St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish
Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
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I begin by offering my HEARTFELT THANKS for all the TLC you’re sending my way on my 50th Ordination Anniversary weekend. It’s wonderful to have my siblings and some family members here – and dear friends from previous parishes. It’s a good day to acknowledge all the blessings of Catholic parish life and the lasting friendships that are forged there. (I’m adding special prayers for my classmate: Msgr. John Costello – Fr. Jack – who recently died of prostate cancer.)
Remember to return your ACA pledge/gift card if you haven’t already done so. Also remember you can text or scan your gift this year; information is in this bulletin. Our donations to date = $188,752. Challenge goal = $232, 086. We have 66 new donors (goal = 135). We want to do our part for this annual Catholic effort that helps so many people throughout our St. Louis area.
I also want to offer a heartfelt WELCOME BACK to our college students. We missed you and prayed for you during the school year. Stop by the church doors and say hello. Have a FABULOUS summer!
There will be two men ordained next Saturday for our Archdiocese. I know you join me in praying that God will abundantly bless their ministry… and that more young men will answer God’s call to the Holy Priesthood.
Our annual SMMA Night at the Ballpark has returned after a “covid absence.” It will be Wednesday, June 29th. The tickets are $23 – the bus ride is on me! Tom Holcomb is helping with ticket availability. Call him at 314-894-9833 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org We always have a great time at the Cardinal’s baseball game. Hope you can join us!
Our Annual Parish Picnic is fast approaching, June 4th. Special blessings on our Picnic Committee! Remember the “evening before” – a kind of beer garden with a very special invite to all SMMA Alumni. It’s a great way to connect with ‘ol SMMA friends. Help us spread the word to all our graduates.
As the Easter Season is drawing to a close, this Sunday’s Gospel has the promise of Jesus to send the Holy Spirit, who will be with us always. “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, enkindle in them the fire of your love…”
It’s a wonderful life!
Adult Night Friday, June 3rd – with a special invitation to our alumni. Event goes from 6:00 – 10:00pm and features live music, BBQ, drinks, games and a surprise field game! Parking is free.
Family Celebration Picnic Day, June 4th – Starts with the parade and the picnic grounds open around 9:30am. We will have Rides, Games, Bingo, Field Games, Music, Plant Booth, BBQ, Drinks and Raffle. The night closes with Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Online sales for ride bracelets, ticket sales, private shade booths and raffle tickets are now available through Faith Direct (click here).
We do need volunteers for the plant booth, shuttle drivers and pull tabs. The plant booth will need volunteers with trucks on Friday morning, June 3rd. You can sign-up here. Or you can contact Beth Vordtreide at (314) 306-5896.
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.
- SMMA Parish PicnicThe Picnic is back! We are excited to have our Parish Picnic back! We are also excited to celebrate our Parish’s 60th Anniversary! …
- Kenrick Glennon DaysAN OVERNIGHT SUMMER CAMP FOR BOYS HELD AT KENRICK-GLENNON SEMINARY WHO: BOYS ENTERING 6TH-9TH GRADE IN FALL 2022 COST:$100 Kenrick-Glennon Days, fondly …
- Knights of Columbus Golf TournamentKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENTSaturday, June 25 Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort1230 Abbey Lane, Pevely MO 63070oakvalleygolfcourse.com Cost: $440 per …
- SMMA Night at the BallparkSMMA NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK Wednesday, June 29th The wait is over!! “SMMA Night at the Ballpark” is back. Join us on Wednesday, June …
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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