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ORGANIZATIONS

Annual Catholic Appeal:

The appeal is archdiocesan-wide with all parishes participating.  It is the major source of funding for many Archdiocesan programs. Volunteers are needed for contacting parishioners, solicitations, and forwarding the funds collected.

Rich Kaemmerer / 636-441-2395
Fred Kuhn/ kuhn.bk@gmail.com / 636-925-1316

Pastoral Staff

This group consists of the Parish Life Coordinator, Senior Associate Pastor, Deacons, and Pastoral Associate.  They guide the Spiritual and Sacramental life of St Robert Bellarmine Parish and administer the temporalities of the parish.

Deacon Phil King / 636-946-6799 x16

Adult Faith Formation
Throughout the year St. Robert sponsors various programs or events to further the understanding of the faith of adults.  The Adult Education Committee welcomes new members.  This committee schedules and organizes these events.  This committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Call the Rectory / 636-946-6799 x10

Seton Regional Catholic School

St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Peter Parishes are partners in Seton Regional Catholic School.  Classes are held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

School Principal: Ken Morr / 636-946-6716
School website / www.setonrcs.org

 

School Board

The School Board represents the parents of children in our school, sets policy for the school in accordance with the Archdiocesan Guidelines, and serves as an advisor to the Pastoral Staff.  They meet on the first Monday of every other month at 7:00 pm. St. Robert Bellarmine has one representative on the School Board.

Deacon Phil King / 636-946-6799 x16

 

Home and School Association
This association exists for the purpose of helping parents and teachers acquire an ongoing understanding and appreciation of a catholic education.  The purpose and objectives of the association is to:
1) provide a channel of communication between parents and school;
2) provide added value services to the school;
3) support (not establish) the rules, regulations and administration of the school.

Linda Piontek/ 636.477.8034

 

School Volunteers
Many volunteer opportunities exist for those willing to volunteer.

Ken Morr/ 636-946-6716


IMPACT Youth Group:
Our Regional Youth Group, IMPACT, consists of young people from St. Robert's, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Peter's and St. Joachim and Ann parishes. Our Youth Leaders are Wayne Burbach and Ms. Michelle Hoffmann. Until the new website is completed please check out www.seasimpact.com and find out about all the exciting things happening with IMPACT The new website will be http://impactym.org . Contacts: Wayne Burback 314-398-0861 or wb@impactym.org and Michelle Hoffmann at mh@impactym.org  

Rectory / 636-946-6799 x10



Marriage Encounter

Is designed to give married couples the opportunity to examine their lives together.  It begins with a weekend retreat and is followed up by optional programs of sharing and enrichment. 

Contact: 636-939-9489

Retrovaille
This is a program for married couples experiencing difficulties. For more information on the weekend and follow-up meetings go to www.retrovaille.org for more information.

LITURGY & WORSHIP


Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee operates as a subgroup of the Pastoral Staff Meetings.  They plan seasonal, ordinary and special liturgies.  The Committee schedules Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion , Ministers of Hospitality, and Lectors.  They coordinate the music program with the parish organists and choir directors, and do in-service training as needed.

Deacon Phil King / 636-946-6799 x16

 

Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  
Men and women of the parish are chosen to assist the priests in the distribution of Holy Communion.  They are trained and make a commitment to serve the parish at the various worship services.  You must be at least 18 years old and a practicing Catholic.  Some Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion also take Communion to the sick in their homes or to nursing homes within the parish boundaries.

Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395
For scheduling requests, please contact jmcarthur@strbellarmine.com

 

Hospitality Ministers
This group assists the parish by their help in seating the congregation, collection of the parishioners’ offerings, and providing other services as needed during and after the worship service. Teens are encouraged to sign up.

Contact: The Rectory / 636-946-6799 x10

 

Lectors
These teens, men, and women proclaim the scriptures at Mass and at prayer services.  Training is given and lectors are scheduled on a rotating basis.

Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395
For scheduling requests, please contact jmcarthur@strbellarmine.com

 

Choirs
We are hoping to resume choir practices soon. Stay tuned for further details.
Director of Liturgical Music / Megan Parker via the Rectory / 636-946-6799 x10

 

Church Art and Environment
The Church is decorated in an elaborate way for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. We also use symbolic decorating for the Advent, Lent, and Easter seasons. If you have an artistic flair or would simply like to help with putting up the decorations.

Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395

 

Petition Writers
The Prayers of the Faithful are written by parishioners for use at the weekend liturgies. Each volunteer writes the petitions for a month at a time using the scripture readings and contemporary events as the base. Examples are provided for each week. You do this at home and drop it by the rectory or email it to the rectory.

Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):

Instruction in the Catholic Faith
This program is for those wishing to know more about the Catholic faith, whether un-baptized members of another Church or baptized Catholics who have not been educated in the practice of their faith.  Sponsors and team members are needed to journey with the inquirers.  

Deacon Phil King / 636-946-6799 x16

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC)
This program parallels the RCIA, but is geared to children who have not been baptized, who have been baptized in another denomination, or who were baptized as Catholics but never given instructions.  Individual programs are set up depending on the age level and needs.

Deacon Phil King / 636-946-6799 x16

Baptismal & Marriage Preparation

The Baptismal Preparation
This program presents a one-evening session to new or expectant parents before the baptism of their child explaining the baptismal ceremony, responsibilities of the parents and godparents, and the Church's understanding of baptism.

 

Marriage Preparation
All couples wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage should contact Deacon Phil at least six months prior to the proposed marriage to allow adequate time to complete all the required Marriage Preparation as prescribed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. No plans for the wedding should be completed prior to meeting with Deacon Phil.

Deacon Phil / 636-946-6799 x16

 

Marriage Preparation Team
This couple-to-couple instruction program prepares engaged couples for Marriage through shared conversations with a trained married couple.  Four meetings are held in the host couple’s home.  Host couples are sought.

Deacon Phil / 636-946-6799 x16


 

Altar Society
This group takes turns preparing the church for worship services by filling holy water fonts, replacing votive candles, changing altar linens, dusting, washing linens, and light cleaning. 

Please contact Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395

 

Altar Servers
Young men and women from Fifth Grade through High School are encouraged to assist the priest at the altar for Mass, prayer services, funerals, and weddings. Training is given.

Deacon Phil / 636-946-6799 x16

Prayer Hot Line
Volunteers have offered to pray for the personal intentions of anyone in need.  People are needed to act as the prayer partners.  You receive the intentions either by phone or e-mail. What you pray, how often you pray, and where you pray are up to you.

Jan Wilhelm / 480-250-3484 / srbprayerchain@gmail.com

Eucharistic Adoration
Every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. the Eucharist is exposed in the Adoration Chapel. Secured doors give protection while worshippers are praying. Volunteers take one-hour time slots to be sure the Eucharist does not go unattended. To volunteer, call Rita.

Rita Kohlfeld / 636-447-5306

Communion to the Sick
After Mass is over on Sundays and weekdays, the Eucharist is taken to shut-ins and homebound parishioners. If you would like to help us bring Christ to the sick, please call Jan McArthur/636-328-1395 . Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion also help Deacon Phil with Mass and Communion Services at the three nursing homes in the parish boundaries. Would you like to help?

Jan McArthur / 636-328-1395

 

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE
 

Senior Citizen Luncheon Program

We are hoping to resume this program soon. Stay tuned for further details.
St. Robert's holds a Christian community outreach luncheon every first Wednesday of the month for men and women 55 and up. Doors open at 10:30 AM. Lunch is served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Games (Activities) are held from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $5.00 per person. Reservations are required by the Friday prior to the luncheon by calling 636-946-6799. Why not come and experience the fun of what people are talking about? ALL ARE WELCOME!

Jim and/or Donna Ardolino/ 636-447-8163

St. Roberts Ladies Council
The purpose of this organization is to bring the ladies of the parish together in a spirit of willingness to assist in the spiritual and material needs of the Parish and to promote the ideals of Christian Community among it members.  They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m.   Sharon Brader / 636-441-2203

 

Knights of Columbus
Membership in the St. Robert Bellarmine Council #12037 is open to all practicing Catholic men, 18 years or older. The regular members meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Members participate in a wide range of activities, including Church, community, council, family, youth, membership, and “For the Fun of It” activities. 

Walter Brennan /

St. Vincent de Paul Society
This group of men and women work to help the poor of the area.  Members answer the phone line, case manage each call, raise funds to help the poor, and do follow-up record keeping to aid in the distribution of funds on an equitable basis.

Please call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 636-946-6799 x15

Funeral Hospitality Committee
This group coordinates a meal for the family of a deceased parishioner immediately following the funeral.  People are needed to prepare and donate food, coordinate and serve the meal. 

Eunice Cluny / 636-723-4430
Cathy Boettler / 636-723-0436

Bereavement Ministry Team
The purpose of the Grief Ministry Team is to offer concern and prayerful support to the families of Parishioners who die and to Parishioners who experience the death of a loved one, at the time of the death, and Grief Education and Support during their bereavement. For more information contact the Rectory 636-946-6799. more details 

Health Care Ministry
This committee is made up of volunteer nurses and medical professionals from the parish. Its goals are to 1) serve as a resource and point of referral for health related community information, and 2) to provide education and empowerment to individuals and families to make informed health care decisions. Some of the services provided by the committee include: periodic workshops, blood pressure screenings after weekend Masses and referrals to community resources.

Nancy Sanders / 636-947-4735

Ecumenism
Programs offered in the metropolitan area on ecumenism are coordinated through bulletin announcements and small group representation from our parish.

Jeanne Puscian / 636-946-7047

St. Robert Quilters
On Tuesday mornings, these ladies enjoy one another’s company and provide magnificent quilting creations for the Parish. 

Helen Illy / 636-724-0644

Stitches for Life
This group shares God’s gift of crocheting, knitting, sewing, and quilting.  We pass our projects made with prayers onto communities of need, illness and babies.

Sharon Brader / 636-441-2203

Pro-Life
St. Robert believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.  Various activities are planned throughout the year.  Consult the bulletin for the activities or anyone who would like to work for this cause.

Please call the Rectory for more information / 636-946-6799

Athletic Association
The mission of the Athletic Association is to provide organized sporting programs in a recreational environment for all children in the parish.  Any person that has a child playing in our programs is recognized as a member of the Athletic Association with full voting rights. The Athletic Board is composed of five members; president, two vice-presidents, treasurer, and secretary. There are also four coordinators of the following sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Baseball/Softball/T-Ball. Other positions include field maintenance, equipment managers, and concession stand coordinators.  

For more information - http://setonscene.org/athletics/baseball-softball/#

Jeff Huber / 636-928-4527

St. Robert's Garden Club
This is a group of volunteers who plant flowers in the spring and periodically weed the gardens and clear the area in the fall. All heavy landscaping work is done by a professional company. This group works at its own pace to beautify our grounds.

Call the Rectory 636-946-6799 x10

St. Robert's Adult Day Care
In conjunction with St. Elizabeth Day Care, we offer assistance to families in caring for adults who cannot be left alone during the day. The program operates Mon-Fri 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Call 636-724-2110