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Entries for May 2020

SGM Men's Faith Sharing Group
We are resuming our weekly Monday evening sessions to pray the Rosary, read Scripture, share and laugh. This is a weekly one-hour long opportunity starting at 7:30 for fellowship and strengthening ourselves for the journey we all must make. We meet in Meeting Room 220/221, or outside if weather permits. If you have any questions, contact Paul Andrew or John Heck

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SGM Retreat

Posted on May 28, 2020 in: General News

SGM Retreat
Save the date – October 17, 2020 Mark October 17 on your calendar now to save the date for the 2020 SGM Retreat! Guidelines for large gatherings, social distancing requirements, options for virtual participation and other procedures related to safety will be determined and communicated well in advance – planning is already underway to make this is a safe and sacred day. Details and sign-up sheets will be available as the date approaches, but this will be a day of prayer and reflection lasting from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm at SGM ...

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Fr Huber Speaks at the Community of Transcendent Men
Our very own Father Larry Huber will be the guest speaker at this month's gathering for the Community of Transcendent Men. He loves reading and particularly loves finding the Christian context within secular books.  He will be bring some of the great concepts from books like "The Power of Habit - Why We Do What We Do in life and Business" to the table and show how they are rooted in Christianity.   He also has a great perspective on what "God's grace" is, how to recognize it in everyday life, and how to use God's grace to...

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Steubenville Conference Cancelled
We received the following communication from the Office of Youth Ministry: “Due to the size of our conferences, social distancing guidelines, and an incredible concern for the safety of all of our participants, we will NOT be hosting the 2020 Steubenville STL Mid-America Conferences. While we are heartbroken that the conferences are cancelled, we know that this is the safest decision for all involved and we also know that the Lord has a victorious return planned for 2021! Due to the cancellations of many of the Steubenville Youth Conferences, Francisca...

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2020 SGM Summer Youth Retreat Week
Sadly both our VBS and Totus Tuus programs have been cancelled. (July 13-17). All registration fees will be refunded.  Please welcome and pray for Lisa Vorwerk, SGM's Parish School of Religion coordinator who will be the 2021 Summer Youth Retreat Coordinator.

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We are are all saddened by the passing of Kathleen Kovacs and wish to celebrate her life. While we will all celebrate her in our own personal ways, the public celebration of her life will be necessarily limited by realities of Covid-19.  The public celebrations of her life will be as follows: There will be a wake this Thursday, 5/21/20 at Bopp Chapel, located at 10610 Manchester Road in Kirkwood from 4 to 8 p.m.  A maximum of 75 people will be allowed at a time.  At the family's request, the St. Gerard Majella community is asked to visit between 6 and 8 pm if possible. The funeral m...

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Help Needed With Church Sanitation
St Gerard Majella Parish, with the resumption of public Masses, is asking for a crew of five adult (18 years of age or older) volunteers to sanitize the Church after each of the weekend Masses.  Cleaning after weekday Masses will be conducted by the parish janitorial staff. The scheduled Mass times are: Saturday 9am and 5pm; Sunday 7am, 9am, and 11 am.  There may be funeral services on a Saturday that require sanitizing as well by a crew of parish volunteers.    Our Pastor, Fr. Skillman sent out the SGM Guidelines for Public Mass During Pandemic vi...

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Guidelines For Public Mass During Pandemic
As you probably know, Archbishop Carlson has given us permission to resume public Masses. Weekday Masses will begin on Monday, May 18th, and our first Sunday Masses will be the evening of Saturday, May 23rd and the morning of Sunday, May 24th. We are far from being back to “the way it was,” so please pay attention to the following special policies and precautions that the Archdiocese of St. Louis has enacted for the safety of all in our parish family. Also, please note that Archbishop Carlson has indefinitely extended the dispensation from the obligation to atte...

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on May 12, 2020 in: General News

Starting Monday, May 18th, the Parish Office will resume normal office hours. The Parish Office will be open 7:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Adult Faith Discussion - The Woman
Every May we turn with special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. On Wednesday, May 13th, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, we will have the opportunity to discuss our Blessed Mother and her role in our lives. At 6:30 that evening, our clergy will host a livestream on Fr. Skillman's YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/frdavidskillman). Before then, watch the movie entitled The Woman on Formed.org (https://watch.formed.org/videos/the-woman) and come with your comments and questions. Feel free to submit comments and questions ahead of time by emailing afft@sg...

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Congratulations Deacon Truss!
Congratulations to Reverend Mr. Ryan Truss on your ordination to transitional deacon! The ordination was celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, May 2nd: Ryan celebrated his first Mass as a transitional deacon on Sunday, May 3rd by giving a wonderful homily: Later that moring, the St. Gerard Majella parish surprised Ryan with an impromptu parade:

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Meet Our RCIA Candidates & Team
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the formation process by which a person who is not baptized or baptized in another faith denomination learns the tenets of the Catholic faith. After thorough preparation and reflection, participants are invited into the sacramental life and full initiation into the Catholic faith.  Our program traditionally begins in the fall, and with weekly meetings, candidates are ready to be welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil. Unfortunately, this year our RCIA program and candidates' preparation ...

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