or you are searching for parish community where you and your family will feel at home, or you are seeking simply rest for your heart, we hope this website will be of some help for you.
My prayer for you is that through these pages you will be able to get a glimpse of our liturgies and connect with some of the faces of the many people who make up our parish. In it you will find sermons, learn about our education programs and our social life, and be able to catch up on our most recent activities. I hope this will give you some sense of the grace of God, the love of Jesus Christ, and work of the Holy Spirit in our midst. I am delighted that God has brought you here! Oremus pro invicem!
—The Very Reverend Monsignor C. Eugene Morris, Rector