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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish – Alive In Christ in Oakville Mo

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

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Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

Also previous Mass recordings are available on this page.

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The Auction Committee is asking for all parishioners to fill out a short survey,
Even if you never attended a Live Auction event we still would like your input.
If you have already filled out the survey, thanks for your time and comments.
We ask that the survey be completed by Saturday, June 18.

Thanks – The 2024 Auction Committee. 

Click here to go to the survey!
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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

June

I want to highlight our SMMA Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament next Saturday, June 22nd. Contact Mike Kelly for information. I can’t play because I have a wedding, but I’m praying for good weather. My personal thanks to our Knights for all their charitable efforts.

Legacy. It’s an important word. I hear it most often during the eulogy at a Funeral Mass. How do we want to be remembered? What kind of impact will we leave behind? Regardless of your age or economic status, I encourage you to begin thinking about Planned Giving and the legacy you wish to leave behind as you remember your parish in your estate planning. Naturally, most people first consider their families, but I gently ask you to think of your parish as one of your children. What will your Catholic legacy be.

I THANK all those who have already returned your ACA pledge/gift. And even a small donation, when joined with all your fellow Catholics throughout the Archdiocese, can do a lot of good for a lot of people in need especially this year. Please return your pledge/gift card or go online: aca.archstl.org

Here’s an ACA update. Our Challenge Goal = $253,921. Pledges/gifts to date = $234,400. There is still time to return your ACA card, and THANKS again to those who have already participated.

“My” theatre group, The Fr. Scheid Players, is once again presenting a musical production this summer. We are staging The Music Man at Nerinx Hall High School on the weekend of July 19, 20, 21. There are several parishioners in the cast and our Director is asking for back stage help building the set, etc. especially the week prior. So, if available, let me know. For tickets or to place an AD in our Program (which would be GREATLY APPRECIATED), go to: frscheidstl.org or contact
Ann Madden: annmaddenstl1@gmail.com or 314-605-7521 after 4:00pm.

Attention parents of children grades 1 – 6, our summer TOTUS TUUS camp begins the week of June 24th. Contact Paul Cooper for further information: pcooper@smmaparish.org or 314-487-2522 X222

Did you know….Father’s Day originated in the United States in the early 20th century. It was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to hon- or her father, a Civil War veteran and a single parent of six children. The first Father’s Day was celebrated of June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. In 1972, President Nixon made Father’s Day a nationwide holiday to be observed on the third Sunday of June.

Happy Father’s Day!

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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.

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Stay Informed
Current Bulletin

Bulletin Submissions Email:
bulletin@smmaparish.org

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Happenings

  • Holy Name Meeting
    Holy Name Society Meeting Thursday, June 13 All men of the parish are invited to join us for our next Holy Name …
  • Totus Tuus
    June 24 – 28 Grades 1-6 (going into): Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm  For the past few years SMMA has …
  • KOC Golf Tournament
    Join Us For Our 14th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, June 22 Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort 1230 Abbey Lane Pevely, MO …
  • Women’s White House Retreat
    Second Annual SMMA Women’s White House RetreatAug. 8-11! Do you find it hard to truly relax, quiet your mind, and talk to …


More Happenings…

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Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current  Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

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Supporting Our Parish

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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Pope St. Leo III (d. 816 A.D.) was a Roman cardinal who was unanimously elected pope on the same day his predecessor was buried. He lived during a time of tension between the popes and emperors and their respective rights, powers, and responsibilities. Unlike his predecessor, Leo recognized Charlemagne as the protector of the See of Rome, which won him many enemies among the Roman nobility. As a result, Pope St. Leo III was attacked by a mob who cut out his eyes and tongue so that he could no longer serve in his office. He survived the attack, but was imprisoned by his attackers and deposed from his office under false accusations. Leo’s eyes and tongue were miraculously restored, and he was able to escape his captivity and flee to Charlemagne for protection. Charlemagne in turn took up the Holy Father’s cause, escorted him back to Rome, and put his enemies on trial. A few days later, at the Christmas Mass of 800 A.D., Pope St. Leo III crowned Charlemagne as the Holy Roman Emperor. As the Roman Pontiff, Pope St. Leo III was known for being an effective administrator and for improving the Roman churches. He also paved the way for a more unified Europe, and for greater cooperation across national borders between the Church and the secular European nations to maintain their collective Christian identity. His feast day is June 12. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? This God is my strong refuge, and has made[a] my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy help made me great. Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip."— 2 Samuel 22:32-37 See MoreSee Less
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"Viva Cristo Rey! Long live Christ the King!"— Blessed Miguel Pro See MoreSee Less
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St. Barnabas (1st c.) was a Jew from the island of Cyprus who was given the name Joseph at birth. He is mentioned by name in the New Testament. A convert to the Christian faith in Jerusalem, he sold his property and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles alongside St. Paul the Apostle and St. Mark the Evangelist. He was given the surname Barnabas, meaning ‘Son of Exhortation’ and was highly esteemed among the Christian leaders at Jerusalem and Antioch, almost ranked among the twelve Apostles themselves. St. Luke said of him, "…for he was a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and of Faith." It was Barnabas who vouched for the genuineness of St. Paul’s conversion and had him accepted as a Christian by the other Apostles. Barnabas was the cousin of St. Mark, and Barnabas famously disputed with St. Paul over bringing Mark along on their missionary journey, which caused the two famed preachers to part ways and travel separately as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. They were later reconciled. Barnabas was eventually stoned to death around the year 61 A.D. His feast day is celebrated on June 11. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off."— Acts 12:2-3 See MoreSee Less
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"If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him—lest there be two bad men."— St. Augustine See MoreSee Less
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St. Olivia (448 – 463 A.D.) was the beautiful daughter of a noble family living near Palermo on the island of Sicily. She desired to serve God through her life as a consecrated virgin, and gave her wealth to the poor. When the King of the Vandals invaded Italy and came to Palermo, many Christians were martyred at his hands. The young Olivia would visit and encourage the Christians in prison. Her piety, which was greatly admired, caused the local authorities to send her to Tunis to face the governor. There she converted many to the Christian faith, and as punishment she was banished into the wilderness to starve to death or be devoured by wild beasts. She was later found alive by hunters, and upon being brought back to civilization she continued to convert many pagans with her zeal. She was again sent to the governor for punishment and was cruelly tortured. After being dipped in a vat of hot oil and miraculously suffering no harm, she was finally beheaded. In Tunisia there was an ancient Christian basilica dedicated in her honor and built on the site of her tomb; today a mosque rests on the site, yet it retains her name and the memory of her relics. St. Olivia is a virgin martyr venerated especially in Sicily and Tunisia. Her feast day is June 10th. See MoreSee Less
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