Saturday, April 29, 2006

New parish reflects population shifts

The first new parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 25 years will make western St. Charles County its home. The parish will celebrate St. Gianna Beretta of Italy. St. Gianna died in 1962 and was canonized in 2004.

"She was a doctor, a wife, a mother, and she went about her everyday life with deeds of great service," said Rev. Timothy Elliot, who will lead the new parish. "She's a model for the young families and young professional families today." . . .
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