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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.

Published parish summaries are another piece of information
for 
All Things New decision-making.
Summaries include feedback from surveys, 
listening sessions, individual comments.

Summaries of parish feedback received from All Things New listening
sessions, key parish leaders, online surveys, individual letters
and emails were prepared in January and are now online at
http://allthingsnew.archstl.org.
 
 

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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

January

Each year in January the Catholic Church in America celebrates CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK (this year: January 29 – February 3). We’re planning some exciting events here at our SMMA Catholic Grade School beginning with an Open House this Sunday, January 29th. There can be no better gift parents can give their children than a Catholic Education. Our parish is greatly blessed to have a Catholic grade school which receives the support of all parishioners.

Along with offering an excellent academic program, especially with our Innovation Lab and STREAM Studio, our Catholic grade school highlights daily the essentials of our Catholic Faith for our students. The banner in our lobby says it best…. “Let it be known to all who enter here that Jesus Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever present teacher in all its classes, the model of its faculty and the inspiration for its students.”

This bulletin has information for student registration for our Preschool and Kindergarten. Granted Catholic schools involve tuition, but there is assistance available. One unified online application is available at TTEF-STL. org for all scholarships funded by the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation (TTEF), the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Office of Catholic Education and Formation.

This past week the Catholic Church observed a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18 – 25). We all have family members, friends, neighbors who are members of other churches. The Catholic Church recognizes the value of all religions in a spirit of ecumenism. Join me in asking for God’s special blessings on all churches, especially in our Oakville community.

Previews of coming attractions:

With the Feast of St. Blaise this Friday, February 3rd, we will offer the traditional Blessing of Throats at our morning Masses.

I love our Annual Wedding Anniversaries Mass, this year on Sunday, February 19th, at 8:30am. This bulletin has information on how you can join us for the Mass and breakfast if you’re celebrating a special anniversary this year.

This weekend is a “5th Sunday of the Month.” All loose collection money goes to our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry. Thanks for your generosity to this valuable outreach to our community.

God bless our Catholic 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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Happenings

  • Holy Name Father-Daughter Valentine’s Party
    Father and Daughter Valentine’s PartyHosted by SMMA Holy Name SocietyFebruary 10, 2023 All men of the parish are invited to attend the annual Holy …
  • ACTION Meet-Up
    ACTION Meet-Up Achieving Christ In Our Neighborhood February 11, 10 – 11:30 am – Cafeteria A ministry was formed in 2010 at …
  • Youth Ministry – Steubenville Mid-America
    SMMA Youth Ministry Join Us For Steubenville Mid-America When: July 7-9, 2023 Who: Students – Current 8 -12 grade Where: Springfield, MO …
  • Athletic Association Trivia Night
    SPORTS  TRIVIA NIGHTFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17thSponsored by SMMA Athletic Association In the SMMA Parish Center Doors open at 6:00 pm and trivia starts at …


More Happenings…

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St. Lawrence of Canterbury (d. 619 A.D.) was among the original band of missionaries sent from Rome to evangelize England with St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury. As a fruit of their labor the region’s most powerful ruler, the King of Kent, became a baptized Christian along with many of his countrymen. When Augustine died, Lawrence became Canterbury’s second Archbishop. He was a zealous leader and urged the Celtic bishops to keep peace and unity with Rome. When the King of Kent died, his pagan son caused great damage to the faith of the people and the mission work which had been done among them; because of this, some of the missionaries fled to Gaul. Lawrence was so upset by the abandonment of Christianity among his flock that he considered abandoning his bishopric as well. In response, St. Peter the Apostle appeared to him in a vision, rebuked him, and scourged him so badly that Lawrence had physical marks on his body from the encounter. St. Lawrence then relayed his vision to the king and showed him his wounds, causing the king to convert to the Christian faith as his father did. St. Lawrence’s feast day is February 2nd. See MoreSee Less
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February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Candlemas. It is based on the Scripture passage in Luke 2:22-40 where the Holy Family journeys to Jerusalem forty days after the birth of Jesus to present him to God and offer sacrifice in the temple. At this time Mary completes the ritual purification required of women after childbirth, and Joseph offers the sacrifice for the redemption of the firstborn, as required by the Law of Moses. The Holy Family offered two turtledoves, permitted to the poor instead of a whole lamb. During their time in the temple Simeon gave his famous prophecy about the Christ Child being a light to the Gentile nations and a sign for the Jews, and that a sword would pierce Mary’s soul. On this day the Church has a special ritual involving a procession and the blessing of candles, a symbol of Christ whose birth illumined the world’s darkness. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."–Psalm 27:4 See MoreSee Less
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Without a doubt, obedience is more meritorious than any other penance. And what greater penance can there be than keeping one’s will continually submissive and obedient?"–St. Catherine of Bologna See MoreSee Less
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The SMMA Men’s ACTS Retreat is scheduled for March 9-12, 2023.Click link below to download the ACTS Flier and info/registration doc:drive.google.com/file/d/1xXS9yugc0XmdQnfUAX0dZyZbM_X94YgC/view?usp=share_linkFor more info go to:smmaparish.org/smma-mens-acts-retreat/ See MoreSee Less
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This is a time of year when keeping our new year’s resolutions may become challenging, if we even made any. Well, here’s an easy new year’s resolution to feel good about: streamline your offertory giving and simplify your support for St. Margaret Mary Alacoque! Now is a great time to stop using checks and envelopes, by switching to eGiving – you can sign up from your computer, smartphone or tablet, and set up a recurring donation or make a one-time gift.Recurring gifts help give our parish a steady, consistent offertory that strengthens the programs, services, and ministries we lead for our church families and for those in need throughout the community.Sign up today by visiting faith.direct/MO843, or call Faith Direct customer service at 866-507-8757. Thank you for your continued support of our parish family. See MoreSee Less
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Pope Francis in the Democratic Republic of Congo | Holy Mass | February 1st 2023 See MoreSee Less
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