St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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This weekend we celebrate World Mission Sunday. Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski will celebrate our 10am Mass, followed by fellowship (coffee & donuts) in the Parish Center.
Local missionary groups will have information about their ministries available there. Our parish was chosen for this special Mass with our Archbishop due to the large number of Daily World Missionnaires among our parishioners. All are welcome!
Next weekend the Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative (CRJC) is sponsoring RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, suggesting that it become an annual observance. This celebration presents Catholics with a day that focuses on loving each other, as well as working to eliminate racism throughout our Archdiocese.
The teachings of the Catholic Church are clear in terms of the sinfulness of racism and the need to work to do away with it. Sunday, October 31, is a specific day to hear and be energized by Pope Francis’ reminder that “racism is a sin.” None of us can do all that is required at this moment. But just because we cannot do everything doesn’t mean we should not do something. And one thing we all can do is to pray for healing of any racial prejudice and respect for all people, as children of God.
November is fast approaching. The Feast of All Saints, November 1st, falls on a Monday this year. Therefore, it is NOT observed as a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Masses will be at 6:30am and 8:00am.
All Souls Day is Tuesday, November 2nd. Along with our usual daily Masses, just a reminder of our special Annual Mass of Remembrance on that Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Due to the pandemic, we were NOT ABLE to offer this Mass last year. So, all who have lost a loved one during the past two years are especially invited to this Mass.
We’re happy to be able to offer our Liturgical Ministers Appreciation Dinner this year on Friday evening, Oct. 29th. I like to be “liberal” with this invitation. If you’re wondering…does this apply to me, I’d say YES! Further information is in this bulletin.
We love celebrating Halloween with the children of our parish – especially since it was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Msgr. Leach, Fr. Samuel and I will “spook them” in the Parish/School Office Lobby on Halloween evening, from 6:00 – 7:30pm. Bring your children or grandchildren by for “giant candy bars!”
Thanks for your generosity to the annual Mission Sunday Appeal!
Saturday, November 13, 2021
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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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- KOC Adult Halloween Party3rd Annual Adult Halloween Party Saturday, October 23 VFW Hall – 6 to 11:30 pm 6327 Lemay Ferry Road A great time …
- Liturgical Ministers Appreciation DinnerLITURGICAL MINISTERS APPRECIATION DINNER Friday, October 29th in the Parish Center All Liturgical Ministers are invited to an evening of recognition, appreciation, …
- Trunk or TreatTrunk or Treat! Saturday, October 30 5:30 to 7:30 PM SMMA Back Parking Lots Who: 375 SMMA Parish witches, ghosts and goblins! (So …
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
One Sunday a month from 6 to 7 pm, Fr. Samuel will offer a Virtual Holy Hour Live Stream including Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Check the bulletin for schedule.
Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, located in St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church is open for visitors to adore beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. Catholics and non-Catholics are welcome to stop in and pray during these hours:
Continuous Adoration Monday 7am through Wednesday 7pm
Thursday 7am – 7pm
Friday 7am – 7pm
The Chapel is closed during the evenings after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and on weekends. On weekends it serves as the Cry Room during Masses. Adoration is also suspended during these holidays:
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
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