St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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This weekend we have a guest priest, Fr.Cyrus Gallagher, to speak about a ministry called UNBOUND. This organization was founded by ordinary Catholics in 1981 with a Christmas card list and a dream to answer the Gospel call to serve the poor. Originally this ministry was called CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN AND AGING. Their dream continues today.
Some of you have already “adopted” a child or adult (I have adopted a young boy named Gerson) when priests from UNBOUND have visited our parish in the past. Capuchin Father Cyrus Gallagher will be with us to encourage sponsors for children or adults from the poorer countries of the world. More information about this inspiring ministry is available at unbound.org.
Maggie Ederle, our Director of Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization, is sponsoring a Novena of the Holy Spirit, traditionally prayed from Ascension Thursday to Pentecost Sunday. The Feast of the Ascension has been transferred to this Sunday. You’ll see in this week’s bulletin continued prayers for this novena. Also, there will be a special Eucharistic Adoration weekend for the Feast of Pentecost. Join in the spirit of these nine days of prayer for a renewal of the gifts of the Holy Spirit upon our parish family, our city, our country and the world.
Our Annual Catholic Appeal continues and we encourage all to prayerfully consider supporting this worthy cause if you haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so. Here is the latest report from the archdiocese for the donations from our parishioners so far. Thanks to all who have been so generous.
2021 Published Goal – $172,704
Challenge Goal – $231,575
New Donor Goal – 135
Total to Date – $143,294
Cards Returned to Date – 427
# New Donors – 29
If you have never given to the ACA in the past or maybe it’s been a few years, now is a great time to consider a gift that will be used for the many special needs of the people in our archdiocese.
This bulletin also highlights in a very special way the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of our dear parishioner, Charlie Archer. Along with the priests of the parish, I know we are all looking forward to celebrating with Charlie and his family. Thank you, Charlie, for responding to the Lord’s call.
God bless our 8th graders as they graduate Tuesday evening.
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 SAVE THE DATE The Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021 …
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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