St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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Our PSR had a nice “opening night” last Monday. I told the children and parents that a lawn sign you see at Christmas is also very appropriate for our PSR – “Jesus is the reason for our PSR.” PSR is not school, but for “making disciples” (we used the Gospel reading…go and make disciples of all the nations Matt. 28: 10.) Join me in offering our prayerful support for our PSR families and catechists.
At my Finance Committee meeting this week we reviewed the value of our Gold Envelope Fund – 1/2 for our school and 1/2 for parish capital improvements.
Here are some improvements we were able to make because of this fund:
new floors in school = $31,888
new shades in the classrooms = 18,730
new sound system for church = 46,865
live stream camera in church = 9,333
new gym AC evaporator coil = 17,758
repair church handicap doors = 3,976
asphalt & sidewalk repairs = 17,373
So…you see the importance of our Gold Envelope Fund. I thank you for your past donations and, of course, ask for your continued generosity.
The front cover of this bulletin has the announcement of our Special Mass of Remembrance this Monday evening, 7:00pm in church. All are welcome, but we especially invite families who lost a loved one but were unable to gather due to pandemic restrictions.
Next Saturday is our parish day with the 40 Days For Life. Join me and your fellow parishioners as we witness for life at Planned Parenthood. And blessings for all Pro Life efforts.
Whoops…I put this in my Pastor’s Pen last week, but it was meant for this week.
Our Gospel this weekend portrays the contrast of Divine Nature with Human Nature. Jesus, totally dedicated to doing his Father’s will, begins to tell his disciples of his mission to suffer and die on the cross, and be raised on the third day, for the salvation of all God’s children. He notices his disciples are discussing something rather vehemently while he was speaking, and asks them what they are arguing about. They sheepishly admit that they were arguing about who is/will be most important in his kingdom. Good thing he was very patient with them…as God is always patient with us and our human nature.
God bless you!
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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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.
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 Wednesday 7pm
Thursday 7am – 7pm
Friday 7am – 7pm
The Chapel is closed during the evenings after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and on weekends. 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
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