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Christmas Essays

The Messenger invited young people to explain how they would share the Spirit of Christmas with others. The following youngsters were chosen to receive a $25.00 gift card for their work. No high school students submitted entries.

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Msgr. Mazuchowski dies Dec. 15

Msgr. Jacek Stanley “Hyacinth” Mazuchowski died Dec. 15 in O’Fallon. He was 77 years old. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church in O’Fallon ...

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Camp Ondessonk looks to future with growth

Camp Ondessonk is looking forward to opening a new mini-camp village for 8-10-year-olds by summer 2015.

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‘Happy Easter!’ A Christmas Reflection

Happy Easter! American culture has almost completely secularized the celebration of Christmas. Our commercialized society takes us from “Turkey Day” (Thanksgiving) to “the Holidays” with little or no serious attention given to the birth of the Messiah!

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St. Augustine parishioners in East St. Louis respond to racial issues

After earlier discussions about the violence and racial tensions in this country, especially those nearest in Ferguson, Mo., the parishioners of St. Augustine of Hippo Parish in East St. Louis, discussed what they could do about it.

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