National Night of Prayer

Respect-Life News: National Night of Prayer for Life
8pm to midnight on Friday, December 8

Uniting the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego the pro-life committee, along with the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus, are inviting the entire parish to participate in Eucharistic Adoration and recitation of the rosary from 8pm to midnight on Friday, December 8.

It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in 1531 that Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the Unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego. The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges the Feasts of Immaculate Conception and St. Juan Diego. We ask Our Blessed Mother to protect Life and the Family; to renew the Church, establish Peace, and inspire Courage in the soul of our nation. We will be united with the entire country during these hours praying for these intentions.

Widow & Widowers Christmas Party

Widow & Widower Holiday Event
Tuesday, December 12th – 6pm
SMMA Parish Center

All widows and widowers are cordially invited to join us in joyful celebration for our Christmas party catered by Andres on Tuesday, December 12th in the parish center.

Entertainment by Kara Daman & Scott Leakier.

For reservations send $22 cash or check made out to Eileen Bast at 1027 Forder Crossing Drive, 63129 by December 7th.

Any questions, call Dee, 314-894-0393.

P.O.P.Y. – Parents of Preschoolers

“Parents of Preschoolers and Younger”

This is a new group forming with the intention of connecting families in the parish who have young children.

Our next Playdate event will be Tuesday, Dec. 5
6:00 – 7:30pm in the Parish Center.

Our next Donut Fellowship will be Sunday, Dec. 10
after the 9:30 Mass.



Achieving Christ In Our Neighborhood
December 9, 10am to 1pm – Cafeteria

This gathering for developmentally disabled adults will meet from 10am – 1pm in the SMMA cafeteria. Lunch will be served at 11:30pm. Please RSVP by December 5.

We enjoy fun activities and will celebrate Christmas.

If you are a special needs adult or know someone who is, they are welcome to join the group. Contact Judy Ryan, 314-892-6329 or Judy Burns, 314-892-5522.

Athletic Association Holiday Party

SMMA Athletic Association
Annual Holiday Party!
December 14th at 6:30pm
Firehouse Bar & Grill
3500 Lemay Ferry Rd. 63125

If you have a child in the SMMA sports program, you are part of the Athletic Association. All moms/dads/guardians are invited to attend!

Join us for an evening of food, drinks, fun, raffles and prizes!

Please RSVP to: by December 10th

Women’s Prayer Recollection

Do you struggle to make time for
God with your busy schedule?
Join us for a Women’s Prayer Recollection
Monday, December 11 th at
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church
7:30 -9:00 pm.

The evening’s programming includes:
Meditation led by
Fr. Ryan Quarnstrom
A talk given by Kathleen Niebrugge

RSVP is not necessary, but if you have
any questions, you’re welcome to contact:
Kathleen Niebrugge at

Theresa Archer at 314-954-4155

Holy Name Father-Son Christmas Party

Father and Son Christmas Party
Hosted by SMMA Holy Name Society
Friday, December 15th

All men of the parish are invited to attend the annual Holy Name Society Father/Son Christmas Party on Friday, December 15th. The event starts with Mass in church at 6:30pm and then proceeds to the Parish Center.

Our party will include dinner, drinks, games, trivia and a raffle. Men of the parish should bring their sons, grandsons, sons-in-law and dads. The cost of the event is $5 for adults. Anyone 20 or under is free.

Reservations are required. Please contact Rich Sartori at (314) 422-4069 or, to make reservations.

Reservations will be accepted until Sunday, December 10th.