St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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Each year the Archdiocesan Mission Office sponsors a plan of cooperation where parishes welcome a guest missionary who asks for prayerful and financial support.
This year, on the weekend of August 7/8, we will welcome Sr. Roseanne Rustemeyer, SSND. We will have a 2nd Collection that weekend and you can always make a one time donation through Faith Direct.
Sr. Roseanne has served 15 years in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where she taught at secondary schools in Yengema and Kabala. When she returned to Sierra Leone in 2008 she served as a lecturer at the University of Makeni. Sr. Rosanne now serves as the director of the development office of the Province of Africa located in St. Louis. She currently belongs to the SSND Province of Africa composed of 85 Sisters serving in 5 countries in Africa. Of the 85 members, 71 are African women who have joined the Congregation of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
Sr. Rosanne provided a video pertaining to their mission work in Africa. Click here to view video –
SSND Africa Mission Video
If you recall, the annual collection for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital takes place the first weekend of June. You should know that your contributions this year totaled $8,258. We have several parishioners currently working at the hospital and, of course, many families have received medical care over the years. WELL DONE!
And speaking of your generosity, here’s the St. Vincent de Paul report for the last quarter:
Total Expenses $5,207.33
Food Vouchers $300.00
There is important “school news” in our bulletin with a new school year here at SMMA rapidly approaching. As a “one man marketing committee”, I encourage parents of pre-schoolers to enroll in our Catholic School. Remember we offer tuition assistance to those who qualify. The value of a Catholic education for children is priceless.
This Sunday’s Gospel, and for the next few weeks, is from Chapter 6 of St. John entitled “The Bread of Life.” It begins with a multiplication miracle and includes Jesus’ promise to give his flesh and blood as food and drink. We’ll hear how the disciples really struggle to accept this teaching… and many of them leave him. A good weekend to pray for the “eyes of faith” to believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in Holy Communion.
God bless all grandparents!
SMMA Welcome Back Video
The Archdiocese suggested everyone make a “welcome back” video now that the dispensation is lifted. Here is the link to the video we made in response to that suggestion.
It is also on the parish youtube channel under the “Special Events” play list.
Upcoming School Year News
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.
- Evening of Recollection For WomenMonday, August 2nd from 7:30 to 9:30pm Take advantage of summertime to relax with Jesus! There will be an Evening of Recollection on Monday, August …
- Parish PicnicSAVE THE DATESaturday, October 9Parish Picnic 2021 Just a reminder that the Parish Picnic has been moved to Saturday, October 9th with the …
Current Religious Schedules
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.
Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!
God’s blessings to our faithful adorers. We were given permission to reopen Eucharistic Adoration beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. The exposition will begin at 6:00 am, ending at 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The church will remain open for the whole parish for quiet prayer Monday – Friday from 6:15 am – 7:00 pm.
Adoration will continue to be 1-hour time slots. Adorers will have the opportunity to sign up for the hour they had prior to the pandemic. You are welcome to return to adoration whenever you feel safe and comfortable, whether that be next week, month or year.
Guidelines for returning to adoration are as follows: 1. Adoration will be in the chapel and there will be designated chairs where you can sit. 2. A mask must be worn. 3. Be conscientious about maintaining social distance if you are there with another adorer. 4. Cleaning products will be provided and you will be required to clean the area in which you were sitting and/or kneeling. 5. The schedule will be hung in the same location outside of the chapel as it was in the past. 6. Please remain with our Lord until the next adorer arrives. There will not be any sign-in sheet at this time. 7. Prayerfully consider taking your adoration time. If you choose not to return at this time, we will find an adorer to fill in for you. We would appreciate your help by letting us know whether or not you would like to resume your hour. 8. Refrain from utilizing the reading material that is located in the chapel. 9. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Adoration Chairpersons: Kathy and Rich Sartori. Kathy can be reached at 314-422-7670. Rich can be reached at 314-422-4069.
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As always thanks for supporting our Parish!
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