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Livestream Mass at 10am

This Sunday, April 5, 2020 is Palm Sunday. We will LiveStream Mass at 10:00AM from our church. This means you can watch it online as it is happening live. The link to view the LiveStream will be posted on our parish website, social media, and sent through flocknotes and myparishapp. Fr. Tom, Fr. Nickolai, Deacon Bill and Deacon Denny will all be participating. We hope that you and your family will join us virtually.

After the Palm Sunday Livestream Mass, at 11:15 until Noon on Sunday, Blessed Palms will be available for drive-through pickup. From Parker Road, enter the small driveway between the rectory and church, pull forward and reach from your car to pick up your own palms from the table on the driver or passenger side of your vehicle.  

The palms will be spread on the tables for you to help yourself. YOU ARE TO TAKE YOUR PALMS YOURSELF, OR HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU AND ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE CAR TO REACH THEM. Priests will be there to greet you but cannot hand palms to anyone in order to maintain social distancing and sanitary hand practices.

The Blessed Palms will also be available in church during the private prayer hours next week, Monday-Wednesday, 9-10am and 5-6pm.

Information and details about the Triduum will be sent out early next week.

Televised and Live-Stream Masses

EWTN and Cathedral Basilica

With no public Masses at this time, there are opportunities for you to pray virtually with Mass via TV broadcast or livestream on the internet. The two main sources are:

Church Open for Private Prayer

9-10am and 5-6pm M-F

A Message from Fr. Tom

Starting Friday, March 20th, Church will be open for quiet prayer from 9-10am and 5-6pm Monday - Friday.  The Blessed Sacrament will be in the tabernacle for adoration, not exposed on the altar.  There will be no distribution of Communion.  To provide a quiet place for all, all prayer is to be quiet and silent without vocal recitations.  The bathrooms and cry room will be closed.  Only the two side doors will be open, not the front doors.  Please bring your own sanitizer, since supplies are low and observe a 6-foot or more distance from others.  These open times are only during this time of regulations on gathering size.

Our parish continues to have expenses that need to be met, even without public Masses.  Please consider setting up an online giving account to make your weekly offertory contribution.  

Confessions Available

4-5PM Saturdays

Church will be open on Saturdays from 4-5pm for Reconciliation and prayer, under the same conditions listed above.

All Public Masses Supended

Effective immediately through Holy Week

Archdiocese Announcements: 

MARCH 21: Archdiocese of St. Louis Announces the Suspension of All Public Liturgies for Holy Week


MARCH 16 - All public masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and therefore here at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish, have been suspended immediately by Archbishop Carlson, until at least April 6th.  No Communion services, Masses, Stations of the Cross, or services of any kinds will be held until further notice. 

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The Lenten Journey

Text lentSTL to 84576 to join us!

This lent, walk with us on The Lenten Journey, a weekly email designed to help you enter more fully into these 40 days and consider your relationship with God and how he’s calling you to grow - no matter where you are in your faith journey. Text lentSTL to 84576 to join us!

Now Enrolling Preschool & Kindergarten 2020-21

Our elementary school welcomes students in preschool through 8th grade.  Visit to learn more.

 Recently posted:Access homilies by Fr. Tom on our website.

  • The 3rd Sunday of Advent one is a call to rejoice, whatever our circumstances may be.

  • The 4th Sunday of Advent is for those who may feel stressed out or left out of Christmas.

  • And Christmas Day is an invitation to enjoy the relationship we now have with Jesus.


Frozen Chili Burger Casseroles for St. Patrick's Center are collected on the church parking lot (7:30-9:30am) and on the school parking lot (7:30-8:00) on the second Monday of each month. Click here to download the recipe.

Our Priests' Response

From the Pastor's Pen - August 11, 2019

Fr. Nickolai and I both addressed the painful area of clergy abuse of children (see below for link to a brief summary), after Archbishop Carlson published a list of any priests with “credible allegations” going back 50 years. This was in advance of a list soon to come out by the Missouri Attorney General. While this is a broad societal problem, with similar percentages of offenders among all groups, special harm is done to those who are victimized by someone in a position of great trust and faith. The Church continues efforts of screening applicants at every stage, and monitoring all in ministry, ordained or not.

Click here to read notes from Fr. Tom and Fr. Nickolai, which they each shared in recent homilies.

Read a recent article from Psychology Today Top 10 Myths about Clergy Abuse in the Catholic Church

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Online Giving

Online giving is an easy, safe and convenient way to keep your offertory giving in support of our parish during this time of staying at home. Click here to download a step-by-step guide to setting up your Online Giving account. Contact the parish office if you have any questions.

Office Hours Shortened

Beginning Tuesday, March 24. 2020 and until further notice, the parish office will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30am until Noon.  If you have donations for our St. Vincent DePaul Society food pantry, Deacon Diaper Drive, your parish offertory envelope, or other urgent business, please visit during these hours. Envelopes may also be dropped through the door slot at any time. Thank you!

Online Prayer Resources

Explore some online prayer and worship resources that you can use to stay connected to your faith during this time of social distancing.

150 Club Dinner Postponed to July

Due to COVID19, the 150 Club Dinner has been rescheduled TENTATIVELY for July 17th.  If you have sent your checks in, we can do one of the following:

  • We can keep the check until the dinner and cash it then.

  • We can send it back if you contact Lee at 314-267-2494.

The date is on hold for us. You do not need to RSVP now for that date.  Please keep your rsvp card as we use it for the prizes.  As this is ever changing, we will keep you posted along the way.  

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 Our Mission:  Inspired by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, our Parish serves God and community with its many ministries by witness of faith, through ongoing faith formation and evangelization of youth, while embracing cultural diversity and social justice. 

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