Saturday, December 1st
Online Auction, Parties, and Fun-Daze all available.
Mass times on Thanksgiving Day
will be at 6:30 and 9:00 am.
Parishioners may donate canned goods or make
monetary donations for the poor at the Masses.
The Parish Office and all facilities will be closed on
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 21-23.
Email Msgr. Norb
I’m really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you again this year – my 15th! – WOW! There is so much for which to be grateful. I am grateful for the gift of the Holy Priesthood and the opportunity to continue to serve as your Pastor. I am grateful for your prayerful support for my family, especially my nephew Michael. I am especially grateful for your generous practice of stewardship offering your time, talent and treasure for the support of our parish, and the many, many other charitable causes that come your way.
Our SMMA Grade School attends an All School Mass this Tuesday at 9:30 am celebrating the season of Thanksgiving. It’s always a very inspiring Mass; all parishioners are welcome – especially our Home School families. SMMA touches the lives of so many people and your support makes that happen. Our Mass schedule Thanksgiving Day is 6:30 am and 9:00 am. During each Mass, you will have the opportunity during the Offertory to place at the altar canned goods or a monetary offering for those less fortunate. The food is taken to the local food pantry; the money is given to our St. Vincent de Paul ministry.
Have you considered a “planned gift” to our parish? A planned gift is just what it sounds like–a gift that is part of your overall financial or estate plan. Most planned gifts are made out of assets rather than income and are therefore typically significant. Planned gifts may be made during your lifetime or through your estate. Would you include your parish as “one of your children” in your estate planning? You can make a major impact on the future of our parish with a planned gift. Give me a call if you would like to discuss this or you could contact the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri who helps us with our SMMA Endowment Funds.
Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor