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The All Things New committee has provided the
Disciple Maker Index (DMI) results for our parish to share with our parishioners. 
Click here to view the SMMA Parish report.

Summaries of parish feedback received from All Things New listening
sessions, key parish leaders, online surveys, individual letters
and emails were prepared in January and are now online at
http://allthingsnew.archstl.org.
 
 
All Things New Update
 
 

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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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March

I concelebrated a Mass at the Cathedral Basilica on Monday, March 6th, with the Archbishop and several other Pastors as the Archbishop John May Service Awards were presented to one senior from each of our 24 Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese.

CONGRATS to our parishioner, Maura Doherty, who received the award for Ursuline Academy!

This Wednesday, March 22nd is Msgr. Leach’s 65th Ordination Anniversary! If you want to call or send greetings, his phone # is: 314- 968-4913 – his address is Regina Cleri, 10 Archbishop May Dr. 63119. Good health to you Msgr! Ad Multos Annos!

Special “welcome” to our new Events Coordinator, Hannah Antonacci. Hannah was recently married and thought a new job would go along with her new life adventure. Again, Happy Retirement to Barb Hoeing. All contact information remains the same.

Once again, the priests of the three Oakville Parishes will offer a Lenten Reconciliation Weekend. It will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Friday evening, March 31st, and Saturday April 1st. More details later. Lent is the perfect season for a good confession!

We’re hosting an Lenten music event, The St. Louis Metro Singers, in our church on Sunday, March 26th, at 3:00pm – Journey…Life Flows on in Endless Song. I’m sure you’ll find it very inspirational.

Our bulletin cover highlights our Parish Mission, offered by Vincentian Father Ron Hoye, CM. He will preach our weekend Masses and then offer a reflection Sunday thru Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Hope you can join us!

Our Fish Fry (SMMA Community Fish Fry) is really thriving. I offer my personal thanks to all the adults and children who offer their time and talent for this inspirational gathering.

This bulletin has an article: Many Weekday Mass Intention Openings. It is an ancient, noble Catholic tradition to have Masses offered for our deceased loved ones. Our parish secretary manages the calendar for your intentions.

The Fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally known as LAETARE Sunday, taken from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, Latin for rejoice. It sets the tone of joyful anticipation of the Easter celebrations. Rose colored vestments may be worn.

Laetare!

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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

  • 2023 Diva Dash
    2023 DIVA DASH Wanna Get Away? Friday, March 31st 2023 Download Flier Here
  • ACTION Meet-Up
    ACTION Meet-Up Achieving Christ In Our Neighborhood April 1, 10 – 11:30 am – Cafeteri This gathering for developmentally disabled adults will …
  • Grown-Up Game Night
    Save the Date – Saturday, April 15 Grown Up Game Night SMMA Parish Center It’s All Fun & Games Join us for …


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Today’s Meditation“When will the happy time come when the divine Mary will be established Mistress and Queen of all hearts, in order that she may subject them fully to the empire of her great and holy Jesus? When will souls breathe Mary as the body breathes air? When that time comes, wonderful things will happen in those lowly places where the Holy Ghost, finding His dear spouse, as it were, reproduced, in all souls, shall come in with abundance, and fill them to overflowing with His gifts, and particularly with the gift of wisdom, to work miracles of grace.”—St. Louis de Montfort See MoreSee Less
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St. Nicholas of Flue (1417-1487) was born in Switzerland, a devout child of pious parents. At the age of 21 he joined the army and fought in local battles. In his mid-twenties, at the advice of his parents, he married a similarly pious woman and had five sons and five daughters. He served the public by holding various civil offices, and was esteemed by all for his moral integrity. After 25 years of marriage, upon discerning a special call from God, and with the consent of his wife, he went to live in a nearby valley as a hermit. He built a dwelling out of branches and left it only for daily Mass. He wore a tunic and kept his head and feet bare, spending his days in prayer and penance on behalf of the local people. With permission from the parish priest he abstained totally from food and drink, without any negative effect on his health, which was confirmed by the Church as a miracle. He lived in this manner for 20 years and became known as a visionary and a prophet. Distinguished persons from all over Europe came to him for counsel. The civil authorities built him a cell and chapel and assigned him a chaplain. The saint intervened as an arbiter when a civil war was imminent, resulting in the enduring union of the French and German-speaking parts of Switzerland. His hermitage became a place of pilgrimage after his death. St. Nicholas of Flue is the patron saint of Switzerland. His feast day is March 21st. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to thee! Do not hide thy face from me in the day of my distress! Incline thy ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!"–Psalm 102:1-2 See MoreSee Less
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"If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion."–St. Maximilian Kolbe See MoreSee Less
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St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (634-687 A.D.) was born in present-day Scotland to a lowly family, and worked as a shepherd near the Melrose Abbey monastery. A child playmate prophesied that he would one day become a bishop. And one day, while tending to his sheep, St. Cuthbert saw in a vision the soul of St. Aidan, the Bishop of Lindisfarne, carried to heaven by angels. This mystical experience inspired in him a desire to become a monk. After spending time as a soldier defending his home region of Northumbria against attack, he arrived on horseback, armed with a spear, seeking entrance at the monastery. He was received and became a monk in the Celtic Christian tradition. He grew in holiness and learning, and after serving as prior he withdrew from the community into the lifestyle of a solitary hermit. After several years of a quiet life of prayer and penance, he was persuaded to return to active life as the Bishop of Lindisfarne. A year later he became sick and died. Miracles were reported at his grave; in fact, so numerous were the reported miracles that Cuthbert was called the "Wonder-worker of England." Throughout the Middle Ages the shrine of Cuthbert remained one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in northern England. His feast day is March 20th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you.""–Isaiah 41:13 See MoreSee Less
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"The Divine Heart is an ocean full of all good things, wherein poor souls can cast all their needs; it is an ocean full of joy to drown all our sadness, an ocean of humility to drown our folly, an ocean of mercy to those in distress, an ocean of love in which to submerge our poverty."–St. Margaret Mary See MoreSee Less
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