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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

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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.

Those who attended our Listening Sessions for All Things New should be receiving an email with information about the follow up survey for comments, suggestions, opinions, etc. If you were NOT able to attend the Listening Sessions here, you are STILL WELCOME and encouraged to offer your feedback through the survey.
 
Go to this link:
 
Of course, it would be very beneficial for you to watch all the videos, before giving opinions on the parish map options for our Planning Area 5. I would especially encourage the Archbishop’s and Fr. Chris Martin’s video presentations.
 

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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

November

This Thursday, Dec. 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is a HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION. Our Mass schedule is: 6:30am, 8:00am, 10:00am and 7:00pm.

Originating around the 7th century, this feast, celebrating the conception of Mary by her parents Joachim & Anne, was added as a Holy Day to the Catholic Calendar in 1708 by Pope Clement XI. This is the Patronal Feast Day of the United States of America.

Since Advent is a season of joyful expectation, we will offer the Blessing For Expecting Parents at our Masses this weekend.

Here is the priest’s confession schedule for our Advent Reconciliation Weekend at St. Francis of Assisi:

Friday, Dec. 16 (6-8pm):
Msgr. Pat Hambrough and Fr. Samuel Inameti

Saturday, Dec. 17 (9-11am):
Msgr. Jeff Knight and Fr. Bob Reiker

Saturday, Dec. 17 (11am-1pm)
Msgr. Norb Ernst, Fr. Paul Hamilton, and
Fr. Joseph Detwiler

Saturday, Dec. 17 (1-3pm):
Fr. Jack Ruzicka and Fr. George Staley

I love our tradition of… “Thinking of You at Christmas.” There are slips of paper in baskets on the tables in the foyer. Our homebound parishioners and the retired priests at Regina Cleri (Msgr. Leach) would love a surprise note from an SMMA parishioner.

Here’s an update about the All Things New Listening Sessions. More than 30,000 people participated in 329 Listening Sessions across 10 counties and the City of St. Louis. We have already received 4,500 completed follow up surveys. Every draft model option in every planning area is now posted and public. All are invited to take a closer look and share feedback through the online survey by visiting:

https://allthingsnew.archstl.org/Planning-Area-5

The follow up online survey remains open through December 31. Please share your feedback on the draft model options, ministry opportunities, and opinions on what “new” thing that could be developed or expanded in our planning area that would help us in our evangelization or social outreach efforts.

Advent is a perfect time to visit our Adoration Chapel. Spending a few quiet moments with the Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a wonderful way to prepare your heart to receive the special blessings of the Christ Child this Christmas.

Happy Advent!

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THE CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE WILL BE DECORATED
AND IN THE CHURCH FOYER ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH!
Click for more info

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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
Current Bulletin

Bulletin Submissions Email:
bulletin@smmaparish.org

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Happenings

  • First Friday Fish Fry
    The Pro-Life Committee – Holy Name Society First Friday Fish Fry December 4 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM Eat-in  ~ Drive-Thru) Now offering …
  • Holy Name Communion Breakfast
    The Holy Name Communion Breakfast Sunday, December 4th All Parishioners Are Invited All parishioners are invited to attend the annual Holy Name …
  • WIN Meeting
    WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYCHRISTMAS EDITION All women are invited to join the Women’s Inspirational Network on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm in the Cafeteria …
  • Holy Name Father-Son Christmas Party
    Father and Son Christmas Party Hosted by SMMA Holy Name Society All men of the parish are invited to attend the annual Holy …


More Happenings…

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Current Religious Schedules

Monday – Friday, 6:30 & 8:00 am Saturday – 8:00 am
Parish Live-Stream Page
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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

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.

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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Eucharistic Adoration

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

For more information … Email:smmaadorationchapel@gmail.com
Adoration Chairpersons: John and Linda Ederle.
Click here for more info.

Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Usher, and Altar Server Schedules are now available online here. If you would like to be a Mass Minister contact Sue Brandt in the Parish Office. sbrandt@smmaparish.org or phone 314-487-2522 Ext. 201.

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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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Join us today as we have our First Friday Fish Fry.Drive Thru and Eat in will be available.4 to 7pm. See MoreSee Less
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St. Bibiana, also known as Vibiana or Viviana (d. 361), was born in Rome, the daughter of Christian parents who were martyred in the persecutions of Roman Emperor Julian the Apostate. Her father was severely beaten and sent to live in exile as a slave, but died from his wounds. Her mother was beheaded shortly after. St. Bibiana and her sister, Demetria, were stripped of their possessions and imprisoned in their family home in utter poverty and hunger. They were offered reward if only they would renounce Jesus, but the sisters, strong in faith and prayer, said they would rather die. Finding that they did not die from lack of food, the Roman governor summoned them. Demetria, after professing the faith, died at his feet. St. Bibiana was given to the guardianship of a pagan woman who tried to force her into prostitution. St. Bibiana refused and resolutely maintained her faith in Christ. For this she was beaten, tied to a pillar, and cruelly scourged. She eventually died from her tortures, and her body was discarded to be eaten by wild dogs. The animals, however, would not touch her. Her body was recovered by a priest and buried, with a chapel built over the tomb for her veneration. St. Bibiana’s feast day is December 2nd. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away."–Isaiah 35:10 See MoreSee Less
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"The adorable Heart of Jesus is our comfort, our way, our life."–St. Frances Xavier Cabrini See MoreSee Less
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St. Edmund Campion (1540–1581) was born in London, England, the son of a bookseller. He was a promising student and went on to become an esteemed and celebrated Oxford scholar, winning the high regard of Queen Elizabeth who admired his wit and pleasant disposition. Although raised Catholic, he was ordained an Anglican deacon. Unsettled by his move away from the Church, he repented and returned to the Catholic faith. While in disguise to protect his safety following his reversion, he witnessed the martyrdom of a fellow scholar and recognized his vocation. He went to Rome and became a Jesuit priest, and while assigned to minister in Moravia he received a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary who foretold his martyrdom. He later returned to England as an undercover priest during the severe persecution of Catholics upon the Pope’s excommunication of Queen Elizabeth. His mission was to strengthen Catholics wavering under government pressure and win converts among the Protestants. St. Edmund was eventually hunted down, imprisoned in the Tower of London, and tortured. After being found guilty of treason, he said, "In condemning us, you condemn all your own ancestors, all our ancient bishops and kings, all that was once the glory of England — the island of saints, and the most devoted child of the See of Peter." After spending his last days in prayer, he was dragged with two fellow priests to be hanged, drawn, and quartered on December 1st, 1581 at 41 years of age. His feast day is December 1st. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud, be gracious to me and answer me! Thou hast said, “Seek ye my face.” My heart says to thee, “Thy face, Lord, do I seek.” Hide not thy face from me. Turn not thy servant away in anger, thou who hast been my help. Cast me not off, forsake me not, O God of my salvation!"–Psalm 27:7-9 See MoreSee Less
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"Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope."–Pope Benedict XVI See MoreSee Less
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