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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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May

This weekend we have a guest priest, Fr.Cyrus Gallagher, to speak about a ministry called UNBOUND. This organization was founded by ordinary Catholics in 1981 with a Christmas card list and a dream to answer the Gospel call to serve the poor. Originally this ministry was called CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN AND AGING. Their dream continues today.

Some of you have already “adopted” a child or adult (I have adopted a young boy named Gerson) when priests from UNBOUND have visited our parish in the past. Capuchin Father Cyrus Gallagher will be with us to encourage sponsors for children or adults from the poorer countries of the world. More information about this inspiring ministry is available at unbound.org.

Maggie Ederle, our Director of Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization, is sponsoring a Novena of the Holy Spirit, traditionally prayed from Ascension Thursday to Pentecost Sunday. The Feast of the Ascension has been transferred to this Sunday. You’ll see in this week’s bulletin continued prayers for this novena. Also, there will be a special Eucharistic Adoration weekend for the Feast of Pentecost. Join in the spirit of these nine days of prayer for a renewal of the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon our parish family, our city, our country and the world.

Our Annual Catholic Appeal continues and we encourage all to prayerfully consider supporting this worthy cause if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so. Here is the latest report from the archdiocese for the donations from our parishioners so far. Thanks to all who have been so generous.

2021 Published Goal – $172,704
Challenge Goal – $231,575
New Donor Goal – 135
Total to Date – $143,294
Cards Returned to Date – 427
# New Donors – 29

If you have never given to the ACA in the past or maybe it’s been a few years, now is a great time to consider a gift that will be used for the many special needs of the people in our archdiocese.

This bulletin also highlights in a very special way the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of our dear parishioner, Charlie Archer. Along with the priests of the parish, I know we are all looking forward to celebrating with Charlie and his family. Thank you, Charlie, for responding to the Lord’s call.

God bless our 8th graders as they graduate Tuesday evening.

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We will be welcoming Rev. Cyrus Gallagher O.F.M. Cap.
from UNBOUND next weekend May 15/16.
For more info click here…
Download UNBOUND Flier

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration is now open.

SMMA Day School

Registration Information

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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

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Happenings

  • Totus Tuus
    June 21 – 25 M – F, 9 am – 3 pm for children entering Grades 1-6 S – Th, 7 – 9 …
  • Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT SAVE THE DATE The Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021 …


More Happenings…

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Current Religious Schedules

Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am Saturday – 8:00 am
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Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 7, 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 am.
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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.
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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.

For more information … Email:smmaadorationchapel@gmail.com.
Website: smmaadorationchapel.com

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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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. Matthias the Apostle (1st c.) followed Jesus during his entire earthly ministry and was one of his 72 disciples. Matthias was chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Christ and subsequent suicide. After Christ’s Ascension into heaven, St. Matthias devoted himself to preaching Christianity among the pagans, some of them barbarians and cannibals, all over Judea, Cappadocia, and Ethiopia for over 30 years. Many miracles are ascribed to him as the pagans sought to kill him: that he was unharmed after being forced to drink poison, that he once hid by becoming invisible, and that the earth opened up and swallowed his attackers. St. Matthias also preached the need for mortification of the flesh as an aid to growth in holiness. Eventually, at God’s appointed time, he was martyred for the cause of Christ, though there are conflicting traditions as to exactly where and how. St. Matthias is the patron saint of carpenters, tailors, and reformed alcoholics. His feast day is May 14th. See MoreSee Less
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After Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead, He continued to appear to His disciples for a period of 40 days. After this time, with His Apostles gathered around Him on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up bodily into heaven, as recorded in the Gospels. To comfort them in His physical absence, He promised to send them a Consoler and Advocate, the Holy Spirit, to be with them and to guide them into all truth until the end of the world. The Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday, also called Ascension Thursday. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, and among the oldest and most solemn feasts on the liturgical calendar. In many dioceses the celebration of the feast is transferred to the following Sunday. See MoreSee Less
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"A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks."Luke 6:45 See MoreSee Less
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St. Julian/Juliana of Norwich (1342–1416) is a Benedictine nun who lived as a recluse in Norwich, England. Little is known of her life with certainty. At the age of 30 she was suddenly struck by a severe illness which almost took her life. During this illness she received a series of visions of Jesus Christ in sixteen separate revelations. When she recovered from her illness the visions stopped. Fifteen years later, Our Lord appeared to her to give her the meaning of her visions. St. Julian wrote her visions down in a book called Revelations of Divine Love, the earliest surviving book in the English language known to have been written by a woman. After these revelations she began to live a solitary life as an anchoress in a little cell built into the wall at the church of St. Julian in Norwich, not far from London. During her life the Church was in schism, and England was caught in a long war with France. The book contains a message of optimism based on the certainty of being loved by God and of being protected by his Providence. She received visitors to her cell and gave them guidance on the spiritual life, becoming a spiritual mother to many. St. Julian is an important medieval mystic whose response to the problem of evil is cited in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Her feast day is May 13th. See MoreSee Less
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