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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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Well…it was a busy week for special prayer intentions. Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was a day to pray for respect for people who are vulnerable because of their race. Wednesday we had a peaceful Inauguration Day and for that we are thankful and we ask the Lord’s blessings on President Biden and his administration. Friday, the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in our country, was a day to pray for the protection of the unborn, and for a respect for life at all stages from conception to natural death. And of course, we continue to pray for all those affected by the pandemic, and for a quickening of the vaccination process.
Our Youth Group is doing a virtual participation in the Annual March For Life this week. They are hosting a special Pro-Life Mass on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:00 pm in church praying for the sanctity of human life. All are welcome!
Pope Francis is highlighting the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph as the patron saint of the universal church by establishing a “Year of St. Joseph” – from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. This bulletin has information about our parish’s consecration to St. Joseph.
Pope Francis has also named the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time as Word of God Sunday. Of course God’s Word has always had a special significance in the life of Christian people. In history, however, it was the Protestant traditions that were recognized as giving “The Word” more priority. Catholics have come a long way with bible study groups and an overall appreciation of God’s Word in the Bible. To highlight the treasure of the Bible, we will offer a blessing of your bibles at our Masses this weekend. You are invited to bring your bible along with you to Mass for this blessing. Those joining us through live stream at home will be invited to hold their bible during the blessings.
This bulletin has information for student registration for our Preschool and Kindergarten. Sending your children to our Catholic Elementary School is a valuable gift. Granted, Catholic Schools involve tuition, but there is assistance available. This bulletin has an announcement: SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. (Info also below)
One unified online application is available at TTEF-STL.org for all scholarships funded by the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF), the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Office of Catholic Education and Formation.
God bless you!
God bless our country with healing and peace!
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.
- A Talk About Spiritual DirectionSeeking direction on where the Lord is leading you? Heard about spiritual direction, but unsure what it actually is? Desiring more guidance …
- WIN MeetingAttention Ladies of the Parish Join the Women’s Inspirational Network (WIN) onWednesday, February 3rd from 7 – 9pm in the Cafeteria.Theme: Valentines and …
- Spring Bible StudySpring Bible Study You are invited to take part in a six week Bible Study, “Celebrating the Mass”. We will meet on Tuesday …
- Consecration to St. JosephSMMA Parish-Wide Consecration to St. JosephFebruary 15 to March 19 Video of Maggie talking about this opportunity.Consecration Explanation Document Register for a …
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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