COMMUNITY OF HOPE ANNOUNCES A NEW TRAINING PROGRAM to be held at the church in the Fall of 2017. The COH is a Christian community of lay pastoral caregivers united in prayer, shaped by Benedictine spirituality and trained for pastoral ministry. Lay pastoral caregivers are taught a ministry of presence in order to bring the presence of Christ to the suffering. COH members give spiritual care to people in hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters and private homes. Please consider joining this very personal and important ministry. The fall class will meet 5:30-8:30 pm on Thursdays, September 7 through December 7. The cost is $80. Scholarships are available. For more information,contact Mary Ann Cook by email or 314.726.5860.


Become a Home Plate host and welcome 3-4 Washington University students into your home for a few meals a year to help them feel at home in St. Louis. Every year, since 2001, hundreds of students and their host families have enjoyed these informal off-campus gatherings. Many families stay with their same group for a few years and see them graduate! We need new families each year.  Visit our Facebook page for a glimpse of the many heartwarming experiences Home Platers have enjoyed.

Email Risa Zwerling Wrighton by email or at Homeplate to sign up.

If your photo is not in the Directory we need one from you! Make plans now to have a photo taken for the directory OR please mail a family or individual photo to Laurie Brown at

CSMSG CHORISTER BOOK DRIVE: The Book Drive continues to be a success thanks to the generosity of parishioners. If you are interested in donating, you will find a box labeled “Books for Gateway 180” inside the door of the library in the church.

Every year thousands of people around the world are matched up with donated glasses and get a fresh vision of life. Please remember to pull those old glasses off the shelf or out of the drawer and bring them along the next time you go to church. Old eyeglasses may be left in a Lion’s Club collection box in the church library.  The Downtown Lions Club will send your glasses to be sorted and shipped to people in the Third World who have no access to the glasses they so badly need. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ralph Lewis by email or 314-239-6023.

The Servers Guild provides a unique opportunity for students in the 6th through 12th grades to participate in the Sunday liturgies and gain a deeper appreciation for our traditions and style of worship. If you would like to join a group of young people who are dedicated to enhancing the worship experience at CSMSG, contact the Church at 314.721.1502.

Please be considerate of our neighbors on Ellenwood and Wydown. Take advantage of the complimentary valet parking on Sundays and please do not block any portion of the driveways.

Valet service by Midwest Parking will be available on Sunday mornings for elderly parishioners and those with special needs. This valuable service is being provided by an anonymous benefactor whom we thank for this very generous gift!

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Nicki Gillis by email or 314.863.0407. If Saturdays don’t work for you, but you still want to participate, please let Nicki know.

Please contact Debbie Fenner by email or 314.721.1502 when there is a birth in your family, so we can properly welcome your baby into our parish family.

Please send any new information that you would like to be included in the weekly leaflet notices or e-letters to Debbie Fenner by email. The deadline for the submissions is on Tuesdays at 12 PM. Please keep the information concise… no more than 2-3 sentences. Thank you.