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SGM's FallFest is just around the corner!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st for this fall festival tradition.   FallFest does not happen without the tremendous support from our SGM families,  so we encourage every family to please consider signing up for at least one of our many volunteer opportunities.  Please use the Sign Up Genius link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4baca92ca5f94-2018 For questions, please contact Erin Zlatic (erinzlatic@gmail.com) or Melissa Rooney (melissa.rooney@yahoo.com).  Thank you f...

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Attention Men - That Man Is You

Posted on August 13, 2019 in: General News

Coming in September for all men of the parish, That Man is You, a 90-minute weekly program.  For additional information, see https://paradisusdei.org/that-man-is-you/ or contact John Heck jheck6@gmail.com or 314 374-6876.  To register, contact John or Steve Hussey slhussey@prodigy.net or 314 795-0870.

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This Fall at St. Gerard Magella Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Are you searching for something more in your life? We invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose, a women’s Catholic Bible study, this fall at SGM.  Weekly group sessions are starting on Tuesday Evenings (6:45p-8:15p) September 10th and Monday Mornings (9:30a-11:00a) September 23rd. Choose the time that works best for you! Opening Your Heart, our foundational study, is designed for a woman new to WWP with or without any Bible study experience; come as yo...

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Special Rosary Service

Posted on July 04, 2019 in: General News

Julia Bailey and Kathleen Kovacs are battling cancer and waiting for a suitable clinical trial to pen. Please join the SGM community in a rosary service to lift them up and ignite the power of prayer.  All are welcome. Details of the gathering are below: Monday, July 22 7 p.m. St. Gerard Majella Church, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Road    

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Women's Summer Retreat

Posted on June 25, 2019 in: General News

Is God calling you to a deeper relationship? Consider the August 1-4, 2019 Women's ACTS retreat at the Mercy Center on Geyer Road.  You can register online or registration forms are in the Narthex, at the parish office and on the SGM website. Contact Mary Kempa, marykempa2@gmail.com or 314-504-8717. 

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Registration is now open for SGM Summer Youth Retreat Week running July 14th-19th, 2019. New this year we have online registration! Adults and teens can sign-up to volunteer through the registration link, as well. We are always in need of parental and teen support to make this fun week come together. Deadline for registration is May 10th.  

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Lenten Speaker Series

Posted on March 03, 2019 in: General News

Lenten Fish Fries are Back

Posted on March 03, 2019 in: General News

Join Us  March 8th, 15th, 22nd ,29th, April 5th & 12th Dine In, Carry Out and Drive Through open 4:30pm - 7:30pm

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Auction Website Now Available

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General News

The Mardi Gras Masquerade Website is live! You can view as well as bid on all of our fabulous silent auction items and will get a first-look at several of the fantastic Live Packages we have this year. Be sure to register yourself if you plan to bid on items this week!! The Silent Auction will remain open for bidding through the end of our Live program on Saturday night (until approximately 10:30 pm, on 3/2). If you're a registered bidder, you will receive text notifications about items you're watching and when the silent auction is about to close. Bid high and bid often!! 🤩 Check it out here!   ...

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Join us for Mardi Gras Masquerade

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General News

You are cordially invited to the    SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019   5:30pm - Reception/Silent Auction 7:00pm - Dinner Served 8:00pm - Live Auction REGISTER HERE NOW!

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Registration is open for summer faith opportunities for teens: Project Life gathers teens from various backgrounds to be transformed by the Gospel call to love one another through service to those in need. Throughout the course of the week, teens (aka "Feet Washers") come to know and recognize Jesus Christ in themselves and in the people they serve. Through spiritual programming, great music, hard work, and good times, Project Life has become an awesome event that allows Christ to speak and work through them in ways they would never have imagined! This year we will be based out of Trinity Catholic High Scho...

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Progressive Dinner

Posted on January 08, 2019 in: General News

Back by Popular Demand!  You are invited to join us for a night of food, fun and fellowship! This year, "SGM Cooks" features selections from the Marian Guild Cookbook so come sample some of our parishioners favorite dishes.  An Event Not to Be Missed The evening will start at 5:30 with Appetizers - you will be notified of the starting location a week before the event.  Then you will travel to one of several Dinner Parties - the location of your dinner party will be revealed upon exiting the appetizer party at 6:30pm. Then the fellowship continues from 8:30 to 11:30 at SGM Ligouri h...

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Women - Walking With Purpose

Posted on January 04, 2019 in: General News

Please join us for our next Connect Coffee: Monday Jan. 7th 9:30am parish mee7ng rooms -or- Tuesday, January 8th Liguori Hall 6:45pm Come as you are and see what this fresh relevant Catholic Scripture-based program for women is all about! Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study held on Monday Mornings at 9:30 in the parish meeting rooms and Tuesday evenings at 6:45pm in Liguori Hall. The program aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ. Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings ...

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on November 27, 2018 in: General News

Every week at Mass we experience a miriacle - God chanbes bread and wine into His Body and Blood as nourishment for our souls and the souls of our families. Come join us to appreciate the mind-boggling, transcendental reality of the real presence of Jesus and grow your "Fiery Passion for the Eucharist. More details and registration can be found on the SGM Mens Faith page.

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As we get ready to kick off our parish capital campaign check out the video trailer.

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FallFest Volunteers Needed!

Posted on August 29, 2018 in: General News

SGM's FallFest is just around the corner!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22nd for this fall festival tradition.  Your help is needed to create a day full of fun for our parish community, so please consider signing up for one or more of our many volunteer opportunities.  Please use the Sign Up Genius link below.  For questions, please contact Erin Zlatic (erinzlatic@gmail.com) or Melissa Rooney (melissa.rooney@yahoo.com).   FallFest Sign Up Genius  

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Marian Guild Happy Hour

Posted on August 18, 2018 in: General News

Parish Retreat

Posted on August 17, 2018 in: General News

Saturday, October 20, Registration open! Last year, the first parish retreat was held and celebrated our Blessed Mother on the 100th anniversary of her apparition at Fatima. With the encouragement of Father Skillman, and based on the feedback received, a second retreat has been scheduled for Saturday, October 20th. The theme is “If you knew the gift of God…” Learning to Pray with the Woman at the Well. Registration forms are available in the vestibule, with a registration deadline of October 8. The retreat will run from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm, and including Mass, lunch, two conferences, and praying and si...

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The 10 Commandments Most of us learned about the 10 Commandments in the early days of our religious studies, but how well do we understand their impact to our Catholic life? In this third session on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), Father Skillman will lead us into a better understanding of and appreciation for the depth and breadth of the Ten Commandments. There is more to the Commandments than would fit on the stone tablets!  Morning and evening sessions will be offered each Wednesday starting September 5th through December 19th, with sessions from 9:00 until 10:00 am, and 7:00 until 8:00 pm, in m...

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Evening Vespers & Speaker

Posted on August 17, 2018 in: General News

Monday, August 20 Evening Vespers will be offered on August 20, at 7:30 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be Monsignor Eugene Morris on the topic “the meaning and necessity of the Assumption for today's culture”. Confession will be available during the evening and light refreshments will be served following the talk.

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Do we 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? Did you get rid of your landline? If so, do you want your cell phone listed? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? If you have not already informed the Parish Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide ...

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Walking with Purpose is a women's Catholic Bible study program that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Christ through personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. For the woman who desires to grow in her Catholic faith, seeking connection For the woman who feels that she is doing so much but none of it very well For the woman who silently asks, "Isn't there something more to life than this?" Our WWP parish-based program meets: Morni...

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Spring Pilgrimage to France

Posted on July 27, 2018 in: General News

Plans are underway for a pilgrimage to France March 26 to April 6, 2019. Parishioners from St. Francis Borgia and SGM will join together for a holy journey led by Father Buehler including Lourdes, Normandy, Lisieux, Paris, Chartres, Mont Saint‐Michel, and more.  Details will be available soon but please plan to attend an information session on Sunday, August 19th at 4 pm in SGM Meeting Room 224.  Space is limited. Email Jan Glunt, janiceglunt@aol.com, to be added to our contact list.

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Field Trip honoring Our Lady

Posted on July 27, 2018 in: General News

Our Lady's birthday is Saturday, September 8th and SGM is celebrating with a field trip! Please join Father Skillman and fellow parishioners as we honor Our Blessed Mother. The day will begin with Mass in Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica followed by a tour and lunch. We will then proceed to Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Skillman's home parish, to pray the Rosary and then travel to Saint Mary of Victories for a tour of this historic church. The fee for the day is $35 which includes all the activities plus bus transportation and lunch. The bus will depart from SGM at 8:30 am and return by 3:00 pm. ...

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Adorers Needed!

Posted on July 11, 2018 in: General News

Immediate help is needed for adorers to cover the following hours in the Chapel. If you can commit to spending one hour a week or every other week, call Alice Feltz, 314-225-7961.

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The Food Truck Social on Saturday evening was a huge hit!  Thanks to all who made it possible.  It was a wonderful evening of food, music and great company!    

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The Annual SGM Golf Tournament will be Friday, October 5, 2018 at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka. Please make plans now to attend!

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Theology of the Body Workshop

Posted on July 11, 2018 in: General News

Theology of the Body is the working title Pope John Paul II gave to 129 talks he delivered during his papacy; these talks highlighted the unity of body and soul as a “whole” person - a beautiful theology that continues to be relevant today! The workshop will be held August 25, 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, in meeting room 224. The workshop includes lunch and Mass at 9:00 am. Look for more information and sign-up sheets in future bulletins, but put this event on your calendar now!

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I would like to thank everyone who has already participated in the capital campaign planning study.  I encourage everyone that has not responded to do so. Your thoughts are extremely valuable to us during this planning process. By mid-June the Steier Group will present the results of the study, so we need all mail/online surveys completed and returned by Monday, June 4th. Thank you! www.steiergroup.com/survey Click on St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church and enter password: Gerard  

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2018 Totus Tuus and VBS

Posted on April 23, 2018 in: General News

This year, the Parish Vacation Bible School week will again partner VBS with the Archdiocesan program: Totus Tuus. The programming offers age-appropriate activities and materials for all youth of the parish, Pre-K through High School. Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program for students entering first grade through High School, dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic Faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness and education. New this year: families have the option of enrolling incoming 1st graders into either VBS or Totus Tuus.  Registration deadline is Thursday, April 27t...

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Ready, Set, Bid!

Posted on March 13, 2018 in: General News

  SGM's 6th Annual Dinner Auction, Havana Nights, is just days away but you can already view and start bidding on all of our fabulous Silent Auction Items!  Just click here:  SGM AUCTION Even if you are unable to attend the Auction, you can still bid to win Silent Items on the website through the close of the event on Saturday 4/7/18. You can also purchase Best of Live Tickets and the coveted Dress Down Week Pass through this site.  We have a lot of fabulous donations up for grabs - if you haven't already, please register to v...

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Parish Mission - "Life to the Full"

Posted on February 28, 2018 in: General News

Please join us for the SGM Parish Mission, Sunday, February 25 - Thursday March 1, 7:00pm. Topics by Evening: (some session recordings available below) Sunday: Universal Call  to Holiness (Happiness) Monday: Prayer, Living relationally Tuesday: Eucharist - Receiving the fullness of life Wednesday: Confession - Hope for new life Thursday: Beginning a new life & reception  

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Fish Fry Menu!

Posted on February 16, 2018 in: General News

Lenten Prayers and Speaker Series

Posted on February 16, 2018 in: General News

Lent is a time of preparation for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ. To help prepare us for this journey, Evening Prayer will be offered each Monday (except 2/26) during Lent at 7:30 in the church, followed by inspirational speakers on a variety of topics: February 19 Donna Heckler: “Then God Gave Me a Time Out” March 5 Pat Rawley: “Conversion of Heart” March 12 Shane Kapler: “Immersing Our Prayer Lives in Jesus” March 19 Fr. Paul Hoesing: “Guardian of the Redeemer: Learning Lent with St. Joseph” March 26 Fr. David Hogan: “The Passion...

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New EMoHC Procedures

Posted on February 11, 2018 in: General News

Beginning February 17 and 18, our new EMoHC procedures go into effect. Don't know what this is? Email Penny at penny@sgmparish.org and she'll fill you in. No one is exempt from using the new routine! Crosses will be located in the back sacristy for your convenient pick up.

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The recycling program that has been in place for several years is ending.  Abitibi Recycling is no longer able to send us money for the recycling we provide.  We are going to ask them to pick up the paper and aluminum recycling bins at their earliest convenience, it should be within the next two weeks.  We are asking all the generous individuals at the parish that have given their time and energy to assist us with this program to stop bringing their recycling to SGM, please continue recycling using your recycle bins at your home.  We are going to have our current trash company provide us with 'one s...

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Walking With a Purpose

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

Are you interested in getting together with a group of women to explore your faith? You don’t have much Scripture knowledge, but you would like to see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose at St. Gerard Majella. Evening weekly group sessions are starting Tuesday, January 9th. Living in the Father’s Love, is a 6-week Bible study designed to revive and refresh your faith journey. Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study for women that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Through personal study and small ...

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eGiving with Faith Direct

Posted on November 04, 2017 in: General News

This month we are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct. Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments. You can edit your contributions at any time through the Faith Direct website or the...

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on October 13, 2017 in: General News

Save the date—Friday, December 1st, 7:00 pm. All women of the parish are invited! Please join us for this prayerful event, a spiritual preparation for Christmas. More details to follow next week.

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Adult Handbell Choir

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General News

Adult handbell choir begins on Wednesday, November 9th in Church beginning at 7:00 pm.  We can always use more ringers, so feel free to come and join us! Contact Penny, penny@sgmparish.org or 314-965-3985, ext. 2817. You do not have to be able to read music to participate in this group!

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Celebrate the Miracle of the Sun

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General News

We will celebrate the centennial of the Miracle of the Sun, the last date of the Fatima apparitions, when Mary provided a sign to thousands of onlookers demonstrating the power of God, Friday, October 13th. We will pray the Rosary with the Blessed Mother in church at 6:30, then watch the movie “The 13th Day” in Liguori Hall at 7 pm. Soda and popcorn will be provided, but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks – make it a night out at SGM celebrating our Lady!

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Feast of SGM – Evening Vespers

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General News

Evening Vespers will be offered Monday, October 16, at 7:30pm in the church. Following Vespers, our “guest” speaker will be our pastor, Father Skillman. In keeping with the celebration of the feast day of St. Gerard Majella, Father will speak about the patron saint of our parish. St. Gerard was endowed with extraordinary supernatural gifts and worked wonders during his short life; many miracles continue to be attributed to him since he died in 1755. Confessions will also be heard starting at 7:30, and light refreshments will be served after Father Skillman’s talk. Join your fellow parishioners to pray and...

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Men of SGM—Mark Your Calendars!

Posted on September 08, 2017 in: General News

Men of all ages are invited to attend the Men’s ACTS Retreat on October 6-8. This is a good opportunity to join other men in the parish and break away from our busy lives to reconnect with our Catholic faith. Come and meet other dads, friends, and neighbors as we spend a fun and inspirational weekend together. For more information, contact Jim Roth at jimroth@sbcglobal.net.

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SGM Retreat—October 14th

Posted on September 08, 2017 in: General News

Register now! Join fellow parishioners for the first annual SGM retreat on October 14th from 8:30 am– 2:30 pm. To assist with planning for space and lunch, send your registration by October 1. Registration forms are available in the church narthex, or you can register by sending your name and e-mail to janiceglunt@aol.com. This event will be held on the grounds of SGM, and includes Mass, lunch, two conferences, and praying together to honor Our Blessed Mother. There is no cost to attend! Friends and neighbors are welcome! If you have any questions, contact Jan Glunt, 314-303-4644 or Dan Dykas, 314-614-2380.

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SGM Marian Guild Fall Social & Bunco

Posted on September 08, 2017 in: General News

We are very sorry to have to announce that we must cancel the Ladies Fall Social & Bunco Night scheduled for Sat. Oct. 14 due to low turnout.  We had received only 4 reservations and recently 2 of those had to cancel. I guess we selected a date that had a lot of conflicts for people.  We'll try to schedule another Bunco night sometime after the holidays.

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Fallfest 2017 Volunteers Needed

Posted on August 22, 2017 in: General News

Fallfest needs many helpers to make it a success!  As always, we appreciate your support! You can sign up on SignUpGenius. Please contact Amy Wolosick (wolosick@att.net) or Angie Ganninger (aganninger@sbcglobal.net) if you have any problems with the SignupGenius site.

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Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who may be interested in becoming Catholic? Find out about the Catholic faith and the full expression of Christ’s gifts—the Sacraments. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Sessions begin in September Contact Fr. Skillman, Fr. Gary or call the parish office 314.965.3985 Who is RCIA for? Individuals who have not been baptized Individuals who have been baptized in another Christian denomination

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Mass schedule for Tuesday's Holy Day - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 6:30am 8:00am 10:00am 7:00pm  

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Enrollment of students for the PSR is taking place now for Grades 1 through 8! Monday Evenings from 5:45 until 7 pm Children attending public schools wishing to receive the Sacraments of and First Communion in 2nd grade, must be enrolled in 1st grade PSR. Registration form can be found here. You may also pick one up at the Parish Office. 

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Summer Music Opportunities

Posted on June 23, 2017 in: General News

Summer break is here for many of our musicians who work so tirelessly week after week. Can you help us out? We are looking for singers and instrumentalists to share their talent with us for God. In addition, we are bringing back our "Summer Sing" series for everyone in the parish to have a chance to sing with a group for a Sunday. We rehearse the Thursday before the weekend we sing and then again on Sunday morning before the 10:00 am Mass. July 16 and August 13 is for women, July 30 and August 27 for men. This is a no pressure way to sing with a group! Call Penny for more details, 314‐965‐3985 ext. 2817.

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Enrollment of students for the Parish School of Religion is taking place now! Grades 1 through 8 meet on Monday Evenings from 5:45‐7 pm. To register or re‐register, go here. You may also visit or call the Parish Office at 314‐965‐3985.

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Fr. Buehler's Going Away BBQ

Posted on June 19, 2017 in: General News

Join us for Fr. Buehler's Going Away BBQ, Saturday, June 24! When:  Saturday, June 24, 2017 Time: Immediately after 5pm Mass Where:  Liguori Hall Please join us for a BBQ to thank Fr. Buehler on Saturday, June 24 after 5 p.m. Mass in Liguori Hall.  We will be BBQ'ing and enjoying some excellent fellowship as we wish Fr. Buehler well in his new position as associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, in Washington!  All are welcome to join, so please bring your families! We will need some volunteers for setup/cleanup and grilling, so if you a...

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National Catholic Youth Conference is November 16-18 in Indianapolis, IN . In a distinctly Catholic setting, the NCYC invites participants to encounter Christ, experience church and be empowered for discipleship.  More information can be found on the NCYC info page.  Registration deadline is July 7th and the form can be found here.

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Cancelled! Ladies' Bunco Night

Posted on April 16, 2017 in: General News

The Bunco Social scheduled for May 5th has been cancelled due to low number of participants.  We hope to reschedule it later this summer. Those who had RSVP'd will be contacted about the cancellation. Thank you for your understanding.

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Women's ACTS Retreat

Posted on April 16, 2017 in: General News

The next Women's ACTS Retreat will be held at Mercy Retreat Center, June 1 - 4. The Retreat is presented by a team  of women 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 forms are available in the church vestibule and also here. For further information or any questions, contact Nan Urban, nanemullen@aol.com, or 913-908-5926.

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Feast of the Divine Mercy

Posted on April 16, 2017 in: General News

Sunday, April 23, 2017 2:30-4:00 pm Holy Hour at the Hour of Mercy (opportunity for Confession) Reception following in the Narthex of Church.

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on April 10, 2017 in: General News

Monday, April 10 Mass ‐ 6:30 and 8:00 am. Evening Prayer, Reflection by Msgr. Eugene Morris "A Journey through Holy Week," & Reconciliation ‐ 7:30 pm Tuesday, April 11 Mass ‐ 6:30 and 8:00 am Wednesday, April 12 Mass ‐ 6:30 and 8:00 am Thursday, April 13 Morning Prayer ‐ 8:00 am Mass of the Lord’s Supper ‐ 7:00 pm    Good Friday, April 14 Morning Prayer ‐ 8:00 am Stations of the Cross ‐ 12 Noon Service of the Lord’s Passion ‐ 3:00 & 7:00 pm    Holy Saturday, April 15  Morning Prayer ‐ 9:00 am Easter Vig...

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Summer Youth Week

Posted on April 04, 2017 in: General News

There have been many questions about Vacation Bible School up at St Gerard this summer, so we wanted to get this information out to clarify. It is now being called "Summer Youth Retreat Week" and will be held July 16th- 21st.  This amazing week will have something for all the youth of the parish, from age 4 up to incoming high school seniors. ~ For ages 4 & 5 it will be the traditional VBS program (this year the theme is "Maker's Fun Factory"), running 9am-12 noon ~ For incoming 1st through 6th graders it will be a NEW program called Totus Tuus, running from 9am- 3pm ~ Teens (7th ...

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Ready! Set! Bid!

Posted on March 29, 2017 in: General News

Bidding is now  open!  Check out the items available in the slient auction and do some bidding here. Rules and other information can be found here.

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There is a mandatory meeting for all extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion on Sunday, March 26 at 4:00 pm in the Church. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, come and join us and we will train you on the spot. 

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Auction Volunteers Needed!

Posted on March 08, 2017 in: General News

Calling for auction volunteers!  We can use your help.  Sign up at the link below. Many hands make light work. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45abaf23a3fc1-sgmparish1   

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Lent is a time of preparation for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ. To help prepare us for this journey, Evening Prayer will be offered each Monday during Lent at 7:30 in the church, followed by inspirational speakers on a variety of topics: March 6 Fred Vilbig: “The Four Last Things” March 13 Fr. Brian Fallon March 20 Fr. Christopher Collins: “Praying with the Heart of Jesus” March 27 Peter Karutz: “Seeing Jesus in Crisis” April 3 Fr. David Hogan: “God’s Subtle Brilliance and The Four Cardinal Virtues April 10 Msgr. Eugene Morris &ldquo...

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Fish Fry Menu

Posted on March 02, 2017 in: General News

~Details for the parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Fr. Skillman are being finalized. The details will be shared at two meetings held in meeting room 224, Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm and Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2 pm. Full information – cost, sites to be visited, travel accommodations, and much more – will be provided. Applications and deposits, from SGM parishioners only, will be accepted after the first meeting. Space is limited and this is expected to be a popular trip, so please plan to attend one of the meetings to have your questions answered. The first parish Holy Land pilgrimage...

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The Prayer and Movie Night scheduled for Saturday 1/14 at 6:30PM is cancelled due to the forecast of poor weather, and will be rescheduled to a date to be determined.

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Understanding the Mass

Posted on January 06, 2017 in: General News

Attending Mass regularly is a privilege and obligation for Catholics – it is the primary source of our prayers to the Father and where we encounter Jesus most closely through His Body and Blood. The roots of the Mass lie in the very beginning of the Church, and incorporate many traditions and symbolism added over the centuries. However, even Catholics who participate regularly may have a limited understanding of the different parts of the Mass, the meaning of the words we hear and the prayers we offer. Why does the priest hold his hands over the chalice at certain times? What is the meaning of the “col...

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Men's ACTS Retreat

Posted on January 02, 2017 in: General News

The next Men's ACTS Retreat will be held at Mercy Retreat Center, January 19-22.  The retreat is presented by a team o men from our parish.  It is a wonderful opportunity to experience fellowship with other men of the parish.  Registration forms are available in the church vestible and also on the parish website under the heading Adult Faith - ACTS.  For further information, contact Nick DiCarlo, ndicarlo@hotmail.com or 636-697-5332.

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FORMED.org

Posted on January 02, 2017 in: General News

If you were not with us for Christmas Mass, you may not knnow that SGM has surcribed to FORMED.org, a website full of movies, talks and e-books that you can access for free.  Simply go to the website and use our parish code (found in the bulletin) to create an account.

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Christmas House Tour

Posted on November 16, 2016 in: General News

Sunday, December 11, 2016 1 until 4:30pm. Call a friend and plan to join us on a tour of six beautiful homes all trimmed and ready for the holiday.  Start your tour at Liguori Hall where refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be drawn from 1:00-2:00. $12 per person for advanced tickets/$15 per person for tickets on the day of the tour. Questions? Please call Christmas House Tour Co-chairs: Julie Cross 314-520-3951 or Kara Lydon 314-369-7261. See the bulliten for registration form.

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on November 16, 2016 in: General News

All women of the parish are invited! Please join us for this prayerful event, a spiritual preparation. The evening will begin in church, and we are excited to have as our speaker Fr. Mark Dolan, Pastor of Our Lady of the Presenta tion and brother of parishioner Anne Barringhaus. The evening will con clude with a social in Liguori Hall. Please bring an appetizer or bottle of wine to share. Extend the invitation to your friends, sisters and mothers. To register, please email your reservation to Anne Barringhaus, barring haus1@sbcglobal.net, or you may call or text Mary Jo McLaughlin, 314 952 0075. Please include the names...

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Evening Prayer and Social Gathering

Posted on September 01, 2016 in: General News

Come join fellow parishioners to pray the evening Liturgy of the Hours prayers on Tuesday, September 13th, at 7:00 in the church. Liturgy of the Hours is the official set of prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". It consists primarily of psalms supplemented by hymns, readings and other prayers. Together with the Mass, it constitutes the official public prayer life of the Church. Not sure you have time or know how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours? Prayers last less than 20 minutes, and we'll have prayer guides to help us. Afterwards, we’ll share cookies and lemonade ...

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A Plea For Help!

Posted on September 01, 2016 in: General News

We are in need of someone (or a group) to step up to chair this year’s Jubilatio dinner auction. The date is tentatively set for April 1, 2017, but to move forward we need someone to take the reins. Last year’s chairs are happy to help in order to make the transition smooth. Are you looking for a way to give back to the parish? Do you perhaps have experience with a high school auction? Do you like to plan and coordinate? Please prayerfully consider whether this is something you could do, and if you feel called, please contact Fr. Skillman at the parish office.

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Are you smarter than a seminarian?

Posted on September 01, 2016 in: General News

For the past four years, Fr. Skillman taught a basic course on the Creed (Part I of the Catechism of the Catholic Church) to our seminarians.  This fall he will be offering a series of thirteen talks here at SGM covering the same material. Don’t worry: there will be no exams to take or papers to write! You can read along in the Catechism if you would like, but even that is optional.  Come either at 9:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday from September 7th through December 14th. Come for all thirteen or just for the one or two topics that interest you.  Hope to see you there!

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Attention, Women of the parish!

Posted on August 23, 2016 in: General News

The next Women's ACTS Retreat will be held at Mercy Retreat Center, November 10-13. The retreat is presented by a team of women from our parish. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ.  Registration forms are available in the church vestibule and also on the parish website. For further information, please contact Kara Lydon, karalydon@att.net or 314-369-7261.

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The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori‐based religious program aimed for children ages 3‐9 years. The atrium is a sacred space where children nurture a personal relationship with God. The atrium is not a classroom, but rather a place prepared for the child to fully receive God’s love and feel His presence. Children are given opportunities to experience prayer, scripture, altar works, liturgical calendar, baptism, and Jesus as the Good Shepherd. The eventual aim of the atrium is to allow the children to nurture their relationship with God and to participate more fully in Mass. • Registration is ...

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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? Did you get rid of your landline? If so, do you want your cell phone listed? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? If you have not already informed the Parish Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the inform...

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Penny's email list for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion was corrupted. Would you please send her a quick email with your address at penny@sgmparish.org. Many thanks!

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Fallfest Sign-Up Parties

Posted on August 05, 2016 in: General News

It’s never too early to start thinking Fallfest Parties! We need your help to host this year’s round of Fallfest parties to benefit the SGM community. We are looking for hosts for a parents’ party, a boys’ party, and a girls’ party for each grade level, as well as parish-wide parties (we are REALLY in need of more parish-wide parties this year, so jump in and host)! If you have never hosted before, or if it's been a while since you have helped out, please consider volunteering this year. Feel free to contact one of the Fallfest Party Co-chairs, Elizabeth Tuffli, elibenben2001@yahoo.com,...

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Evening Prayer

Posted on July 05, 2016 in: General News

Come join parishioners and friends on Monday, July 11 for another opportunity to “Learn, Pray and Eat”! We will start with a short presentation by Father Buehler at 7:00 PM in Room 220 to learn about the Divine Office, then move to the church to pray together. If you aren’t familiar with the term “Divine Office”, the short lesson by Father Buehler will enlighten you; if you are familiar with the Liturgy of the Hours, you know it is second only to Mass as part of the Catholic prayer life. Attendance at the June lesson and prayer is not necessary to participate on July 11. Come learn about our f...

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Fr. Molini Fairwell Help

Posted on June 07, 2016 in: General News

Thanks so much to everyone that has offered to help on Sat June 18th for Fr Molini's farewell BBQ - Men's club has created the following link to help keep track of who can help when and where - Click on the link below to sign  up: Volunteer Sign Up

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Marian Guild and Majella Club are co-hosting - so we are asking for help. Marian Guild will be in charge of the following Serving dinner and non-alcoholic drinks, Side dishes, Desserts and helping with clean up.  If you want to help cook / bake, we will be keeping it simple - for sides if you can bring a salad, baked beans or chips and for dessert - we are looking for cookies or brownies.   - if you can help with these - email Joyce Markowski at jmarkowski67@gmail.com Majella Club is taking care of the meat, grilling it, beer/wine, serving it and setup, busing tables and washing dishes.  And ...

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Youth Sports Updates

Posted on May 28, 2016 in: General News

It’s time to register for fall youth sports!  Register at www.EZRosters.com/stl-sgm by June 13, 2016.  A $25 late fee will be assessed after June 13th and late registrants are not guaranteed spots on the teams. Check out our summer sports camps!  More information can be found at Lou Fusz Soccer Mini-Camp or No Limits Volleyball Camp.

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Youth Sports Updates

Posted on May 28, 2016 in: General News

It’s time to register for fall youth sports!  Register at www.EZRosters.com/stl-sgm by June 13, 2016.  A $25 late fee will be assessed after June 13th and late registrants are not guaranteed spots on the teams. Check out our summer sports camps!  More information can be found at Lou Fusz Soccer Mini-Camp or No Limits Volleyball Camp.

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Learn, Pray, and Eat!

Posted on May 26, 2016 in: General News

Have you heard of the Divine Office? Do you know what the Liturgy of the Hours is? (Hint: the Divine Office is not the rectory, and Liturgy of the Hours is not Sunday Mass!). Basically, both are terms for the daily prayers offered by priests worldwide. But, the prayers aren’t just for priests – they are an important part of the Catholic prayer life, available to all of us. On Monday, June 6, Father Buehler will give a short talk on the Liturgy of the Hours in Room 224 beginning at 7 PM, explaining its history, meaning and methodology. Following the talk, we will pray the evening Liturgy of the Hours in the c...

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You may know that the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis contains the largest collection of mosaics in the world, but there are many more fascinating facts about the spiritual center of our Archdiocese that you now have the opportunity to learn directly from Father Molini. On Saturday, June 4th, Father will offer an exclusive tour to St. Gerard Majella parishioners, sharing his vast knowledge of the Basilica starting at 12:30 on its front steps. Parishioners can meet there, or gather at SGM to carpool (departure at noon!), with the tour expected to conclude at 2:00. Don’t miss the chance to experience the beauty of o...

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Progressive dinner is a Marian Guild sponsored event and is back due to popular demand! This year’s theme, “Backyard Barbecue Style” was chosen to encourage a CASUAL evening of FUN and FELLOWSHIP for all adult members of the parish, 21 or over. Attendees will travel from cocktail party, to dinner party and the event will end back at Liguori Hall where there will be dessert, dancing and Live music by AJSR & Mother’s Children. They perform legendary Motown, along with R&B/Jazz/Soul/Rock/Country/Funk & more! An event not to be missed!! RSVP: Extended to Monday, August 29 drop off ...

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New Parish App Coming Soon!

Posted on May 03, 2016 in: General News

In the coming weeks St. Gerard Majella will launch our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you throughout the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession reminders, our bulletins and more. We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at St. Gerard Majella and better engaging the New Evangelization. Please watch in the coming weeks ...

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Choir Summer Show July 16th!

Posted on April 29, 2016 in: General News

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Choir Show!  The theme this year is "The Disney We Knew!"  Two shows on July 16, one at 2:00pm and the evening show (with dinner) begins at 6:00pm.  More information will follow as we get closer to the date.  Come and help make it a full house.

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"Bon Voyage" concert

Posted on April 11, 2016 in: General News

Be sure to "save the date" for the Choir's "Bon Voyage" concert on Sunday, May 1st, at 2:00pm.  All are warmly invited to come.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Ladies of the parish join us for the Marian Guild Spring Social & Bunco, Firday, April 29th at 7:00pm.  Contact Kim Dykas at kjdykas@sbcglobal.net or 314-965-6021.

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