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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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May

I begin by offering my HEARTFELT THANKS for all the TLC you’re sending my way on my 50th Ordination Anniversary weekend. It’s wonderful to have my siblings and some family members here – and dear friends from previous parishes. It’s a good day to acknowledge all the blessings of Catholic parish life and the lasting friendships that are forged there. (I’m adding special prayers for my classmate: Msgr. John Costello – Fr. Jack – who recently died of prostate cancer.)

Remember to return your ACA pledge/gift card if you haven’t already done so. Also remember you can text or scan your gift this year; information is in this bulletin. Our donations to date = $188,752. Challenge goal = $232, 086. We have 66 new donors (goal = 135). We want to do our part for this annual Catholic effort that helps so many people throughout our St. Louis area.

I also want to offer a heartfelt WELCOME BACK to our college students. We missed you and prayed for you during the school year. Stop by the church doors and say hello. Have a FABULOUS summer!

There will be two men ordained next Saturday for our Archdiocese. I know you join me in praying that God will abundantly bless their ministry… and that more young men will answer God’s call to the Holy Priesthood.

Our annual SMMA Night at the Ballpark has returned after a “covid absence.” It will be Wednesday, June 29th. The tickets are $23 – the bus ride is on me! Tom Holcomb is helping with ticket availability. Call him at 314-894-9833 or email at tomjh@att.net We always have a great time at the Cardinal’s baseball game. Hope you can join us!

Our Annual Parish Picnic is fast approaching, June 4th. Special blessings on our Picnic Committee! Remember the “evening before” – a kind of beer garden with a very special invite to all SMMA Alumni. It’s a great way to connect with ‘ol SMMA friends. Help us spread the word to all our graduates.

As the Easter Season is drawing to a close, this Sunday’s Gospel has the promise of Jesus to send the Holy Spirit, who will be with us always. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, enkindle in them the fire of your love…”

It’s a wonderful life!

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The Picnic is back! We are excited to have our Parish Picnic back! We are also excited to celebrate our Parish’s 60th Anniversary! 

Adult Night Friday, June 3rd – with a special invitation to our alumni. Event goes from 6:00 – 10:00pm and features live music, BBQ, drinks, games and a surprise field game! Parking is free.

Family Celebration Picnic Day, June 4th – Starts with the parade and the picnic grounds open around 9:30am. We will have Rides, Games, Bingo, Field Games, Music, Plant Booth, BBQ, Drinks and Raffle. The night closes with Fireworks at 9:30pm.

Online sales for ride bracelets, ticket sales, private shade booths and raffle tickets are now available through Faith Direct (click here).

We do need volunteers for the plant booth, shuttle drivers and pull tabs. The plant booth will need volunteers with trucks on Friday morning, June 3rd. You can sign-up here. Or you can contact Beth Vordtreide at (314) 306-5896.

Click here to download Picnic News Document and Order Form

More info click here

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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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Happenings

  • SMMA Parish Picnic
    The Picnic is back! We are excited to have our Parish Picnic back! We are also excited to celebrate our Parish’s 60th Anniversary!  …
  • Kenrick Glennon Days
    AN OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP FOR BOYS HELD AT KENRICK-GLENNON SEMINARY WHO: BOYS ENTERING 6TH-9TH GRADE IN FALL 2022 COST:$100 Kenrick-Glennon Days, fondly …
  • Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
      KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENTSaturday, June 25 Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort1230 Abbey Lane, Pevely MO 63070oakvalleygolfcourse.com Cost: $440 per …
  • SMMA Night at the Ballpark
    SMMA NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK Wednesday, June 29th The wait is over!! “SMMA Night at the Ballpark” is back. Join us on Wednesday, June …


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

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.

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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Eucharistic Adoration

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 Friday 10pm

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

For more information … Email:smmaadorationchapel@gmail.com
Adoration Chairpersons: John and Linda Ederle.
Click here for more info.

Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher, and Altar Server Schedules are now available online here. If you would like to be a Mass Minister contact Sue Brandt in the Parish Office. sbrandt@smmaparish.org or phone 314-487-2522 Ext. 201.

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Supporting Our Parish

This may be a good time to
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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. William of Rochester (d. 1201), also known as St. William of Perth, was born in Perth, Scotland. He was a wild youth who matured into a devoted man of God. He became a baker, and out of his charity he would always set aside bread to feed the poor. One day, while walking into the church for Mass, he found an abandoned baby boy on the church steps. He adopted the child, raised him, and taught him his trade. Years later St. William made a vow to visit the sacred sites of Our Lord’s life on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, along with his adopted son. The two set out on their journey. While traveling through England his son deceived him, slit his throat, and stole the money he had saved for their pilgrimage. William’s abandoned body was discovered and mourned over by a mentally deranged woman. She made a crown of flowers and placed it on the head of William’s murdered corpse, then afterwards put the garland on her own head. Upon doing this, she was immediately cured of her mental illness. The local monks learned of this miracle and carried William’s body to the Rochester cathedral to give him the proper burial of a saint. His shrine later attracted many pilgrims. St. William of Rochester is the patron of adopted children. His feast day is May 23rd. See MoreSee Less
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"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."–Romans 8:38-39 See MoreSee Less
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"Go forth and set the world on fire."–St. Ignatius of Loyola See MoreSee Less
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Parish Picnic WeekendAdult Night – Friday June 3rd – 6 to 10 pmPicnic Day – Saturday June 4th – 9:30am to 9:30pmClick here for more info –smmaparish.org/smma-parish-picnic/ See MoreSee Less
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St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457) was born in Italy during an era of violent strife between cities and warring family tribes. As a child she repeatedly requested to enter the convent, but instead her parents arranged her marriage to a rich, ill-tempered, and violent man. He became physically abusive, yet she met his cruelty with kindness and patience. During her eighteen years of marriage she bore two sons whom she loved deeply. After many years of persistent prayer she eventually won her husband over to greater civility and kindness. When he was murdered, her sons plotted a bloody vendetta against the culprits. St. Rita labored to guide her children into forgiveness, without success. She earnestly prayed that God would change her son’s murderous intentions, or allow them to die rather than commit a mortal sin. God heard St. Rita’s prayers, and soon both of her sons became ill and died. St. Rita was then free to join the convent, however, she was rejected due to her family’s connection with the local violence. She finally obtained entry only after much prayer, humility, patience, and perseverance. St. Rita’s life in the convent was marked by heroic charity and penance as she closely united herself and her life of deep suffering to Christ. While praying before a crucifix, St. Rita mystically received a thorn in her forehead (stigmata) from Jesus’ Crown of Thorns. St. Rita is the patron saint of impossible causes, difficult marriages, and abuse victims. Her feast day is May 22nd. See MoreSee Less
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"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."–Colossians 3:16-17 See MoreSee Less
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“The greatest suffering of the souls in purgatory, it seems to me, is the awareness that something in them displeases God, that they have deliberately gone against His great goodness. I can also see that the divine essence is so pure and light-filled—much more than we can imagine—that the soul that has but the slightest imperfection would rather throw itself into a thousand hells than appear thus before the divine presence.”—St. Catherine of Genoa See MoreSee Less
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