Until July 29

Please mark your calendars for July 18 – 29 when there will be no access to the gym or walking track. The gym floor will be refinished and will need time to completely dry. The fumes from the chemicals make it necessary to keep the gym and track closed for an additional period of time.

Msgr. Norb Ernst
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July 2019

This weekend “my” theatre group, the Fr.Scheid Players, is presenting the musical, “Once Upon A Mattress” – the story of the Princess and the Pea. This summer’s show will be at Nerinx Hall on Friday evening, July 19 at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at 2:00 pm.

Several parishioners are members of the cast as well as our director, Dr. Dan Karcher. For tickets, contact Ann Madden at 314-605-7521 or email You may also get tickets at the door.

The Crossroads Pro Life Walkers who visited our parish last weekend told me they loved being with us and were very appreciative of all the TLC they received, your financial support ($3,962.00-wow!), and especially the BBQ dinner hosted by our Knights of Columbus Council. Let’s continue to pray for their safety as they continue to walk across our country as Pro Life witnesses.

The Annual Silver and Gold Wedding Jubilee Mass will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Archbishop Robert Carlson will be the celebrant. Couples who register before August 24 will receive a certificate of congratulations, and their names and wedding date will be printed in the Mass Program. Register online at or call the Office of Marriage & Family Life 314-792-7180.

You may have noticed that our Tuition Fund (listed in the bulletin each week) “starts over” with a new fiscal year beginning July 1st. You should know we helped 30 families with reduced tuition this past school year with your donations of almost $60,000. So, my personal THANKS! to all who contribute to this fund which helps families keep their children in our Catholic School. Of, course this need continues, so please continue donations to our SMMA Tuition Fund.

This is the time of the year for Parish Council nominations. Remember, we draw names from a basket during a Sunday Mass. More information is in this bulletin.

Hopefully, you have heard of a retreat for parishioners called ACTS: Adoration, Community, Theology, Service? Here is information for an upcoming women’s retreat in October. There will be a men’s ACTS retreat in April of 2020. As this week’s Gospel reminds us, sitting quietly at the feet of Jesus should be our priority on our life journey.

Of course, Martha’s ministry in the kitchen is very important, also. I especially thank our funeral lunch committee – The Martha’s – for their loving care of families who have buried a loved one


God Bless You!

Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor