Take a few moments to look around the web site... we welcome all visitors and pray your time in the Ozarks is restful. To our parishioners, hopefully you will find many items of interest. Everyone is invited to see what is happening at the parish: this week's bulletin and parish calendar and join in the many activities as time allows.
This year the State of Missouri requires vendors to have a MO Temporary Sales Tax License. If you are over the age of 65 there is an additional form to file that keeps you exempt, form #2478. This form will be included in your welcome packet.
Be Merciful, just as your Father is Merciful."
ONLINE Giving… Thank You for using Faith Direct Online Giving. Parishioners who use the service are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage. If you have not yet signed up for Faith Direct, please consider this option. This is a perfect tool for anyone who shops online! By using Faith Direct you are helping the parish improve our operational efficiency.
Faith Direct will automatically process any offertory or second collection donations of your choosing. You can sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using our church code: MO447, or by mailing a paper enrollment form available in the parish office. Thank You! Father Rick
Faith Formation Room
Meditation: Do you pray with joy and confidence? The Jews were noted for their devotion to prayer. Formal prayer was prescribed for three set times a day. And the rabbis had a prayer for every occasion. It was also a custom for rabbis to teach their disciples a simple prayer they might use on a regular basis. Jesus' disciples ask him for such a prayer. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray he gave them the disciple's prayer, what we call the Our Father or Lord's Prayer.
Meditation: Does the peace of Christ reign in your home and in your personal life? Jesus loved to visit the home of Martha and Mary and enjoyed their gracious hospitality. In this brief encounter we see two very different temperaments in Martha and Mary. Martha loved to serve, but in her anxious manner of waiting on Jesus...
Father Rick's Blog
Having just celebrated Pentecost, I feel it would be good to reflect upon this great Solemnity of the Church. I'm using Deacon Richard's homily from this past weekend to help us in our meditation. Enjoy!
3rd Sunday of Easter --- Homily by Deacon Richard Harden (Senior Deacon at OLL)
In last week’s gospel, we hear of Jesus appearing to his disciples after his resurrection. When they see his risen, glorified body, they all rejoice, except for Thomas who was not present. He had to wait another 8 days, persisting in his unbelief, before Jesus appeared to them again. It’s amazing what an impact just seeing the risen man, Jesus, had on those who walked beside him while he was on earth. Or did it?