As you have heard from our previous announcements, Beyond Sunday is a landmark campaign designed to ensure a lasting legacy for the future of our local parish communities and Catholic education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It is the fulfillment of Archbishop Robert Carlson’s vision to strengthen
Catholic education for generations to come. He has asked every parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to participate in an Archdiocesan-wide campaign that is being conducted by the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri.
For more information please visit the Beyond Sunday website at: www.beyondsundaystl.org .
Plant Sale – Friday & Saturday, May 6 - 7
St. Gertrude Plant Sale is coming next month! Yes, it is that time of year; you are thinking about your garden and flower beds and don’t forget to mark the SGS PLANT SALE on your calendars now! MAY 6th & 7th – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.in the Parish Center.
You will find a nice selection of annuals and perennials, the ever-popular hanging baskets, and gardeners will find vegetables including tomato plants of all sizes!
Come by the Parish Center to purchase beautiful hanging baskets and plants for your home this spring. Remember, you are supporting the 7th grade class and their SunnyHill Leadership program! Thank you!
Vacation Bible School is coming July 11-15.
Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.
Registration packets will be available May 1st.
These packets can be picked up in the back of church. The week of VBS is packed with Bible Adventures, Games, and Imaginative play. These activities revolve
around 5 simple daily themes; Jesus gives us Hope, Jesus gives us Courage, Jesus gives us Direction, Jesus gives us Love, and Jesus gives us His Power.
Each year you, the parishioners of St. Gertrude,are so incredibly supportive of this phenomenal program.
We are asking for your prayers and support for a successfulseason. There are so many ways you can help;
Gathering of YOTS (Young Old Timers Society)
♦ Pray—we all know the power of prayer
♦ Volunteer—we are looking for teens & adults wanting
to help get these young minds engaged and energized.
♦ Give - The giving wall will be up shortly.
♦ We are also giving you the opportunity to be a sponsor.
Sponsor a child -$15; capacity for the week is 100
Sponsor an activity -$50; Each day includes 5 different activities
Games Entertainment and refreshments. Anyone 50 years and older is invited to attend. For questions please call Carole 636- 583-4320.