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Happenings – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

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 Tickets, All Day Beverage Bracelets (new this year), Parking Passes, Private Shade Booths as well as How to Volunteer, Picnic Schedule click here

If you do not want to purchase Picnic Items online, forms are available in the back of church and the parish lobby with instructions on how to submit your order.

Adult Night Friday May 31 – with a special invitation to our alumni. The event goes from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and features live music from Parishioner Joe Bohac, BBQ, drinks, and games. Parking is free. Please note – this is an adult event only; you must be 21 to enter Picnic grounds on Friday evening.

Family Celebration Picnic Day June 1st – Starts with the parade and the picnic grounds open around 9:30 a.m. We will have Rides, Games, Bingo, Field Game, Music, Plant Booth, BBQ, Drinks and Raffle. The night closes with Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Ticket and Ride Bracelet Sales – Online sales for ride bracelets, ticket sales, drink bracelets, private shade booths and raffle tickets will open through Faith Direct through Monday May 27th. After May 27th, you can purchase tickets in the school lobby by cash, check, or credit card. Ride Bracelets are $40 in advance, $50 day of, The Ride Company will offer individual $1.00 tickets for rides, most rides will be between 4 – 5 tickets per ride. The private shade booths are $135(includes chairs/tables). Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each. 

Pick-Up for Pre-Sale Orders – You can pick up your ticket orders weekend of May 25/26 after all Masses and Wed May 29th and Wed May 30th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the parish lobby and Friday – May 31 from noon – 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be picked up in the ticket booth on Picnic Day.

Volunteers – Please go to the Parish Website to volunteer, we have plenty of spots that still need volunteers. You can also call Jill Vaughn at 314-420-5174 if you want more information.

Set-Up and Take-Down – We can use some help on Friday starting about 8:30 a.m. to set up the plant booth as well as other booths. We are in desperate need of some new volunteers to help set up the lighting for the booths. If you can help, contact Rich Sartori at 313-422-4069. When the Picnic closes on Saturday night, we need helpers to also take lights down, put signs and booth items away and store supplies. If you can help, call Paul Jasper at 314-402-0689.

Be a Picnic Sponsor! Your family or Business can be part of our Picnic Sponsorship Banner. Families can sponsor for $50 it will include your family name. Business sponsorship is $100 and includes a business logo. This is a great way to show your support for the Picnic! Contact Pam Thoms at (314) 341-6041. This is a great way for families who will not be in town Picnic Day to support the event!

Items for Basket Raffles – We are still looking for items to put in our basket raffles, if you have tickets for local venues including Cardinals or St. Louis City, please contact Jill Vaughn at 314-420-5174.

Cake -Walk – We need cakes for our cake walk! If you can bake/bring a cake, cupcakes, or cookies, please bring them to the School Lobby on Friday May 31, 2024.

50/50 Raffle – The 50/50 Raffle is live and growing! Get your tickets in the back of the church or purchase online or Picnic Day, tickets are $5.00 each.

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, MO
Cost: $300.00

Steubenville Conference Weekend: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2024
Cost: $300 ($75 deposit due with registration, to SMMA)
Registration & Deposit Due By: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th

Payment in Full Due By: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12th
Please make checks payable to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, and deliver it to Fr. Quarnstrom or the parish office, marked for youth ministry

All High Schoolers Welcome! 8th grade graduates through high school graduates. Join Fr. Quarnstrom and SMMA youth ministry for a life-changing weekend of faith, fellowship, and fun at Missouri State University (Springfield, MO), sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis and Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. We depart Friday morning, July 12th, and return Sunday, July 14th, late afternoon. Information about what to pack and our departure logistics will be forthcoming. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE, SO SIGN UP TODAY!
For more information, visit the steubystl website: https://steubystl.com/#about
Please contact Fr. Quarnstrom with any questions: rquarnstrom@smmaparish.org

P.O.P.Y. – Parents of Preschoolers

“Parents of Preschoolers and Younger”

Wednesday, June 5
9 to 11am and 5:30 to 7:30pm
Smaller Playground

Meet some other parents of the parish
and community while kids play together.
All are welcome including older siblings.

Want to learn more about POPY contact:
Victoria Raithel at vfhalfmann@gmail.com or
Erica McCaskey at Ericaelaine19@gmail.com


KOC Golf Tournament

Join Us For Our 14th Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 22
Oak Valley Golf Course & Resort
1230 Abbey Lane
Pevely, MO 63070

Women’s White House Retreat

Second Annual SMMA Women’s
White House Retreat
Aug. 8-11!

Do you find it hard to truly relax, quiet your mind, and talk to God?

How about a 3-day vacation with our Lord, set on 80 breathtaking acres overlooking
the Mississippi River, right here in South County?

Join us for the second annual SMMA women’s White House retreat, Aug. 8-11!
It’s a silent, guided retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Meals
and a private bedroom/bathroom are provided. There is no set fee; White House operates on a free-will offering basis.

Hurry! Spots go quickly. Questions? Visit whitehouseretreat.org or
contact SMMA retreat captain Lisa Shea, lisa.shea@sbcglobal.net or 314.609.7061.

Ready to register? Call 1-800-643-1003 or email resservations@whretreat.org
and note that you are with the SMMA group.