Entries for August 2023

From Our Pastor...

Posted on August 25, 2023 in: Pastor

Dear Parishioners:

As I write it is 100 degrees, but I hear laughter and joy from our prayer group meeting by the office and children in our gym, how precious life is.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank so many for your warm welcome these past couple of weeks, it is appreciated. For those who do not know me I thought I would share a little about myself. I was raised in nearby Glendale and attended MQP parish and school. I did my undergraduate studies at SLU and attended Kenrick seminary for my Theology training.

I was ordained in 1983 and after seven years of parish work was asked by the archbishop to return to school and obtain a degree in Canon Law. Upon my completion of this degree, I for the first time came to Ste Genevieve du Bois and for almost ten years served this parish. I also worked for the Archdiocese and was the Judicial Vicar for 25 years. After my time at Ste Genevieve, I then served the people of St Joseph in Clayton for 11 + years and have been the pastor of St Gabriel the Archangel for the past 10 years prior to my present assignment as Pastor of Annunziata and Ste Genevieve.

I grew up in a family of three sisters and two brothers and our parents. My siblings are scattered across the country, but all are well. I enjoy golf, cooking, and traveling, and being a parish priest. I have been blessed with good health and wonderful opportunities to minister to so many good people.

I look forward with great excitement and humility as I undertake this new responsibility of being a pastor at two parishes. I am thankful for all the support I have and place great trust in God’s care for me. Thank you for all your words of welcome, prayers and love for me.

God Bless,

Msgr John Shamleffer

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Posted on August 18, 2023 in: Pastor


It’s just 3 weeks away!

Go to ANNUNZIATA.ORG and click the button: REGISTER FOR PSR

Classes are held Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 10:55 a.m.

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Church of Annunziata Mass TImes

Posted on August 11, 2023 in: Pastor

  • Mass 7:00 am Monday-Saturday
  • Saturday Confessions 3:30-4:45pm
  • Saturday Mass 5:00 pm (Vigil)
  • Sunday Masses 9:00 and 11:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: 2 Sunday Masses at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

NO Sunday Mass at 7 a.m.

Mass times for Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, August 15th - 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m

Ste. Genevieve du Bois

  • Mass 7:00 am Monday-Friday
  • Mass 8am on Tuesdays during school year
  • Saturday Confessions 3:30-4:15pm
  • Saturday Mass 4:30pm (Vigil)
  • Sunday Masses 7:30 and 9:30 am

PLEASE NOTE: 2 Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.

NO Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.

Mass times for Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday, August 14th - Vigil Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 15th - 7:00 a.m.

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