SMMA Mum Fundraiser

SMMA Mum Fundraiser

Get your house ready for Fall & support your school/parish at the same time! SMMA’s Home & School Association has joined with the local Haegele Nursery for a fundraiser supporting the SMMA community; thank you Bob!

Choose from Yellow, Orange, Bronze, Red, Purple, and White mums. Sold in pots 9″ in diameter. The plants are about 13″-15″ tall and 13″-15″ across. $10.00 each

Pay through this Faith Direct link  by Sept. 12th

We will organize pickup with a registration form that will be sent home with your name and order on it. Please bring this with you to pickup your order to make pickup most efficient.

**Volunteers needed to help with pickup** Contact Tiffany Rushing

Pickup your mum order on the upper church lot on Saturday, Sept. 25th 1-3pm.

QUESTIONS??? – Contact Tiffany Rushing at 314-503-0852 or trwine@hotmail.com

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40 Days For Life

40 Days For Life
SMMA’s Day to Witness at Planned Parenthood
Saturday, September 25th

The Fall campaign for the 40 Days for Life kicks off on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and concludes on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Save the date for SMMA’s adopted day to witness at Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Blvd. on Saturday, September 25.

Please consider standing up for the largest marginalized group in the country, the unborn. Our culture says that they’re not human and their life doesn’t count. Through our faith we know better.

Be on the lookout for the 40 Days for Life Poster and witnessing schedule in the church foyer. Reserve your time slot to witness for the unborn by adding your name to the schedule.

You can also call Ray at 461-2367 to reserve your spot over the phone.

Go to https://www.40daysforlife.com for more information.

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Catholicism Uncorked!

 

Save the Date!
Friday, October 1st – 
SMMA Parish Center
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7:00 pm
Speaker will be 
Ron “Towel Man” Baechle

Our next Catholicism Uncorked event will feature Ron Baechle, more widely known as the St. Louis Blues “Towel Man”. Ron, a parishioner at St. Joseph Imperial, is active in the music and ACTS ministries. Since 1990, Ron has become infamous as the towel waving superfan of the St. Louis Blues. Ron will speak on what it means to be a welcoming witness to his Catholic faith along with a few highlights from his years as the official St. Louis Blues Towel Man.

Drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring your own snacks and appetizers.

Recollection For Women

October Evening of Recollection For Women
Monday, October 4th
7:30 to 9:30 pm
In the church

There will be an Evening of Recollection on Monday, October 4th from 7:30 to 9:30pm at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church. A priest of Opus Dei will give two meditations. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. RSVP is not necessary, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Theresa Archer, tessarcher@sbcglobal.net or 314 -954-4155.

For women of all ages, from college age to those of us further along in adulthood! The meditations are meant to facilitate our 1:1 conversation with Jesus. Opus Dei is a personal prelature of the Catholic Church, whose charism is to help the faithful living in the middle of the world embrace their daily life in a way that involves walking closely with Jesus Christ.

Schedule

7:30 – 8:00: Meditation by Fr. Mike Giesler

8:00 – 8:50: Free time for personal quiet prayer, journaling, etc. During this time both Fr. Mike and Fr. Samuel, the associate pastor at SMMA are available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spiritual direction. There will also be a 15 minute talk, given by one of the women members of Opus Dei, in the vestibule.

8:50 – 9:20: Meditation by Fr. Mike Giesler

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Fall Festival

 

Friday October 8th Adult Only Event 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday October 9th Family Celebration Event 2:00pm – 8:30pm

Featuring Full BBQ and Hog Roast
Games and Activities for kids of all ages
Food and Beverages Music Indoor Bingo
Exclusive SMMA Crafters Craft Fair Raffles Fireworks

Friday Night – Adult celebration with BBQ, drinks, live music, and games. This is also the night we celebrate the alumni of our school, so gather your classmates and enjoy the evening. Free seating will be available, but you can also bring your own lawn chairs. Parking will be free.

Saturday – BBQ starts at 1:00pm. We have expanded our BBQ to include a whole Hog Roast that will be served starting at 5:30pm.

Drinks, Nachos, Pretzels, and other items will be available.

Fall Festival Craft Fair will feature hand crafted items from SMMA parishioners. The Craft Fair will run from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. If you are an SMMA crafter and would like to have a table at our Craft Fair, please contact Beth Vordtriede at (314) 306-5896. Tables are $25.00 and limited to SMMA parishioners.

Our 50/50 has already started with a total of $1,600 so far and growing. The winner will get half! Raffle tickets are available in the school and church lobbies. If you need tickets, contact Sandy Burke at (469) 639-9763. Watch the bulletin for additional raffle items!

Additional Games, Indoor Bingo and Activities will be offered for “kids” of all ages from 2:00pm – 8:00pm.

The evening will end with Fireworks at 8:30pm.

Seating will be free, with limited tables and chairs available, however, feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. Parking is free. Since this is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to SMMA Parish, coolers and outside food will not allowed. Advanced ticket sales will be online with pick-up after Masses mid-September.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and labor shortage with our vendors, some events may be subject to change. This will be a primarily outdoor event. Any activities indoor will be subject to appropriate social distancing protocols. Watch the bulletin and website for upcoming news.

Volunteers will be needed and will be solicited through parish organizations and schools, however, if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Jill Vaughn at 314-420-5174.

 

KOC Adult Halloween Party

SAVE THE DATE

Annual Adult Halloween Party
Saturday, October 23

A great time will be had by all while helping the
Knights raise funds for charitable works.

Stay tuned for more information.

Youth Ministry – Luke 18 & Steubenville News

SMMA Luke 18 Retreat

SMMA Youth Ministry will be hosting its Luke 18 Retreat for all parish 7th graders the weekend of December 3-5, and we need your help!

Luke 18 is meant to be a community building experience, and it has traditionally been run with the aid of high schoolers & families in the parish.

At this time, all high schoolers, 9th-12th grade, are invited to apply to be a part of our Luke 18 retreat team! Applications are due online by Thursday, September 23rd.

Additionally, SMMA parishioners are invited to donate snacks, provide meals, or to be a host family for the weekend!

Please contact Director of Youth Ministry, Hannah Aulbach, at youthministry@smmaparish.org regarding either of these opportunities!