St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
The All Things New committee has provided the Disciple Maker Index (DMI) results for our parish to share with our parishioners.
Click here to view the SMMA Parish report.
As the multi-year process of All Things New continues, the next step is to hear more robustly from parishioners about their specific parish. In October and November the archdiocese will host over 350 listening sessions throughout our 178 parishes. Beginning today, you’re invited to register for your parish’s listening session. Read more about the listening sessions in the St. Louis Review: https://www.archstl.org/parish-workbooks-to-aid…
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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I see the front cover of this bulletin highlights Priesthood Sunday. This is sponsored by the Serra Club, a lay organization that promotes vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. On behalf of Fr. Samuel and Msgr. Leach, too, I thank you for all the TLC and prayerful support you send our way.
This weekend we have a Pulpit Talk and 2nd Collection for our SPLASH ministry. Remember we’ve been helping build fresh water wells in various regions of Africa. More information is in this bulletin.
Next weekend is the annual appeal for the Permanent Deacons Formation. There’s a nice letter from Archbishop Rozanski in this bulletin reminding us of the purpose of this appeal. There is an envelope in your packet. Of course, you can donate through Faith Direct or simply mark an envelope DEACONS. We are blessed to have our two permanent deacons, Andy Daus and Bob Orr, serving SMMA and beyond our borders.
I want to add my personal WELCOME BACK to our Widows and Widowers. They stopped gathering when the pandemic began and we’ve had many funerals in the past two years. So, I offer a personal invite to those who have recently lost their spouse, and to all our widows and widowers. There’s always a great spirit of fellowship and support when they gather. Further information is in this bulletin.
Remember to sign up – online only (see info & link above)– for the two LISTENING SESSIONS here at our parish in November, sponsored by the All Things New Initiative. SMMA is in Planning Area 5 and there will be several DRAFT MODELS of future parish configurations. The Archbishop is seeking feedback from parishioners regarding the draft model options.
Next Saturday we’re hosting here at SMMA a seminar on “end of life issues” entitled: The Conversation, A Catholic Perspective on Cycle of Life Issues. I was asked to speak about Funeral and Cemetery Planning. Details are in this bulletin.
Every four years all the priests of the Archdiocese gather with our Archbishop at the Lake of the Ozarks for our CONVOCATION, a coming together for study, prayer and fellowship. Fr. Samuel and I will be there October 4th through the 7th. White House Jesuit, Fr. Frank Reale, will offer our weekday Masses while we’re away.
Welcome to the beautiful (hopefully) season of Fall!
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.
Bulletin Submissions Email:
- Cremation SeminarWHAT IS THE CHURCH’SPOSITION ON CREMATION? Ensure that your final plans and those of your loved ones are aligned with Catholic teaching. …
- 40 Days For Life40 Days For LifeSMMA’s Day to Witness at Planned ParenthoodSeptember 28 – November 6 Will you join the ranks of more than …
- Life ChainSunday, October 2 from 2-3pm. Across from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Sunday, October 2, for this year’s Life Chain. We will …
- WIN MeetingWednesday, October 5 – 7PM ALL WOMEN INVITED. Haven’t been in a while? We look forward to seeing you again. Bring a friend. Our next …
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 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
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Supporting Our Parish
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As always thanks for supporting our Parish!
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