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Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

'Before The Cross' by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson. Archbishop Carlson is the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis. Listed below are the most recent columns written by Archbishop Carlson; click on the title to read the column. The Archdiocesan website has more information about Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.

Archbishop's Calendar

Here is the weekly schedule for Archbishop Robert J. Carlson:

 

Saturday, Feb. 20

1:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Rite of Election Mass, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

4:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass at Catholic Women for Christ Conference, America's Center, St. Louis

 

Sunday, Feb. 21

2:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Rite of Election Mass, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

Clergy Appointments

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Rev. Gary F. Meier, pastor of Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish, St. Louis, is appointed Vicar Forane (Dean) of the North City Deanery, effective Feb.1, 2010, for a term of three years.

Rev. Joseph E. Wormek, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Crystal City, is appointed Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Festus Deanery, effective Feb.1, 2010, for a term of three years.

'Before the Cross' | Lent is the season for healing

Every 3,000 miles or so, we change the oil in our car. There may not be any major problem with our engine. But slowly, over time, minor impurities have been building up. If we leave those impurities unattended, they will eventually result in major (and costly) problems.

Every once in a while, we move the furniture and vacuum behind our couch. If we don't get to it one week, it's no big deal. If we don't get to it the next week, it's no big deal. If we fail to move the couch and vacuum behind it for six months, it will be filthy.

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson visited Lucero Amelco of Carbondale, Ill during a tour Feb. 10 of the Dana Brown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Baby Lucy was born on June 7, 2009, and weighed 1lb, 11 ozs. She is now 13 lbs., 4 oz., and thriving. She was held by NICU nurse Pam Dennis, RN.

Here is the weekly schedule for Archbishop Robert J. Carlson:

Saturday, Feb. 13

Retreat for potential seminarians, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Shrewsbury

Sunday, Feb. 14

8 a.m. Retreat for potential seminarians, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Shrewsbury

4:30 p.m. Evening Prayer and Benediction, Closing of Forty Hours of Eucharistic Adoration, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Shrewsbury

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Before the Cross | We are an immigrant Church called to welcome strangers

We are an immigrant Church, a pilgrim people on a journey of faith, hope and love. We are fellow travelers on the way to our heavenly home. As members of Christ's body, we are an exceptionally diverse group of people who are called to unity in Christ (Jn 11:52).

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Students Lindsay Dames of Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School (left), Nicolas De Asis of Gateway Academy and Jenna Dooling of Visitation Academy bring the gifts to Archbishop Robert J. Carlson during a Mass for Region 3 schools ay St. Joseph School in Manchester.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

9:30 a.m. Meeting with the Vicars General, Catholic Center, Central West End

11:30 a.m. Tour and lunch at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis

3 p.m. Interview with EWTN's "Faith & Culture" program, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

7:30 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass of Confirmation, Sacred Heart Parish, Valley Park

Thursday, Feb. 11

10:30 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for all-school Mass, Our Lady of Lourdes, Washington

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