St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
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YOUNG ADULTS – YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD
All young adults whether single, married, with or without children, ages 18-39 are encouraged to fill out the survey. Here they may anonymously share their beliefs and interests, their needs, their experience in parishes, and their hopes for the future of the church in St. Louis. Responses are due by September 12th with a report being published in October.
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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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First of all…Happy 90th Birthday (Aug. 11th) to Msgr. Leach. We had a FABULOUS parish celebration of his birthday last Sunday. Msgr. Had a great time visiting with all of you. We continue to pray for his good health and his transition to his new home at Regina Cleri. Here’s to you, Monsignor! Ad Multos Annos!
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Monday August 15th, is NOT A HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION this year. When this feast falls on a Saturday or a Monday it is not a day of obligation for Catholics to attend Mass. You are invited to come pray with us at our regular morning Masses on the 15th.
In last week’s Pastor’s Pen, I offered words of THANKS for your financial support during the past Fiscal Year. Our year end financial report is in this bulletin. Our Finance Committee will give a summary report in their pulpit talk this Fall.
Our Sacramental Records also follow this same time frame. We had 49 Baptisms (only 28 parish Baptisms). We had 14 Marriages here at SMMA, although many of our couples choose the more “cathedral type” churches in the area, so the total is much higher. I do encourage them to be married at their parish ‘cause I love our church, but I usually lose out.We had 93 Funerals – so a reminder how important our Funeral Ministry is here at SMMA.
We’re hosting a Blood Drive this Thursday in the Parish Center. Please consider giving the gift of life.
As our new school year begins this Tuesday, I offer a heartfelt WELCOME BACK to our SMMA grade school families. It’s fabulous to have the smiling faces of the children with us once again. There is a banner in our school foyer that best says what our grade school is all about. “Let it be known to all who enter that Jesus Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever-present teacher in all our classrooms.” I know you join me in asking God’s abundant blessings on our 2022/23 school year. Also, join us this Tuesday for an OPENING DAY prayer service at 9:30am in church.
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.
Bulletin Submissions Email:
- Blood DriveSMMA BLOOD DRIVE! Thursday, August 18 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM In the Parish Center To ensure social distancing, please make an …
- Cub Scout Information MeetingAttention Grades K – 5 Thursday, August 25 – 7pm. Cub Scout Pack 671 is looking for new recruits. Join us for …
- Boy Scout Trivia NightSave the Date BOY SCOUT TRIVIA NIGHT SEPTEMBER 24th Friends of the Boy Scout Troop 671
- SMMA Women’s ACTS RetreatWomen’s ACTS Retreat October 13-16, 2022 Registration Now Available! ACTS is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by …
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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