Parish Administration & Communication
Bulletin Deadline & Inserts
The usual deadline is each Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Early deadlines occur prior to holidays and Holy Week. This is our weekly means of communication. Articles should be submitted in writing via email to ensure accuracy. Non-parish information will be published as space permits. Bulletin inserts are used when the information is too lengthy for a bulletin announcement, or special attention needs to be drawn to an event. All flyers and announcements inserted into the bulletin should be approved by the Pastor. Copying and inserting is the responsibility of the requesting organization or individual.
New Parishioner/Directory Book
WELCOME! Register at the parish office, or print a registration form from our website OLPSTL.org under Parish-Registration. Please call or send an e-mail to the parish office if you have updates to your directory listing, or if you are moving: firstname.lastname@example.org
These are usually reserved for those things which are happening after Mass, or items of importance which did not make it into the bulletin. We try to keep pulpit announcements to a minimum.
Web Page and Facebook
The parish web page is an up-to-date resource for parishioners and visitors alike. Find links to our Online Giving program, recent issues of the bulletin, parish newsletter, announcements and liturgical schedules. Photos and other media that would be appropriate may be sent to email@example.com
You may request to have a Mass offered for a loved one or a family member, living or deceased, for a birthday, anniversary, special occasion or for their special intentions. Arrangements may be made during parish office hours; you may stop by, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mass cards are also available. The suggested offering is $5.
Safe Environment Program
The Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program requires that all adult employees and volunteers who have a likelihood of working with or near children, youth, or vulnerable adults comply with the following:
- Complete a state criminal record and child abuse/neglect check.
- Read and sign the acknowledgement page of the Code of Ethical Conduct.
- Attend a “Protecting God’s Children” seminar. Dates and times for these classes are published in the bulletin periodically, and can be viewed through a link on our parish website.
All volunteers must be in complete compliance before they are allowed to volunteer or work in any capacity. The Safe Environment forms are available to download from our parish web site. If you have questions as to whether you are in compliance, please contact the Rectory at 843-3570.
OLP parish is dedicated to protecting our children. We are proud to be in full compliance with the Safe Environment program.
Parish School of Religion
Peggy Krupp, PSR Coordinator
The Parish School of Religion begins the Monday in September following Labor Day. Classes are held most Monday evenings during the regular school year from 6:45 to 8 pm. A Parish School of Religion Calendar and Handbook are given out on the first night of PSR which is an Open House for both parents and children.