Mass for Memorial Day will be at 9:00 am
The Mass will be live-streamed also.

On this day we celebrate Memorial Day, a day on which we remember in a prayerful way all of those men and women who have given their lives for our country.

On this Memorial Day, please pray in a special way for the military men and women of our parish that are away from home serving our country and securing our freedoms, until they return to us safely once again.

This weeks Bulletin is available in the church foyer or download below.

Public Masses have resumed.
We’re happy to welcome you back!

Weekday Masses:
Monday – Saturday – 8:00 am Mass
(Live-Stream of this Mass will be available also)

Sunday Liturgy:
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm & Sunday 7, 9, & 11:30 am.
We will Live-Stream the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday.

Please download and read the 5-17-20 Bulletin which outlines
all the details and info you will need to know about attending Mass.

Masses are live-streamed on our Facebook Page

Go to: SMMA Facebook Page
Another Link: SMMA Facebook Videos

~ Reconciliation ~

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

~ Parish Holy Hour Live Stream ~

Each Sunday from 6 to 7 pm, Fr. Samuel will offer a
Virtual Holy Hour including Adoration and Benediction
of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome
to join us through the same link that is used for daily Mass.

Go to: SMMA Facebook Page
Another Link: SMMA Facebook Videos

~ The Adoration Chapel is currently closed ~

Here is a website with online adoration:
www.savior.org/devotions.htm

USCCB is offering free resources to support prayer
and engagement during these difficult days. Go to:

usccb.org/coronavirus

There is a free online version of The Magnificat, a booklet
offering the Daily Mass Readings,

reflections for the day, as well as other prayers.
It would be a great way to prepare for
our daily live stream Mass.

Go to www.magnificat.com/free

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Weekly Bulletin Link Here

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This may be a good time to 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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Msgr. Norb Ernst
Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

May 2020

 

It was VERY GOOD to have some of our parish families gather for Mass once again. THANK YOU LORD! There were about 70-80 people at our weekday Masses. We’ll see how our weekend Masses go. Remember, the general dispensation from the Sunday Obligation continues for the time being so especially for the elderly, anyone with any health issue or anyone who feels at risk are advised to stay home, or come to a weekday Mass. We will continue live-streaming daily Mass and the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday.

One of the main guidelines/requirements is to clean and sanitize the pews, restrooms, doors, etc. before/after each Mass. We will have pews blocked off to ensure a safe distance, but sanitizing everything will take some time. So, we will have a temporary Sunday Mass schedule change:

Saturday Vigil Mass – 4:30 pm will continue
Sunday Masses will be: 7:00 am – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Cry Room will be closed so we don’t have to clean that.

I thank you for your continuing support of our Sunday Collection and your generosity to our Pandemic Fund – $42,805 to date – WOW! Again, any parishioner or family in need, please let me know. We have dispersed a little over $2,000 so far. Several families have told me…”we’re OK for now, but if we don’t get back to work in a month or two, we will certainly need help then.”

Your priests receive a salary and pay taxes. Therefore, we also received a stimulus check. Following your lead, we decided to donate the money to help families in need.

Msgr. Leach and I gave it to our Pandemic Fund (Msgr. even threw in a little extra!) Fr. Samuel gave his money to The Church of Immaculate Conception, his home parish in Nigeria, the Archdiocese of Calabar Covid 19 outreach program, his mother who was able to assist 20 people with basic needs. Fr. Samuel said, by the Grace of God, his donation helped over 100 people in the Southern part of Nigeria, Cross River State.

I mention all this, NOT to “blow our own horn” but just because we wanted to be a part of our parish’s amazing generosity, and because Jesus did say….“Let your light shine brightly before all so that seeing your goodness, they may give praise and thanks to your Heavenly Father” – and may join in the generosity

God bless you!

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Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor

 


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 are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

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