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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish – Alive In Christ in Oakville Mo

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

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Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

Also previous Mass recordings are available on this page.

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Adult/Alumni Night
Friday, May 31
6 – 10pm
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Picnic
Saturday, June 1
9:30am to 9:30pm

 

Click here for more picnic info!
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Msgr. Norb Ernst Pastor
Email Msgr. Norb

May

Please join me in asking God’s blessings on all those graduating at this time of the year. First of all, our dear SMMA 8th grade graduating this Wednesday evening. What a wonderful group of young people! They have many lovable qualities and I wish them VERY WELL as they begin their high school journey. Then, blessings on our high school graduates. Finally, God bless our college graduates. Our SMMA college students are always on my mind and in my prayers. Congrats to all!

This Friday you’ll be hearing SQUEALS OF DELIGHT drifting over the neighborhood as our 2023/2024 school year comes to a close at 12 noon. Thank you Lord for all the blessing of this past year. And to our students – and teachers – ENJOY THE SUMMER!

There will be three men ordained next Saturday to the Holy Priesthood for our Archdiocese. Congratulations to:

Fr. Jeff Fennewald, Fr. Robert Lawson and Fr. Joseph Martin.

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 Parish Picnic is fast approaching, June 1st. 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. (First libation on me!) Help me spread the word to all our graduates.

Remember to return your ACA pledge/gift card if you haven’t already done so. The cards are now in the Parish Office. Let me know if you need yours to make a pledge/gift. For further information, or to donate online, go to: aca.archstl.org I thank you for helping me and our parish do our part for the ACA.

Just to highlight – our Reach Out Truck will be here next weekend for donation to Feed My People. Details are in this bulletin.

We conclude the great 50 day season of Easter with the celebration of Pentecost this weekend. I know you join me in thanking God for all the blessings of the Easter Season. And let’s pray for a renewal of the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit for the rest of year.

Veni Sancte Spiritus…fill the hearts of thy faithful,
enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
Send forth your Spirit and we shall be recreated,
and then you will renew the face of the earth.

Happy Pentecost!

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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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Current Bulletin

Bulletin Submissions Email:
bulletin@smmaparish.org

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Happenings

  • 2024 Picnic
    Parish Picnic will be Saturday June 1, 2024 with the Adult Celebration on Friday May 31st. For Information on purchasing Ride Bracelets, Booth …
  • Youth Ministry – Steubenville Mid-America
    SMMA Youth Ministry Join Us For Steubenville Mid-America 2024 When: July 12-14, 2024 Who: Students – Current 8 -12 grade Where: Springfield, …
  • P.O.P.Y. – Parents of Preschoolers
    “Parents of Preschoolers and Younger”PlaydatesWednesday, June 59 to 11am and 5:30 to 7:30pmSmaller Playground Meet some other parents of the parishand community …
  • KOC Golf Tournament
    Join Us For Our 14th Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, June 22 Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort 1230 Abbey Lane Pevely, MO …


More Happenings…

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Mass Live-Stream Page on YouTube
This link will take you to the parish YouTube page.
Scroll down on that page to find the live feed link for the current  Mass time.
Dates and times are shown below the 
church photos.

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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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St. Dymphna (7th c.) was the daughter of a pagan Irish chieftain and a beautiful Christian noblewoman. Dymphna was raised as a Christian, and she consecrated her virginity to Christ at a young age. Dymphna’s father loved his wife deeply. When her mother died, Dymphna’s father was so overcome with grief that he became mentally unstable. Unable to find another suitable wife of equal character and beauty to his first wife, he attempted to marry Dymphna due to her close resemblance to her mother. Upon learning of his wicked plan, Dymphna fled across the sea into Belgium along with her tutor and confessor, Father Gerebran. Her father pursued them and eventually discovered their location by tracing the foreign money they used along the way. He killed Dymphna’s confessor and pleaded with his daughter to return with him to Ireland to be his wife. When she refused, he cut off her head in a mad rage. St. Dymphna’s church still stands on the place of her burial near Antwerp. There have been numerous accounts of those afflicted with epilepsy and mental illness visiting her tomb and receiving miraculous cures through her intercession. Because of this, St. Dympha is the patroness of those suffering from mental and neurological disorders and illnesses, as well as of mental health professionals. Her feast day is May 15th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then from my flesh I shall see God."— Job 19:25-26 See MoreSee Less
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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them, every day begin the task anew."— St. Francis de Sales See MoreSee Less
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St. Matthias the Apostle (1st c.) followed Jesus during his entire earthly ministry and was one of his 72 disciples. Matthias was chosen by the 11 Apostles to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Christ and subsequent suicide. After Christ’s Ascension into heaven, St. Matthias devoted himself to preaching Christianity among the pagans, some of them barbarians and cannibals, all over Judea, Cappadocia, and Ethiopia for over 30 years. Many miracles are ascribed to him as the pagans sought to kill him: that he was unharmed after being forced to drink poison, that he once hid by becoming invisible, and that the earth opened up and swallowed his attackers. St. Matthias also preached the need for mortification of the flesh as an aid to growth in holiness. Eventually, at God’s appointed time, he was martyred for the cause of Christ, though there are conflicting traditions as to exactly where and how. St. Matthias is the patron saint of carpenters, tailors, and reformed alcoholics. His feast day is May 14th. See MoreSee Less
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Daily Verse "And they prayed and said, ‘Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show which one of these two thou hast chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside, to go to his own place.’ And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthi′as; and he was enrolled with the eleven apostles."— Acts 1:24-26 See MoreSee Less
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"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."— St. Francis de Sales See MoreSee Less
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On May 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children as they were grazing their sheep in Fatima, Portugal. Their names were Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta. She appeared "brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun." The Virgin Mary identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary. She taught the children to recite the rosary daily, to pray for the conversion of sinners, to make small sacrifices as penance in reparation for sin, and to honor her Immaculate Heart. She also prophesied about the World Wars, showed the children a frightening vision of hell, warned of the spread of ideological errors from Russia, and asked that the Holy Father solemnly consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart in union with the world’s bishops. Our Lady appeared at Fatima on the 13th day of the month from May to October of that year. The final apparition was the well-documented celestial phenomena of the "Miracle of the Sun" witnessed by tens of thousands of people, believers and unbelievers alike. After investigation, the apparition at Fatima was declared worthy of belief by the Catholic Church. The feast of Our Lady of Fatima is May 13th. See MoreSee Less
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