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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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This week’s bulletin cover highlights our Youth Ministry & Young Adult Ministry here at SMMA. Inspiring our young people to live and practice their Catholic Faith has always been a priority here at our parish. It’s affirmed very well in our new Parish Mission Statement…”to inspire the next generation to know, love and serve God.” Well done…to all who help with our youth ministry.
You may have heard the phrase…”coaching as a youth minister”….it’s used now with all CYC sports. So many parishioners are/have been involved with coaching here at SMMA, but right at the top of the list is Keith Louis. Keith is retiring from our Athletic Association after 15+ years of involvement.
Keith was on the SMMA Athletic Association Board for all of those years, along with coaching and refereeing. When a “board position” was unfilled, Keith readily filled in.
Keith and his wife, Angie, organized the Family Fun Nights and the Trivia Nights for many years, along with “manning” the Concession Stand and helping with the maintenance of the building. In 2018 Keith was honored as South County District Person of the Year. So, on behalf of our parish family, I say…WELL DONE! Keith and Happy Retirement.
Just to highlight a few of the Lenten activities here at SMMA:
• The Women’s Inspirational Network’s Stations of the Cross and Evening of Reflection,
on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 7:00pm in the Parish Center
• The Lenten Day of Recollection with video reflections by Fr. Jim Mason,
Rector at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, on Saturday March 6th, 9:30am – 3:00pm in
• Catholicism Uncorked with Fr. Charles Samson, on Friday evening, March 26th,
7:30pm in the Parish Center.
The Priests of our local three parishes are once again offering a Reconciliation Weekend at St. Francis of Assisi on March 26 & March 27. Look for the schedule of priest confessors in a future bulletin.
The First Reading this weekend is the inspiring, sometimes troubling, story of Abraham and his “test of faith.” “Then God said…Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” The context would be…some of the pagan people of old DID BELIEVE in child sacrifice, to appease their gods. That is not what the God of Israel wanted of course. What He did want was the faith, the trust, the obedience of his servant, Abraham. Abraham passed the test and so is now called the “father of our faith.” Any tests of faith in you life? How are you doing?
Welcome to March!
Lenten Schedule & Info
Lenten Fish Frys Every Friday…
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Preschool and Kindergarten Registration is now open.
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.
- Lenten Day of ReflectionFollowing Jesus in Freedom & LoveA Retreat by Fr. Jim MasonSaturday, March 6th9:30 am to 3:00 pm(One hour lunch break) Following Fr. …
- KOC Corned Beef & Cabbage DinnerKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CORNED BEEF &CABBAGE DINNER Corned beef and cabbage will be available March 14th between 1 and 4pm. The Knights …
- Youth Ministry – Luke 18 & Steubenville NewsSMMA Youth Ministry News SMMA Youth Ministry invites your family to participate in our upcoming middle school and high school events! Luke 18 …
- Catholicism Uncorked!Friday, March 26th – SMMA Parish Center Doors open at 6:30 pm Program begins at 7:30 pm Speaker will be Fr. Charles Samson Join …
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
Each Sunday from 6 to 7 pm, Fr. Samuel will offer a
Virtual Holy Hour Live Stream including Adoration and Benediction
of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome to
join us through the same link that is used for daily Mass.
Holy Hour is live-streamed.
Parish Live-Stream Page
Previous Live-Stream Recordings
Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!
God’s blessings to our faithful adorers. We were given permission to reopen Eucharistic Adoration beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. The exposition will begin at 6:00 am, ending at 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The church will remain open for the whole parish for quiet prayer Monday – Friday from 6:15 am – 7:00 pm.
Adoration will continue to be 1-hour time slots. Adorers will have the opportunity to sign up for the hour they had prior to the pandemic. You are welcome to return to adoration whenever you feel safe and comfortable, whether that be next week, month or year.
Guidelines for returning to adoration are as follows: 1. Adoration will be in the chapel and there will be designated chairs where you can sit. 2. A mask must be worn. 3. Be conscientious about maintaining social distance if you are there with another adorer. 4. Cleaning products will be provided and you will be required to clean the area in which you were sitting and/or kneeling. 5. The schedule will be hung in the same location outside of the chapel as it was in the past. 6. Please remain with our Lord until the next adorer arrives. There will not be any sign-in sheet at this time. 7. Prayerfully consider taking your adoration time. If you choose not to return at this time, we will find an adorer to fill in for you. We would appreciate your help by letting us know whether or not you would like to resume your hour. 8. Refrain from utilizing the reading material that is located in the chapel. 9. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Adoration Chairpersons: Kathy and Rich Sartori. Kathy can be reached at 314-422-7670. Rich can be reached at 314-422-4069.
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