This is the last homily Father Mark Beard gave before he died on August 2, 2023 in a car accident.
In 2013, St. Barnabas the Apostle Parish in O’Fallon, MO—about 40 minutes outside of St. Louis—was dying. The pastor, Fr. Ray Hager, was told that the parish would be closed in about five years unless things turned around quickly.
In response, Fr. Hager introduced the regular celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. Over the course of the next decade, the TLM grew rapidly until a majority of the parish consisted of those who attended the old rite. In 2021, St. Barnabas received converts into the Church for the first time in five years. They were all TLM attendees.
St. Barnabas was transformed—literally—by the Latin Mass. It completed the construction of a beautiful new high altar in 2018. At the time, an official publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis hailed the renovation as “an extraordinary work of art.” Included in the renovation was “a newly constructed wooden altar, statues, reredos, communion rail, ambo, side shrines and new marble flooring, made possible in part by help from parishioners and donations”—especially those of the burgeoning TLM community. Indeed, Fr. Hager said that the transformation was sparked by the need for a new communion rail. It was the first renovation for St. Barnabas in 37 years. The Archdiocese noted that many Sundays, “the Latin Mass is the most well-attended, with an average of 150-200 people, largely younger families.” St. Barnabas continued to offer two Novus Ordo Masses. As Fr. Hager noted, the Latin Mass, alongside the reverent celebration of the Novus Ordo Mass, had transformed the parish—just as Pope Benedict XVI intended with Summorum Pontificum.
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Be Not Afraid – America’s Bishop Leads the Charge
by Catholics for Catholics | Jun 21, 2023
Catholics for Catholics is excited to announce the beginning of a new interview series, Be Not Afraid.
Join us as we sit down with heroic, culture warriors to reflect on the anti-Christian condition of America as well as the action steps we must dare to embrace if we hope to establish the social kingship of Christ. We are blessed to have Bishop Strickland join us for the first Be Not Afraid on-set interview.
Thank you, your Excellency.
Bishop Joseph Strickland joined Catholic for Catholic’s prayer rally in Los Angeles. In the interview, he explains why he believes that the truth of the Christian faith is beautiful and needs to be spoken about.
Bishop Strickland urges Catholics to be first-century Christians in the 21st century, like the ones who brought the message of the risen Lord Jesus Christ to the world.
He thinks that the confusion of the past decade is sweeping the world, and people are forgetting that Christ died for us all. Bishop Strickland also emphasizes that Jesus Christ is the face of truth and needs to be reemphasized as fully God and fully man. The church should joyfully and clearly wake people up to this truth that has not changed.
Bishop Strickland believes that the church needs to embrace what it means to be human and the image and likeness of God, emphasizing the need for humility and following the example of Jesus Christ.
Join Defenders of the Unborn on July 4th!
Defenders of the Unborn need participants for their Pro-Life Float July 4th at 9:45pm.
Meet in front of Webster Groves High School (100 Selma Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119)
Parade starts at 10am. Contact Dan with questions 314-435-1880.
SCANDAL The Catholic Culture of Death
Premiered Saturday, 25 February, 2023
CREDO of the Catholic Laity
Defenders of the Unborn
The story of abortion and transgender clinics rooted in our beloved St. Louis “Catholic” hospitals and beyond, reluctantly told after years of exhausting remediation attempts.
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Hope to see you Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fr. James Altman CREDO Dinner Forum and Q&A
Crystal Ballroom at the Clayton Plaza Hotel
Cocktails 5:00 pm | Dinner 6:00 pm | Program follows
If you have questions about the event, please contact us here.Read more “Next CREDO Forum: Father Altman”