This weeks Bulletin is available in the church foyer or download below.

Weekday Masses:
Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am
Saturday – 8:00 am
(Live-Stream of these Masses will be available also)

Sunday Liturgy:
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm & Sunday 7, 9, & 11:30 am.
All of these Masses will be Live-Streamed.

Masses are live-streamed on our Facebook Page

Go to: SMMA Facebook Page
Another Link: SMMA Facebook Videos

~ Reconciliation ~

Saturdays, after 8:00 am Live Stream Mass approximately 8:40 am
Saturdays 3:30 to 4:15 pm
Also, the First Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am
or by Appointment

~ Parish Holy Hour Live Stream ~

Each Sunday from 6 to 7 pm, Fr. Samuel will offer a
Virtual Holy Hour including Adoration and Benediction
of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome
to join us through the same link that is used for daily Mass.

Go to: SMMA Facebook Page
Another Link: SMMA Facebook Videos

~ The Adoration Chapel is open ~

Click here to see the bulletin pg 4 guidelines for returning

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USCCB is offering free resources to support prayer
and engagement during these difficult days. Go to:

usccb.org/coronavirus

There is a free online version of The Magnificat, a booklet
offering the Daily Mass Readings,

reflections for the day, as well as other prayers.
It would be a great way to prepare for
our daily live stream Mass.

Go to www.magnificat.com/free

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Weekly Bulletin Link Here

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This may be a good time to sign
up for online giving.

Here you can make a one-time donation,
if you do not want to sign up at this time.

As always thanks for supporting our Parish!

 

 

 

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Msgr. Norb Ernst
Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

August 2020

 

The Annual Collection for our Latin American Apostolate will take place in all parishes this weekend. For over 60 years, missionaries from St. Louis have served the people of Bolivia. During that time over 45 of our archdiocesan priests have ministered at five different parishes in Bolivia and Chile. Fathers Pat Hayden and Jim Michler continue to serve in Bolivia. None of this missionary work would be possible without the support of the people of the Archdiocese. There is an envelope in your packet or simply put “Bolivia” on a plain envelope. You can also donate through Faith Direct. Thanks for your prayerful and financial support for the Bolivian Mission.

I know there are so many requests for your charity, but the ACA certainly does a lot of good for our St. Louis community on behalf of our Catholic Church. My personal thanks to those who’ve already responded.

Our challenge goal = $217,519
Current pledges/gifts = $190,911
# of new donors = 40
# of increased contributions = 308

The ACA website has pertinent information, especially a message from Archbishop-Elect Mitchell Rozanski: aca.archstl.org

Well, “back to school” is certainly on everyone’s mind these days. Our principal and teachers are fast at work to help ensure everything indeed WORKS. Part of our safety approach will be to limit “foot traffic” in and out of our buildings. Check out the front cover of this bulletin for details.

Here’s part of an email from the Archdiocese this week: “Following Dr. Sam Page’s decision to revert back to stricter limits with St. Louis County, the following information is important for pastors, parishes and schools with St. Louis County. The new 50 person rule does not apply to parish capacity for Holy Mass. However, the 25% capacity rule DOES APPLY.”

Our church capacity is around 800, so we have plenty of room for 200 or so (our numbers have not as yet been that high for Masses here at SMMA.) Also, remember, MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all who come to church.

We are still in need of volunteers to serve on our Parish Council. It is a three-year commitment, and names are selected from a basket during a Sunday Mass. This is a great way to offer a gift of time & talent.

Welcome to August!

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Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor

 


NEW SYSTEM FOR SAFE ENVIRONMENT COMPLIANCE

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone (clergy, employees and volunteers) ministering to minors and vulnerable adults in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system. Click here for more information.

 

 

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