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Baptism
Infant Baptism is normally celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. Parents are asked to attend a one-evening presentation on Baptism prior to the celebration. This session is held on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Arrangements should be made through the Parish Office.
Contact: Parish Office – Call 314 487-2522 Ext. 201 – Email Parish Office

Adult and older child Baptisms are handled on an individual basis through the R.C.I.A. process.


Reconciliation
Individual confessions are available on Saturday afternoon, 3:30-4:15 p.m. and on the first Tuesday of the month after 8:00 a.m. Mass. Reconciliation is also available by appointment. Additional opportunities are scheduled during Advent and Lent.


Eucharist
The Eucharist is central to our Parish as a faith community. The large size of our Parish makes it necessary to offer several Mass time options.

Weekend Masses
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 7, 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m.

Weekday Masses 
Monday – Friday 6:30 & 8:00 a.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.

First Communion is traditionally celebrated on the Saturday of the weekend before Mother’s Day.

Mass cards are available through the Parish Office.


Confirmation
Confirmation is offered to our 8th grade students as a group and is celebrated in the Spring. Unconfirmed adults and teens should contact the Parish Office, and an individualized program will be arranged. The Archdiocese celebrates Confirmation for adults once a year on Pentecost Sunday.


Matrimony
Matrimony is both a vocation and a sacrament. It is no secret that our culture undermines the sanctity of marriage. Our Church offers multiple opportunities for an engaged couple to explore their commitment in the light of faith. Diocesan guidelines call for a minimum preparation period of 6 months. An interested couple should see a priest before ANY plans are set. The priest informs them of three program options from which they choose one: An Archdiocesan sponsored program that usually meets at 
the Pastoral Center; a retreat option sponsored by Marriage Encounter; and a Parish Based option. SMMA’s program is held every 4 months (Feb, June, Nov) and meets on Friday evening and Saturday Day ending with a blessing at the 4:30 Mass.

For information or to register for the parish program.

Contact: Paul Cooper – Call 314 487-2522 Ext. 222 – Email Paul Cooper

Contact information is provided by the priest for the other programs.


Holy Orders
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.


Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament brings Jesus’ healing peace to the chronically ill, infirmed, and aged members of our Parish. A communal service is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall, or arrangements are made on an individual basis.

Contact: Parish Office – Call 314 487-2522 Ext. 201 – Email Parish Office