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Remember in Your Prayers - August 28, 2015


Rev. Michael Benz recuperating from surgery.

Rev. Richard Creason continues his recuperation at St. Agnes Home

Rev. Robert Marshall hospitalized at St. Joseph Health Center -
St. Charles (Specialty Hospital)

Rev. Joseph Ryan under Hospice Care at BaratHaven Alzheimer's
Special Care Center

In Memoriam - Reverend Theodore Burghoff

The Reverend Theodore H. Burghoff (class of 1955)
died Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Father Burghoff was born on February 26, 1925
in Saint Louis, Missouri,
and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on March 26, 1955
by then-Archbishop Joseph E. Ritter.

The Funeral Mass for Father Burghoff will be celebrated at
11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 26, 2015
at St. Peter Church,
243 W. Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122, (314.966.8600)

                             with Visitation prior to the funeral,
                                        beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Reaching a Priest during an Emergency

Fathers,

Recently we have been made aware of some instances where parishioners were experiencing life threatening medical emergencies and were unable to reach a priest. In these instances, isolated as they may be, family members of the sick individuals called the local parish rectories but were unable to reach a priest. On the answering phone systems there was no way to reach a priest other than to leave a voicemail message. Unfortunately, in one of these cases, the person died without having received the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.

We are recommending that parishes offer people who call rectories the opportunity to dial an alternate number in order to make the priest aware of a legitimate emergent need. As examples, some parishes will ask people to dial a cell phone in an emergency, utilize an answering service who would then contact priests in an emergency, etc.

Thank you for your attention to this and for the wonderful pastoral care you give to our people.

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