Parish Clergy and Staff

Rectory Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone (314) 434-1312  ╬  Fax (314) 514-0478  ╬  E-mail

Pastoral Ministry & Faith Formation Offices:  (314) 878-6492




Rev. Joseph Weber


Weekend Celebrants            

Rev. Ray Iwuji

Rev. Matthew Ma, SJ



Paul Craska

John O’Hara


Pastoral Associate

Cindy Meirink


Bulletin Editor

Michele Johnson


Parish Secretary 

Anita Walth


Rectory Staff

Sr. Maria De Jesus Tovar MEST

Sr. Celia Perez MEST


Music Ministers

Janna O'Hara

Amy Smith


Safe Environment Program Coordinator

Anita Walth

Protecting God’s Children


Housekeeping & PSR Secretary

Julie Meinert 



Karl F. Buhr, Jr.


Our Sacramental Life

Regular Schedule


Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 PM


Celebrated for infants on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month at 11:45 AM. There are no Baptisms on the last Sunday of the month.

Celebration of the Anointing of the Sick

The letter of St. James states that the sick are to be anointed especially those members of the Church whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. Communal celebration of this sacrament will be held at special times throughout the year.


Arrangements for Weddings should be made at least six months in advance.
Call Father Weber to make an appointment.


Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament - Last Sunday of the Month 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Perpetual Help Devotions Every Tuesday following 7:00 AM Mass
Rosary - First Sunday of the Month 7:30 a.m.

Stations of the Cross Every Friday during Lent at 4:00 p.m.

Faith Formation

St. John Bosco Parish School of Religion presents our Catholic Faith accurately and consistently so that our students may foster their faith and relationship with the Lord. They are prepared to live in a community of faith committed to the Gospel values. Many opportunities for prayer, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and study of the Scripture enhance their ongoing relationship with God. Students are taught a respect for all persons and living things and are instructed about social justice, peace, and concerns for the Lord’s little ones. The Parish School of Religion tries to accomplish these tasks always assisting the parents in their role as primary educator.


This program shares the faith with our young people during the school year. They are dismissed, following the opening prayer at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, to the Church Hall.

     LITURGY OF THE WORD: Children in grades 1 through 5 hear Sacred Scripture on their own level and return following the homily. 

     LITTLE DISCIPLES: Children ages 4 & 5 remain in the Church Hall with Ms. Eve and continue to share The Word. Parents come to the Church Hall to pick up their children.

Pastoral Ministry Office ( Located in the Parish Center)

Adult & Children's Faith Formation Programs

Cindy Meirink, Pastoral Associate

(314) 878-6492


Child and Youth Protection

Safe Environment Program - Protecting God's Children 


St. John Bosco Parish follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program (Protecting God's Children).  The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and the vulnerable adults of our parish as they participate in activities within our community. This process also provides another Program layer of protection against the possibility of false accusations for those adults who are involved in our many ministries.

Anita Walth    *Child Safety Coordinator*  314-434-1312   or


Victims of sexual abuse, in addition to contacting civil authorities, are asked to come forward in order to receive pastoral assistance. Reports of abuse may be made to any Pastor or to:  

* Sandra Price, Executive Director - Office of Child & Yourth Protection  

314-792-7271 or


*Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division

Child Abuse and Neglect HotlineHotline 1-800-392-3738


*Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-0210



I need to take a Protecting God's Children workshop. How do I find one?

Click on the link Prevent and Protect for the current schedule.


I need to be in compliance with the Safe Environment Program requirements. Where do I go?

Click on the link Prevent and Protect and follow the instruction sheet to get into compliance.

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Our small groups offer an opportunity to learn and grow in faith through the study and the sharing of Biblical themes. Sessions are offered yearly in the fall and during Lent.


Contact the Pastoral Ministry Office at 314-878-6492


Men's Annual White House Jesuit Retreat

The White House Jesuit retreat is a three day silent retreat based upon the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Retreat consists of presentations, and plenty of time to yourself to rest , walk, think, pray, get away from the day to day rat race and do whatever you feel like. It is held on 75 acres of beautiful grounds on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. The Retreat starts on Thursday evening and ends around noon on Sunday. St John Bosco Retreat is always in the fall of the year and the weather is generally spectacular. The Accommodations and food are great.

If interested contact Ron Jung 


Prayer Group: 

The Prayer Group meets weekly on Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Church

Please contact John O'Hara at (314) 805-4888 for more information

RCIA is the process whereby adults are initiated into the Church. The process begins in September and continues for several weeks after reception/entrance in the Christian Community at the Easter Vigil. 

Fr. Joseph Weber 434-1312

Ministerial Organizations

The young people of our Parish assist the celebrant at the altar.

Paul Craska, Deacon 275-4065

The members of these groups offer support and comfort to the families of parishioners who have died. They visit the funeral home, arrange for a Mass to be celebrated at a later date, and offer whatever assistance the family may need. They also arrange for a lunch following the funeral if the family wishes this service. There is an extensive list of parishioners who very generously contribute a dish when called.

Doris Meyer (Luncheon) 434-3627
Peggy Bourne (Luncheon) 434-7836

Men and women of the parish who help distribute the Sacred Body and Precious Blood at Sunday and weekday Mass. Some take Holy Communion to the homebound on Sunday morning.

Paul Craska, Deacon 275-4065
The Knights of Columbus is an international fraternal order of Catholic men with an emphasis on family and service. The Cardinal Ritter Council is the local organization that meets at St. Monica Church.

Joshua Jones 583-3911

These are men and women of the parish who proclaim the Word of God at Sunday and Weekday Mass.

Lector Schedule
December 2021 - February 2022
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Paul Craska, Deacon 275-4065

This committee coordinates liturgical ministries and oversees the planning and preparation of sacramental celebrations.


Fr. Joseph Weber 434-1312

Our group offers a competitive SALARY and BENEFITS! Your salary is satisfaction and your benefits are heavenly! These men and women greet people as they enter and leave Church, distribute bulletins, take up the collection, straighten and tidy up Church before and after each Mass and take care of a variety of other tasks at the weekend liturgies. We need NEW members to join our FUN group! To start your SALARY and BENEFITS contact:
David George 519-1556

The music ministry provides music during the Sunday liturgies and various liturgical functions at the parish during the year. The Traditional Choir sings at the 5 p.m. Mass and the Liturgical Ensemble provides the music at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.

Anyone with the talent of playing an instrument or of singing is invited to join this group.

Organist/Pianist - Amy Smith (314) 439-9893

Traditional Choir - Amy Smith, Director (314) 439-9893
Liturgical Ensemble - Janna O'Hara, Director (314) 650-7624

This group keeps before us, in so many different ways, the sacredness and beauty of all human life from the first moment of conception until the moment when we take our last breath. Be it by signing letters to our congress people asking them to uphold the sanctity of life, or by donating to the Life Line Coalition Collection, or by purchasing a rose on Pro-Life Sunday, the Pro-Life Committee does the all-important job of helping us to respect life.

Please contact John O'Hara at (314) 805-4888 for more information

The St. Vincent de Paul Society responds to people in crisis with emergency assistance of all kinds. They sponsor the monthly Food Drive for St. Elizabeth, Mother of St. John the Baptist Parish.  In Spetember they collect Back to School Supplies, sponsor the Giving Tree at Christmas, & in the Spring, they have a collection drive for hygiene products, all of which are given to the St. Augustine Wellston Center.

President: John Stephan    289-6101   code #2211


Parish Support Organizations
The Century Club is one of the parish’s longest standing and most rewarding fundraisers. A $100 membership entitles you to a chance each month to win a $100 prize. On the Saturday before Ash Wednesday members are invited to a catered dinner with open bar. This annual event features a drawing for a $1,000 grand prize and a $500 prize. The Century Club is looking for members who would like to join the fun and enjoy a gala event with friends and neighbors. For additional information contact:

Pat Pellegrine 606-2518

This committee meets regularly to assist in the financial operations of the parish. Each year a financial report on the status of the parish is made available to every member of the parish.

 Carol Cullinane, Richard Fitzgerald, Ron Jung, Bill Mueller, Meredith Toler, Fr. Joseph Weber, 

The Ladies of the Parish meet monthly in the Parish Center Gym to socialize and plan activities of a social and religious nature for the entire parish. 

The Men's Club is a very active group in the Parish. This group has put on the World Famous Fish Fry the last thirty plus years. they have allowed the parish to keep the faciilities in great shape due to their financial support. Throughout the year they schedule other social events. All men of the parish are invited to join this group. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. in the Parish Center.


President,              Pete Pellegrine   (314) 578-0784

Vice-President,      Stan Lewandowski

Secretary,              Dennis Buechter

Treasurer,             Mike McNulty

Various teams of men and women give an exact counting of our offerings collected during Mass.

The Parish Council is a representative body that meets to establish policies and set goals relating to St. John Bosco Parish. Its mission is to actively reach out to all members of the parish family and welcome and encourage involvement so that others will be drawn to Christ.

Chairman- Lou Stamm (636) 486-2155



                                     Toni Steiner                   Donna Burns                   

                                     Richard Fitzgerald          Meredith Toler    

                                     Amy Cutrell                    Cindy Meirink               

                                     Pamela de Garcia                                      

Ex Officio members
Fr. Joseph Weber
Paul Craska, Deacon

John O'Hara, Deacon

The quilters of the parish make these beautiful works of art for the Ladies’ Guild Quilt Social. They meet in the Parish Center on Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   All ladies are welcome to come in and give it a try.  Never quilted before that's ok. They enjoy sharing this art to those interested.

Doris Meyer 434-3627

This group is for people 60 years and older and meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Bosco Room at 2:00 p.m. to plan activities of a social and religious nature.
Bernie Gallagher               314-392-9353                                                                                                                                         

Prayer Shawl Ministries

Vounteers, make the prayer Shawls/Lap Blankets. They are free.

However, if you would like to contribute to this ministry, the money will be used to purchase more material.  We are always looking for those who would like to knit or crochet to help out.  All shawls are prayed for as they are made and blessed when completed. 

Diana Buechter    576-4689      


Other Organizations

You Can Help: There are several ongoing activities in the parish that you are invited to support:

1. On the second Sunday of the month, the St. Vincent de Paul Society collects canned goods, which are delivered to St. Elizabeth Parish in north St. Louis for distribution to the needy.

2. Recycle: The deposit bins are located on the parking lot behind the Church

A. Paper Recycling
B. Aluminum Cans
C. Good used Clothes
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