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Entries for October 2020

What Did Pope Francis Say About Civil Unions?
What Did Pope Francis Say About Civil Unions? “Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples. Some activists and media reports have suggested that Pope Francis has changed Catholic teaching by his remarks. Among many Catholics, the pope’s comments have raised questions about what the pope really said, what it means, and what the Church teaches about civil unions and marria...

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20th Annual Turkey Collection

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: General News

20th Annual Turkey Collection
For St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Guardian Angel Settlement’s 2020 Turkey Dinner You can help by donating a frozen turkey. Bring your turkey to the SGM parking lot on Monday, November 23rd , between 7 and 9 am. Your contributions will help feed over 600 needy people!   Monetary Donations Monetary donations will also be gladly accepted. It will be used to purchase food for their Thanksgiving Dinner. Make checks payable to “Guardian Angel Settlement” and drop them off at the same time. TWB’s for Walmart will also be gladly accepted! ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
November 7/8, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn green beans, applesauce (plastic jar) biscuit mix (box or packet). The optional item is shampoo. If you have questions, contact Matt Connolly, 314-265-3789, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, or Marie McGeehan, m.mcgeehan@sbcglobal.net.

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2020 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

2020 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale
It’s that time of year again to place your order for poinsettias from Tomasovic Nursery, sponsored by the SGM Marian Guild! Poinsettias make great gifts for family, friends, clients, co-workers and teachers.  In addition, the Memorial Poinsettia Fund is a wonderful way to remember a departed loved one at Christmas. The names will be published in the bulletin. (The Memorial Poinsettias will be delivered directly to Church at Christmas. You will not need to pick them up and bring them to Church.)   ORDER DEADLINE: Frida...

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

Advent by Candlelight
Mark your calendar for Friday, December 4th at 7:00 pm for our yearly Advent by Candlelight celebration. As you can imagine, this year will look a little different.   Similar to what we have done in years past, we will begin with a prayer service in church followed by a speaker. This entire portion of the evening is easily adjusted to ensure we follow St Louis County social distancing and mask wearing requirements.  Our church space holds up to 125 people under the current recommendations. The challenge, as y...

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A Men’s Faith Formation Program

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

A Men’s Faith Formation Program
That Man is You! is alive and active at SGM. It is a faith program to help men address the pressures and temptations that we face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. This program involves small group sessions, 7 to 9 men, gathering virtually or in-person on a weekly basis for 1 hour sessions. There are 30 minute videos on a weekly topic based on our Nuptial Mass wedding vows. This is done by fellowship and relationships; harmonizing current social and medica...

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St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Adopt-A-Family
For many years The Society of St. Vincent DePaul has been sponsoring the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Basket for Feed My People. Like everything else in the year of Covid-19, this year is going to be different. Because Feed My People cannot find the space this year to hold all the baskets, they are asking for donations of gift cards for our neighbors. You will be assigned a family and receive their names and ages. This will be helpful when you are deciding which gift cards to purchase and the amount. The gift cards wil...

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A Drive Thru Celebration

Posted on October 15, 2020 in: General News

Parish Retreat Livestream & Worship Aid
Our parish retreat is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th.  Many of the activities will be livestreamed on our parish YouTube Channel under the SGM Retreat 2020 Playlist.   The schedule of streamed activities: 8:35       Morning Prayer and Mass 10:00     Conference #1 11:00      Rosary, Litany & Angelus 12:30      Conference #2 1:20        Adoration & Reconciliation, Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Benediction, Closing Prayer   Worship A...

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SGM Blood Drive

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive
St. Vincent de Paul's clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, October 31, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday, November 1st, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be located at the east end of SGM's parking lot. Clothing of all types is needed, but particularly for children and men. Kindly bring clothing in bags or boxes – no hangers, please. Kitchen utensils and small household items in good condition can be donated as well.  We are not able to take furniture and other large ...

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Evening Vespers & Speaker–October 21st
Monthly evening vespers will be offered October 21st at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be parishioner Chris Blood, speaking about her Catholic journey, and offering her perspective on two of her favorite saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Gerard Majella.   The service and speaker will be livestreamed on SGM’s YouTube channel; the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person, the safety guidelines will be in place for Vespers: social distancing before and aft...

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Latin Mass for the Feast of Saint Gerard Majella
Una Voce St. Louis, a local group dedicated to the preservation of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass), will be hosting a Solemn Traditional Latin Mass here at St. Gerard Majella for our parish feast day.  The Mass will be at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 16th.  Fr. Thomas Keller will be the celebrant, and Fr. Skillman will preach. All are welcome!

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Life Chain Needs You!

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

Life Chain Needs You!
Life Chain brings people together to give peaceful witness to the sanctity of life. Participants stand side-by-side, giving witness by holding Pro-Life messages and praying to show strong support exist for the unborn and to stir the hearts of people driving by to support Pro-Life efforts. Come to the corner of Manchester and Ballas Roads on October 4th, from 2:00 until 3:00 pm. Our goal this year is to have 350 participants. Help us make that happen!   Virginia McKee (SGM parishioner) would like to invite one and all to stand up for Life at the Life Chain.&n...

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