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Welcome Fr. Seper

Posted on July 04, 2024 in: General News

Welcome Fr. Seper
What People Are Saying About Our New Priest: Fr. John Seper – Senior Associate Pastor He appears a bit taller than his picture. I think that I’ve heard that joke before. The stuff he puts on his hair to make it turn grey seems to be working. Dear Friends – Grace...

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on July 04, 2024 in: General News

Parish Office Hours
Our year-round office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am until 4:00 pm, and Friday 7:00 am until 12 noon. During the summer, we have parish staff taking time off so some adjustments will be made. Please note the following changes coming up: July 22nd and July 23rd, we will open at ...

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July 28 Bulletin Deadline Change
Items for the July 28th bulletin need to be turned in to the parish office or emailed to officeadmin@sgmparish.org by 12 noon, Wednesday, July 17th.

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on July 04, 2024 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
July 13/14, is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. The food pantry would like to have a bigger selection of food available. Choose one of the menus listed below: Menu #1: beef stew, rice, canned corn, and canned peaches. The optional item is tooth paste and tooth brushes. Menu #2: macaro...

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Adoration Chapel Update - From Fr. Grosch
Some of you may have heard recently about some “security concerns” with the adoration chapel at St. Gerard Majella, and I just wanted to give you a brief update to fill you in on what happened, especially to dispel any misinformation or rumors that might be floating around. A few week...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on June 26, 2024 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, July 6th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations.&nbs...

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Farewell Receptions for Father Rubie
Following Masses - June 29th & 30th For the past 2 1/2 years, we have been blessed with the teachings of Father Rubie as our Associate Pastor.  We are sad to see him go but wish him all the best in his future endeavors. To celebrate his time with us, Marian Guild will host a reception...

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Looking and Booking Ahead

Posted on June 20, 2024 in: General News

Looking and Booking Ahead
Our music team, a source of joy and fulfillment, continues to sing throughout the summer but needs help covering Masses on different weekends. Here's a chance for all women and girls to join forces and praise God in song, Saturday, July 20, at the 5:00 pm Mass. There is one rehearsal on Thursday...

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SGM Stewardship Committee Openings
The Stewardship Committee currently has two open positions. Members of the “Stew Crew” serve a three-year term and are active, registered parishioners of St. Gerard Majella. The Stew Crew assists Fr. Grosch and the SGM parish staff in promoting a culture of prayer, participation and gene...

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Vocations and Donuts

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: General News

A wonderful Vocation Donut Sunday as children, young people and families open their hearts to God’s call.   Could you or someone in your family have a call to the priesthood or religious life?  Pray! Talk with faithful friends, Fr. Grosch, Fr. Rubie and family!  Your parish comm...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on June 13, 2024 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, June 23rd, for Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to pray for His Divine Mercy. Exposition begins at 3:00 pm to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace.

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July 7 Bulletin Deadline Change
Items for the July 7th bulletin need to be turned in to the parish office or emailed to officeadmin@sgmparish.org by 12 noon, Wednesday, June 26th.

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St Gerard Majella 2024 Parking Lot Project
Replacing porous asphalt pavement with pavers and asphalt pavement Church will remain open during construction; main doors always open No Thru Traffic from Dougherty Ferry - Ballas Road during construction  Start June 3     Complete August 9 Work will be phased: ...

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Music in the Summer

Posted on May 30, 2024 in: General News

Music in the Summer
There are lots of chances this summer to drop in and sing for a mass. No pressure, just praise! Our first opportunity is coming up on JUNE 23rd at the 9:00 Mass. All the men and boys of the parish are invited to come and sing together! One rehearsal on Thursday, June 20th is all you'll need (...

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on May 30, 2024 in: General News

Parish Office Hours
Our year round office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am until 4:00 pm, and Friday 7:00 am until 12 noon. During the summer, we have parish staff taking time off so some adjustments will be made. Please note the following changes coming up: Thursday, June 6, the office will close a...

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Give a Meal A Month

Posted on May 30, 2024 in: General News

Give a Meal A Month
June 8/9 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. The food pantry would like to have a bigger selection of food available. Choose one of the menus listed below: Menu #1: tuna, Tuna Helper, green beans, fruit cocktail and granola bars. The optional item is deodorant. Menu #2: canned ham,...

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Pizza with the Priests

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

Pizza with the Priests
Liguori Hall Tuesday, June 11th 5-7pm As a new member of the St Gerard Majella community, you are invited to a fun and casual evening with Fr Grosch, Fr Rubie, and other new parishioners. The Marian Guild’s Welcoming Committee is hosting this event. Come join us for dinner and s...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on June 9th  following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in rooms 220 and 221.  This month's event is hosted by the Vocation Committee.  We hope to see you there!!

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, June 1st, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations. See...

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2024 SGM Day of Prayer on October 5
Mark October 5th on your calendar now to save the date for the 2024 SGM Retreat. Planning is underway to continue the tradition of this sacred day of praying together as a parish! Prayer and reflection will last from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm at SGM, including Mass, two conferences, community praying of...

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Majella Club/SGM Sports News
The next Majella Club meeting is on June 6, at 7:30pm in Liguori Hall. Majella Club meetings are open to all parishioners (men and women) and all are invited to join us. At this meeting, we will be voting to fill two open positions on Sports Council, as well as the below amendment to the Sports Form...

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Bulletin Deadline Change

Posted on May 16, 2024 in: General News

Bulletin Deadline Change
Because of the Memorial Day Holiday, items for the June 2nd bulletin need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 22nd, 12 noon.

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on May 16, 2024 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, May 26th, for Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to pray for His Divine Mercy. Exposition begins at 3:00 pm to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace.

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Withdraw Signature for Pro-Abortion  Initiative Petition
A new website for Missouri voters who regret signing or mistakenly signed the pro-abortion initiative petition allows those people to withdraw their signature. It does not require a notary. Simply fill out the form on the website and it will be sent to the Secretary of State.  However, ...

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SGM Marian Guild’s 5th Annual  Ladies Night at the MUNY
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 Cost: $85 per person (includes Muny ticket, Back-Stage Tour, Boxed Dinner, Drinks & Limo Party Bus transportation) Bus Departs SGM:  5:30 pm                    &nbs...

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Michelle O'Toole would like to get a group of SGM Parishioners to join her in attending the July 7th Mass at the Basilica and then Process to St. Stephen. Let Michelle know if you are interested in joining or carpooling! Michelle O’Toole: 314-308-3954 Call or text!

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Mother’s Day Rose Sale

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Mother’s Day Rose Sale
May 11 and 12 Roses will be sold after all Masses on Mother’s Day weekend, benefitting the Friends of Birthright. Roses will be $4/stem. Please stop by and pick up a flower for your mom, grandma, aunt or any other mother figure in your life.

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
May 11/12, is our regular Give a Meal a Month collec-tion. The food pantry would like to have a bigger selection of food availa-ble. Choose one of the menus listed below: Menu #1: spaghetti sauce with meat, 1 pkg of spaghetti noodles, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar). The optional item is brea...

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Let the Spirit Move You!

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

Let the Spirit Move You!
For this Prayer and Praise time at SGM, Stephanie Gummersheimer will play instrumental piano and have us sing songs filled with the Holy Spirit as we celebrate Pentecost. "It's my favorite Holy Day of the year! Come be inspired with me!" Bring a friend to share in this hour of prayer t...

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SGM PaLS Food Truck Night

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

SGM PaLS Food Truck Night
Saturday, May 11th Following 5pm Mass 6pm - 8:30pm Beverages provided!  Food available upon purchase from The Fold. RSVP to sgmpals@gmail.com

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Get Your Green and Gold Tickets Now
St. Gerard Majella School APT (Alliance of Parents & Teachers) is hosting our annual Green & Gold Raffle ticket sale for the 2024 - 2025 school year! The proceeds of this annual fundraiser are used to assist in the success of special programs, events and extr...

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Self-Nominations for the ACTS Core Team
The SGM ACTS Core Team is accepting nominations to serve on the Core Team for a three-year term, August 2024 - August 2027, 2 women and 2 men. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, May 1. The eligibility requirements are to be a registered parishioner and having served on at least one team. ...

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An Evening for Married Couples

Posted on April 11, 2024 in: General News

An Evening for Married Couples
May 31, 2024 6-8pm in Liguori Hall Featuring special guest Speaker Fr. David Skillman BBQ by Dalie's Smokehouse, beverages and community fellowship For more information contact Tara Scherer taranoonan@yahoo.com or 314-363-8272 Registration is $50 per couple Join other c...

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Join Us: Pastoral Vision Feedback Session
We want your feedback!  Help shape the vision for our parish. Last October, Fr. Grosch shared the Pastoral Vision for SGM.  This vision outlines our goals and aspirations for the future of our parish.  Since the initial rollout, the Parish Council has been collecting feedback fr...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for the return of Donut Sunday on April 14th  following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in rooms 220 and 221.  This month's event is hosted by the Youth Ministry.    We hope to see you there!!

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5th Grade Girl Scout Thank You!
Thank you to everyone in our parish community who donated items to the Humane Society to help the 5th grade Girl Scouts with their Bronze Award. We had three cars full of donations, and the Humane Society staff was so happy to receive it all.

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The Second Round - Sipping with the Saints
Friday, May 3rd at 7:00pm in Liguori Hall $25 per person Relax and enjoy an evening as we sample Bourbons and hear about Kentucky's Catholic roots. Snacks and social time included! Register online!

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
April 13/14 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. The food pantry would like to have a bigger selection of food available. Please choose one of the menus listed below: Menu #1: beef stew, canned corn, fruit cocktail, and Martha White Muffin Mix. The optional item is liquid dish soap...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on March 26, 2024 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, April 6th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations.

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PaLS Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 21, 2024 in: General News

Annual Easter Collection Supports our Retired Priests
The annual Archbishop’s Collection for Retired Priests is traditionally held on Easter Sunday. This is a beautiful opportunity for to honor the vibrant legacy of priests who have dedicated their lives to serve us. Your support helps assure our priests receive the essential care they need, i...

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Holy Week Service Schedule

Posted on March 18, 2024 in: General News

Holy Week Service Schedule
Holy Thursday (March 28) 8:00 am Morning Prayer 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Church open for prayer until midnight Good Friday (March 29) 8:00 am Morning Prayer 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 8:30pm Tenebrae Servi...

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STL Help Medical Equipment Collection
SVDP is also working with STL Help, a non-profit organization, that assists anyone in need of free medical equipment.  The will also be collecting items on Saturday, April 6, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday, April 7, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. They are asking for wheelchairs, walkers, ...

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SGM on Catholic Radio - Friday March 22, 3pm
It's Spring Radiothon for Catholic Radio / Covenant Network.  On Friday March 22, in the 3:00 pm hour, SGM parishioners George Cook, Tom Heeger, Larry and Lisa Abram will be talking about the importance of Catholic Radio and talking up St Gerard Majella.   ...

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CAMPUS CLEAN UP - March 23

Posted on March 13, 2024 in: General News

CAMPUS CLEAN UP - March 23
We will need an army of volunteers Saturday, March 23rd, 9:30 am until 1:00 pm. Earn service hours for students. Lunch provided by the Majella Club Grilling Team! Here is a list of projects: Mulching (bring wheel barrows, scoops, pitch forks, blowers, gloves) Removing junipers (bring ch...

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Lunch & Learn - April 1

Posted on March 13, 2024 in: General News

Lunch & Learn - April 1
Monday, April 1st, 2024 11:30am Liguori Hall "How to Cope With Growing Older" Presented by Dr. Marguerite Wubker, M.D., FACP Don't be a fool and miss this informative presentation! Dr. Marguerite Wubker M.D. of Kirkwood specializes in internal medicine and cardiology ...

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Divine Mercy Sunday - April 7

Posted on March 13, 2024 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 7
Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday April 7th “I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy” (Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska 1109)   “There is nothing that man needs more than Divine Mercy...

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Birthright Card Party

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Birthright Card Party
Please Join Us in Supporting BIRTHRIGHT by attending the St. Clement of Rome & St. Gerard Majella’s Annual Game and Card Party Luncheon! Raffle Items – Attendance Prizes – Pot of Gold Thursday April 11th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm St. Clement’s Parish Center, 1508 Bopp Ro...

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Eucharistic Revival

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Eucharistic Revival
What is the most amazing experience in your life? Wed-ding day? Birth of a child? Taylor Swift concert? Why shouldn’t a physical encounter with the God of the Universe be the most amazing experience for each of us? Join our Eucharist Revival program and work with other parishioners to be aw...

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Calling Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
As SGM brings back the opportunity to receive the Precious Blood at special Masses, EMHC will be needed. Ministers of the Precious Blood will serve on a scheduled basis only. If you would like to join this ministry, please sign up online. Requirements: Active, practicing Catholic as a SGM p...

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Lunch & Learn - March 13

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

Lunch & Learn - March 13
Wednesday, March 13, 11:30am “Three Women: The Treacherous, The Bold, & The Brilliant” Presented by Bev Schuetz, storyteller & historian Meet three diverse but equally unique women: Peggy Shippen, the young & beautiful wife of Benedict Arnold, who orc...

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What’s in Your Closet?

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

What’s in Your Closet?
Clothing Drive – April 6 &7 It is time for spring cleaning – make space in your home and help those in need! St. Vincent de Paul's clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, April 6, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm and Sunday, April 7, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm. The St. ...

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Children's Choir Opportunity

Posted on February 27, 2024 in: General News

Children's Choir Opportunity
All children in the parish are invited to be part of the 5 pm Mass on Palm Saturday, March 24! From the opening procession and waving of palms to singing special songs, they fully participate in the beginning of Holy Week. A very special part of this mass is the involvement of the Cherub Choir (grad...

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Retreat and Discernment for Teens

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

Be sure to check out the various retreat and discernment events available to your teen:

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The Pro-Life Apostolate

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

The Pro-Life Apostolate
The Pro-Life Apostolate has been busy! We had our first or-ganizational meeting in October. We sold Christmas cards to benefit Birthright in December. We also took part in the Coalition Life Christmas Basket program for mothers in their pregnancy center. In January we collected donations for our Bir...

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Family Adoration & Confession Night

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

Family Adoration & Confession Night
A family holy hour of Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament will be held with Father Rubie on Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 until 7:00 pm. The holy hour will include a short gospel reflection and confession.

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, March 2nd, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations. Se...

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Healing Mass - February 24

Posted on February 21, 2024 in: General News

Healing Mass - February 24
We’re continuing in this season of Lent, a time devoted to repentance and receiving the mercy of God. The music, readings, and psalms of this season are a constant reminder of our own woundedness, and of our desire to be restored by Christ. One very important part of the season ...

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5th Grade Girl Scout Bronze Award Help Needed
The 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop needs your help! We are working on our Bronze Award and are helping the animals at the Humane Society. We are collecting items on their wish list from March 2-10th.  Drop your items before mass, at Fish Fry, or bring them to school. Items needed are: Stuf...

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SGM Children's Praise Choir continues March 9th
This group is open to all children in grades 3-5 who like to sing.  We have one Saturday afternoon rehearsal an hour before the assigned 5:00 p.m. Mass. Our next Mass is coming up on March 9th.  To get on the email list and join the choir, please contact Stephanie Gummersheimer at sgu...

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Bulletin Schedule Change

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: General News

Bulletin Schedule Change
The March 24th bulletin deadline is Thursday, March 14th, 12 Noon. The March 31st bulletin deadline is Wednesday, March 20th, 12 Noon. The April 7th bulletin deadline is Tuesday, March 26th, 12 Noon.

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SGM School Board Seeking New Members
The SGM School Board is looking for new Board members who would begin a three-year term of service beginning with the 2024-2025 academic school year. Candidates must be parents or guardians of current SGM students. If you are interested or want to learn more about serving on the School Board, contac...

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7th Grade Confirmation Meeting

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: General News

7th Grade Confirmation Meeting
April 9, 2024 7:00pm This meeting is for parents and candidates for Confirmation 2025 Attendance is ESSENTIAL for everyone.

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Diaper Drive

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: General News

Diaper Drive
The Diaconate Community of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis is sponsoring a diaper drive. Drop off diapers of any size at our parish March 10th through March 17th. Donations will be given to local pregnancy resource centers and shelters for mothers and their children. For further information, contact ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, February 25th, for Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to pray for His Divine Mercy. Exposition begins at 3:00 pm to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace.

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Lenten Schedule

Posted on February 08, 2024 in: General News

Lenten Schedule
Confessions 10:15am Sundays 4:00pm Saturdays Stations of the Cross 7:00pm Fridays Family Holy Hour & Confessions 6:00pm February 27th and March 26th Mass of Healing 9:00am February 24th Taize Mediation Holy Hour 7:00pm March 12th Lenten Series SEEK24 Video Serie...

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Blood Drive - March 17th

Posted on February 02, 2024 in: General News

Lenten Soup and Video Series

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Lenten Soup and Video Series
The Adult Faith Committee will be hosting a weekly Lenten program starting on Wednesday February 21, and running each Wednesday evening through March 20.  We will offer a simple supper of soup and bread in Liguori Hall and we will watch a variety of different talks from the recen...

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
February 10/11, is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is Peanut Butter, Jelly, Instant Oatmeal and Granola Bars. The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donations to Wal-...

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Heat Up St. Louis

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Heat Up St. Louis
As temperatures drop this winter, many people are forced to choose between food, rent, medical care or keeping utilities turned on. Once again, SGM Volunteers will be collecting for HEAT UP ST LOUIS on Super Bowl weekend, next Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11. Look for the Football Helm...

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Heat Up St. Louis

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Heat Up St. Louis
As temperatures drop this winter, many people are forced to choose between food, rent, medical care or keeping utilities turned on. Once again, SGM Volunteers will be collecting for HEAT UP ST LOUIS on Super Bowl weekend, next Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11. Look for the Football Helm...

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Lunch & Learn - February 19th

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Lunch & Learn - February 19th
"Page to Stage" Presented by The Repertory Theatre Have you ever wondered how professional theatre makers create the magic that happens on stage, the creation and curation of a production, from play selection to the moment it comes to life on opening night?  We'll learn abou...

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Music Opportunities for Students

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Music Opportunities for Students
Our Young Cantor program is open to students in grades 6-8, as well as younger exceptional singers. They cantor weekend Masses throughout the year (usually in pairs), adding their voices in praise to God. The more the merrier! I am looking to have 4 new singers join the ranks. If your child is inter...

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Coming Soon - The Augustine Way

Posted on January 31, 2024 in: General News

Coming Soon - The Augustine Way
The Augustine Way is a clergy led program for men building personal virtue and Christ-centered chastity. A collaboration of West County parishes is anticipated in Lent.

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Wine Night at the Rectory

Posted on January 24, 2024 in: General News

Fish Fry Meal Delivery

Posted on January 24, 2024 in: General News

Fish Fry Meal Delivery
Fish Fry Meals Delivered! Are you a parishioner who is unable to come in or drive thru to pick up a Fish Fry meal due to illness or physical limitations? You can still enjoy a tasty SGM Fish Fry meal - we will deliver it to your door. Please contact Janet Wittenauer, Pastoral Care Coordinator, 31...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on January 24, 2024 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, February 3rd, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations....

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GriefShare Bereavement Group

Posted on January 22, 2024 in: General News

GriefShare Bereavement Group
Support and Encouragement for your Grief Journey Understanding is the first step to healing.  After the funeral, when all the activities are over, others return to their normal lives.  But personal grief continues and most people don’t know what to do next.  Often our family ...

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Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Posted on January 16, 2024 in: General News

Walking with Purpose Bible Study
Our Spring Semester of Walking with Purpose will be 8 weeks starting February 6th.  We will meet on Tuesdays 9:00-10:30 am in the meeting rooms. Our book study will be Fearless and Free which studies the book of Ephesians.    Please contact Tara Scherer (taranoonan@yahoo.com ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on January 16, 2024 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us today, Sunday, January 28th, for Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and to pray for His Divine Mercy. Exposition begins at 3:00 pm to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace.

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Pizza with the Priests

Posted on January 16, 2024 in: General News

Pizza with the Priests
Liguori Hall Tuesday, February 13th 5-7pm As a new member of the St Gerard Majella community you are invited to a fun and casual evening with Fr Grosch, Fr Rubie, and other new parishioners. The Marian Guild’s Welcoming Committee is hosting this event. Come join us for ...

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Marian Guild Mass and Breakfast

Posted on January 15, 2024 in: General News

Marian Guild Mass and Breakfast
Saturday, January 27th at 9:00am The women of the parish are invited to attend 9:00 AM Mass followed by breakfast in Liguori Hall. Relax and enjoy catching up with other women of the parish after the business of the holidays! Plan to join us for a little time for yourselves! If you plan to ...

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SGM Game Night 2024

Posted on January 15, 2024 in: General News

2024 Fish Fry Information

Posted on January 15, 2024 in: General News

2024 Fish Fry Information
Fish Fries are back in 2024 Fish fries will be held on February 16th, 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.  We can always use help!  If you would like to volunteer, please see the online signup. When you come up to SGM for fish fry Doug...

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The Heart of the Redeemer

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

The Heart of the Redeemer
A FAMILY HOLY HOUR of Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament   Short Gospel Reflection & Confessions Provided by Fr. Rubie   The 4th Tuesday of the Month 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Please Note

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

Please Note
A few months ago there was a “Save the Date” notice in the bulletin regarding Father Timothy Gallagher coming to speak at SGM on Saturday, March 16th. Unfortunately, due to some recent changes to his ministry and the scheduling of events, we were notified that he is no longer able to com...

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SGM Children's Praise Choir

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

SGM Children's Praise Choir
SGM Children's Praise Choir continues February 3rd.This group is open to all children in grades 3-5 who like to sing. We have one Saturday afternoon re-hearsal an hour before the assigned 5:00 pm Mass. Our next Mass is coming up on February 3rd. To get on the email list and join the choir, conta...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on January 03, 2024 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Come celebrate the New Year and join us for  Donut Sunday on January 14th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in meeting rooms 220 and 221.     This month's event is hosted by the Marian Guild.  We hope to see you there!!

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on January 03, 2024 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
January 13/14 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef ravioli, green beans, fruit, cornbread (Martha White) The optional item is macaroni and cheese. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donations t...

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2024 Spring Lunch & Learns

Posted on January 03, 2024 in: General News

2024 Spring Lunch & Learns
Save These Dates! Monday, February 19th "Page to Stage" The Repertory Theatre presenter will take us from play selection to the moment it comes to life on the stage   Wednesday, March13th "Three Women: The Treacherous, The Bold & The Brilliant" Bev S...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on December 28, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, January 6th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devotions for reparations. ...

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Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 18, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Schedule
Most of you have looked at the calendar this year and noticed that Christmas falls on a Monday, which means that Christmas Eve is also the 4th Sunday in Advent. So we’ll be having our normal schedule for the Sunday Masses, and then more Masses for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! The situation...

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Socks 4 Soles

Posted on December 15, 2023 in: General News

Socks 4 Soles
Socks 4 Soles is an organization that brings new socks, gloves, hats and underwear to the homeless of St. Louis with the help of Caritas Connections. Please consider a donation to this charity during this winter session. Giving is simple. You can click on the link and order from Amazon. Ou...

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SEEK24 - You’re invited!

Posted on December 14, 2023 in: General News

SEEK24 - You’re invited!
Last year Archbishop Rozanski welcomed the annual week-long SEEK Conference, a celebration and evangeli-zation workshop for 20,000 College students from around the country. It was also open to another 5,000 young adults as well as people of any age from our Archdiocese. Archbishop Rozanski has in...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, December 17th, 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.

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Pilgrimage News

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage News
Father Rubie will lead our parish on pilgrimage to England and Scotland next September! This pilgrimage will visit holy sites in the countries that have the roots of our English-speaking Faith! We will see the shrines of St. Thomas More, St. John Henry Newman, St. John Fisher, among other notable...

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Parish Office Holiday Hours

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

Parish Office Holiday Hours
The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays Monday, December 25th through January 1st. The Office will open at 7:00 am on Tuesday, January 2nd.

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From the Principal

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

From the Principal
Blessings to your family this Advent season! During this Advent season, the faculty and students, along with PSR, are focusing on the reflections of Saint Pope John Paul II. Each week the students will focus on different reflections as well as certain actions they can d...

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Christmas Toy Collection

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Toy Collection
The St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Toy Collection at St. Gerard Majella Parish will take place December 9th/10th. The 2 major contributors to the program are the Parish School of Religion (PSR), and parishioners without children in our elementary school. The organizations...

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on November 30, 2023 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
December 9/10, is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is a small canned ham (not refrigerated‐ available at Walgreens or CVS) or Spam or Treet, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, and applesauce (plastic jar). The optional item is toilet ...

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Lunch & Learn

Posted on November 23, 2023 in: General News

Lunch & Learn
Friday, December 8th, 11:30am "Nativity Scenes in Art" Presented by Betsy Solomon, Art Historian One of our favorite speakers will discuss many of the nativity depictions by famous artists throughout the ages. Please join us as we enjoy an entertaining and educational presentat...

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Christmas Baskets, 2023

Posted on November 23, 2023 in: General News

Christmas Baskets, 2023
For many years The Society of St. Vincent DePaul has been sponsoring the Adopt‐A‐Family Christmas Basket for Feed My People. Again, this year, they are asking for donations of gift cards for our neighbors in need.  You will be assigned a family and receive the...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on November 23, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, December 2nd, 9:00am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturd...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive – Amazing Response!
The generosity of St. Gerard Majella parishioners was displayed by the success of the clothing drive over the weekend of November 11 and 12. In just 7 hours of collection time, the amount of donated items was enough to fill a 20 foot truck! As a result of your donations, our neighbors in need will b...

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Pilgrimage News

Posted on November 16, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage News
Please "Save the date" for the next SGM pilgrimage!  Father Rubie will lead us to holy sites in England and Scotland. See Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, Cambridge, Oxford and Walsingham, the National Catholic Shrine t...

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Advent/Christmas Music Opportunities!
Here's the start of a new tradition! We invite everybody to join in Christmas caroling (place to be determined - there's lots of options!) on Saturday, December 16, immediately following the 5:00 pm Mass. Music is provided, and everybody gets a chance to sing carols we love and maybe we can ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on November 16, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, November 26th, 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.

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Kerygma Speaker Series Update

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

Kerygma Speaker Series Update
Did you miss the October 25th Kerygma session with Brian Miller.  Be sure to check it out online. Patty Schneier, a well know local speaker, will be coming to SGM on Wednesday evening, December 13, at 7:00pm in Liguori Hall.  She will speak on Evangelizing to our Adult Children. Sh...

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PALS Bambinelli

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

PALS Bambinelli
PALS is hosting the nativity blessing on December 3rd from 4:00 until 5:00 pm. We invite PALS families to bring their baby Jesus from their nativity sets to be blessed in church while the children’s choir sings. Then we will head over to Liguori hall for cookie decorating and crafts. RSVP to s...

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Giving Tuesday is Coming

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

Giving Tuesday is Coming
Tuesday, November 28! #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday is on November 28! We have set up a 2023 campaign to directly support our parish school. We are blessed to offer our students a robust curriculum, including a variety of specialty classes. The breadth of these classes h...

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Choir News

Posted on November 09, 2023 in: General News

Choir News
The Cherub Choir for grades K-2 and the Children’s Choir, for grades 3-5, will be gearing up for 2 events this Advent and Christmas seasons! Rehearsals are on Sundays in the Church from 2:00 – 2:45 pm. Although we have already had one rehearsal, there's plenty of time to join us! The...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on November 12th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses in Meeting Room 220/221. This month's event is hosted by the members of the SGM ACTS Core Team. We hope to see you there!

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2023 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

2023 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale
It’s that time of year again to place your order for poinsettias from Wiethop 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&n...

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Bulletin Deadline Changes for the Holidays
Because of the bulletin company’s scheduling, the following deadline changes for the November and December bulletins have changed. Please take note of the changes.   Bulletin Date                          &...

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Frozen Turkey Collection

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Frozen Turkey Collection
Please mark your calendars for Monday, November 20th.  Once again, It's Turkey Collection Day to benefit St. Vincent de Paul and Guardian Angel Settlement Association Thanksgiving Dinners. The need is great! Please drop off frozen turkeys at the front of the church ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
November 11/12, is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar) and biscuit mix (box or packet) The optional item is shampoo.  If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan F...

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Advent by Candlelight – December 1 – Sign Up Now!
The Marian Guild invites all women of the parish and their guests to join us for an evening of prayer and spiritual preparation at Advent by Candlelight on Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Father Fadi Auro, Director of Pre-Theology, Assistant for Formation, and Assistant Pr...

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SGM Tree Lot

Posted on October 24, 2023 in: General News

SGM Tree Lot
Opens Saturday, November 25 Hours of Operation CLOSED ON MONDAY Tuesday - Friday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday 10:am - 6:30pm Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Click Here to Signup Online

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Monthly Parish Holy Hour–November 8!
The monthly parish Holy Hour will be at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 8th. The month of November includes the holy day of All Saints, as well as All Souls Day, so we will pray for those who have passed to eternity. National Vocation Awareness Week is also in November, so we will a...

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All Soul’s Remembrance Service

Posted on October 24, 2023 in: General News

All Soul’s Remembrance Service
It is a tradition in this parish to hold a Remembrance Service on November 2nd to remember those who have passed away this year. A candle is lit for each person who has gone home to God, and their name will be chanted as part of the Litany of All Souls, as well as included on the...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on October 24, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Satur...

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Lunch & Learn

Posted on October 12, 2023 in: General News

Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, November 1st, 11:30am "Murder, Mayhem & More" Presented by Amanda Clark, of the Missouri Historical Society We will take a deep dive into some of St. Louis history's forgotten crime stories of murder, robbery, kidnapping and disappearances!  Learn the real ...

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St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Drive
It is time for fall cleaning – make space in your home and help those in need! St. Vincent de Paul's clothing and household goods collection will be Saturday, November 11, from 3:00 pm until 5:30 pm and Sunday, November 12, from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm. The St. V...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on October 12, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, October 22nd, 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 grac...

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Kerygma Speaker Series

Posted on October 12, 2023 in: General News

Kerygma Speaker Series
Starts October 25– what is that? We’ve heard of “the New Evangelization”, we’ve experienced “All Things New”… and now we’re ready for Kerygma! Simply stated, kerygma is Greek for “proclamation”, but in our Catholic tr...

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Donut Sunday (& Saturday)

Posted on October 05, 2023 in: General News

Donut Sunday (& Saturday)
Donut Sunday has been moved to Sunday, October 15th to celebrate the feast day of St Gerard Majella which is Monday, October 16th. Donuts will be served following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses in Meeting Room 220/221.  So that all members of the parish can join in the c...

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SGM Parish Trunk or Treat

Posted on October 05, 2023 in: General News

SGM Parish Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 27th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm What is Trunk or Treat??  It's a Halloween Party on the SGM parking lot!  Children and adults can wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat from car to car.  A DJ will be there plus; prizes and tons of fun.  Feel free to pack yo...

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Blood Drive - October 29th

Posted on September 28, 2023 in: General News

Blood Drive - October 29th
Sunday, October 29 8:00am - 1:00pm Meeting Room 220/221 To schedule an appointment call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401 or go online.

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Give Thanks for New Year's Eve!

Posted on September 28, 2023 in: General News

Give Thanks for New Year's Eve!
For this Prayer and Praise time at SGM, Stephanie Gummersheimer will play instrumental piano and have us sing songs that prepare our grateful hearts for the end of the church year. Come give thanks on Friday, November 17th, at 4:30 in the church. Bring a friend to share in this hour of prayer throug...

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on September 28, 2023 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
October 7/8 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is canned chili, oyster crackers, corn and peaches. The optional item is low‐sodium soups (like Healthy Choice) and pork & beans.  If donating by check, make your check out ...

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SGM Pro-Life Informational Meeting

Posted on September 28, 2023 in: General News

SGM Pro-Life Informational Meeting
Please plan to attend the SGM Pro‐Life Apostolate informational and organizational meeting on October 25 from 6:30pm in SGM meeting room 224. All our welcome to attend!  Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Brian Miller coming to SGM-October 25!
Brian Miller is the Director of Evangelization and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker, and has done presentations across the Archdiocese and at many Catholic conferences about building a culture of evangelization and discipleship a...

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Monthly Parish Holy Hour–October 11!
The monthly parish Holy Hour will be at 6:30 pm on October 11. We will be praying for the intentions of parishioners, including those held in our hearts, with Our Lady of the Rosary, whose feast day is October 7. As a reminder, there will be parish Holy Hour each month, on the...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on September 27, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, October 7th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturd...

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Pizza with the Priests

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Pizza with the Priests
Liguori Hall Tuesday, October 10th 5-7pm As a new member of the St Gerard Majella community you are invited to a fun and casual evening with Fr Grosch, Fr Rubie, and other new parishioners. The Marian Guild’s Welcoming Committee is hosting this event. Come join us for din...

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Outreach Coat Collection

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Outreach Coat Collection
Cold weather is just around the corner!  The Outreach Committee will be collecting new and used clean coats, gloves, scarves for men, women, and children September 23 through October 1. They will be distributed to Guardian Angel Settlement, Rural Parish Worker...

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Annual Catholic Appeal Results

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal Results
It’s been a couple months since we’ve heard about the Annual Catholic Appeal, but the 2023 campaign has just wrapped up, and given us a glimpse at the success of the appeal, and the role that our parish played in that success.  With so many priest reassignments a...

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Save the Date - Advent by Candlelight
Save the date for Advent by Candlelight, Friday, December 1, at 7:30 pm. The Marian Guild invites all women of the parish (and their mothers, daughters, sisters, nieces, aunts and friends!) to an evening of prayer and spiritual preparation for the Advent season, followed by a rec...

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SGM Children's Praise Choir

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

SGM Children's Praise Choir
SGM Children's Praise Choir starts October 21st. This group is open to all children in grades 3‐5 who like to sing. We have one Saturday afternoon rehearsal an hour before the assigned 5:00 pm Mass once every 4‐6 weeks and our first one is coming up on Octob...

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Father Rubie on Catholic Radiothon!

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Father Rubie on Catholic Radiothon!
It's Fall Radiothon time for Catholic Radio / Covenant Network. On Thursday September 28th in the 3:00 pm hour, Father Rubie and SGM parishioners George Cook, Larry and Lisa Abram will be talking about the importance of Catholic Radio and talking up St Gerard Majella. You can l...

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Walking with Purpose Bible Study

Posted on September 21, 2023 in: General News

Walking with Purpose Bible Study
Women of the parish are invited to our Fall Bible Study: Walking With Purpose. During this 9 week study we will be going through the book of Colossians.  We will meet Tuesday mornings 9:00‐10:30 in the meeting rooms. Please fill out the online form or contact Tara Scher...

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Men's ACTS Retreat

Posted on September 11, 2023 in: General News

Men's ACTS Retreat
Our next Men’s ACTS Retreat is November 2-5, 2023 at the Mercy Center.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other women from our parish in a faith- based, Catholic retreat weekend. More information or register on our website.

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Priesthood Sunday - September 24

Posted on September 11, 2023 in: General News

Priesthood Sunday - September 24
Priesthood Sunday is September 24. This is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States and a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. As a parish we would like to show our appreciation and gratitude to Fr. Grosch an...

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Vocation Chalice Program Sign Up

Posted on September 11, 2023 in: General News

Vocation Chalice Program Sign Up
Please help support vocations by welcoming the Vocation Chalice to your home for a week. The purpose of the Chalice Program is to encourage prayer for an increase and perseverance of vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  The consecrated Chalice is a tangible remin...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on September 11, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, September 24th, 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 gr...

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From the Principal

Posted on September 07, 2023 in: General News

From the Principal
Wow! It is difficult to believe that we are almost a month into the school year. The faculty and students have surely been busy getting acclimated to their new year. Each month, the school community focuses on a different virtue. Virtues are good habits and in Latin, i...

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SGM Board Member Needed for Kirk Care
There is an opening for a representative from St. Gerard Majella parish on the board of directors for Kirk Care. The mission of Kirk Care is to demonstrate God's love to reduce hunger and poverty in our community by feeding the hungry and providing emergency utility services ...

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: General News

Parish Office Hours
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 4 for Labor Day, Friday, September 8 and Friday, September 15. The Parish Office will be open from 8 am until 4 pm Tuesday, September 5 through Thursday September 8 and Monday, September11 through Thursday, September 14.

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on August 31, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
September 9/10 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, pasta/pasta sauce, green beans, and pears. The optional item is deodorant. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donations ...

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Family Faith Event

Posted on August 24, 2023 in: General News

Family Faith Event
Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 5th ! This is a special Faith Family event that all families with children are invited to attend. Life is busy and overscheduled, and we hurry through our days, taking on more than we can sanely accomplish. Where do you seek peace among the ch...

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Parking Lot Procedure

Posted on August 24, 2023 in: General News

Parking Lot Procedure
School and PSR are back in session, which means the parish is buzzing! As many of you have noted before, the campus is always busy, but at this time of year, we do have many more cars coming and going from the parking lot. While this is a great sign of the vibrancy of our pa...

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Monthly Parish Holy Hour-September 13!
The monthly parish Holy Hour will be at 6:30 pm on September 13. In addition to the personal petitions you hold in your heart, we will be praying in a special way as a parish for all those in mourning, as the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is September 25. As a reminder, there w...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on August 24, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, September 2nd, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Satu...

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Parish Retreat: Saturday, October 7 - Registration Open!
Registration is now open for the annual SGM Day of Prayer! In keeping with this year of Eucharistic Revival, the theme for the retreat is “The Eucharist: the Source and Summit of our Parish”. The day includes Mass, lunch, two conferences by our priests, and praying and singing togethe...

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Love to Cook?

Posted on August 17, 2023 in: General News

Love to Cook?
Help Wanted to prepare dinners for Fr. Grosch & Fr. Rubie Come join our team!! Women AND Men are Welcome! We as a team, cook 2 meals /week for our great priests and seminarians (Mondays and Wednesdays) Cook dinner in your home and bring to the rectory around 5:30pm Requirements: ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on August 17, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, August 27th, 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.

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Music Notes

Posted on August 09, 2023 in: General News

Music Notes
It's not too soon to think about adding your voice in one of our music groups for the fall! This year, we have a guitar group that plays every six weeks or so. Paul Andrew is in charge of getting the group organized. You do not have to play every time. We have our contempo...

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From the Principal

Posted on August 09, 2023 in: General News

From the Principal
St. Gerard Majella School News Welcome back to another school year! I hope you had a wonderful summer full of rest and relaxation. The faculty, staff, and I are looking forward to this upcoming school year partnering with parents in their child’s faith formatio...

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Children’s Bible Bash, Coming August 27th!
It is with great excitement we share the news that we will be starting a children’s Sunday program during the 9am mass for those interested, from age 2 to those finishing Kindergarten. The first program will begin on August 27th , and will recur on the first Sunday of the month begin...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on August 13th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 Masses in rooms 220 and 221.  This month's event is hosted by the Boy Scout Troop 685.  We hope to see you  there!!

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Bulletin Deadline Changes

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

Bulletin Deadline Changes
Bulletin Date       New Deadline September 10                            August 30, 12 Noon September 17                            Augu...

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Update Your Membership Information
Does our Church database have your family membership record correct? It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in your family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you prepa...

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Advertising Opportunity

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

Advertising Opportunity
We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the church. This book will contain everything pertinent to our church: the various ministries, organizations, committees, activities, functions and events plus a complete directory of all members. This bo...

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on July 27, 2023 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
August 12/13 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu Beef Ravioli, Carrots, Canned Fruit, Jello, Cornbread (Martha White). The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card...

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Totus Tuus Thank You!

Posted on July 27, 2023 in: General News

Totus Tuus Thank You!
We had a fantastic week at Totus Tuus!  The energy, enthusiasm and faith of the team was inspiring, and all campers had a blast.  Our adult volunteers helped make this possible by providing dinner and lunch for the team, serving as host homes, assisting in classrooms, first-aid, recess vol...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on July 27, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, August 5th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturda...

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Lunch & Learn - August 15th

Posted on July 27, 2023 in: General News

Lunch & Learn - August 15th
Tuesday, August 15th, 11:30am in Liguori Hall "Hollywood Welcomes Rodgers & Hammerstein" Mary Saputo, Emmy Award Winning Voice Talent & Actor Even as Hollywood beckoned Broadway's dynamic duo to bring their works to the big screen, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein...

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GriefShare

Posted on July 21, 2023 in: General News

GriefShare
Support and Encouragement for your Grief Journey Understanding is the first step to healing.  After the funeral, when all the activities are over, others return to their normal lives.  But personal grief continues, and most people don’t know what to do next.  Often our family...

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PSR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Posted on July 20, 2023 in: General News

PSR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
PSR Catechists needed for 1st and 3rd grade Qualifications:  - Passion for the Catholic Faith - Love for children - Desire to become more involved at SGM - Interest in growing young disciples  This is a call to EVANGELIZE! Contact Lisa Vorwerk for more information p...

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Monthly Parish Holy Hour – August 9!
The monthly parish Holy Hour will be at 6:30 PM on August 9. In addition to the personal petitions you hold in your heart, we will be praying as a parish for the intercession of many great saints who have feast days during August, including St Louis. As a reminder, there will be parish Holy Hour ...

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"Prayer and Praise for Ordinary Time."
Ordinary Time is anything but ordinary in the liturgical season! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 13th at 4:30pm when Stephanie Gummersheimer will share "Prayer and Praise for Ordinary Time." Inspired by parables and Psalms, she'll spend an hour at the pi...

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And here it is!

Posted on July 20, 2023 in: General News

And here it is!
Our first ever (well as long as I have been here) parishwide entertainment event lovingly called "Talent from the Trinity!" It is open to any and all parishioners of any age who are willing to share their God-given talent with us. Music, dancing, instrumental serenad...

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Children’s Bible Bash, Coming Soon!
It is with great excitement we share the news that we will be starting a children’s Sunday program during the 9am mass for those interested, from age 2 to those finishing Kindergarten. The program will start in August, and occur monthly.  Come join the fun! While parents attend mass, Bibl...

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SGM Outreach

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

SGM Outreach
It's Back to School Time! Your donations of new backpacks and school supplies are needed for children living in poverty.  Collections will take place Saturday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 30th. Please take a list of supplies from the board in the narthex and d...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, July 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.

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SGM St. Vincent de Paul in Action
SGM’s St. Vincent dePaul Society agreed to help a Haitian family who have legally immigrated into the US, and now live within our parish boundaries. This family has a sister, who immigrated 30 years ago and has been working at a local elderly assisted living facility as a Physical Therapy Assi...

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Bulletin Deadline and Office Hours
The deadline for the July 30th bulletin is Thursday, July 20th, 12 noon. The Parish Office will be closed Friday, October 29th.

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Fall Lunch & Learn - Save the Dates!
Tuesday, August 15th “Hollywood Welcomes Rodgers & Hammerstein” Mary Saputo, Emmy Award Winning Voice Talent & Actor Wednesday, November 1st “Murder, Mayhem & More” Amanda Clark, Missouri Historical Society Friday, December 8th ”Nativity...

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Summer Singing Opportunities

Posted on July 06, 2023 in: General News

Summer Singing Opportunities
There are some great, no pressure groups that are looking for you! The men's group starts the ball rolling on Saturday July 15, the Women's group on Sunday July 23, the men's guitar group on Saturday July 29, the schola on Sunday August 6, and the men's guitar gro...

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Addressing Gun Violence Summit
Gun violence is a scourge on our society. Senseless gun violence is tearing apart our neighborhoods. The media reports highlight gun violence in the St. Louis area, but all communities in the archdiocese are affected. From 2018 to 2021, there were 650 gun deaths in the city of St. Louis. That total...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on June 29, 2023 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on July 9th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 Masses in rooms 220 and 221.  This month's event is hosted by the Marian Guild.  We hope to see you  there!!

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First Friday Devotion for SGM Men
Friday, July 7, is the First Friday of July.    Any man is welcome to join us as we will celebrate First Friday Devotion at 6:30 am Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the meeting rooms.  Our Lord promised 13 blessings to all who observed First Friday devotions for nine con...

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White House Retreat for SGM Women
Dear Ladies of SGM, Join us on our annual White House retreat, September 7‐10. The Jesuit Retreat House is on the bluffs of the Mississippi River with acres of grounds to roam.  So it is ideal for a silent retreat based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Enjoy a wee...

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Save the date – 2023 SGM Retreat October 7
Mark October 7th on your calendar now to save the date for the 2023 SGM Retreat. Planning is underway to continue the tradition of this blessed day of praying together as a parish!  Prayer and reflection will last from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm at SGM (lunch will be included), incl...

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Rural Parish Medical Van

Posted on June 22, 2023 in: General News

Rural Parish Medical Van
Father Grosch has invited the Rural Parish Medical Van to SGM the weekend of July 29/30. Please learn about this mission of the Archdiocese to serve the uninsured in need of medical and dental care and to tour the van to see what a difference your support can make.

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on June 22, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, July 1st, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday ...

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SGM School Openings

Posted on June 22, 2023 in: General News

SGM School Openings
St. Gerard Majella school is seeking interested applicants for: School Nurse on Wednesdays Full Time Intermediate Aide Substitute Teachers Interested applicants should contact the school office at (314) 822-8844.

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Sorry for the Inconvenience

Posted on June 15, 2023 in: General News

Sorry for the Inconvenience
The SGM Campus parking lots will be re-striped on Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20 (weather permitting).  This includes parking areas for the Church, School, Office and Rectory.  Please be aware of the traffic control cones and directional signage during t...

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Monthly Parish Holy Hour starting July 12!
All Things New! Eucharistic Revival! We have been hearing about these for the last two years, and will continue to hear about them for several years to come! How can you help the Archdiocese with both of these monumentally important efforts? One easy way is to pray – ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on June 15, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, June 25th, 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.

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Totus Tuus Night Program

Posted on June 15, 2023 in: General News

Totus Tuus Night Program
When & Where July 16-20th, 7-9pm In SGM Youth Room Who can come? Income 7th Graders - Graduated Seniors What is it? It is an awesome program led by college aged missionaries from the Archdiocese!  Each night will be filled with games, prayer, talks, small groups and hangin...

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Pizza with the Priests

Posted on June 08, 2023 in: General News

Pizza with the Priests
As a new member of the St Gerard Majella community you are invited to a fun and casual evening with Fr Grosch, Fr Rubie, and other new parishioners. The Marian Guild’s Welcoming Committee is hosting this event. Come join us for dinner and spend some time getting to know the SGM ...

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Summer Music Opportunities

Posted on May 31, 2023 in: General News

Summer Music Opportunities
Well, here we are! The 9:00 choir is taking a well-deserved rest, the Children and Cherub choirs are on hiatus, and the 11:00 Contemporary Group will scale back a little bit. This means parishwide opportunities for the summer! Here’s just a taste of what you can dive into wit...

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Give Meal A Month Program Update
St Gerard Majella is seeking a new leader or leaders for our very successful Meal A Month program. This program collects groceries and donations from parishioners on the second weekend of the month and distributes the donations to area food pantries. This position doesn&rsqu...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on May 31, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
June 11/12 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, green beans, fruit cocktail, and granola bars. The optional item is liquid dish detergent. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or...

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First Friday Devotion for SGM Men
Friday, June 2nd, is the First Friday of June. Any man is welcome to join us as we will celebrate First Friday Devotion at 6:30 am Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the meeting rooms. Our Lord promised 13 blessings to all who observed First Friday devotions for nine con...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on May 24, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, June 3rd, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday ...

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Come, Walk With Jesus

Posted on May 18, 2023 in: General News

Come, Walk With Jesus
Join us in Celebrating the Eucharist, the Body of Christ!! Sunday June 11, 2023, immediately after the 11 am Mass for a Corpus Christi Procession. Followed by Parish Fellowship including a Luncheon by Marian Guild and Majella Club  

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Summer Developmental Playgroup
Want to facilitate your child’s speech sounds or improve their pencil grip? Does your child trip/fall often or seem to be in constant motion? LET’S PLAY PLAYGROUP is opportunity for your child to practice targeted speech sounds, language development, social skills, f...

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SGM Preschool Job Opening

Posted on May 18, 2023 in: General News

SGM Preschool Job Opening
St. Gerard Majella Preschool is seeking a full day aide or a part-time preschool aide for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The aide will assist the classroom teacher in providing supplementary instruction, skill reinforcement, supervision, and enrichment to individuals or groups of...

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June 4th Bulletin Deadline Change
The deadline for the June 4th bulletin is Thursday, May 25th at 12 noon!

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on May 18, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us Sunday, May 28th, 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.

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Give a Meal-A-Month

Posted on May 04, 2023 in: General News

Give a Meal-A-Month
May 13/14 is our regular Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is spaghetti sauce with meat, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar), spaghetti noodles (1 lb. pkg.).  The optional item is breakfast cereal. If donating by check, make your check out t...

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on May 04, 2023 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal
The Annual Catholic Appeal provides us an opportunity to allow the Lord to work through our hands as one Church, sharing His grace with those who need us most. Please consider supporting the Annual Catholic Appeal this year. You can pick up your card in the Parish Office, make a ...

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Scam Alert

Posted on April 28, 2023 in: General News

Scam Alert
There is another scam going around claiming to be Father Grosch or Father Rubie and asking for gift cards.  The priests will never ask for gift cards in this way, so please ignore these requests.

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Mother’s Day Rose Sale

Posted on April 27, 2023 in: General News

Mother’s Day Rose Sale
Roses will be sold after 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday evening, May 13th. Sunday morning, May 14th, roses will be sold after all 3 Masses. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Friends of Birthright. We need 4 volunteers for each shift. Saturday 5:30 ‐ 6:15pm and Sunday from ...

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Attention Gardeners!

Posted on April 27, 2023 in: General News

Attention Gardeners!
I am in need of individuals or families that would like to maintain a section of our church grounds to keep them looking beautiful. This would be about a once a week commitment roughly between March and November.  Hours would be flexible. Most areas mainly need wee...

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Prayer and Praise for Easter Through Music
How stressed are you when Friday rolls around?  Come, ease your mind, body, and soul on Friday, May 5th at 3:00, when Stephanie Gummersheimer will share "Prayer and Praise for Easter Through Music." She'll spend an hour at the piano playing music for reflection, as well as singing...

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First Friday Devotion for SGM Men
Friday, May 5th, is the First Friday of May. Any man is welcome to join us as we will celebrate First Friday Devotion at 6:30 am Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the meeting rooms. Our Lord promised 13 blessings to all who observed First Friday devotions for nine consecutiv...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on April 27, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, May 6th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devoti...

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SGM Youth Ministry Needs Your Help
The teens of SGM are attending the Steubenville Youth Conference! Steubenville STL Mid-America is a high-energy youth conference where thousands of teens are invited to encounter Jesus Christ through dynamic speakers, engaging music, the Sacraments, small group discussions, and fellowship wi...

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Reception for Deacon Dustin Johns
Deacon Johns will soon be leaving St. Louis and returning to North Dakota for his ordination into the priesthood.   Marian Guild will host a reception in his honor following the 11:00 Mass on Sunday, May 7th  in Liguori Hall.    Please join us to help him celebrate this...

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SGM Sport Council

Posted on April 20, 2023 in: General News

SGM Sport Council
The St. Gerard Sport Council has two open positions for a 3 year term. The 5 member sport council has 2 female, 2 male and one senior member. Current openings are for a male member and a senior member.  Senior member does not have children or grandchildre...

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Summer Musicians Needed

Posted on April 20, 2023 in: General News

Summer Musicians Needed
It's hard to believe music is being chosen for the summer already! This year I am looking for young musicians who would be willing to offer their talent to God at the 5:00pm and 9:00 am Masses. You can do whatever you'd like... sing by yourself or with others, play an ins...

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Quebec, Montreal, Northeast US – Registration open!!
The eight-day pilgrimage to Canada and New York is scheduled for July 5 through July 13, and will be led by Father Rubie. Stops are included at the Basilica of Notre Dame (Quebec), Oratory of St. Joseph (Montreal), a full day at the Shrine of Divine Mercy, St. Patrick’s Cathedral (NY), the Nat...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on April 06, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
April 15/16, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn fruit cocktail, and muffin mix (Martha White). The optional item is pork and beans. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. &nbs...

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What’s in Your Closet? Clothing Drive – April 15 &16
It is time for spring cleaning – make space in your home and help those in need! St. Vincent de Paul's clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, April 15, from 3 PM to 5:30 PM and Sunday, April 16, from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The St. Vincen...

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Holy Week Service Schedule

Posted on March 31, 2023 in: General News

Holy Week Service Schedule
Holy Thursday (April 6) 8:00 am Morning Prayer 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Good Friday (April 7) 8:00 am Morning Prayer 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion Followed by a Tenebrae Service Holy Saturday (April 8) 9:00 am ...

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First Friday Devotion

Posted on March 30, 2023 in: General News

First Friday Devotion
All men of the parish are always invited to join us in First Friday devotion, which consists of receiving Holy Communion on nine first Fridays in a row.  Our Lord promised amazing blessings for you and your family for those who complete this devotion. This year, First Friday in April happens to...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – April 19: “The Resurrection Accounts”
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM in the church, followed by a talk by Father Charles Samson on the Resurrection of Jesus, including insights about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the actual location of Jesus’ death and resurrection! Father Samson is currently an...

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Meal A Month Date Change

Posted on March 30, 2023 in: General News

Meal A Month Date Change
Due to the fact that the second weekend of April being Easter, the April Meal-A-Month collection will be the weekend of April 15/16.

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Pilgrimage News

Posted on March 30, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage News
Poland It's back! Registration in now open for our third attempt for a pilgrimage to Poland, Budapest, and Vienna.  Led by Fr. Skillman, this trip for SGM parishioners will depart Sunday, 9/3 and return Thursday, 9/14.  SGM parishioners can go to the website to d...

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SGM Ladies Night at the MUNY

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

SGM Ladies Night at the MUNY
Thursday, August 17, 2023 Show: Sister Act Cost: $70 per person: (includes Muny ticket, Back-Stage tour, Boxed Dinner, Drinks & Party Bus) Bus Pick-Up at SGM:  5:30 pm   (return to SGM by 11:30 pm)   **RSVP by April 20, if interested, to Kim Dykas at KJDYKAS...

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April Lunch & Learn

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

April Lunch & Learn
“Candy Men: The Story of Switzer's Licorice” Presented by Emmy winner Patrick Murphy the multi-generational story of two Irish families - the Murphys and the "Switzers" as they built their candy company downtown St. Louis, working to achieve the American dream. ...

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Deacon Diaper Drive

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

Deacon Diaper Drive
The Deacons in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis are collecting diapers for infants, toddlers, and adults to assist families in need. If you would like to donate, please bring the diapers to the Church Narthex at your convenience. Thank you!

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Employment Opportunity

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

Employment Opportunity
SGM School is seeking a part-time School Nurse for the 2023-2024 school year. The ideal candidate will hold a nursing degree and be CPR trained. Candidates should be enthusiastic, have good communication skills, and have a passion for working with children. Forward cover letter and resume...

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PaLS Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

Spring Radiothon

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

Spring Radiothon
It's Spring Radiothon time for Catholic Radio/Covenant Network.   SGM parishioners will be talking about the importance of Catholic Radio and talking up St. Gerard Majella. On Monday, March 27th in the 8am hour parishioner Tom Heeger will on On Tuesday March 28th in the 12 noon...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, April 1st, 9:00am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Saturday devot...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on March 15, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, March 26th, 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...

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Special Bulletin Deadlines

Posted on March 09, 2023 in: General News

Special Bulletin Deadlines
The Palm Sunday (April 2nd) Bulletin deadline will be Friday, March 24, 12 noon. The Easter Sunday (April 9th) Bulletin deadline will be Wednesday, March 29, 12 noon.

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SGM Campus Clean Up, April 1st

Posted on March 09, 2023 in: General News

SGM Campus Clean Up, April 1st
It's that time of year again. The purpose of this is to build a sense of community as much as it is getting something done! We need help cleaning things up to make the SGM campus look nice for Holy Week and the large number of people coming by the parish. In need of helpers and ya...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on March 02, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
March 11/12, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is chicken and dumplings, carrots, peaches, instant pudding.  The optional item is Healthy Choice (or other low‐sodium) soups. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Foo...

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Bulletin Deadline Change

Posted on March 02, 2023 in: General News

Bulletin Deadline Change
Because of the change of our bulletin publisher, the deadline for bulletin submissions will be 12 noon on Mondays from now on. Bulletin items must be submitted in writing or by email. Contact Laurie at the Parish Office with questions, 314‐965‐3985, ext. 2812 or of...

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March Lunch & Learn

Posted on March 02, 2023 in: General News

March Lunch & Learn
“The Remarkable Eleanor Roosevelt” Presented by Bev Schuetz of HistoryTalks.info Born into a priileged and prejudiced family that was ravaged by alcoholism, Eleanor Roosevelt overcame all obstacles to become an extraordinary leader and feminist.  The life story of this amaz...

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Annual Birthright Game & Card Party

Posted on February 22, 2023 in: General News

Annual Birthright Game & Card Party
Join us for the St. Clement & St. Gerard Annual BIRTHRIGHT Game and Card Party on Wednesday, March 15th, 10:00 am until 2:30 pm at St. Gerard’s Parish Center. There will be raffle items, attendance prizes, and Pot of Gold. The cost per person is $30.00.  Make ...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, March 3, at the 6:30 am Mass. After Mass, we will have coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families when we honor His First F...

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted on February 20, 2023 in: General News

Lenten Schedule

Posted on February 16, 2023 in: General News

Lenten Schedule
Confessions 10:30 am Sundays 6:00-7:30 pm Thursdays 4:00 pm Saturdays Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Fridays Lenten Series The Chosen, Season 1 along with a simple soup supper Wednesdays, March 1st through March 29th 6:30 pm in Liguori Hall

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Additional Confession Times During Lent
With spring weather on the horizon in the next couple of months, many of us are eager to get our homes, cars, and other areas swept and cleaned during our annual “spring cleaning.” This is certainly true for us as we prepare to celebrate Easter in April. While we're...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on February 16, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, February 26th, 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 g...

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2023 Fish Fry Information

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

2023 Fish Fry Information
Fish Fries are back in 2023 Fish fries will be held on February 24th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.  When your come up to SGM for fish fry Dougherty Ferry Road will be entrance only and Ballas Road will be exit only. There will be four op...

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Double Feature Event with Jason Evert featuring two talks: Purified and Gender & the Theology of Your Body: A family-based event that invites parents, teens, and all adults to learn about God’s plan for love and to consider what is the meaning of sex, gen...

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SGM Blood Drive

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

SGM Blood Drive
Sunday, March 19, 8:00am - 1:00pm Meeting Room 220-221 Masks optional.  Appointment required! Donors get their choice of a t-shirt or a gift card! Schedule appointment

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Lenten Soup Supper

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

Lenten Soup Supper
Lenten Series with the Chosen, Season 1 Wednesdays in Lent March 1 st – 29th Night Prayer Liguori Hall 6:30 – 8:30 PM Please join fellow parishioners as we walk the beginning of Jesus’s ministry through His acts of healing and forgiveness through the Chosen Seri...

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Lazarus Ministry Voluteers Needed

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

Lazarus Ministry Voluteers Needed
What exactly does one do as a Lazarus volunteer? There are many tasks the family will need help with the day of the Mass: clearing off the round table so that pictures and prayers cards can be displayed, programs can be put out, setting up easels for collages, placing floral arra...

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Permanent Diaconate Information Night
The Office of the Permanent Diaconate will be holding informational meetings for men who are interested in exploring the possibility of a vocation to the Permanent Diaconate on Monday, March 13th and Monday, March 20th at Cardinal Rigali Center. Meetings will begin at 6:30 pm. In...

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Women’s ACTS Retreat

Posted on February 09, 2023 in: General News

Women’s ACTS Retreat
Our next Women’s ACTS Retreat is March 30 through April 2, 2023 at the Mercy Center.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other women from our parish in a faith- based, Catholic retreat weekend. More information or register on our website.

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - February 15
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 pm in church, Following, Dr. Andrew Chronister will talk on “Lent and the Fathers of the Church”. Dr. Chronister is an Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, wher...

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Save the Date - Birthright Card Party
St. Clement & St. Gerard Majella Parishes are excited to return to their Annual Game and Card Party!  Come play any game you like or just come for lunch! The card party will be held at St. Gerard Majella’s Gym on Wednesday, March 15th, 10:00 am until 2:30 pm. ...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on February 12th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 Masses in rooms 220 and 221.  This month's event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  We hope to see you  there!! Because of the upcoming Lenten season and Easter, Donut Sunday will not be held ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on February 02, 2023 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
February 11/12, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, soups, corn and pears. The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care.  Gift card donation...

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SGM Game Night 2023

Posted on January 30, 2023 in: General News

The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cenacles
On Tuesdays after the 8:00 am mass and Perpetual Help devotion, we will pray The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Cenacles. The Rosary will be included along with the Cenacle prayers and a brief reading from the spiritual diary of Elizabeth Kindelmann. In this diary, the Bless...

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Evangelization 101 Workshops

Posted on January 26, 2023 in: General News

Evangelization 101 Workshops
To help equip you to be an evangelizer in your everyday life the Archdiocese is hosting Evangelization 101 workshops in each of the planning areas. This dynamic morning workshop will help you learn the basic skills often associated with evangelization and give you the confidence to ac...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, February 3, at the 6:30 am Mass. After Mass, we will have coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families when we honor His Firs...

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First Saturday Devotions

Posted on January 25, 2023 in: General News

First Saturday Devotions
First Saturday Devotions, Saturday, February 4th, 9:00 am Mass, Rosary, and 15 minute meditation. Our Lady of Fatima promised Sr. Lucia she would assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation for all who would offer her five consecutive First Satur...

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February Lunch & Learn

Posted on January 25, 2023 in: General News

February Lunch & Learn
“Masters in American Art” Presented by Betsy Solomon, MA, Art Historian Join us for an enjoyable lecture by one of our favorite speakers as well as a delicious lunch on Monday, February 20th, 11:30am in Liguori Hall You must reserve your spot before February 15th By con...

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Pizza with the Priests

Posted on January 18, 2023 in: General News

Pizza with the Priests
As a new member of the St Gerard Majella community you are invited to a fun and casual evening with Fr Grosch, Fr Rubie, and other new parishioners. The Marian Guild’s Welcoming Committee is hosting this event. Come join us for dinner and spend some time getting to know the SGM ...

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Wine Night at the Rectory

Posted on January 18, 2023 in: General News

Wine Night at the Rectory
PaLS will be hosting “Wine Night at the Rectory” on Sunday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm. RSVP to sgmpals@gmail.com.

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Sipping with the Saints

Posted on January 18, 2023 in: General News

Sipping with the Saints
Relax and enjoy the evening as we sample several Bourbons & hear about Kentucky's Catholic roots. Snacks & social time included! Friday, February 10th 7:00pm Liguori Hall $25 per person Signup Online

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Attention Men of St Gerard Majella-- Especially young dads!
Attention Men of St Gerard Majella!  As men, we are called to lead our families, be good husbands, and raise our children so that we all grow in our love of God. Join us for friendships with other likeminded men this spring for the That Man Is You (TMIY) “The ...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on January 11, 2023 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, January 22nd, 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 gre...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – January 18: "Pope Benedict"
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, January 18 at 7:00 PM in the church, followed by a talk by Father Rubie about Pope Benedict. Pope Benedict led the Church for 8 years, but he has left a lasting impression on our Faith as a teacher and theologian. Light refreshments will be offered – co...

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Quick Note from Fr. Grosch and Fr. Rubie
Once again, it’s come to our attention that some of you have received emails that appear to be from us, asking for gift cards or money, or other requests for help. On closer review, it is clear that the email address that these notes come from is not an SGM account, or even...

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An Evening for Married Couples

Posted on December 30, 2022 in: General News

An Evening for Married Couples
Join other couples from the SGM community for a night to celebrate marriage. Saturday, January 28, 2023 6-8pm in Liguori Hall Featuring special guest speakers Kay and Paul Halfmann  Pasta by Candicci’s, beverages and Community Fellowship For more informati...

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Majella Club Installation Dinner

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Majella Club Installation Dinner
Please mark your calendars! All men of the parish are invited to attend. John Shepard will be formally installed as the new Majella Club President. If you have been wondering what the Majella Club is all about this dinner is a fantastic opportunity to see the Majella Club in action and what we are u...

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Parish Trivia Night

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Parish Trivia Night
Reminder - We are having the Fall Fest Trivia night party on Sat Feb 4th.  Doors open at 6:30pm, questions start at 7pm.  If you already purchased tickets at Fall Fest, an email with all of the details will be coming out next week.  We do have about 40 open spots, so if you have not a...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on January 8th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in rooms 220 and 221 of the meeting room building.  This month's event is hosted by the ACTS Core Team.   We hope to see you there!

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Youth Baseball & Softball

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Youth Baseball & Softball
Registration will be open from January 1st through January 31st for Kindergarten through 8th Grade CYC baseball and softball. Email baseball@sgmparish.org with any questions directly. Tee Ball registration for pre K will be January 1st through February 21st. Questions should be sen...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
January 7/8, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef ravioli, green beans, fruit, and cornbread (Martha White). The optional item is macaroni and cheese. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. ...

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Special Collection—Unbound

Posted on December 29, 2022 in: General News

Special Collection—Unbound
January 7/8, please welcome Rev. George Knab, O.M.I. who will be with us to celebrate Masses and tell us about the work of Unbound, a lay Catholic sponsorship ministry that helps children and elderly in 19 developing countries. To learn more, visit Unbound online at www.unbo...

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SGM Men – First Friday Celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, January 6th, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if w...

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on December 15, 2022 in: General News

Parish Office Hours
The Parish Office will be closed the week between Christmas and New Years Day, December 26 through January 1. Starting January 2, the Parish Office hours will be 7:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 7:00 am until 12 Noon on Fridays.

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Socks 4 Soles

Posted on December 11, 2022 in: General News

Socks 4 Soles
Socks 4 Soles is an organization that brings new socks to the homeless of St. Louis with the help of Caritas Connections. Last year they added gloves, hats and underwear. Please consider a donation to this charity during this winter session. Giving is simple. You can click on the link and order from...

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Parish Financial Update (December 11, 2022)
Our 2022-23 fiscal year budget forecasts a $58,457 shortfall (see annual report on page 2 below) The current 2022-23 fiscal year covers twelve months - - July 2022 thru June 2023. A 4% increase in offertory giving (including FaithDirect) would be needed to close the budget gap For the...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Join us for Donut Sunday on Sunday, December 11th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in room 220 and 221 of the meeting room building.  This month's event is being hosted by the Majella Club and Boy Scout Troop 685.  We hope to see you there!

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Celebrate Advent with Vespers and Christmas in the Holy Land!
Father Grosch recently led a group of parishioners on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, including a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where the site of Jesus’ birth is marked by a star under the altar. On December 21 at 7 PM, Vespers will be prayed in Liguori Ha...

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Holiday Bulletin Deadlines

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Holiday Bulletin Deadlines
The deadline for the December 18th bulletin is Wednesday, December 7th at 12 noon. The deadline for the December 25th bulletin is Tuesday, December 13th at 12 noon. The deadline for the January 1st bulletin is Tuesday, December 20th at 12 noon.

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
December 10/11, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is a small canned ham (not refrigerated —available at Walgreens or CVS) or spam or Treet, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar). The optional item is toilet paper...

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Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Schedule
Confessions Saturdays, 4:00 pm; Sundays, 10:15 am; and by appointment Feast of the Immaculate Conception Thursday, December 8th; Holy Day of Obligation 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm Christmas Masses Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 4:00 pm (in Church and in Gym); ...

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are scheduled at 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.

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Rorate Caeli Candlelight Mass

Posted on November 24, 2022 in: General News

Rorate Caeli Candlelight Mass
We are excited to have our first Rorate Caeli Mass in Advent.  The Rorate Mass is a beautiful tradition in the Church where we gather for a Mass by candlelight, honoring Mary and preparing for Christmas. Please make plans to join us on Friday, December 16th at 7:00pm. "Drop down dew,...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, December 2nd, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if ...

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SGM Christmas Tree Lot

Posted on November 15, 2022 in: General News

SGM Christmas Tree Lot
The SGM tree lot will be open starting Saturday, November 26th at noon.  The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 10am-6:30pm and Sunday 10:00am-6:30pm.  We are also looking for shift volunteers, signup online.

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on November 15, 2022 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, November 27th, 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 g...

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Advent by Candlelight – December 2 – Sign Up Now!
All women of the parish are invited to Advent by Candlelight, an evening of prayer and spiritual preparation, on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. We'll begin in the church with prayers, music, and a presentation from our guest speaker, Kristy Allgeyer, on the theme of "Make Room.&...

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Holiday Sing- a- long

Posted on November 10, 2022 in: General News

Holiday Sing- a- long
I get lots of requests for singing Christmas carols at Mass in December. Why not? Simple.  Christ isn't born yet! We are still in Advent, waiting for events to unfold.  But....if singing carols brings you joy even before Christmas, then think about coming ...

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Donut Sunday

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Donut Sunday has returned!  Join us on Sunday, November 13th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses  in room 220 and 221 of the meeting room building.  This month's event is being hosted by the 8th grade class of SGM school. Hope to see you there!  

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2022 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

2022 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale
It’s that time of year again to place your order for poinsettias from Wiethop 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 re...

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22nd Annual Turkey Collection

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

22nd Annual Turkey Collection
For St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Guardian Angel Settlement’s 2022 Turkey Dinner You can help by donating a frozen turkey. Bring your turkey to the SGM parking lot on Monday, November 21st , between 7 and 9 am. Your contributions will help feed many needy people! Turkeys nee...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
November 12/13, is our 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 donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Ki...

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Christmas Toy Collection

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

Christmas Toy Collection
The St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Toy Collection at SGM will take place the weekend of December 3/4.  The 2 major contributors to the program are the Parish School of Religion (PSR), and parishioners without children in our elementary school. The organizations that will ...

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Virtually Join Us in the Holy Land!

Posted on November 03, 2022 in: General News

Virtually Join Us in the Holy Land!
Sunday, November 6th, a group of parishioners and Father Grosch will be departing for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples, to see what they saw, and to pray in the places they prayed. For Father, this will be his second trip to t...

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Advent by Candlelight - Save the Date!
Friday, December 2, 7:30p.m. Please join us on December 2 for a spiritual preparation for the season. We'll begin in the church with prayers, song, and a guest speaker, followed by a social in Liguori Hall. Invite your sisters, mothers, aunts, nieces, and friends as well!&nbs...

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A Different Musical Experience

Posted on October 26, 2022 in: General News

A Different Musical Experience
The Music Ministry team has been experimenting with a very small singing group called a schola. It has been working really well, and I'd like to extend an invitation to the community in general. This group sings once every month or every 6 weeks, alternating between the 5:...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, November 4th, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if ...

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Prayers for Central VPA High School
Our parish is shocked and devastated by the shootings at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School earlier this week. Many parishioners have already brought up connections with this community, and it clearly hits us close to home not only geographically, but emotionally....

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St. Vincent de Paul 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. Again, this year, they are asking for donations of gift cards for our neighbors in need. You will be assigned a family and receive their names and ages. Th...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive
St. Vincent de Paul's Fall clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, November 12, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday, November 13, 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 ...

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Poor Souls Prayer Service—November 2
If you have a loved one who has gone home to God this year, we would like to remember them with you at a prayer service on November 2nd at 7:00 pm. At this prayer service, prayers will be offered, candles for your loved ones will be lit, and their names will be chanted in the Lit...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on October 13, 2022 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, October 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....

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Be Our Guest!

Posted on October 13, 2022 in: General News

Be Our Guest!
All new parishioners since January 2022 are invited to the first "Pizza with the Priests" Please join Father Grosch and Father Rubie along with the  Marian Guild Welcoming Committee Tuesday, October 25th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Parish Meeting Rooms 220/221 This i...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - October 19
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM in the church, followed by a talk by Father Grosch. With All Souls Day coming soon, Father will give a talk on end of life matters, focusing on Catholic burial and funeral traditions and guidelines. He will give a short talk, then answer re...

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ACTS Men's Retreat - Registration Open
Registration is now open for our next Men’s ACTS Retreat November 3-6, 2022, at the Mercy Retreat Center. This retreat is presented by a team of men from our parish. The weekend is a great opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ, to grow your faith and ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on September 30, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
October 8/9, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is canned chili, oyster crackers, corn and peaches. The optional item is Healthy Choice or other low sodium soup, and pork & beans. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pa...

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PALS Halloween Gathering

Posted on September 30, 2022 in: General News

Donut Sunday

Posted on September 30, 2022 in: General News

Donut Sunday
Donut Sunday is returning!  Join us next Sunday, October 9th following the 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Masses in rooms 220 and 221 of the meetings room building.    Hope to see you there!  

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Lunch & Learn

Posted on September 29, 2022 in: General News

Lunch & Learn
Friday, October 28th at 11:30am in the SGM Gym "AGING WELL WITH A STRONG MIND" Presented by Lindsay Peters Health & Wellness Coordinator   Your mental health is a very important part of your overall health and wellbeing, but is oftentimes the most overlooked.  ...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration

Posted on September 29, 2022 in: General News

SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, October 7th, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if w...

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Please Note - Schedule Change

Posted on September 14, 2022 in: General News

Please Note - Schedule Change
Because of Fallfest, there will be no Confessions or 5:00pm Mass next Saturday, September 24th.

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Blood Drive

Posted on September 14, 2022 in: General News

                Sunday, October 30 8:00am - 1:00pm Meeting Room 220/221 To schedule an apppointment call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401 or go online.

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - September 21
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Father Michael Giesler speaking on the mystery of co-redemption. This is a simple yet challenging truth: Christ works with each one of us to save souls…at home, at work, in s...

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Cold Weather Ahead

Posted on September 14, 2022 in: General News

Cold Weather Ahead
The Outreach Committee will be collecting all types of new and gently-used coats, gloves and scarves to help Guardian Angel Settlement and others in need. We will have bins in the Narthex of church on Saturday, October 8th through Sunday, October 16th. Your generosity is app...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, September 18th, 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...

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FallFest Links

Posted on September 12, 2022 in: General News

FallFest Links
FallFest Page: Complete FallFest Guide  SignUp Genius: FallFest Volunteers FaithDirect: Mega Majella Raffle GiveSmart: Advance Tickets and Wristbands, Signup Parties and Mega Majella Raffle

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FallFest Shirt FLASH Sale

Posted on September 09, 2022 in: General News

FallFest Shirt FLASH Sale
What does the shirt look like? That is the mystery. Unveiling at Fallfest - are you willing to take the chance? Pre-order now to guarantee a shirt! Orders must be submitted with cash or check payment to ST. GERARD MAJELLA before 3 p.m. Monday, September 12th Turn into the School or Pa...

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Wanted FallFest Committee Chairs for 2023 and Beyond
So many people are responsible for bringing FallFest together, but it all starts with our committee chairs. We have many volunteers ready to move on after FallFest 2022. Some of those openings include: Co-Chair (2-3 people) Volunteers (1-2 people) Hospitality (1-2 people) Mega Majella (1-...

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 Our Parish Represented on Fall Radiothon
It's Fall Radiothon time for Covenant Network. On September 20th in the 1pm hour, Fr Grosch will be joined by parishioners Larry and Lisa Abram talking about the importance of Catholic Radio and talking up Fallfest and all things St Gerard Majella You can listen ...

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Music Groups Now forming!

Posted on September 07, 2022 in: General News

Music Groups Now forming!
The Children's Choir is scheduled to sing on Saturday, October 8th, at the 5:00 pm Mass. But it can't sing if there are no kids! Children's Choir is open to all students in grades 3-5. We rehearse once before Mass at 4:00 pm and that's it! Students in grades 6-8 a...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
September 10/11, is our Give a Meal a Month collection.  This month’s menu is tuna, pasta/pasta sauce, green beans, and pears. The optional item is deodorant. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift car...

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Attention Men of St Gerard Majella-- Especially young dads!
Are you looking to be a better husband? Be a more loving father? Deepen your relationship with God? Build friendships with other like-minded men? Become the joy-filled man that God created you to be? Then join us this fall in That Man Is You (TMIY) “The Vision of a Man Full...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - September 21st
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Father Michael Giesler speaking on the mystery of co-redemption. This is a simple yet challenging truth: Christ works with each one of us to save souls…at home, at work, in s...

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Parish Council Nominations

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: General News

Parish Council Nominations
SGM is seeking nominations for four (4) parishioners to serve on the Parish Council for a two (2) year term beginning November of 2022.Your Parish Council serves as an advisory board to the pastor for all matters concerning our parish.  Any parishioner is welcome to apply. I...

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Parish Retreat: Saturday, October 15 - Registration open!
Registration is now open for the annual SGM Day of Prayer! Registration can be done online. The schedule and agenda will follow the same format as prior retreats, running from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. The day will include Mass, lunch, two conferences by Father Grosch, and praying and singing toget...

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Feast of the Archangels Healing Mass
On September 29th, the Feast of the Archangels, a Healing Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard Majella Church at 7:00pm. After Mass, there will be confessions and prayer teams from the Catholic Renewal Center available to you for prayer.   What is a healing Mass?   ...

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The Spiritual Gifts Inventory Seminar
SGM will be hosting The Spiritual Gifts Inventory Seminar, led by Cheryl Nelson of the Catholic Renewal Center. The purpose of this seminar is to confirm the work that Jesus has begun in us through Baptism. We can use our spiritual gifts and talents to serve Jesus, His Church, Hi...

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SGM Men - First Friday Celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, September 2nd, at the 6:30 am Mass.  Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our famil...

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SGM Switch Coffee Bar Volunteers Needed
This summer we started the SGM Switch Coffee Bar in the narthex after Masses on the last Sunday of the month. Switch Coffee Collective is a local coffee roasting company - their mission is to create job opportunities in under-resourced communities. Their online story reads, "We wanted our brand...

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Walking With Purpose Women's Bible Study
Make authentic connections with other women Refuel and refresh | Learn more about God Registration is now open for the SGM fall women's Walking with Purpose Bible studies!  We are doing two great studies: The Touching the Divine Bible study will meet on Tuesday Mornings beginn...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, August 28th, 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...

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Singers Wanted

Posted on August 17, 2022 in: General News

Singers Wanted
It's time to gear up our music groups in the parish! There are many opportunities open to you, so take a look and give me a call! Our Saturday evening Mass always needs a song leader.  You do not have to sing the responsorial psalms, Alleluia, and opening and closing ...

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Faith Alive in the Home-F.A.I.T.H.
A program geared toward toddlers & preschoolers  F.A.I.T.H. is a parishioner-led, in-home program providing resources and support for parents sowing the seeds of our faith in their toddlers and preschoolers. 2 and 3 year old parishioners are invited to bring a parent to ...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – August 17
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 PM in the church, followed by Father Grosch speaking on “The Devil Made Me Do It: Angels, Demons and the Problem of Evil”. Do supernatural forces drive everything we do? Come hear Father’s insights on this important topic...

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Totus Tuus Thank You!

Posted on August 10, 2022 in: General News

Totus Tuus Thank You!
We had a fantastic week at Totus Tuus!  The energy, enthusiasm and faith of the team was inspiring and all campers had a blast.  Our adult volunteers helped make this possible by providing dinner and lunch for the team, serving as host homes, and assisting in classrooms. Teens - each of yo...

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Upcoming SGM Sports Events

Posted on August 10, 2022 in: General News

Upcoming SGM Sports Events
2022-23 SGM Sports Commencement Please join the SGM Majella Club as well as Fr. Grosch and Fr. Rubie to kick off the 2022-23 sports season at SGM on September 1st at 7:00pm. This event is open to any family in the sports program. We will be celebrating the efforts of the Field Hockey and Track te...

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Lunch & Learn "Memories of a Holocaust Survivor
Our next Lunch & Learn will be held Monday, August 15th at 11:30am in Liguori Hall. Rachel Miller spent much of her childhood in constant fear. As one of countless “hidden children” of the Holocaust, Miller had to conceal her identity from friends, neighbors, and the aut...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on August 03, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
August 13/14, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef ravioli, carrots, fruit, jello, cornbread (Martha White). The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card ...

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Youth Ministry Update

Posted on August 03, 2022 in: General News

Youth Ministry Update
As many of you know, we have been searching for a new Coordinator of Youth Ministry after Erica recently relocated to Florida. It has been a long search, both with some obstacles to overcome and some wonderful candidates. But I am excited to announce that we will welcome Ms. Grac...

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Backpack Blessing

Posted on August 03, 2022 in: General News

ACA Campaign Reminder

Posted on August 03, 2022 in: General News

ACA Campaign Reminder
The Annual Catholic Appeal for the Archdiocese of St. Louis will end on August 16. If you have not had a chance to make a pledge or contribution to the 2022 Campaign, there is still time to do so if you act promptly. You can use the pledge card provided by the parish, get a blank...

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Switch Coffee at SGM

Posted on July 28, 2022 in: General News

Switch Coffee at SGM
Coffee With a Purpose "Switch Coffee is first an excellent product, the mission is a bonus.  But it's also one of those rare, 'Change The World' bonusus." Enjoy our coffee bar in the Narthex after the Masses the last Sunday of each month. OUR STORY OUR INSPIRAT...

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SGM Men - First Friday Celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, August 5th, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if we...

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Calling All Women

Posted on July 28, 2022 in: General News

Calling All Women
Women of the parish, no matter what age you are, come and sing with us on Saturday, August 13th at the 5:00 pm Mass. Bring your friends, your daughters, and granddaughters to join us! There is only one rehearsal on Thursday August 11th at 7:00 pm in the Church. Come sing wha...

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It's Back to School Time

Posted on July 13, 2022 in: General News

It's Back to School Time
The Outreach Committee needs your donations of new backpacks and school supplies for Guardian Angel Settlement. Please take a tag off the board in the narthex. Fill the backpack with school supplies.  Bring the backpack to church and put in the large marked containers in...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on July 13, 2022 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, July 24th, 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...

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Would you like your home blessed?
Jesus said, “As you enter a house, wish it peace” Matthew 10:12 St. Gerard Majella clergy will come and bless your home by appointment. Your rosaries, crucifixes and images can also be blessed. Please call the parish office and provide your preferred days and times for ...

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SGM ACTS Core Team Request for Nominations
The SGM ACTS Core is looking for 2 men and 2 women to fill upcoming vacancies on the team.  The position is a 3 year position, and the team meets one time per month.  Please contact Michael Helgeson at michael.helgeson@hotmail.com or 812-219-9343  if you would like to nomina...

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Roe v. Wade - From Fr. Grosch

Posted on July 02, 2022 in: General News

Roe v. Wade - From Fr. Grosch
Dear St. Gerard Majella parish family, A few days ago, I was driving up to the entrance station at Yellowstone National Park when I received a text from a brother priest that the Supreme Court had ruled to reverse the Roe v. Wade decision from 1973.  At that point, I promptly lost almost all...

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Did You Lose Something?

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

Did You Lose Something?
The lost and found in the Narthex is overflowing.  Please take a look at all the items that are in there.  If something belongs to you, you can find the lost and found in one of the drawers on the wall where the digital display is. Anything not claimed by August 1st will be disposed of ...

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SGM PaLS invites you to our annual Diggers & Donuts event!
Families with young children are invited to join us Saturday, July 30th from 9:00-10:30am at the SGM Playground. Donuts and coffee will be served, along with fun activities to keep the kids busy. Stop by for food, fellowship, and fun! We will have some trucks and other diggers...

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Calling all Men and Boys!

Posted on June 30, 2022 in: General News

Calling all Men and Boys!
Are you a "sing in the shower" type? How about an "I can't read music" or "I don't have a good voice" person? Well, God gave you that voice and really wants to hear it! So, why not sing with an all-male group on Sunday, July 31st at 9:00am Ma...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on June 30, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
July 9/10, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, macaroni & cheese, corn and peaches. The optional item is toothpaste and toothbrushes. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card...

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Totus Tuus Volunteers Needed!

Posted on June 30, 2022 in: General News

Totus Tuus Volunteers Needed!
Totus Tuus is an amazing week of faith and fun for children, and it can't happen without the incredible generosity of volunteers - like You! Go to Sign-up Genius, where you will find all the volunteer opportunities. In addition to the volunteer opportunities outlined on the&nbs...

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Polish Redemptorist—Mission Appeal
Anyone wishing to donate to the Polish Redemptorists Mission in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine can do so by sending a check payable to SGM. In the memo field mark “Mission Co-op”. Those who donate through FaithDirect can also donate to the “Mission Co-o...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – July 20
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Fr. Cassian Koenemann, OSB, a monk, priest, and the Prior of Saint Louis Abbey, with a presentation on St. Benedict. St. Benedict is considered the founder of Western Christian monasticism, and the &l...

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SGM Men – First Friday celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, July 1st, at the 6:30 am Mass. Join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our families if we w...

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SGM Field Trip to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal
Last chance!  Register by August 16th. Please join Father Rubie and fellow parishioners for a minipilgrimage to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville!  We will depart by motorcoach at 8:00 am on Friday, August 26th and return no later than 4:00 pm.  T...

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Save the date – 2022 SGM Retreat
Mark October 15 on your calendar now to save the date for the 2022 SGM Retreat. Planning is underway to continue the tradition of this sacred day of praying together as a parish!  Prayer and reflection will last from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM at SGM (lunch will be included). I...

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Posted on June 16, 2022 in: General News

Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, June 26th, 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 ...

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Summer Music Opportunities

Posted on June 09, 2022 in: General News

Summer Music Opportunities
As our choirs and musicians take a well-earned rest, how about coming over to the music side of liturgy and learn to pray through song? Bring a friend or two and join with other folks who may not be able to commit full time, but like to sing. One rehearsal the Thursday before the...

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PSR Catechists Needed

Posted on June 02, 2022 in: General News

PSR Catechists Needed
"Who are catechists? They are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others." - Pope Francis   At St. Gerard Majella, we have the honor and the privilege of passing on the faith and educating children through o...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on June 02, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
June 11/12, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, green beans, fruit cocktail, and granola bars. The optional item is toothpaste and toothbrushes. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk ...

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Reception to Celebrate Our New Deacon
The Marian Guild is hosting a reception to celebrate the ordination of Mark Markowski as a deacon on Sunday, June 5th following the 11:00 Mass.  Please join us in Liguori Hall to help Mark celebrate this wonderful event.  

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - June 15
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Father Michael Rennier who will be speaking on the Conversion of C. S. Lewis.  Please join us for an interesting evening.

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The Vatican International Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles of the World
Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi Liguori Hall Friday, June 17: 3pm - 8pm 7pm - Featured Speaker Dr. Feingold Saturday, June 18: 12pm - 8pm 6pm - Eucharistic Procession 7pm - Food Trucks Sunday, June 19: 9am - 3pm 12:15pm - Featured Speaker Fr. Grosch  ...

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SGM Men – First Friday Celebration
All men of the parish are invited to a First Friday Mass and gathering on Friday, June 3, at the 6:30 Mass. Men, please join us at First Friday Mass, followed by coffee and bagels in the parish meeting rooms. Our Lord promised special grace in our lives and peace in our homes if ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, May 22nd, 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...

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Wanted: Part-time Preschool Aide
St. Gerard Majella Preschool is seeking a part time preschool aide for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The aide will assist the classroom teacher in providing supplementary instruction, skill reinforcement, supervision, and enrichment to individuals or groups of students faci...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - May 18
Vespers will be offered on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Monsignor Gregory Mikesch speaking on “The Five Foundational Principles of the Spiritual Life”. Light refreshments will be served following Monsignor's presentation. We’r...

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Ladies Night at the Muny

Posted on April 28, 2022 in: General News

Ladies Night at the Muny
Ladies, join us at the Muny for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Cost:  $60 per person / includes Muny ticket, backstage tour, boxed dinner, drinks and transportation. Bus Pickup at SGM: 5:30pm / return to SGM by 11:30pm A headcount of those pla...

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Help Needed!

Posted on April 28, 2022 in: General News

Help Needed!
The SGM Sport Council is looking for a woman parishioner to serve on the council for a 3 year term, starting June 1, 2022. The 5 member SGM Sports Council is responsible for oversight of all SGM Athletic Programs at the direction of the Majella Club as provided in the Majella Clu...

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New SGM “Help a Neighbor” Program
Our parish is starting a new program called “Help a Neighbor.” Some of our parishioners occasionally need help. Examples are: a ride to Mass, doctor’s office or other errand stay with homebound spouse while the caregiver spouse runs errands. something as si...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on April 28, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
May 7/8, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is spaghetti sauce with meat, green beans, applesauce in plastic jar, spaghetti noodles (1 lb. pkg.). The optional item is breakfast cereal. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan F...

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Mother's Day Rose Sale—May 7 and 8
Roses will be sold after Masses on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Friends of Birthright. We need 4 volunteers for each shift. Saturday 5:30 - 6:15 pm and Sunday form 7:30 - 9:30 or 9:30 - 11:30. If you are able and willing to help, pl...

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on April 28, 2022 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal
Next weekend, May 7/8, we will begin the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) here at SGM. Please make your gift to the ACA by picking up your pledge card next weekend after Mass, make a gift online at aca.archstl.org or use Text-to-Give by texting “ACA” to 243725.   ...

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Father Daughter Dance

Posted on April 14, 2022 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 24

Posted on April 14, 2022 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 24
Come to Jesus' Feast of Divine Mercy Service 2:30pm until 4:00 pm in Church Streaming: join on-line (easiest way) Schedule Veneration of First Class Relics of Saint Faustina and Saint Gerard Majella 1:45 to 2:25 and after the Service Music begins at 1:45 C...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – April 20
What – more speakers after Lent?! Yes – we are back to the schedule of Evening Vespers each month – always the third Wednesday – and so we will join together to joyfully pray during the Octave of Easter! Vespers will be offered on April 20 at 7:00 pm in th...

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Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker - April 13
Evening Vespers will be offered Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm. Our speaker this week is Deacon Dave Osmack, with a presentation titled “Redemptive Suffering”. David Osmack was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and is assigned to St. Luke the Evangelist Catho...

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Sacred Paschal Triduum 2022

Posted on April 06, 2022 in: General News

Sacred Paschal Triduum 2022
Holy Thursday 8:00 am - Morning Prayer 7:00 pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Streamed) The church will remain open for prayer until midnight. Good Friday 8:00 am - Morning Prayer 3:00 pm - Solemn Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Streamed) ...

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All Things New Catholic Education Survey
Dear Parishioners, First of all, I want to personally thank you for your willingness to participate in the All Things New initiative through the Disciple Maker Index survey, which concluded on April 4.  As I mentioned earlier, a high response rate reflects well on our parish, and w...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on March 31, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
April 9/10, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn, fruit cocktail, muffin mix (Martha White). The optional item is pork n beans. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donat...

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Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker April 6
Each Wednesday during Lent, Evening Vespers will be offered at 7:00, followed by a speaker – see the list of speakers and topics elsewhere in this bulletin. Our speaker this week is Diane Gerard, with a presentation titled “Choosing Heaven”. Diane – a wife, mother and gran...

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SGM Campus Clean Up

Posted on March 30, 2022 in: General News

 SGM Campus Clean Up
Calling all Parishioners! The winter has been long and as great as it is to see the sunshine, it's also highlighting the need for care and maintenance. We'd love to see the church looking her best on Easter Sunday and celebrate Spring. Weather permitting, on Sat...

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Marian Guild Mass, Breakfast & Fellowship
All women of the parish are invited to join us Saturday, April 2nd for 9:00am Mass followed by breakfast in Liguori Hall.     Come visit and re-connect with other women in the parish and learn more about the Marian Guild.  Please click below to signup Signup Online...

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Parish Rosary and Consecration of Ukraine and Russia
Over the past several weeks, we have seen the horrors of war return to Europe.  Pope Francis has invited the Universal Church to join him in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the afternoon of Friday, March 25.  The Holy Father will be...

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word
We will be starting up Children’s Liturgy of the Word again in April, but we need your help! We need 3-4 volunteers each time we do this due to the number of children involved. We plan to have it the 2nd and 4th Sundays at the 9:00am Mass, and if we have enough volunteers, ...

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Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker March 30
Each Wednesday during Lent, Evening Vespers will be offered at 7:00, followed by a speaker – see the list of speakers and topics elsewhere in this bulletin.  Our speaker this week is Peter Karutz, with a presentation titled “Living the Sacramental Life”. ...

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Youth Ministry - Personal Update from Erica
I have some big news to share for my family and I! I will be moving on from the youth ministry program at St. Gerard at the end of this school year in May. This past fall (September 2021), we received an invitation to consider a move to the mission diocese of Pensacola-Tallahasse...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, March 27th, 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 gra...

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Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker - March 23
Each Wednesday during Lent, Evening Vespers will be offered at 7:00, followed by a speaker – see the list of speakers and topics elsewhere in this bulletin. Our speaker this week is Bob Gannon, with a presentation titled “Never Give Up”. Bob Gannon is a Vietn...

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Diaconate Diaper Drive

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: General News

Diaconate Diaper Drive
The Diaconate Community of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis is sponsoring a diaper drive. Drop off diapers of any size at your parish March 12th through March 20th. Donations will be given to local pregnancy resource centers and shelters for mothers and their children. For fur...

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Women's ACTS Retreat

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: General News

Women's ACTS Retreat
The next women's ACTS retreat will be held at Mercy Retreat Center, July 21-24, 2022. The retreat is presented by a team of women from our parish. The weekend is a great opportunity to expand your SGM community, experience the love of Jesus, and grow your faith. Register ...

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Lenten Speaker Series

Posted on March 10, 2022 in: General News

Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker - March 16
Each Wednesday during Lent, Evening Vespers will be offered at 7:00, followed by a speaker – see the list of speakers and topics. Our speaker this week is Mike Burke, with a presentation titled “Waiting to Die, Running to Live”.  Mike Burke was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosi...

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Lent Evening Vespers and Speaker
March 9: Fr. Cassian Koenemann Each Monday during Lent, Evening Vespers will be offered at 7:00, followed by a speaker – see the list of speakers and topics elsewhere in this bulletin. Our speaker this week is Fr. Cassian Koenemann, OSB, a monk, priest, and the Prior of Saint Louis Abbey, w...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive – March 26 & 27
St. Vincent de Paul's Spring clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, March 26, from 3 PM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, March 27, 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 pa...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on March 03, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
March 12/13, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is chicken & dumplings, carrots, peaches and instant pudding. The optional item is Healthy Choice or other low-sodium soups. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pant...

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Music News

Posted on March 03, 2022 in: General News

Music News
The Children’s Choir sings Saturday, March 19th, at the 5:00 Mass. Rehearsal begins at 4:00 for any 3rd-5thgrader who would like to sing. The Cherub Choir begins rehearsing for Palm "Saturday" on March 13th in the Church from 2:00 until 2:30 (it's okay if you ...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Information Night
Father Grosch will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land November 6 to November 18, 2022. Please join us on Monday, March 21st at 7:30 pm in meeting room 224 to hear the details!  This trip will include Petra in Jordan and Jacob's Well and other new sites from previous SGM ...

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Spring Adult Faith Formation Series
The Creed What do Christians believe?  What do you believe? What does it even mean to “believe”? All who are baptized profess belief in the statements contained in the Nicene Creed, yet the words that roll off our tongue so easily are often not fully...

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Lenten Schedule

Posted on March 02, 2022 in: General News

Lenten Schedule
Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 am Daily Mass 6:30 & 8:00 am, Monday through Friday 9:00 am Saturday Lenten Vespers with Speaker Following Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 & 13 Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Fridays of Lent ...

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted on March 01, 2022 in: General News

SGM participates in parish-wide survey!  Please Read!
St. Gerard Majella will be participating in a parish survey about discipleship conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute!  We need your help! Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online.  The survey can be accessed through an online link from Wednesday, March 2n...

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Lenten Speaker Series

Posted on February 23, 2022 in: General News

Spring Lunch & Learns

Posted on February 23, 2022 in: General News

Spring Lunch & Learns
Save the dates! Spring Lunch & Learns   Thursday, April 28th "Defining Impressionism: Monet & Degas"

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LET’S “LENT” TOGETHER!

Posted on February 23, 2022 in: General News

LET’S “LENT” TOGETHER!
The Stewardship Committee is inviting parishioners to come together as a community to prepare our hearts this Lent through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Praying In the Narthex of church, there will be a glass bowl that contains purple cards with the names of all St. Gerard Majella parishion...

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Parish School of Religion Registration is Now Open
Parish School of Religion registration is now open and ONLINE! Online registrations are due by Monday, April 25th.   Online Registration More Information If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Lisa Vorwerk at parishcre@sgmparish.org.

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! SCAM ALERT !

Posted on February 21, 2022 in: General News

! SCAM ALERT !
We wanted to make you aware that if anyone receives an email from Fr. Grosch asking for help purchasing gift cards for him or someone in need, DO NOT RESPOND!  This is someone who gets parish staff information from published bulletins online.  Please know that Fr. Grosch, or any parish sta...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, February 27th, 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 g...

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SGM Blood Drive

Posted on February 10, 2022 in: General News

SGM Blood Drive
Sunday, March 20, 8:00am - 1:00pm Meeting Room 220-221 Masks and appointment required! Donors get their choice of a St. Patrick's Day themed shirt or a gift card! Schedule appointment

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KofC Meet a Night

Posted on February 09, 2022 in: General News

KofC Meet a Night
Social and Informational Event St. Peter Parish - Ursuline Hall Monday, February 28, 2022 7:00pm   Already A Night? Come out and join us for a social gathering and enjoy the compahy of your fellow Knights!  This will be a fun time to see old friends, meet new Brother Nigh...

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2022 Fish Fry Information

Posted on February 07, 2022 in: General News

2022 Fish Fry Information
Fish Fries are back in 2022 Fish fries will be held on March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.  When you come up to SGM for fish fry Dougherty Ferry Road willl be entrance only and Ballas Road will be exit only. There will be four options for ...

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Catholic Women for Christ 2022

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Catholic Women for Christ 2022
It’s been a long road, but after many months of planning CWFC is excited to announce that registration is now live for an in-person event for 2022! We’re excited to have a great lineup of nationally recognized speakers to help us live our 2022 Conference theme: “Made New: Bec...

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Choir News

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Choir News
Believe it or not, Lent and Easter are coming up soon. Have you thought about your offering to Christ during that time?  The choir at the 9:00 am Mass is looking for a few good women and men to join us as altos or tenors. We’re a friendly group! The schedule is general...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker February 16
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on February 16 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by Father Thomas Molini with a presentation titled "SGM Stations of the Cross: To See More Deeply." Light refreshments will be served following Father’s presentation. Come l...

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Save the Date (and your clothes)

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Save the Date (and your clothes)
The SGM St. Vincent De Paul Society will sponsor a clothing drive at SGM on March 26 and 27. More details will be provided in upcoming communications, but as you focus on inside activities during the cold weather, please set aside any gently used clothing for donation. The credit...

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Super Heat Up St. Louis Weekend

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Super Heat Up St. Louis Weekend
The recent cold weather plus COVID19, has created hardships for many in the St. Louis area who need our help with heating bills to stay warm. Let us take this opportunity to help them out by dropping $1 or more in one of the football helmets as you leave Mass on Saturday,&nb...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on February 03, 2022 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
February 12/13, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, soups, corn, and pears. The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donations to Wal‐m...

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Summer Youth Week - Save the Date!
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!  SUMMER YOUTH RETREAT WEEK TOTUS TUUS - “TOTALLY YOURS” Your children will enjoy a wonderful week of faith, friendship, and fun! July 18-22 (9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., M - F) $40 per child *Registration will open at the end of March.

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An Evening for Married Couples

Posted on January 25, 2022 in: General News

An Evening for Married Couples
Join other couples from the SGM community for a night to celebrate marriage. February 12, 2021 6-8pm in Liguori Hall Featuring special guest speakers, Judy and Chuck Neff BBQ, Beer and Fellowship Online Registration is $40 per couple Childcare - contact youthministry@sgmparish.org ...

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All Things New Launches

Posted on January 25, 2022 in: General News

All Things New Launches
We have officially launched All Things New, the strategic pastoral planning process for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. All Things New will evaluate the effectiveness of the Church in St. Louis in proclaiming the Gospel and will identify opportunities for improvement and renewal within all parishes, s...

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Jonah Prayer Ministry Needs Your Help!
Bishop Mark S. Rivituso, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is encouraging all parishes, in the St. Louis Archdiocese to have an active Jonah Prayer Ministry as part of their parish Pastoral Plan.    The good news, St. Gerard Majella already has a Jo...

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Registration for 2022-2023 School Year
Registration for current SGM familes for preschool and full-time school will begin Moday, January 24.   Registraion for new families for preshool and full-time school will begin Sunday, February 6, from 11:00am - 1:00pm.   All parents registering children for&nbs...

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Piano/Organ Accompanist Position Available
We have an opening for a pianist/organist at SGM. Must have excellent piano and organ skills, ability to sight-read, and availability for Thursday night rehearsals, Mass at 9:00 on Sundays, as well as extra rehearsals on Sundays after Mass during Advent and Christmas. An interview, audition, and a p...

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SGM Parish Game Night

Posted on January 13, 2022 in: General News

SGM Parish Game Night
Saturday, February 5 in Liguori Hall after 5:00pm Mass 6:00-9:30 Bring a dish & favorite family-friendly game to teach/share at our alcohol-free event.  This will be a great chance to learn new games for you and your family.  Make it a date night and invite others to come with...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us today, Sunday, January 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 g...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - January 19
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on January 19 at 7:00 pm in the church, followed by a presentation by Father Grosch on St. Terese. Light refreshments will be served following Father’s presentation. Get the new year off to a great start with an evening of prayer and ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
January 8/9, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef ravioli, green beans, fruit, and cornbread (Martha White). The optional item is macaroni and cheese. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gif...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, December 26th, 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...

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Men’s ACTS Retreat

Posted on December 09, 2021 in: General News

Men’s ACTS Retreat
The next Men's ACTS Retreat will be held at Mercy Retreat Center, January 20-23. The retreat is presented by a team of men from our parish. The weekend is a great opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ, grow in your faith, and expand your community. Registration f...

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Christmas Schedule

Posted on December 09, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Schedule
Advent Vespers and Confessions Wednesday, December 22 7:00 pm Confessions Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22 6:00 pm   Christmas Masses Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 4:00 pm (in Church and in Gym); 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm Christmas Day, Saturday, December...

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Help is Needed!

Posted on December 09, 2021 in: General News

Help is Needed!
Once again, the Environment team is looking for help moving poinsettias and banners into the Church and the gym. We meet Friday, Christmas Eve morning (Dec 24) at 9:00 and it will take no more than an hour. Teens, you can get service hours! If you or your teen can help, plea...

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A Volunteer Opportunity

Posted on December 09, 2021 in: General News

A Volunteer Opportunity
SGM has volunteers that make casseroles for St. Patrick’s Center. It’s a wonderful way to help the homeless men and women in our community just by cooking in your own home and on your own schedule. We have 2 teams so you only make it every other month. I provide the r...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on December 01, 2021 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
December 11/12, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is small canned ham (not refrigerated-available at Walgreens or CVS), Spam, or Treet, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, and applesauce (plastic jar). The optional item is toilet paper. If donati...

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Advent Vespers

Posted on November 30, 2021 in: General News

Advent Vespers
Evening Vespers will be offered each Wednesday at 7:00 PM during Advent (except on December 8), and after Vespers on December 15, Father Ryan Truss will give a talk on Mary and Joseph.  Light refreshments will be served following Father’s presentation. Come for an evening of Advent pra...

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Blessing of the Infant Jesus

Posted on November 25, 2021 in: General News

Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, November 28th, 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 g...

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Sacristan Help

Posted on November 17, 2021 in: General News

Sacristan Help
Starting January, 2022, after thirty years of dedicated service to our parish, Dodie Raczkiewicz and Ann Gunn will be stepping down as Sacristans. I am now seeking volunteers to help with this ministry. It is not a physically demanding job, and depending on how many volunteers...

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2021 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale

Posted on November 12, 2021 in: General News

2021 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...

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SGM Christmas Tree Lot

Posted on November 11, 2021 in: General News

SGM Christmas Tree Lot
The SGM tree lot will be open starting Saturday, November 27th at noon.  The hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-6:30pm and Sunday 10:30am-6:30pm.  We are also looking for shift volunteers, signup online.

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Evening Vespers & Speaker–November 17th
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on November 17 at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker is Sister Mary Rachel Nerbun, RSM, MD, MA, who will speak about being a religious physician and working in the Rural Parish Clinic to provide Catholic health care. Sist...

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21st Annual Turkey Collection

Posted on November 04, 2021 in: General News

21st Annual Turkey Collection
For St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Guardian Angel Settlement’s 2021 Turkey Dinner You can help by donating a frozen turkey. Bring your turkey to the SGM parking lot on Monday, November 22nd , between 7 and 9 am. Your contributions will help feed over 600 needy people!   Monetary Do...

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November Meal-a-Month

Posted on November 04, 2021 in: General News

November Meal-a-Month
November 13/14, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar) and biscuit mix (box or packet). The optional item is shampoo. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or...

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Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit Coming to SGM
Did you know that there have been over 150 Eucharistic Miracles throughout the history of the Church? We know that at every Holy Mass the bread and wine truly become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Typically, what we call the “accidents” – that is, the appea...

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on October 28, 2021 in: General News

Advent by Candlelight
Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 PM  All women of the parish are invited to an evening of prayer and spiritual preparation.  Extend an invitation to your friends, sisters and mothers.  All are welcome!  The evening will begin in church and we are excited to have Sister M. Karolyn ...

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SGM Day of Prayer Conference Presentations
The SGM Day of Prayer on Saturday October 9 was a great success, with over 60 parishioners and guests praying, singing and worshipping together! The theme of this year's retreat was "The Heart: The Hidden Center of the Person", and Father Skillman gave two outstanding presentations to ...

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SGM Blood Drive

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

SGM Blood Drive
Sunday, October 31, 8:00am - 1:00pm 2005 Dougherty Ferry Road Meeting Room 220/221 Masks and appointments required! Donors get their choice of a retro t-shirt or a gift card! To schedule an appointment call ImpactLife at (800) 747-5401 or schedule online.

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2021 Adopt-A-Family for Christmas

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

2021 Adopt-A-Family for Christmas
For many years The Society of St. Vincent DePaul has been sponsoring the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Basket for Feed My People. Again this year, they are asking for donations of gift cards for our neighbors in need. You will be assigned a family and receive their names and ages. This will be helpful wh...

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Parish Council Nominations

Posted on October 20, 2021 in: General News

Parish Council Nominations
SGM is seeking nominations for two (2) parishioners to serve on the Parish Council for a two (2) year term beginning November ’21.Your Parish Council serves as an advisory board to the pastor for all matters concerning our parish.  Any parishioner is welcome to apply. ...

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2022 Generation Life Pilgrimage

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: General News

2022 Generation Life Pilgrimage
Generation Life 2022 – Registration Information Date: Wed, Jan. 19 (evening) to Sun, Jan. 23, 2022 Total Cost of the Pilgrimage to DC: $320/participant (optional shirt: $15.00) SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Registration opens Thurs, Oct 7. Spots are first come, first serve f...

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It's Time to Return to the Adoration Chapel!
We are asking for your cooperation as we work toward filling out a new 2021-2022 schedule.  This means we are asking that each one of you responds:  At this time all hours are open.  It is a clean slate.  So, even if you have previously adored at a certain day and time, please si...

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Choir News

Posted on October 14, 2021 in: General News

Choir News
Finally, the Kid’s music ministries are up and running, with 3 groups to praise God in song! The Cherub Choir for grades K – 2, will meet regularly on Sunday afternoons beginning in November. The Children’s Choir, for grades 3 - 5, will meet once at 4:00 on the ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, October 24th, 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 gr...

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SGM Outreach Winter Apparel Collection
As winter approaches, please think about the needy who have no winter coats, gloves/mittens, hats, and scarves to keep warm. The need is even greater this winter due to many family hardships brought on by the COVID19 Pandemic. The Outreach Committee will be collecting winter...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive – October 30 & 31
St. Vincent de Paul's Fall clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, October 30, from 3 PM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, October 31, 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 ...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – October 20
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on October 20 at 7:00 PM in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker is Father Skillman, who will speak on the very timely topic of the religious life with a presentation titled “Everyone Needs a Heart – an Apology for the Contemplative Life&rdqu...

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A Letter From Father Skillman

Posted on October 01, 2021 in: General News

Dear St. Gerard Majella Parish Family, I write today to share some very significant news about both my and Father Huber’s future at SGM. For many months in my prayer, I have felt the Lord inviting me to consider entering the consecrated life - particularly a form of consecrated life whic...

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SGM Celebrates the Return of FallFest
After a year without FallFest, the joy from being able to gather as a parish community was palpable.  We appreciate all the attendees who were able to share in our annual festival of faithful fellowship and fun. Congratulations to Chrissy Chapo, this year’s winner of the Mega Majella 5...

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Moms Transmit the Faith

Posted on September 15, 2021 in: General News

Thank You!

Posted on September 15, 2021 in: General News

Thank You!
Pictures shown are the gifts that are the result of our drive for the Afghan refugees, there were also checks and gift cards. Awesomely impressive, as always SGM provides!  The Institute was overwhelmed with SGM's generosity!  Caritas Connections provided ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, September 26th, 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 g...

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What Makes FallFest Possible? Volunteers!
So many people are responsible for bringing FallFest together. But, to truly make the day of FallFest successful, we need your help!  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available via our SignUp Genius. Please consider signing up for one or more slots. Thank you in advance for you...

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Your help is needed!

Posted on September 08, 2021 in: General News

Your help is needed!
Now that we are "back home" it's time to freshen up our ministries with new blood and excitement. We have lots of openings that need your help - hospitality (which includes ushers), sacristans, gift bearers, cantors, lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker–Sept. 15
“Insights on the Most Important Prayer” Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on September 15th at 7:00 pm in the church, with Confession available throughout the evening as well. Following Vespers, our speaker is Deacon Steve Schisler providing insight on the most&nb...

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Collection for Afghan Immigrants

Posted on August 27, 2021 in: General News

Collection for Afghan Immigrants
The Bengard family has reached out to the International Institute and are conducting a donation drive to help support Afghan immigrants and refugees. Please reach out to Diane at dianebengard@gmail.com if you would like to donate. They will be collecting until September 1st. Thank you! ...

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Cotillion 2021 - Attention Parents of 8th Graders
We are pleased to announce that St. Gerard Majella will be continuing the Cotillion program for our 8th grade students. St. Louis Cotillion was organized in 1957 and has experienced tremendous growth and success. St. Louis Cotillion is designed to instruct students in social dancing, etiquette, and ...

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Mega Majella 50/50 Tickets on Sale Now!
NEW THIS YEAR GROUP TICKET SALE BUTTON This year’s GRAND PRIZE WINNER will get 50% of total ticket sales. The Early Bird Drawing will be held on  September 14th 2021 for $200.00  Our goal is to sell over 500 tickets. That’s right, our goal is a winning prize of at least $25,...

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The Vocation Chalice Returns

Posted on August 25, 2021 in: General News

The Vocation Chalice Returns
Now, more than ever, the Church is in need of young men and women eager to commit their lives to joyfully serving Christ through the priesthood and consecrated life. As you know, this cannot be accomplished without prayer. In 2001, the Office of Vocations developed the Vocation Prayer Chalice Progra...

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Fall Adult Faith Formation series
The documents of Vatican II The Vatican II Council ended 55 years ago, and had wide ranging impact on the Catholic Church and the practice of many aspects of our Faith. Even after almost six decades, the purpose and meaning of this Council is still misunderstood and debat...

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Come Back to Community This Fall at St. Gerard Majella!
Does your faith need a boost? Are you feeling disconnected? We can help. And it starts with community. Walking with Purpose is a women’s Bible study that not only deepens your faith but plugs you into a vibrant community. Join us this fall for either of our studies: Grounde...

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FallFest 2021: Save the Date!

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

FallFest 2021:  Save the Date!
We are excited to announce FallFest will be back in 2021!  Please save the date: Saturday, September 25th.  Watch our parish and school communications for more details as we get closer to this fun-filled, fall gathering.

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That Man Is You!

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

That Man Is You!
Men of St Gerard Majella, let us gather in strength. But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14) We invite all men of St Gerard Majella parish to join us this year in th...

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Parish Retreat on Saturday, October 9 – Registration Deadline Soon!
Registration is now open for the annual SGM Day of Prayer! The theme for the retreat this year is “The Heart: The Hidden Center of the Person”. Registration can be done online. The schedule and agenda will follow the same format as prior retreats, running from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Th...

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Pilgrimage to Northern Illinois with Father Skillman
Please join us as Father Skillman leads a mini-pilgrimage to holy sites around Chicago this September!  We will travel by motorcoach departing Sunday morning, 9/12, and returning Friday afternoon, 9/17.  The cost is $2397 for double occupancy.  Stops ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, August 22nd, 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 gra...

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Liturgical and Music Ministries Need Your Help
The return to our beloved Church building is getting closer, and that means getting schedules set for the Fall! We invite you to help us praise God through the Proclamation of the Word. The commitment is light, and new lectors are needed at every Mass. If you have a love for the Wo...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - August 18
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on August 18 at 7:00 pm in the gym, with Confession available throughout the evening as well. Following Vespers, our speaker is John Powers, an editor with the Catholic publication “Sceptor”.  John will explain how daily sp...

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Save the Date - SGM da Pew Move Back
The Church Renovations will be ready to move the pews back into Church starting Monday August 16, with new kneelers.  da SGM Pew guys are looking for help, up to 8 Adult Parishioners per time slot, to un-stack and move the pews back into Church, anchor the pews to the floor, and then install th...

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Totus Tuus Thank You!

Posted on July 22, 2021 in: General News

Totus Tuus Thank You!
We had a fantastic week at Totus Tuus! The energy, enthusiasm and faith of the team was inspiring and all campers had a blast. Our adult volunteers helped make this possible by providing dinner and lunch for the team, serving as host homes, and overseeing classrooms/log...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, July 25th, 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...

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It’s back to school time

Posted on July 07, 2021 in: General News

It’s back to school time
For the 23rd year in a row, let’s help Guardian Angel Settlement Association provide backpacks and school supplies to some 600 low-income students in Grades K through 12. With parents experiencing layoffs or leaving the work force to care for school-age child...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker-July 21: “Do you speak Catholic?”
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered July 21st, 7:00 pm in the gym, with Confession available throughout the evening.  Following Vespers, Father Skillman will give a presentation on the unique vocabulary of our Catholic Faith. Do you know what an ambo, chasuble and pyx ar...

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July Meal-A-Month

Posted on July 01, 2021 in: General News

July Meal-A-Month
July 10/11, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, macaroni & cheese, corn and peaches. The optional item is tooth paste and tooth brushes. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift c...

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Save the date – 2021 SGM Retreat on October 9
Mark October 9th on your calendar now to save the date for the 2021 SGM Retreat! Planning is underway to continue the tradition of this sacred day of prayer – this is the fifth year we have set aside a day for praying together as a parish! Guidelines for large gatherings, social...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us Sunday, June 27th, 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.&nbs...

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Help Needed!

Posted on June 03, 2021 in: General News

Help Needed!
There are several volunteer opportunities for Totus Tuus this summer, and we are seeking an additional 4-5 catechists for our Parish School of Religion for next year.   Summer Youth Retreat Week (Totus Tuus) is seeking volunteers the week of July 12th - 16th to help with ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on June 03, 2021 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
June 12/13, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, green beans, fruit cocktail and granola bars. The optional item is liquid dish detergent. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. G...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – June 16th
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on June 16 at 7:00 PM in the gym. Following Vespers, our speaker will be Father Anthony Gerber, who spent his transitional diaconate year with us many years ago. The title of his talk is “The Most-Important yet Most-Forgotten Spiritual Book of the 2...

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Glennon Sunday

Posted on May 26, 2021 in: General News

Glennon Sunday
When SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital opened its doors as the nation’s first free-standing Catholic pediatric hospital, a promise was made to the community that any child in need of care would be welcomed, whether their parents could afford to pay for care or not. Tha...

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Congratulations to the SGM Pro-Life Scholarship Recipients!
$500.00 Scholarship ‐ Will Eilermann $250.00 Scholarship ‐ Penelope Alcott Their winning essays are below: Will Eilermann Pro‐Life Essay When you think about being pro‐life and what it means to you, most people think that it is wrong, or it’s right. I feel like this situat...

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Summer Adult Faith Formation Series
School may be out for the summer, but the opportunity to learn more about our Faith – and strengthen our faith! – is not on vacation! Join fellow parishioners on three Saturday mornings to watch and discuss videos on key tenets of the Catholic Faith. Father Skillman w...

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Return to the Adoration Chapel
The Summer schedule for exposition of The Blessed Sacrament in the adoration chapel is as follows:  Every Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM.  The chapel is open all other days for prayer before the Tabernacle.  Questions - contact Alice Feltz&n...

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SGM ACTS Core Team Request for Nominations
The ACTS Core Team is comprised of 12 members – 6 men and 6 women; each for a three‐year term. There are vacancies for two (2) men and two (2) women commencing in September, 2021. This faith and administration service enables the lay of our Parish to offer opportuni...

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What is FORMED.ORG?

Posted on May 17, 2021 in: General News

What is FORMED.ORG?
“Evangelization and Faith Formation in the Digital World” “FORMED is a subscription-based website that provides essential resources parishioners need to understand, live, and share the Catholic Faith” “FORMED can be compared to Netflix for Catholics… but ...

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COVID-19 Update, 5/15/2021

Posted on May 15, 2021 in: General News

COVID-19 Update, 5/15/2021
Dear Saint Gerard Majella Parish Family, May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1...

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Exposition and Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, May 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. ...

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Save the Dates – SGM da Pew Move
With the Church Renovations set to commence in June, da SGM Pew guys are looking for help to remove the kneelers and the pews to stack them in the Narthex.   Tuesday-Friday, June 1–4, are prep dates (afternoons and evenings) are for removing the kneelers and...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - May 19
Evening Vespers will be offered May 19 at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be Monsignor Gregory Mikesch. Monsignor Mikesch’s topic will be “"The Psychology and Spirituality of the Sacrament of Reconciliation".  Why do we still ...

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Mother's Day Rose Sale

Posted on April 29, 2021 in: General News

Mother's Day Rose Sale
May 8 and 9, 2021 Roses will be sold after Mass on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Sunday morning, roses will be sold between 7:30 am and 11:30 am. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Friends of Birthright. We need 4 volunteers for each shift.  Saturday 5:30 - 6:...

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on April 15, 2021 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal
The world changes and generations pass but God's wisdom is enduring, and His will guides us throughout the ages.  And in His wisdom, his grace is boundless. Though we so often fall short of His will, He understands and forgives.  He gave His son to the world knowing...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us , Sunday, April 25th, 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 gr...

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SGM ACTS Retreats—Save the Dates!
We as Catholics are all called to the spiritual transformation of our hearts, seeking to hear and respond to the echo of God’s love within each of us. The next Women’s Retreat is November 18 - 21, 2021.  Tara Scherer is our Director for this Women’s Re...

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Help Needed!

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Help Needed!
The Majella Club is looking for some help!  We need someone to serve as the chair of the Lenten Fish Fries. We need a 3rd commissioner for soccer Questions or to volunteer, contact the Majella Club at majellaclub@gmail.com

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Pass on the Good News!

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Pass on the Good News!
What good news?  The Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith! This fall, many children and young people, grades one through eight, will sign up to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. You can help them learn and grow in faith by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation (PSR)....

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Moral Guidance on Covid Vaccines
Here is some information from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops about a Catholic moral perspective on Covid vaccines.  I would like to call your attention in particular to the fact that while it is permissible for Catholics to receive the vaccines, we also&nb...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - April 21
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered April 21st, 7:00 pm in church.  Following Vespers, our speaker will be Chuck Neff, a veteran broadcast journalist, about being called by God in all the circumstances of our life. Chuck will use John 15:16 and ‘…i...

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Joseph
To celebrate the Year of St. Joseph, you are invited to a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Joseph (120 N. 11th Street, St. Louis 63106) on Wednesday, April 28. We will meet at the shrine at 9:30am for a private tour, followed by Mass with Father Skillman. After Mass, we will go to lunch together...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on March 31, 2021 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
April 10 & 11 is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is beef stew, corn, fruit cocktail, muffin mix (Martha White). The optional item is pork & beans. If donating by check, make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk C...

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Come to Jesus’ Feast of Divine Mercy
April 11 Divine Mercy Sunday 2:30 until 4:00 pm in Church or streaming on the parish YouTube channel Veneration of First Class Relics of Saint Faustina and Saint Gerard Majella 2:00-2:45 pm and after the Service Blessing of Image Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Chanting of...

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Parish School of Religion Registration is Now Open
Parish School of Religion registration is now open and ONLINE! Online registrations are due by Monday, April 26th.  The following forms will need to be submitted and can be found at the link below: Online Registration PSR Emergency Form PSR Parent Volunteer   More Informatio...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive April 17 & 18
St. Vincent de Paul's Spring clothing and household goods collection will be on Saturday, April 17, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 18, 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 ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us, Sunday, March 28th, 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 ...

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Easter Lily Memorials

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

Easter Lily Memorials
Easter is almost here, and we are offering the parish the opportunity to remember their loved ones with a lily in both the Church and the gym this year. The deadline for listing the name of your loved one in the bulletin is Wednesday, March 24. This year, you may also take o...

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Blood Drive This Sunday!

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

Blood Drive This Sunday!
This Sunday, we're coming together to help save lives! See below for details on our upcoming blood drive, and please consider scheduling an appointment. To see the time slots available for appointments, just click on the blood drive name, below. All presenting donors will receive a voucher fo...

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Sacred Paschal Triduum 2021

Posted on March 11, 2021 in: General News

Sacred Paschal Triduum 2021
Holy Thursday (April 1) 8:00am Morning Prayer 7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Church open for private prayer until midnight Good Friday (April 2) 8:00am Morning Prayer Noon Stations of the Cross 3:00pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 7:00pm Celebration of the Lord&rsqu...

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Diaconate Diaper Drive

Posted on March 03, 2021 in: General News

Diaconate Diaper Drive
The Permanent Deacons in the Archdiocese will be collecting diapers for infants, toddlers and adults to assist families in need. The drive will take place between March 13 and March 28. All diapers collected will be donated to assist families in our parish community. We woul...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on March 03, 2021 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
March 13/14, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is chicken and dumplings, carrots, peaches, instant pudding. The optional item is low-sodium soups.  If donating by check, please make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk ...

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The Feast of St. Joseph

Posted on March 03, 2021 in: General News

The Feast of St. Joseph
Plan Ahead -- Mark Your Calendar! In Honor of the Feast of St. Joseph we will have a special Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a short reflection on the patron of the Church and Benediction on Friday, March 19, at 7:30 pm.

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Totus Tuus Update

Posted on February 23, 2021 in: General News

SGM Spirit Night!

Posted on February 23, 2021 in: General News

SGM Spirit Night!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! SGM Spirit Night is scheduled for next week at THREE KINGS IN DES PERES!   2 DAY EVENT!!!  Monday, March 1st AND Tuesday, March 2nd   11AM-8PM BOTH DAYS!! Order curbside, delivery or dine-in!  PLEASE consider placing your orders in advance.&...

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FREE National Catholic Women's Conference - 2021!
Catholic Women for Christ is going virtual for 2021! The best part? This is available 100% free of charge! Plan to join us on Saturday March 13th and share the experience with other women of our parish. We will join thousands of Catholic Women from across the nation as we gather to explore the qu...

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Exposition and Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us on Sunday, February 28th, 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 g...

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Lenten Schedule

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Schedule
Weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 am Daily Mass 6:30 & 8:00 am, Monday through Friday 9:00 am Saturday Parish Mission St. Benedict Guide to Humility & Self Esteem 7:00 pm February 21-24 Lenten Vespers with Speaker Following Wednesdays,...

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Consecration of St. Joseph

Posted on February 14, 2021 in: General News

Consecration of St. Joseph
The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father What does it mean to consecrate yourself to St. Joseph? Total consecration to St. Joseph means you make a formal act of filial entrustment to St. Joseph as your spiritual father so that he can take care of your spiritual well-being and lead yo...

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Lenten Speaker Series

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Speaker Series
Lenten Speaker Series 2021 St. Gerard Majela Catholic Church 1969 Dourgherty Ferry Road Kirkwood, MO 63122   Wednesday After 7:00pm Vesepers   Sr. Anne Kelly (March 31): "St. Joseph" as Pilgrim - A Call to Listen and Respond Sr. Anne Kelly is a member of t...

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2021 Spring Sports - Sign up Now

Posted on February 04, 2021 in: General News

2021 Spring Sports - Sign up Now
www.ezrosters.com/stl-sgm Registration is open until Monday, February 11 Register before the deadline to ensure your child has a place on a team! Also, anyone registering after the deadline will be assessed a $25 late fee. Baseball/Softball  Pre-K T-Ball $70 (Must be starti...

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February Meal-A-Month

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: General News

February Meal-A-Month
February 13/14, is our Give a Meal a Month collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, soups, corn, and pears. The optional item is toilet paper. If donating by check, please make your check out to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donati...

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SGM Fish Fry

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: General News

SGM Fish Fry
The annual Fish Fry begins February 19th. This season we will offer drivethru, take out (with limited entrants at a time) and an online ordering/curbside pickup option (more details to follow). Volunteer shifts still available. Donations of a store-purchased dessert eac...

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8th Grade Cotillion

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: General News

8th Grade Cotillion
All students who are in 8th grade currently and are members of St. Gerard parish are invited to participate in Cotillion at SGM. Sessions will be held on Sundays from 6:15 until 8 pm on March 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2 and May 16. Save these dates. If interested, email Corb...

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Music Ministry News

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: General News

Music Ministry News
The music ministry team is looking for some young people to help lead the singing at masses here at SGM. The commitment is once every 6-8 weeks. If you like to sing, this is a great ministry for you. Contact Penny, 314-965-3985 or music@sgmparish.org.

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Parish Mission - Sign Up Now

Posted on February 01, 2021 in: General News

Parish Mission - Sign Up Now
"St. Benedict Guide to Humility and Self Esteem" February 21-24 Join us at St. Gerard Majella Church each evening at 7pm for our mission featuring esteemed author, monk and teacher from St. Louis Abbey, Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. To ensure guidelines on gatherings are fol...

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Catholic Schools Week

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Schools Week
This year, Catholic Schools Week is January 31-February 6.   In the past we would have students participate in the different parts of Mass and write cards/letters for parishioners, to put in the bulletin.  Due to the current environment, it has been decided to share videos featu...

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Totus Tuus and VBS - Save the Date!
Totus Tuus and VBS will be back this summer—the week of July 11th – 16th. Registration information will be coming. We will need several adult and teen volunteers, so please consider giving some of your time to this awesome mission.

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Super Heat Up St. Louis Weekend

Posted on January 27, 2021 in: General News

Super Heat Up St. Louis Weekend
Due to COVID19, many Saint Louis people are financially strapped and having difficulty paying their utility bills. Let us take this opportunity to help them out by dropping $1 or more in one of the football helmets as you leave Mass on Saturday, February 6 or Sunday, Februar...

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ACTS Update

Posted on January 27, 2021 in: General News

ACTS Update
We as Catholics are all called to the spiritual transformation of our hearts, seeking to hear and respond to the echo of God’s love within each of us. The ACTS Core Team continues to be engaged in this calling for the members of our Parish. In light of t...

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2021 Poland Pilgrimage

Posted on January 20, 2021 in: General News

2021 Poland Pilgrimage
The SGM Pilgrimage to Poland has been rescheduled! Led by Father Skillman, we will depart on September 6th and return September 17th visiting holy sites to venerate both Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina whose apparitions inspired the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Stops in&n...

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FREE National Catholic Men's Conference - 2021!
Catholic Men for Christ is going virtual for 2021! The best part? This is available 100% free of charge! Plan to join us on Saturday February 20th and share the experience with other men of our parish. We will join thousands of Catholic Men from across the nation as we gather to explore the quest...

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2021 Parish Mission

Posted on January 16, 2021 in: General News

Exposition and Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us on Sunday, January 24th, 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 gr...

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St. Louis Review Subscriptions

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: General News

St. Louis Review Subscriptions
The St. Louis Review is your faith resource access to local, national and international news. If you are not a parish subscriber, contact the parish office or make a parish contribution with your request to receive the St. Louis Review in your home. If you are a cu...

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Respect Life Apostolate - Naming & Commendation Rite
Developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the prayer service is designed to meet the needs of families whose child died before birth, for any reason, whether due to miscarriage, accident, still birth, or abortion. All are welcome despite religious background or whether the loss was recent...

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That Man Is You

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: General News

That Man Is You
A Men’s Faith Formation Program at SGM this Spring That Man is You! is alive and will resume January 16th at SGM. It is a faith program to help men to address the pressures and temptations that we face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles ...

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Adult Faith Series: “Lectio Prayer”
In six video and discussion sessions, “Lectio: Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God” will teach us how to open our hearts and minds to Scripture as the means to hear from God and then respond in conversation. With intimate prayer, we bask in God’s presence and reso...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - January 20
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on January 20 at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be Dr. John Finley, professor of philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary since 2012. Dr. Finley’s topic will be “The Vice of the Day: Sloth and What Can ...

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Walking With Purpose Women's Bible Study
We invite you to come and connect with other women of the parish by participating in our Walking with Purpose Bible studies. Through personal study and small group weekly discussions these studies help link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of the bible. ...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on December 30, 2020 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
Next weekend, January 9/10, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is beef ravioli, green beans, fruit, cornbread (Martha White). The optional item is mac & cheese. Due to the discontinuation of the TWB program, please make check donations t...

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CatholicBrain

Posted on December 24, 2020 in: General News

CatholicBrain
The Archdiocese, through a grant from the Knights of Columbus, is able to offer free access to the CatholicBrain! The CatholicBrain platform and resources enable schools and parishes to deliver an outstanding PK-8 faith learning experience, Their video lessons, quizzes & onli...

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Save the Date for the SGM Parish Mission
Save The Date for the SGM Parish Mission! February 21-24, 2021. Fr. J. Augustine Wetta, O.S.B. is an esteemed author, teacher and Monk at Saint Louis Abbey. He will speak on Saint Benedict’s guide to Humility and Self-Esteem.

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Parish Holiday Office Hours

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

Parish Holiday Office Hours
The Parish Office will close at Noon on December 24th and will reopen at 7:00 am on January 4th.

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2021 Auction Save The Date

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Socks for Soles

Posted on December 10, 2020 in: General News

Socks for Soles
Caritas has partnered with Socks for Soles to collect socks for the homeless in the St. Louis area.  There is a collection bin in the narthex through December 25th for you to place socks in. Socks for Soles is a grassroot based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people affecte...

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Sanitizing Crew Volunteers Needed for Christmas Masses
Help is needed from parish volunteers to sanitize the Church after the 4:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve, and, after the 9:00 am Christmas Morning Mass. Volunteers of good health and no underlying health conditions are to meet in the Narthex near the TWB counter. Sanitizing take...

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TWB/Finance Committee Update

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

TWB/Finance Committee Update
Given COVID restrictions will likely continue well into 2021, we have decided to formally close the Together We’re Better (TWB) gift card program at year’s end. The TWB program was launched in the Fall of 1997 under the leadership of Father Hauck and Mike Brand.  ...

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Sports Commissioners Needed

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Sports Commissioners Needed
We need to fill three sports commissioner roles as soon as possible; one Lacrosse commissioner, and two Baseball Commissioners.  Commissioners receive free sports for their family while they serve as commissioners. We have been very fortunate to have a number of volunteers that have coached and...

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Support the SGM Tree Lot / Volunteers Needed
Continue the tradition, come up to SGM today and get a Christmas Tree for your house or office.  Assorted fresh trees ranging in size from 3'-12' and priced to sell (free tree disposal bag with purchase). Beautiful 25" wreaths with red bows for $27. Festive roping for $1/f...

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Prevent and Protect STL Reminder

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Prevent and Protect STL Reminder
This is a reminder that December 31st is the deadline for compliance in the new Safe Environment system, Prevent and Protect. The parish will pay the cost of background checks through December 31st, but after this date it will be self-pay. As of January 1st, all those who wish to vol...

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Vespers and Speaker—December 16

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Vespers and Speaker—December 16
Evening Vespers will be offered on December 16 at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be Javier Orozco, the Executive Director of Human Dignity and Intercultural Affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Mr. Orozco’s talk is titled “Can We Walk ...

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Covid-19 Update

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Covid-19 Update
Dear St. Gerard Majella Parish Family,   Over the past month since we contracted Covid-19, Father Huber and I have had many conversations with parishioners about the experience. Reflecting on those conversations, there are a couple points of clarification that we would like to share with ...

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Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses
Tuesday, December 8th, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this day, the Church offers thanks and praise to God for the special favor He gave to our Blessed Mother at the moment of her conception.  Usually this is a Holy Day of Obliga...

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Advent By Candlelight Update

Posted on December 01, 2020 in: General News

Advent By Candlelight Update
Our speaker for Advent by Candlelight, Sr. Karolyn is in quarantine due to COVID.  Over the course of 2020, we have had to reimagine traditional gatherings and celebrations.  We will not be gathering in person, however, Sr. Karolyn has graciously agreed to stream her talk for the evening o...

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Christmas Mass Details

Posted on November 28, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Mass Details
Signup is required for the Christmas Masses.  In an effort to ensure that everyone who signs up for the Christmas Masses is seated based on the social distancing guidelines we will be requiring everyone to show either a printout of your signup confirmation email or show it on your phone. ...

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St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Collection
The St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Toy Collection at SGM will take place on the weekend of December 5/6th. The 2 major contributors to the program are the Parish School of Religion and parishioners without children in our elementary school. The organizations that will ben...

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Advent Vespers and Confession

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

Advent Vespers and Confession
Each Wednesday during the season of Advent (Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23), Vespers will be prayed in church at 7:00pm followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be offered at this time as well. All are invited to come and prepare your hearts for the celebration of Ch...

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December Meal-A-Month

Posted on November 16, 2020 in: General News

December Meal-A-Month
December 12/13, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is a small canned ham (not refrigerated), spam, or Treet, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, applesauce (plastic jar). The optional item is toilet paper. If you have questions, contact Ma...

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Exposition and Benediction Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Join us on Sunday, November 22nd, 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 g...

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Seeking Quarantine Companions/Prayer Partners
Goal: To nurture the social-emotional and spiritual well-being of our at home community. Adult Role: Companions are to check in with their quarantined buddy at least one time a week, if not more frequently. As the student returns to school, the prayerful companionship will contin...

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Ring the Bells - New Date

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

St Vincent de Paul Sunday

Posted on November 12, 2020 in: General News

St Vincent de Paul Sunday
Sunday, November 8th was St. Vincent de Paul Sunday. This has been a very busy year and the society thanks the members of parish for their support. Much needed donations can be made via Faith Direct or the regular Sunday collection. Their annual report is available here. Please join the ...

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Parish COVID-19 Update, 11/7

Posted on November 07, 2020 in: General News

Parish COVID-19 Update, 11/7
November 7, 2020 Dear St. Gerard Majella Parish Community, I was notified this morning that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have been self-quarantined since I began developing symptoms, and will continue to remain in quarantine until cleared according to the specific guidelines provided...

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Parish COVID-19 Update, 11/6

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Parish COVID-19 Update, 11/6
November 6, 2020 Dear St. Gerard Majella Parish Community, I was notified today that Father Huber has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been quarantined since he began developing symptoms, and will continue to remain in quarantine until he is cleared according to the specific guidelines pro...

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Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from NOV 2nd-NOV 15th ! All purchases benefit our school and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. The holiday season is right around the corner!!  You’ll love the NEW option...

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Attention Teens - Register Now for Generation Life
Generation Life in St. Louis Theme: Love Thy Neighbor January 27-30, 2021 Generation Life 2021 – Registration Information Date: Wed, Jan. 27 (evening) to Sat, Jan. 30, 2021 Total Cost of the Program: $35/participant (optional shirt: $10.00) Cost includes: virt...

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Evening Vespers/Speaker – November 18
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered on November 18 at 7:00 PM in the church. Update on Vespers for Wednesday, November 18: due to a potential Covid exposure, the speaker scheduled to present after Vespers will be postponed to a future date. We will still have Vespers in the church at 7:00 (bo...

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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 ac...

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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 ...

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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 Mc...

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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...

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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 followe...

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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 se...

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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 ...

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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&n...

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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 type...

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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 Maj...

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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, ...

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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 th...

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Father Skillman Live!

Posted on September 30, 2020 in: General News

October Meal-A-Month

Posted on September 30, 2020 in: General News

October Meal-A-Month
October 10/11, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is canned chili, oyster crackers, corn and peaches. The optional item is soup and pork & beans. If you have questions, contact Matt Connolly, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, 314-265-3789 or...

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CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE.

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News