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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 | June 18, 2010

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

Tuesday, June 22

Installation of Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Ill.

Wednesday, June 23

11 a.m. Meeting with search committee for rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Cardinal Rigali Center, Shrewsbury

6 p.m. Holy Hour with the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher, Ascension parish, Chesterfield

Archbishop's Calendar | Week of June 11, 2010

 

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

Saturday, June 12

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for ordination to the priesthood and reception, St. Francis Xavier Church, Midtown

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass, St. Cronan Parish, South St. Louis

Sunday, June 13

5 p.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass marking 40th anniversary of ordination, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

Before the Cross | The Second Commandment requires us to respect God's holy name

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Bishop Robert J. Hermann ordained seven permanent deacons June 5 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The deacons are, clockwise left to right: Deacons Ronald Reuther, John Wolffer, Francis Vonesh, John Heithaus, Lawrence Boldt, Leo Fehner and Mark Byington. See photos of the ordination at www.stlouisreview.com/multimedia.

You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11). You have heard that it was said to the men of old, "You shall not swear falsely ... But I say to you, do not swear at all" (Matthew 5:33-34).

Clergy Appointments | June 11, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has made the following appointments:

Retirement

Rev. John G. Dempsey is granted retirement status with residence at St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, effective June 2, 2010.

Rev. James B. Wilke, chaplain of St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, is granted retirement status with residence at St. Agnes Home, effective June 2, 2010.

Permanent Deacons

Before the cross | The First Commandment requires us to nourish and protect our faith

Archbishop Robert Carlson celebrated Mass at St. Patrick of Armagh Church near Catawissa on Memorial Day, May 31. The Knights of Columbus Honor Guard lined the main aisle as the congregation sang “America the Beautiful.” St. Patrick’s Preservation Society has cared for St. Patrick’s “Old Rock Church” since 1972. Mass is celebrated at this historic site only three times a year — St. Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day and the third Sunday in August, the day of the annual parish picnic that provides funds for upkeep of the church, cemetery and grounds. This year the picnic is Aug. 15, which is the feast of the Assumption.

This week Archbishop Carlson begins a series on the Ten Commandments.


I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before me (Exodus 20:2-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21). You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve (Matthew 4:10).

Archbishop's Calendar | Week of June 4, 2010

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

Saturday, June 5

10 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate, Cathedral Basilica, Central West End

Sunday, June 6

8:30 a.m. Celebrant and homilist for Mass honoring the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America, The Muny, Forest Park

Monday-Thursday, June 7-10

Priest retreat, Diocese of Lincoln, Waverly Neb.

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