Archive for April, 2009

The Living Stations of the Cross

Monday, April 27th, 2009
On Spy Wednesday, April 8, 2009, Salem’s Confirmation Class presented the Annual Living Stations of the Cross.  They did an excellent job.  Congratulations, and thank you, Confirmandi 2009! 
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Living Stations 2009

Living Stations 2009

First Holy Communion at St. Mary’s, Salem

Monday, April 27th, 2009

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2009, eleven second graders received the Lord Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist for first time.  Following Mass, they were enrolled in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (and received scapulars made for them by the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Alexandria, SD).  Father Duman concelebrated with the Pastor.

For the thired year in a row, the children received the Eucharist under two species (by intinction).  This year, for the first time, they recieved at the Communion Rail (re-installed in St. Mary’s Church in September, 2008).

Special THANKS to their teachers, Mrs. Shirley Weber and Mrs. Tami Bies, and our parish Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Wanda Heumiller.


Congratulations, Bishop Carlson!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Early this morning it was announced that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Robert J. Carlson to the See of St. Louis, MO.  The good people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis have been praying for a holy bishop to succeed Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke.  Their prayers have been answered!  Congratulations, Archbishop Carlson! 

Deo gratias.

Bishop Robert J. Carlson - Portrait


Easter Photo Gallery

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Thanks to parish photographer Sherry S. for these photos.  Also, thanks to Anita F., Kay M., and Lois M. for decorating the church for Easter. 

Photos from Good Friday 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Following Stations of the Cross on Good Friday night, the statue of the Dead Christ was carried in procession while hymns were sung.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule for May now on-line

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Please go to the Ministry Schedule Page to find the schedule for May, 2009.

Also, the parish bulletin archive is updated through April 26, 2009

The Godfather, part II…

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Fr. M.E.L., Priest of Salem, with two of his Godchildren, James and Collette, on the day of Collette’s Baptism (in the Extraordinary Form) at St. Joseph Cathedral’s Chapel of the Sacred Heart:

James and Collette - March 20, 2009

Holy Thursday Altar of Repose

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Friday, April 10th, 2009