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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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January

Saturday, January 22nd, is the 49th observance of the DAY OF PRAYER FOR LIFE. We have two groups from our parish, the youth and adults, participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. We pray for safe travel and for God’s blessings on all Pro Life efforts.

Pope Francis has named the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time as Word of God Sunday. Of course God’s Word has always had a special significance in the life of Christian people. In history, however, it was the Protestant traditions that were recognized as giving “The Word” more priority. Catholics have come a long way with bible study groups and an overall appreciation of God’s Word in the bible. To highlight the treasure of the bible, we will offer a blessing of your bibles at our Masses this weekend. You are invited to bring your bible along with you to Mass for this blessing. Those joining us through live stream at home will be invited to hold their bible during the blessings.

This bulletin has information for student registration for our Preschool and Kindergarten. (See link below) Sending your children to our Catholic Elementary School is a valuable gift. Granted, Catholic Schools involve tuition, but there is assistance available. This bulletin has an announcement: SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE.

One unified online application is available at TTEF-STL.org for all scholarships funded by the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF), the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Office of Catholic Education and Formation.

Just a reminder about the value of supporting your parish, and all special collections, through electronic giving called Faith Direct. Electronic giving is convenient for many people, allowing use of your credit card and support of your parish even when you’re away. Research indicates many people no longer wish to carry cash or write checks, but primarily use credit or debit cards. Research also shows even loyal parish contributors do miss many Sundays or special collections when away from the parish. So you can see the benefit of a parish using Faith Direct. Go to faithdirect.net and use our parish code MO843 to sign up for electronic giving.

The Strategic Planning Initiative of the Archdiocese called ALL THINGS NEW officially begins Tuesday, January 25th, but will kick-off next weekend. We’ll have a letter from the Archbishop to be read in all the parishes and a special prayer for the initiative. The goal is not only the best use of buildings and staff for the future, but a renewal of the Catholic Church in St. Louis. Every Catholic will eventually be offered a voice by completing a survey. We trust God’s Word from Revelation 21: 5…”Behold, I make all things new!”

God bless you!

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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 is required and asked to register in the new system. Click here for more information.

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Stay Informed
Current Bulletin

SMMA Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Now Open
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SMMA School Open House
Sunday, January 30 – 12:30 to 2:30pm
Plan to join us for our OPEN HOUSE during Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 30, 2022. School will be open from 12:30 until 2:30 on that day. You will be able to visit the Kindergarten room and meet the teachers as a part of the tour.

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Happenings

  • Oberweis School Fundraiser
      Come and support SMMA at Oberweis; 20% of sales will go back to our school!! Thursday January 27th, 20229:00am- 10:00pmOberweis- Oakville4590 Telegraph RoadOakville, …
  • Scholastic Book Fair
    Scholastic Book Fair Time Thursday, January 27, Friday, January 28 & Sunday, January 30 Parish Center Our School will be hosting the …
  • Family Fun Game Night 2022
    Saturday, February 19th ~ 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 671 50-50 Drawings – Bingo – Quarter Auctions Family Trivia – …
  • Parish Formation
    Parish Formation Tired of remaining silent when false claims are made about the Catholic Church by friends or fallen away family members? …


More Happenings…

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Current Religious Schedules

Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am Saturday – 8:00 am
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Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 7, 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 am.
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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

One Sunday a month from 6 to 7 pm, Fr. Samuel will offer a Virtual Holy Hour Live Stream including Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Check the bulletin for schedule.

Everyone is welcome to join us through the same link that is used for daily Mass.
Holy Hour is live-streamed.
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Eucharistic Adoration

Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, located in St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church is open for visitors to adore beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Catholics and non-Catholics are welcome to stop in and pray during these hours:

Continuous Adoration Monday 7am through Friday 10pm

On weekends it serves as the Cry Room during Masses.

Adoration is also suspended during these holidays:

      • Christmas Day
      • New Year’s Day
      • Good Friday

For more information … Email:smmaadorationchapel@gmail.com
Adoration Chairpersons: John and Linda Ederle.
Click here for more info.

Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher, and Altar Server Schedules are now available online here. If you would like to be a Mass Minister contact Sue Brandt in the Parish Office. sbrandt@smmaparish.org or phone 314-487-2522 Ext. 201.

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Supporting Our Parish

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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