Christmas greetings from my boss..

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Rejoice! The weeks of Advent waiting are over, and Christ is born!

We rejoice in our Savior’s birth — remembering the great gift of faith He has given us through the mystery of His incarnation and the saving power of His death and resurrection.

Each year, the people of our archdiocese have been asked to make a special gift on Christmas Day to support our seminarians at Kenrick – Glennon Seminary. The men of our seminary, who have responded to Christ’s call to follow Him, are truly a gift to the Church and to our archdiocese. It is these men who will bring the faith given to us by Christ 2000 years ago to future generations here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

I ask you, once again, to pray for vocations and for all our priests and seminarians. I also ask you to be generous in your donation to the Christmas Day collection, which helps pay the day – to – day expenses and maintenance of our seminary.

Please be assured of my prayers for you during this most blessed season of Christmas. May the Lord of life come into your hearts and homes in a special way during this holy time of year.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson

You have noticed all the work going on at the Epworth Children’s Building (former site of Oscar’s and ReMax). They requested permission to cut the power to their building which in turn affects OUR building during one phase of the remodel. So, on Dec. 30th and Dec. 31st, beginning at 9am through 5 pm of each of those days, we will have no power at the house. I have given the staff the day off. Our phone system battery backup should keep the phones running at least until about 2 pm each of those days. But if you call and get a repeated busy signal, you’ll know the reason. We’re not trying
to ignore you, it’s just that no one is here.

Since the power outage will also affect our heating system, I will be working at the Newman Center – you can reach me there in case of emergency – 314 – 385 – 3455.