St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

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

Notes From The Pastor’s Pen – May 15, 2016


This week we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are able to do that in a very visible way this weekend by three adults who are being Confirmed and receiving their First Communion at Masses this weekend. Hopefully this Feast and these sacraments help us to consider what are we doing with the gifts that God has given us to help build up his kingdom. With that in mind I would like to invite all parishioners to a meeting to help look towards our parish’s future and consider what we need to do in order to grow personally and as a community here in Clayton.

There are three reasons why this is a good time to have such a meeting: last year’s parish self-assessment that identified strengths and weaknesses and direction for our parish; this coming year’s Beyond Sunday capital campaign that will raise money for the archdiocese and the parish and to best identify the uses for these funds; and new building in Clayton that we need to be ready to welcome and serve new residents. Combining these with the constant need to be aware of our gifts and to be good stewards of how we use them I am looking forward to a meeting on Wednesday night May 25th at 7pm in the Parish Hall to look towards our future.

This meeting is for me to present to you some of what I know are needs and plans for the future, but also for me to hear from you what are your ideas and desires for our future. Hopefully we will be able to develop a greater vision for our future and plan how our facilities can best get us there. I will be asking for people’s suggestions and comments that night, but I am also open to people giving them ahead of time by either dropping a note in the collection basket, dropping it off at the rectory, or e-mailing me at Thank you for your continual support of the parish and use of the many gifts God has given you.

Fr. Nick

Wed. May 25th – 7pm
Parish Hall


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