Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish & School

Pilgrimage of Trust-A Crossing of Borders

 

Recently, I gave a presentation to 150 St. Louis archdiocesan priests.  As a pastor in Ferguson in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death and the disturbance that has followed in St. Louis and across the country, with the Holy Spirit's guidance,  I told of my personal journey  across several interior and exterior borders of struggles, doubts, tears, successes.

On that particular Tuesday in March, several priests mentioned that they just didn’t know what to do or how to make a difference in their lives.  This is a similar response I have heard from some parishioners of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta & some of my friends across the St. Louis area.  My response has always been to look for the opportunities at work, in your family, in your neighborhood or parishes to Cross the Borders.

 At our first prayer session held in October of 2014 at the Ferguson January-Wabash Park, Archbishop Carlson mentioned that we needed to get to know each other and our neighbors; as we have isolated ourselves from the cultures in our midst.

A great opportunity is at hand for us at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish and the surrounding areas to partake in a small way in this program of events called Pilgrimage of Trust St. Louis.  This program is modeled on the Ecumenical TAIZÉ Community in France.  The purpose of the events is to create a place where people of different backgrounds come together for prayer and conversation on ways of building trust in our daily lives.  The key to success is in helping people see the face of God in one another.

Opportunities:

Mini-Evenings of Pilgrimage of Trust (attend one—adults only)

    1st Attend Monday April 3, 2017-- 7:00-9:00pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe

    2nd Attend Tuesday April 25, 2017—7:00-9:00pm at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Full Weekend “Pilgrimage of Trust St. Louis” Experience

  1.  Pilgrimage of Trust 4 day weekend (May 26-29) on SLU campus on Grand Ave.                 Cost is $45(includes presentations, workshops, small group dialogue and 3 meals).

    To register or find out more about this unique St Louis event which will draw millennials from all over the country, go on line: https://pilgrimageoftruststl.com/schedule  or e mail usameetings@taize.fr .

  2:  Sunday, May 28th @ 2pm-4pm   Pilgrimage of Trust Walk—all generations are welcome.  I will be leading a group from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish leaving at 1pm.  A short prayer service will be held at the following four stops: 

  1. St. Louis Cathedral
  2.  Presbyterian Church
  3.  Synagogue
  4.  Mosque                                                                                                                                    Ending at Chafetz Arena for refreshments. 

   3: You may also stay for the following.

   . Sunday, May 28th  @4:30pm-6pm: Talks by Archbishop Carlson &  Rev. Starsky Wilson,          President & CEO of Deaconess Foundation,

     . Followed by prayers/songs

  4.   Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish needs ten host families for our twenty out of town guests during the Pilgrimage of Trust.  Two guests will be assigned to each host home ( guests have sleeping bags.)  The host families are asked to provide their home for three nights on May 26, 27, 28, and a simple breakfast on Sat, May 27, Sun, May 28,  Mon, May 29.   What a great opportunity for us to be touched by this experience.  If you are able to be a host family, please contact: Jeff Finnegan, Fr. Rosy, or the parish office @ 314 524 0500.    

In the past several months, two parishes have told me of their own new journeys:

Sts. Peter & Paul in Waterloo, Illinois have teamed up with St. Augustine of East St. Louis, Il.  And Sacred Heart Parish of Valley Park, (my former parish) is close to completing an eighteen week series called Just Faith Program, a faith journey of crossing borders & cultures.  

In reflecting on this topic at home and among friends, this might spur you into taking an action and crossing a border of understanding. 

We welcome you to join us on the Pilgrimage of Trust (May 26-29) A Crossing of Borders.

In His Love,

Fr. Rosy 

Rev. Robert Rosebrough, Pastor


   


 

 

 
 
 


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Sunday Masses
Saturday: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:15 am & 10:30 am

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Tuesday: 8:15 am Mass

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