St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
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.
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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This Thursday, Dec. 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. Our Mass schedule is: 6:30am, 8:00am, 10:00am and 7:00pm.
Originating around the 7th century, this feast, celebrating the conception of Mary by her parents Joachim & Anne, was added as a Holy Day to the Catholic Calendar in 1708 by Pope Clement XI. This is the Patronal Feast Day of the United States of America.
Since Advent is a season of joyful expectation, we will offer the Blessing For Expecting Parents at our Masses this weekend.
Here is the priest’s confession schedule for our Advent Reconciliation Weekend at St. Francis of Assisi:
Friday, Dec. 16 (6-8pm):
Msgr. Pat Hambrough and Fr. Samuel Inameti
Saturday, Dec. 17 (9-11am):
Msgr. Jeff Knight and Fr. Bob Reiker
Saturday, Dec. 17 (11am-1pm)
Msgr. Norb Ernst, Fr. Paul Hamilton, and
Fr. Joseph Detwiler
Saturday, Dec. 17 (1-3pm):
Fr. Jack Ruzicka and Fr. George Staley
I love our tradition of… “Thinking of You at Christmas.” There are slips of paper in baskets on the tables in the foyer. Our homebound parishioners and the retired priests at Regina Cleri (Msgr. Leach) would love a surprise note from an SMMA parishioner.
Here’s an update about the All Things New Listening Sessions. More than 30,000 people participated in 329 Listening Sessions across 10 counties and the City of St. Louis. We have already received 4,500 completed follow up surveys. Every draft model option in every planning area is now posted and public. All are invited to take a closer look and share feedback through the online survey by visiting:
The follow up online survey remains open through December 31. Please share your feedback on the draft model options, ministry opportunities, and opinions on what “new” thing that could be developed or expanded in our planning area that would help us in our evangelization or social outreach efforts.
Advent is a perfect time to visit our Adoration Chapel. Spending a few quiet moments with the Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a wonderful way to prepare your heart to receive the special blessings of the Christ Child this Christmas.
THE CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE WILL BE DECORATED
AND IN THE CHURCH FOYER ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH!
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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.
Bulletin Submissions Email:
- First Friday Fish FryThe Pro-Life Committee – Holy Name Society First Friday Fish Fry December 4 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM Eat-in ~ Drive-Thru) Now offering …
- Holy Name Communion BreakfastThe Holy Name Communion Breakfast Sunday, December 4th All Parishioners Are Invited All parishioners are invited to attend the annual Holy Name …
- WIN MeetingWINE DOWN WEDNESDAYCHRISTMAS EDITION All women are invited to join the Women’s Inspirational Network on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm in the Cafeteria …
- Holy Name Father-Son Christmas PartyFather and Son Christmas Party Hosted by SMMA Holy Name Society All men of the parish are invited to attend the annual Holy …
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 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
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