St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

106 N. Meramec Avenue – Clayton MO 63105 – Parish Office (314) 726-1221


This Monday! Secondo – Hosted by St. Vincent de Paul

St. Joseph Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to invite you to our new 2nd meeting each month, SECONDO.  Javier Orozco, Executive Director at the Archdiocesan Office of Human Dignity and Intercultural Affairs will kick off our series on October 21st in the Church Hall. It will be one hour from 7pm. – 8p.m.

Presented monthly by our Conference with guest speakers and facilitated discussion. Come and find out about the Church’s Best Kept Secret.

Refreshments will be served. – All are welcome.

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Notes From The Pastor’s Pen – October 20, 2019

Today’s readings are about persistence, passionate persistence. Exodus tells of a battle won despite weariness because Moses, with help from Aaron and Hur, held his hands raised. Timothy asks that same persistence of his community and us. Luke tells of a court case won by a widow, despite the dishonesty of the judge, because she will not leave him alone. The psalm reminds us that God is everywhere, guarding us from harm day and night, coming and going, now and forever. The readings are about persistence, the relentless, unwavering pursuit of what must not be lost. The readings are about God’s passionate persistence in pursuing us, seeking to win our hearts.

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Notes From The Pastor’s Pen – October 13, 2019

Healing and Salvation

The readings today speak of healing and salvation. In Second Kings, Naaman, a commander of the army of the king of Syria, develops leprosy. He goes to a stranger, a prophet from Israel, when no one else can cure his disease. Much to his surprise, after a simple bath in the river, he is cured. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus cures ten lepers and sends them to the priest. Only one, a Samaritan, returns to thank Jesus for his cure and only he hears the words, Your faith has saved you. The psalm and Timothy remind us that salvation involves justice, kindness, and faithfulness and forever links us with Jesus. In a world as broken as ours, both healing and salvation are necessary.

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