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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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April

I feel I should say…WELCOME BACK …or…WELCOME HOME. We continue to have several parishioners tell me…I’ve had my shots, so I’m back, after one year!

Of course all our parishioners are dear to me, but many of you know good ol’ Fred Rottnek, our friendly, costumed door greeter at our 8:30am Mass over the years. Fred was back last weekend, proudly so after one year. I asked… how is life at Delmar Gardens Villas? He said..”It’s fine, but there’s MORE LIFE here.” Well said, Fred!

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered each year at the New Cathedral for adults who have missed this Sacrament for whatever reason. This year Adult Confirmation will be held on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, at 2:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica. If you or someone you know would like to be confirmed, please contact me.

The 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal launches this weekend. So many people turn to the Church for help. Because of your response to this appeal, the Catholic Church of St. Louis can respond by sharing Christ’s love with those in need. You can give at our parish with your ACA, or you can learn more about the Appeal or give online at aca.archstl.org. Your ACA cards will be available in the church foyer this weekend, or let me know and I’ll mail it to you. Again, giving on line is quick and easy. Thank you, in advance, for helping our parish in our mission to be part of the larger Church.

The Communications Office of the Archdiocese sent this information out to Pastors: 

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Go to: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

This Sunday’s Gospel begins…”The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”

Hopefully, you remember the beautiful story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Totally discouraged after Jesus was crucified, they are leaving Jerusalem…on the road “to nowhere.” Jesus appears and walks with them, though they don’t recognize him. He asks what they are talking about. They respond…”Are you the only one who doesn’t know what’s happened these last few days!” Jesus responds, maybe with a little humor, trying to cheer them up…”What things?” So they pour out their hearts full of dashed hopes and dreams. When Jesus starts to leave, they say…stay with us…he does and breaks bread with them….AND WITH THAT!…their eyes are opened and they recognize Him in the breaking of the bread. May our eyes be opened at each Mass and recognize the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

Easter Blessings!

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 Preschool and Kindergarten Registration is now open.

SMMA Day School

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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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Stay Informed

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Happenings

  • 2021 Digital Diva Dash
      2021 DIGITAL DIVA DASHDIVA’S PLAY SPORTS!Saturday, April 24, 8:00 PM When: April 24th, 2021. Trivia Starts at 8pm sharp, so gather …
  • Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT SAVE THE DATE The Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 2021 …


More Happenings…

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Current Religious Schedules

Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am Saturday – 8:00 am
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Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 7, 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 am.
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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.
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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.

For more information … Email:smmaadorationchapel@gmail.com.
Website: smmaadorationchapel.com

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

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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