~ Masses ~
Have been Canceled
The Church will be open for private prayer & devotions
Daily from 6:15 am to 7:00 pm
This weeks Bulletin is available in the church foyer or download below.

We will continue streaming an 8:00 am Mass daily 
through the SMMA Facebook page.
Go to: SMMA Facebook Page

~ Confessions ~

We will continue to offer confessions per our normal schedule,
along with the extra times, we offer during Lent.

The schedule is as follows:

 Note time change for evening confessions 

Monday, 3/30 and Wednesday, 4/1 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 4/7 – 7:00 pm

Saturday mornings 8:30 am
Saturday afternoons, 3:30 – 4:15 pm

As you come for confession, we ask that you do not line up outside the confessional,
but keep the proper amount of space by waiting in a pew until the confessional is open.
While we will maintain a safe distance for face-to-face confession,
going “behind the screen” may be the best choice during this time.


~ The Adoration Chapel is currently closed ~

Here is a website with online adoration:
www.savior.org/devotions.htm

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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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
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March 2020

Well…I love the front cover of this week’s bulletin. Very Creative! As is the excerpt from C.S. Lewis’s book, The Screwtape Letters.

As we continue to do our part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, I’m sure we are all grateful for the blessings of technology. We’re able to stay connected as a parish family with our daily virtual Mass and I know our students and teachers are connected with a virtual classroom.

We are able to do Funerals, Weddings, and Baptisms but with a very limited number attending. Bringing Holy Communion to the sick and homebound is now limited to emergency, in danger of death, situations only. If you have a sacramental emergency, do give me a call.

We continue to focus on the value of Spiritual Communion a long-standing tradition of the Catholic Church when attending Mass is not possible. Again, I offer this Prayer for a Spiritual Communion:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You have already come, and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Since the cancellation of public Masses has now been extended through Easter, we will all experience a most unusual Holy Week this year. We will bless the palms during our virtual Mass on Palm Sunday and have them available in the church lobby that week. I suppose our Easter Lilies have already been ordered. We may decorate our main altar in church with the hope that we would be back together before the Easter Season concludes on Pentecost Sunday, May 31st.

This week’s bulletin has a page about Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19th, but that may have to be observed privately also.

Thanks to those who are mailing their contribution envelopes. Very much appreciated! Just to let you know, when you come to church to pray privately, you could place your donations in the large white mailbox in the Sacristy. Since our church is open for private prayer 6:15 am – 7:00 pm daily, this would help you save postage.

Dear Lord, bless us with a cure for this virus.

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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 before December 31, 2020. Click here for more information.

 

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