Meet the Parish Staff

Fr. Bruce Forman
Parish Rector

Fr. Bruce Foreman, the principal rector of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, has a long tradition and roots in the Saint Louis Catholic community. In Fr. Bruce’s earliest years he attended St. Raphael Grade School where he was active in the liturgy through lectoring and music. He continued his education at Saint Louis University High School where he fine tuned his pinao skills and played for the choir, Senior Follies, and litrugies. It was during Fr. Bruce’s high school years that he began to contemplate life as priest for the Church.

 

Fr. Bruce studeid at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. During his undergraduate career, he continued his interest in studying music through extra curriculars in stage band, pep band, and men’s chorus. Near completion of his undergraduate career Fr. Bruce took the first steps to pursue a vocation with the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). After his graduation and before entering the seminary, Fr. Bruce worked as a cab dirver giving rides to regular individuals to dignitaries like the Mayor of St. Louis, MO.

 

After his short stint as cab driver, Fr. Bruce formally entered the Jesuit Seminary under the direction of Fr. Vincent O’Flaherty. After participating in two silent retreats, serving at Regis High School, and working with the Diocese of Springfield, MO. At that time Fr. Bruce discenered the desire for parish ministry and returned to continue his formation at Kenrick Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO.

 

Since his ordination, Fr. Bruce has served Valle Catholic High School, Ste. Genevieve parish, St. Jude (Overland), St. Sabina (Florissant), St. Patrick (Wentzville), and St. Michael’s (Shrewsbury).Additionally, Fr. Bruce helped form the Young Catholic Muscicans in 1974 and currently directs the program. Fr. Bruce remains active in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and his principal assignemnt is service and leading the parihsoners of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Soulard).

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(314) 231-9923

Deacon Tom Gorski
Resident Deacon

Deacon Tom Gorski was ordained in Chicago in 1979. He then served in the diocese of Arlington, Virginia, from 1982 to 1993 and in St. Louis since 1993.

 

In all three places Tom has focused on family ministry, in particular the sacraments of Baptism and Marriage. Tom has also served with the Matrimonial Tribunal in each diocese. He views these two sacraments as particular moments for many people who are “unchurched” or who are searching for a church to which they can connect to be welcomed home. He finds Sts. Peter and Paul a parish very responsive to people who are searching.

 

Tom will admit that he very much enjoys preaching. His homilies try to connect the gospel message to the real life experience of the people of the parish and our mutual spiritual journey. He also writes a number of homilies each year for a website (Homilies Alive!).

 

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(314) 231-9923

Deacon Dennis Stovall
Resident Deacon

Deacon Dennis Stovall was ordained in St. Louis in 2001 by then Archbishop Justin Rigali.  He served the Archdiocese of St. Louis from 2001–2016 at St. Clare of Assisi parish in Ellisville, Missouri.

 

Dennis’ ministry has always had an emphasis on service to the poor and marginalized.  As a practicing dentist he made nine Medical/Dental mission trips to Honduras, Central America.  In 2012, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Dennis and his wife Debbie established a Dental Mission at the Messengers of Peace Monastery in Colombia, South America. Although, now retired from active practice, Dennis and Debbie still make regular mission trips to Colombia to provide much needed dental services.

 

At Sts. Peter & Paul Dennis’ main focuses are preaching and being a pastoral presence to the men, women, and children at our meals program as well as the men in our homeless shelter.  He attempts to live his life and preach the Gospel animating that most basic yet significant teaching of Jesus, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

 

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(314) 231-9923

Mr. Roger Kleffner
Facilities

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Ms. Phyllis Sandusky
Parish Secretary

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1919 South 7th Street St. Louis, Mo 63104

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