From the Pastor's Desk
Fr. Dan White, S.J.
October 12, 2014
Next weekend is our Xavier Days Celebration. We have done this for four years so it is now a glorious tradition. Friday the 17th we will have a cocktail party for parishioners and friends. We will also honor Sr. Elizabeth Kolmer, ASC with our Bronsgeest award for 2014. Saturday morning Fr. Bart Geger, SJ will speak on the notion of magis in the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola.
The College Church draws from all over metro St. Louis. This is a great gift but also a real challenge. It is difficult for us to gather as a faith community other than our Sunday worship. I am convinced a vital, living parish requires more than an hour together spread out over numerous masses. I invite you to participate in Xavier Days as a way to strengthen our community. Both events offer something very important.
Friday evening is a social event. We will eat, drink, laugh, talk, and honor one of our own. It will also be a whole lot of fun which is essential for College Church. It can be a chance to grow stronger in our relationships with one another. You may even finally learn the name of that person who sits in the pew ahead of you.
Saturday we have the opportunity to learn more about what makes College Church unique. It is important as we plan our future to draw on the spiritual foundations that distinguish us. A Jesuit parish is rooted in the wisdom of St. Ignatius. That morning we will have a chance to deepen our understanding of that wisdom.
See you there!