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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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Important Upcoming Dates
Please see below for upcoming closure dates of parish facilities.
Track (& gym) closed : July 18 & 19, Aug 6.
The Parish Center will be closed starting July 1 until mid-September
(specific date not yet determined).
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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

July

I wanted to share a letter I received from Sr. Maddy Elking (SMMA graduate of 2010) who is a Sister of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Religious Order :

Greetings Monsignor Norb, I hope you are doing well!

I heard from my family that the parish picnic was a success. It’s a great gift that so many alumni and families can reunite there year after year!

Some exciting news I have to share with you is that our first two American sisters made their final profession of vows this past weekend here in Minnesota! It was a beautiful Mass that my parents were able to attend; it was a reminder of the Lord’s fidelity and love for each one of us!

I wanted to let you know that we are going to be having a retreat here at our convent in Bloomington for women who are discerning their vocation! It is a retreat that we hope will give them tools as they continue discerning where the Lord is calling them!

Thank you so much for all you do and know of my prayers for you and the SMMA parishioners!

PS: please pray for me as I will be beginning a 30-day spiritual exercises tomorrow!

In His Sacred Heart,
Sr. Maddy Elking, P.E.S.

“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. 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.

Our high school youth group is attending the Annual Steubenville Retreat this weekend in Springfield, MO. Fr. Quarnstrom and a few other young adults are with them. Join me in asking the Lord’s best blessings for their retreat.

God bless you!

PSNext weekend, as part of the Annual Missionary Plan of Cooperation, a guest Polish Priest will ask for our prayerful and financial support.

The Polish Redemptorists are a religious order of Catholic priests. They have been working in the former Soviet Union for 30 years, reaching out to Catholics living there after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Their ministry includes parishes and shrines, immigrant support, parish missions, and retreats. They also promote devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and evangelize through traditional preaching and social media.

In Poland, they are well-known for preaching lenten retreats and missions, responding to the needs of the Church. Recently, six new Redemptorist priests were ordained in Poland.

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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

  • ACTION Meet-Up
    ACTION Meet-UpAchieving Christ In Our NeighborhoodJuly 13, 10am to 1pm – Cafeteria ACTION is a ministry for developmentally disabled adults (18+) that …
  • P.O.P.Y. – Parents of Preschoolers
    “Parents of Preschoolers and Younger”Parents Night Out!Saturday, July 20 – 4 to 7pm. Want a Date Night’? Or just some quiet time …
  • 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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St. Amelia (741-772 A.D.) was born into a noble and pious Christian family in the land of the Ardennes, bordering what is today Belgium and Luxembourg. She was a devout child of strong character who committed her virginity to Christ from a young age. However, because she was such a beautiful and virtuous woman, she was pursued for several years by the young Charlemagne. In one account, Charlemagne broke her arm in a physical struggle to hold her hand, and afterwards her arm was miraculously healed. His romantic interest was rebuffed, and Amelia was eventually able to realize her desire to enter the convent. She spent the rest of her life in the Benedictine abbey of Münster-Bilzen in Belgium, and helped to build a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Belgian town of Temsche. St. Amelia is said to have performed many miracles, the most famous being the one in which she crossed the Schelde River miraculously while standing on the back of a giant sturgeon fish. St. Amelia is the patroness of farmers, fishermen, and those suffering from arm and shoulder pain. Her feast day is celebrated on July 10th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."— Matthew 16:24-25 See MoreSee Less
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"God does not fit in an occupied heart."— St. John of the Cross See MoreSee Less
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St. Augustine Zhao Rong (d. 1815) was a Chinese soldier who was assigned to escort the captive Catholic bishop, John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse, to Beijing where he was to be executed by beheading. The bishop’s faith made a strong impact on Zhao, who then requested baptism. He took the Christian name Augustine, and later entered the seminary and was ordained to the priesthood. During the continuing persecution of Christians in China, Augustine was one of thousands of Chinese Catholics who suffered martyrdom for the faith. He was arrested, tortured, and killed in 1815. St. Augustine Zhao Rong is honored with a group of 120 martyrs who were killed for their Catholic faith in China from 1648-1930. The group was canonized by Pope St. John Paul II in 2000. Of them, 87 were Chinese natives and 33 were Western missionaries. The feast day of St. Augustine Zhao Rong and the Chinese Martyrs is July 9th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God."— 2 Timothy 1:7-8 See MoreSee Less
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"Young people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on the path of salvation."— St. John Baptist de la Salle See MoreSee Less
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St. Kilian (c. 640-689 A.D.), also known as St. Cillian, was born to a noble family in Ireland. As a child he was known for his piety and love of study, which led him to the priesthood. He became a traveling bishop on the island, and in 686 A.D. left Ireland with eleven companions to travel throughout Gaul (present day France and parts of Germany) to preach the Gospel. From there he traveled to Rome to get official sanction from the Pope to become a missionary. Once obtained, St. Kilian returned north and settled in Würzburg as his base of activity along with two of his original companions. He began his work evangelizing the pagans in large parts of Franconia and Thuringia (north and central Germany), earning the name ‘Apostle of Franconia.’ Saint Kilian converted the Duke of Würzburg and convinced him to end his unlawful marriage. This greatly angered the Duke’s wife, who resisted St. Kilian’s attempts to convert her. While her husband was away, she had St. Kilian and his two missionary companions beheaded as they were preaching. A cathedral was built on the spot of their martyrdom by the first bishop of Würzburg. On St. Kilian’s feast his relics, along with those of his two companions, are paraded through the streets and put on display in the Würzburg Cathedral, which is dedicated to him. St. Kilian’s feast day is July 8th. See MoreSee Less
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