On the national level…
The diocesan arch/bishops approved the establishment of a national collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. This special collection is not an annual collection; it will take place every three years.

With the funds raised from this collection, the Archdiocese for the Military Services will be able to ensure that all Catholic men, women and families have the access to the Sacraments, authentic Catholic education, and the spiritual guidance of a Catholic chaplain wherever they go. With no military or government financial assistance, the Archdiocese for the Military Services relies on the generosity of others to operate its many programs and services.

The national date for this collection is November 9 – 10, 2013. Our Sunday Visitor has prepared envelopes and other items for the special collection. My apologies for not notifying you in advance; I received information regarding this collection today. Many thanks for your support of this special collection.

Thank you!
Archbishop Robert Carlson

On the Local level….
Beginning this past Sunday, changes to the normal Sunday TV Mass on Fox will take effect due to
expanded morning news programming. The time is changing from 6:30am to 9:00am AND is moving to their digital channel that is only accessible on cable (Charter) and over-the-air antennas. Charter Cable customers will be able to tune in on channel 167 and over-the air antenna customers on channel 2.2. Dish Network, Direct TV, AT&T U-verse customers and others impacted by this change, will hopefully be satisfied by one of these other alternatives:
TELEVISION – EWTN offers Sunday Mass at 7:00 am (live) or 11:00 am (encore)
RADIO – Covenant Network (WRYT AM 1080 / KHOJ AM 1460) offers Sunday Mass at 10am, live from the Cathedral Basilica
ONLINE (NEW!) archstl.org/mass – Sunday Mass at 10am, live streamed from the Cathedral Basilica (beginning this weekend 10-27) and Archived recordings will be available at livestream.com/archstl