WE ARE ST DAVID!
About St. David
Our parish community is just that. A community. A family. We welcome all to our church with open arms! We, together work tirelessly in our community to help those in need and offer the spiritual refuge that can only be found in our Lord.
We, the parish family of St. David Catholic Church in Arnold, Missouri, by our sacramental worship and celebration of hearing and proclaiming God's word, in dialogue with one another as evangelizers who serve others, practice charity to build up a community of love, to enable us to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ, for the salvation of our souls.
St. David was born in England and given an education. He later became a monk in the Cluniac order, which was a medieval organization of Benedictines whose center was at the Abbey of Cluny. He was noted for his excellent life and austere practices. He had heard of the martyrdom of the nephews of St. Sigfrid, in what is now known as Sweden. He also had a great desire to give his life for Christ as a martyr and proceeded to offer himself to the English mission in Sweden (around 1029). It is not believed that he died a martyr. He may have extablished a Benedictine monastery. He traveled from district to district preaching and baptizing with great zeal. It is said that while engaged in prayer he appeared to become changed into a globe of fire. miracles are said to have occurred at his tomb, and there is even a store that when his eysight grew dim, he mistook a sunbeam for something to hang his gloves on and they hung there miraculously suspended. He became the first Bishop of Vasteras, and along with Saints Sigfrid and Eskil and their companions, they were the principal agents in bringing christianity to Sweden. St. David's feast day is July 15th. Just as St. david worked to spread Christianity, the members of our parish have been proclaiming the Gospel in our parish community for decades. From humble beginnings in August 1963 with 200 families and no building, St. David has grown to become a strong community of 675 families with a church, school, gymnasium, and athletic field. In August 1963, while the church was being built, Sunday and Holy Day Masses were celebrated on the second floor of Franke Motors, located on the corner of Telegraph and Lower Tenbrook Roads. a year later, the first Sunday Eucharist was celebrated on church grounds in the rectory basement. The blessing and laying of the cornerstone took place on April 26, 1964.