St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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I wanted to include in our bulletin the announcement from the Archbishop regarding the lifting of the dispensation, as the last phrase is very important:
“Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski is lifting the dispensation of the faithful to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation as of July 1, 2021. We understand that these continue to be uncertain times for everyone, and we want all to feel safe returning to Mass. Please note that parishioners who are sick, homebound, immunocompromised and gravely concerned for their health retain the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE IN NORMAL TIMES.”
So, that’s the ancient Catholic tradition, anyone with a serious health issue is not obligated to attend Mass.
We recently mailed out the ACA cards to those who had not as yet responded to the appeal. There is always a short time-lag in the records we receive from the ACA Office, so if you did already contribute but received your card in the mail, MY APOLOGIES!
Remember, even a small donation, when joined with all your fellow Catholics throughout the Archdiocese, can do a lot of good for a lot of people in need, especially this year. My personal thanks to all who have participated in this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal.
Attention parents of grade school children and high school youth. Encourage your young ones to join us for Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) a summer catechetical camp here at our parish campus sponsored by our Youth Ministry for the week of June 21 – 25. Further information is in this bulletin.
Legacy. It’s an important word. I hear it most often during the eulogy at a Funeral Mass. How do we want to be remembered? What kind of impact will we leave behind? Regardless of your age or economic status, I encourage you to begin thinking about the legacy you wish to leave behind and consider remembering your parish in your estate planning. Naturally, most people first consider their families, but I gently remind you to also think about your parish or your parish Catholic school. When doing your estate planning, I encourage you to remember your parish that serves you today and to secure the future of our parish and our school. What will your Catholic legacy be?
Many have asked about the summer musical presented by The Fr. Scheid Players. Our Director has decided, for the sake of everyone’s safety, to cancel this summer’s production. We love our audience! Hope to see you next year!
God bless you!
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.
- Totus TuusJune 21 – 25 M – F, 9 am – 3 pm for children entering Grades 1-6 S – Th, 7 – 9 …
- Knights of Columbus Golf TournamentKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, July 17, 2021 Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort 1230 Abbey Lane Pevely, MO 63070 oakvalleygolfcourse.com …
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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Supporting Our Parish
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As always thanks for supporting our Parish!
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