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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide sacramental services and education in a climate of openness and inclusiveness where all are welcome and empowered. Our community is one of equals, encountering and engaging the world in which we live through our words and works. We engage in just and charitable undertakings for the common good.

All are welcome

May today there be peace within.
May you trust in God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
Amen.

— St. Therese of Lisieux


Upcoming Readings

Scripture Readings for Augustt

THERESE of Divine Peace
Inclusive RC Community

Liturgies on SATURDAY at
5 o’clock pm.
First Unitarian Church
5007 Waterman Blvd. at Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
In the HOPE CHAPEL at the rear (alley) of the building

click here for Map

Pastor:
Rev. Elsie Hainz McGrath, RCWP
314-477-6089
elsiemc@sbcglobal.net

Music Director:
Sharon DeGreeff

Pastoral Associate:
Mary Hammett

Transfiguration

Imagine; three of them.

as though survival
were a rat’s word,
and a rat’s death
waited there at the end

and I must have
in the century’s boneyard
heft of flesh and bone in my arms

I picked up the littlest
a boy, his face
breaded with rice (his sister calmly feeding him
as we climbed down)

In my arms fathered
in a moment’s grace, the messiah
of all my tears. I bore, reborn

a Hiroshima child from hell.

~Daniel Berrigan, S.J.~
(title) Children in the Shelter
~written in Hanoi, early 1968~


August Birthdays

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