Save the Date!
Totus Tuus 2020 will be held at Ste. Genevieve Parish June 20-25, 2021.
Totus Tuus is a fun and energetic Catholic youth program taught by seminarians and college students throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The program for students entering grades 1-6 will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
The program for students entering grade 7 through graduated seniors will be Sunday through Thursday evenings.
We are bringing in four Dynamic Totus Tuus
missionaries to lead the activities for the week.
You don’t want to miss this fun faith-filled event!
Registration and more information will come in early spring.
News and Notes
Other Side Notes
Meet Deacon Jeffrey "Jeff" Schulte
Date: January 31st, 2021:
We are pleased to welcome Deacon Jeff Schulte from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota for service at our parish during this spring semester. Deacon Schulte will be introducing himself at Masses this weekend and we look forward to being apart of his final semester of formation before ordination to the priesthood!
Last semester we were bless to have Deacon Ty Taylor from the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas assisting us on the weekends. Deacon Ty has returned to his home diocese for this semester and we wish him the best with his future formation and discernment.
A word from Deacon Schulte:
"Hello, my name is Deacon Jeffrey Schulte. You can call me Deacon Jeff or Deacon Jeffrey. I am a seminarian from the Diocese of Sioux Falls South Dakota. I am the youngest of three children. I grew up in Orient SD, population of 50 people. My dad is part owner of the family farm. I went to school in Faulkton which is 10 miles north of Orient.
I graduated in 2010 with a class size of 16. Upon graduation I went to college at South Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Graphic Art & Design in 2014. While I was in college I became involved in bible studies as well as the Newman Center at SDSU. This transformed my life in so many ways. I applied for seminary and was accepted. I went straight to seminary after graduation. My first 3 years of seminary were out in Connecticut at Holy Apostles College and Seminary.
I decided to transfer seminaries to be closer to home and back in the Mid West. I came to St. Louis in the fall of 2017 and currently finishing my fourth year of theology. The past 9 months I spent at a parish in South Dakota doing an internship semester and now I am back at Kenrick finishing up my classes and will graduate in May. I am excited to come to Ste. Genevieve and help out at the parish!"
Letters from Father Nemeth
Dear Parish Family,
A few months ago, I was diagnosed with two herniated discs in my neck. I have been dealing with ongoing pain and numbness in my left arm and shoulder since early-August, which has led to many sleepless nights and a lot of ibuprofen! I will be having surgery to fuse my c5/c6 and c6/c7 vertebrae on December 30th, remaining in the hospital overnight. The neurologist told me I should expect immediate relief from the pain and numbness, but a few weeks of hoarse voice and sore throat from the incision. I will be in a neck brace for 14 days post-surgery and will likely not be allowed to drive during that time, nor lift anything heavier than five pounds. During my recovery time, I will not be able to celebrate Mass nor will I be scheduling any appointments or meetings. E-mail will be the best means of communication until my voice is back to full strength, and I will try to keep up with that as much as possible.
I will be back to celebrate weekend Masses on January 16th& 17th. Daily Mass will resume on Monday January 18th. Should my recovery go very smoothly, I may accelerate the recovery timeline, but I will be prudent in making any decision like that.
The New Year’s Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God will be celebrated at 9:00am by Fr. Kris Teater. Visiting priests, with whom we are familiar, will be covering Masses the weekend of January 2nd & 3rd (Fr. Jason Schumer and Fr. Ryan Weber) and January 9th & 10th (Fr. Michael Rozier S.J.).
The first Saturday Traditional Latin Mass is cancelled but the first Sunday Traditional Latin Mass will still be celebrated by Fr. Weber.
I appreciate your understanding and patience during this time. I also appreciate the well-wishes and the concern you all have shown as I prepare for this. I look forward to being back at full strength soon, and being able to celebrate Mass with two fully-functional arms! Say a prayer for the doctors and nurses and for a not very patient, patient!