Amen, I say to you, whatever you did to one of these least, you did unto me. Matthew 25:40.
The parishioners of St. John by acts of charity give active witness to God’s commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. The first full weekend of every month the parishioners collect food, household and personal care items for a food pantry managed by the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood. The parish conducts an annual winter coat drive in January and a clothing drive in the early spring. The items collected are given to St. Vincent de Paul, another local catholic church, for distribution to the needy. During Advent, the parish adopts several needy families and provides both clothes and toys to the children, for the annual “Christmas Giving Tree”.
Although, a small parish fewer than 100 families, St. John consistently exceeds its monetary quota in the Annual Catholic Appeal, used by the Archdiocese, to fund social programs that aid people throughout the Saint Louis metropolitan area. In addition, the parish financially supports St. Frances Cabrini Academy, which provides a catholic education to neighborhood children from kindergarten to eight-grade.
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