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Entries for August 2020

Parish Council seeks 2 new members!
The St. Gerard Majella Parish Council is seeking two new members for a two-year term, beginning this November. Last year, the Parish Council changed its organizational structure so that it now includes four appointed Members along with a representative from each of the following SGM organizations: Finance, Stewardship, School Board, Facilities, Marian Guild and the Majella Club. Two new members are added each year to replace the two members whose term has expired. Your Parish Council serves as an advisory board to Father Skillman for all matters concerning our parish and me...

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September Recollections for Women
Take some time out of your busy life to reflect and grow on the inside.   Both recollections include two homilies, a talk and the opportunity for spiritual direction or to receive the Sacrament of Confession. Please feel free to invite your friends by forwarding this email!  The recollections for women are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá.  Its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for g...

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Breaking Bread Missals and Song Sheets
Breaking Bread missals will be available in the narthex for indvidual use.  You will need to take the missal home with you and bring it back each week.  Please do not leave the missals in the pews.   Also, song sheets for Sunday's 9am Mass are available under Worship Aids on the  Liturgical Ministries page.  You can access these online during Mass or print them off and bring them along to Mass with you.  Again, please do not leave song sheets in the pews.

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Thank you from Guardian Angel Settlement
We received the following thank you from Jessica Brandon, President and CEO of the Guardian Angel Settlement Association:   "Thank you for St. Gerard Majella's continued support of our annual Back to School Program. We were truly astounded by the generosity of your parishioners - 5 large rolling bins filled multiple times with school supplies and more than 100 backpacks! We could not do this work without committed partners like St. Gerard Majella…. The Annual Back to School Program serves nearly 600 children in grades K-12. Each child receives a b...

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St. Gerard Majella Parish Retreat
Date: Saturday, October 17th                                                                                        Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Location: SGM Church and Liguori Hall                                                  &...

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Walking With Purpose Women's Bible Study
For women who desire to grow in their Catholic faith, seeking connection For women who feel they are doing so much, but none of it very well For women who ask themselves, "Isn't there more to life than this?"   Walking with Purpose is a women's ministry with a mission of helping every Catholic woman and girl in America to open her heart to Jesus Christ. WWP Bible studies involve personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church...

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That Man Is You Returns

Posted on August 20, 2020 in: General News

That Man Is You Returns
That Man is You! continues this fall starting Saturday, September 12, to address the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. This program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the Saints to help realize our vision of a man fully alive.   This second year of this program, being virtual with the pandemic, has a fall term and a spring term each with 13 weekly sessions. There is a 30 minute video for each session, followe...

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Eucharistic Adoration Opportunity
Our parish has been asked to be among those parishes praying 24 hours of adoration in anticipation of Archbishop-elect Mitchell T. Rozanski's installation (Tuesday, August 25th on the feast of Saint. Louis).   On Sat, August 22, we are looking for two adorers for each of the 24 hours. This is a one-time commitment. Adoration will be in the chapel.   You can sign up two ways: Use the link below. Click on edit workbook and fill in your name/email OR contact Alice Feltz (alicefeltz42@gmail.com or 314.225.7961. Please consider ...

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Napa Institute Virtual Conference
Thanks to the generosity of a number of parishioners, our entire parish has access to this year's Napa Institute Virtual Conference: "Finding Hope in the New America". This conference features incredible speakers like Cardinal George Pell, Bishop Robert Barron, and Dr. Scott Hahn. The lineup is quite impressive. The conference took place August 14-15, but content is available online until October 14. To access it, visit https://cvent.me/zR3429. When you register for the conference, enter code STGERARD-NI20 and the $150 conference ...

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Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer

Posted on August 12, 2020 in: General News

Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer
The Archbishop's Committee on Eucharistic Adoration is inviting all to participate in a Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer to be offered for Archbishop-elect Rozanski from August 16th through August 24th as he prepares for his installation as Archbishop on the Feast of St. Louis, August 25th. All are invited to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament during one or more of these nine days.  The Church will be opened for prayer from 6:30 am until 4:00 pm. May our Eucharistic Lord be praised as we unite together in praye...

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Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us on Sunday, August 23rd, for Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to pray for His Divine Mercy - for us and on the whole world. Exposition begins at 3:00 pm to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace.     “While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of my mercy” Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (848). “I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary, 687).

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Evening Vespers and Speaker, August 19
Monthly Evening Vespers on the third Wednesday of each month is now being offered at 7:00 pm in the church, with the next opportunity being on August 19th. Our speaker that evening will be Steve Rupp, Manager of Growth and Revitalization for the St. Vincent de Paul Society in St. Louis, speaking on the history and impact of the organization.  The service and speaker will also be livestreamed from SGM’s YouTube channel (the same as for Mass); the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person...

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Coming Soon - Online Parish Directory
On September 1st we will be activating the online parish directory functionality within ServantKeeper.  There will be a link, under Resources, on the parish web site to access the directory.  You will need your family ServantKeeper login that was generated in early April to access the online directory.  If you have lost this information or have issues logging in please contact Barb Hussey at communictions@sgmparish.org.  At this time only family information that is published in the printed parish directory will be available and as mentioned it will only ...

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