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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 the vibrant and historic capital cities of Budapest and Vienna are also included. Brochures are available in the Narthex and online at www.traveltymepilgrimages.com. Registration will be open to SGM parishioners beginning Saturday, January 23rd online and...

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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 question: What does it mean to live out the Catholic Faith in everyday life? Whether you are a single man, a father, a husband, or grandfather, God has something to give to you at this event, and it just might change your life. The Parish will host the Virtual event in person...

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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 great grace.

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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 current parish subscriber, consider a parish contribution of $35 today. With the parish subscription you have print and online access because of parish contributions.  There is no expiration date with your parish subscription access as long as you...

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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 or long ago.   Naming & Commendation will start right after the 8 a.m. Mass on Saturday, January 9 at Christ, Prince of Peace Parish in Manchester, with an opportunity to name the child, bring peaceful closure to great loss, and allow each family to un...

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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 as husbands and fathers. What is your desire? This program uses a format of weekly sessions of an hour, with small groups of 7 to 9 men, who gathering virtually or in-person (mindful of COVID). There is a 30 minute video each week followed by small group ...

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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 resolve to live in and through His love. Morning and evening sessions will be offered on Wednesdays at 9:00 am in meeting room 220 from January 27 until March 17, and Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Liguori Hall from January 28 until March 18. There are no sessions (morning...

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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 Be Done About It.” The service and speaker will be livestreamed on SGM’s YouTube channel (the same as for Mass); the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person, the safety guidelines we use for Mass will be in pla...

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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. Sessions begin again TUESDAY January 5th.  “Discovering our Dignity” (Morning Group) with both in person and virtual options available, meets from 9:45am-11am. This is a study of how the power of God worked in the lives of the women of the Old and New testame...

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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 to St. Cronan Food Pantry or Kirk Care. Gift card donations to Wal-mart, Schnucks or Dierbergs are also appreciated.If you have questions, contact Matt Connolly, 314-265-3789, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, or Marie McGeehan, m.mcgeehan@sbcglobal.net.

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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 & online games are a fun way for children to learn the Catholic faith. CatholicBrain engages students and involves parents in faith formation, equips catechists and religion teachers, and empowers DREs and school administrators.  Schools, parishes or paren...

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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 affected by homelessness in St. Louis, Missouri. What we do is simple: Outreach and fundraise for new socks. Donate these socks and items directly to the homeless of St. Louis and homeless organizations of St. Louis. Raise awareness through volunteerism and outreach. &...

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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 takes less than 25 minutes with a crew of 5. Please consider this service to enable all to join in the Celebration of the Mass being confident of a clean Church. Materials and supplies provided.  Contact Paul Andrew, 314-210-9041, miraalcielo@icloud.com&...

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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.  The program was expanded upon Fr. Bryon’s arrival with John and Margot Hirlinger’s leadership. Over the last twenty three years, the TWB program provided more than $850,000 in supplemental parish income. Special thanks to Laurie Heinzer, who maintained...

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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 served as commissioners for multiple sports and teams over the years, and it's been an excellent way for men to get more involved in the Parish and meet new people. We have have not had the influx of younger dads that we have had in years past.  Now would be an excellen...

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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/ft. or $50 for a 75' roll.  VOLUNTEER SHIFTS STILL AVAILABLE We need your help! Don't miss a great opportunity to bond with friends, family, and other parishioners. We have some shifts still completely open and other slots available. Use the link to find all ava...

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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 volunteer with minors/vulnerable adults in the parish/school must be compliant with the new system. A few helpful tips: Registration in the system requires the use of the passcode stlprotect Make sure you add St. Gerard Majella as your parish. Use Google Chrome t...

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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 Together?” and will offer reflections on our ecclesial vocation to be a pilgrim faith community in dialogue, service and solidarity.   More information on our speaker, Javier Orozco. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Human Dignity an...

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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 you.   First of all, on the day that Father Huber received his positive test result (Nov. 6), I sent an email to all parishioners with this information.  I also noted in this email that a “couple” that attended the 6:30 am Mass on November 4 had tested...

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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 Obligation, but given the current Covid-related dispensation, Catholics are not obliged to attend Holy Mass this year.  Nevertheless, we will have our usual holy day schedule of Masses (6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.) for those who would l...

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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 on Zoom, so everyone can hear her speak on the virtue of hope during the Season of Advent.  While this certainly is not the same as our typical yearly gathering, it offers us the most essential aspect of the event.  Join your fellow sisters in the parish and connect to t...

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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. Christmas Masses are scheduled for: Christmas Eve 4:00pm in the Church 4:30pm in the Gym 6:00pm in the Chruch 6:30pm in the Gym 10:00pm in the Church Christmas Day 7:00am in the Church 9:00am in the Church 11:00am in the Church If these Masses f...

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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 benefit from our collection are Guardian Angel Settlement, Ladies of Charity, and Rural Parish Workers. Purchase your gifts for the appropriate age group according to the first letter of your last name as noted below, wrap them, and indicate the age and gender of...

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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 Christmas.

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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 Matt Connolly, 314-265-3789, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, or Marie McGeehan, m.mcgeehan@sbcglobal.net.

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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 great grace.

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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 continue. Check ins consist of any form of the following: A phone call, google meet, zoom or email making a personal connection with your companion. (parent permission required) Write a hand-written note incorporating scripture or other uplifting content. S/he ...

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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 Vincentians in praying for our neighbors in need.

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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 by the health department and CDC. As I mentioned in the previous two letters this week, I maintained at least 6 feet of distance from others when celebrating Masses this week, with the exception of the moment of distributing Holy Communion. I wore a mask when distributing Hol...

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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 provided by the health department and CDC. I have not yet received the results of my COVID-19 test, but I am assuming I am positive due to my exposure and symptoms I am experiencing. I am also continuing to quarantine until I am cleared by the health department. Additionally, ...

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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 to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features: ·      Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs ·  ...

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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: virtual programming Wednesday evening at SGM, Thursday evening programming at our parish including dinner, Friday programming during the day (will miss a half day of school), and Saturday virtual rally. Final details are all still TBD and will be based on current capacity guidelines....

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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 (both in-person and live-streamed), and confession will also be available throughout the evening. The service will be livestreamed on SGM’s YouTube channel (the same as for Mass); the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person, the&...

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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 activists and media reports have suggested that Pope Francis has changed Catholic teaching by his remarks. Among many Catholics, the pope’s comments have raised questions about what the pope really said, what it means, and what the Church teaches about civil unions and marria...

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20th Annual Turkey Collection

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: General News

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

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on October 29, 2020 in: General News

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

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2020 Marian Guild Poinsettia Sale

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

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

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Advent by Candlelight

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

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

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A Men’s Faith Formation Program

Posted on October 21, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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A Drive Thru Celebration

Posted on October 15, 2020 in: General News

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

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SGM Blood Drive

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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Life Chain Needs You!

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

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

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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 Marie McGeehan, m.mcgeehan@sbcglobal.net.

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CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE.

Posted on September 23, 2020 in: General News

CATHOLICS CARE. CATHOLICS VOTE.
"In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue; participation in the political process is a moral obligation. All believers are called to faithful citizenship, to become informed, active, and responsible participants in the political process. ... This dual calling of faith and citizenship is at the heart of what it means to be a Catholic in the United States." --from USCCB's "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship"   Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to request a ball...

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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 coats, gloves/mittens, hats, and scarves for men, women and children starting on Thursday, October 1st through Sunday, October 25th. The collection will benefit Guardian Angel Settlement and St. Vincent de Paul Parish which servers many homeless people.   Al...

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Notice for All Volunteers and Employees Who Work with Minors and/or Vulnerable Adults
All individuals who volunteer or work with minors and/or vulnerable adults must register themselves in the new program, Prevent and Protect regardless of previous compliance (before 2020).  There is a final deadline for compliance on December 31st, 2020.  The parish has agreed to pick up the cost of background checks through the deadline ONLY as the cost increases after this date.  As of January 1st, ALL individuals who wish to volunteer or work with minors and/or vulnerable adults must be fully compliant in Prevent and Protect.     Some ...

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Mega Majella 50/50 Tickets on Sale Now!
Time is running out to purchase your Mega Majella ticket!  Mega Majella tickets are on sale until Friday, October 16th.     We are almost to 400 tickets sold…that’s $20k in our 50/50 pot!    Purchase your ticket today and help us get to our goal of 500 tickets sold!   For those new to SGM, Mega Majella has traditionally been a 400-ticket raffle, with a grand prize of your choice of $15,000 or a new car, drawn at FallFest.  However, this year we’ve changed the format to a 50/50 r...

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Exposition & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us on Sunday, September 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.     “While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of my mercy” Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (848). “I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary, 687).

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Our New Ciboria

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Our New Ciboria
A ciborium is a covered vessel used to hold the Eucharist (consecrated small Hosts), thus the counterpart to the chalice.  It is similar to a chalice but covered and larger; usually with a small Cross attached on the top. It is made of various precious metals, and the interior is commonly gold or gold-plated. The ciboria formerly used at SGM, which are flat roundish bowls, were donated to all the parishes of the Archdiocese after the Papal visit in 1999. Recently, a family made a generous and anonymous donation to purchase four new ciboria for the parish. At the b...

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September Meal-A-Month

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

September Meal-A-Month
Next weekend, September 12/13, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper or mushroom soup & noodles, green beans and pears. The optional item is deodorant. If you don’t have time to shop, purchase a TWB gift card for Walmart. They come in $10, $25, $50 and $100 denomination. Give the gift card to the Give A Meal A Month Program and the food pantry will use it to buy what is needed for their community. If you have questions, contact Matt Connolly, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, 3...

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Fall Adult Faith Formation sessions
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 debated. We will examine the output of Vatican II by examining the documents published at its conclusion in 1965, starting by reviewing “Sacrosanctum Concilum” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy).   Running from Wednesday, September 30 through November 4 (no class on October 21), sessi...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker - September 16
Monthly Evening Vespers will be offered September 16 at 7:00 pm in the church. Following Vespers, our speaker will be parishioner Lynn Grigone sharing her experience on the El Camino, the famed pilgrimage trail in France and Spain. The title of Lynn’s talk is “Blessings from walking the Camino”.   The service and speaker will also be livestreamed on SGM’s YouTube channel (the same as for Mass); the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person, the safety guidelines we use for Mass will be in place for Vespers:...

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Pro Life Scholarship Quilt Raffle

Posted on September 01, 2020 in: General News

Pro Life Scholarship Quilt Raffle
     Take a chance on this beautiful king size quilt lovingly hand stitched by our own SGM quilters!      Cost:          $5 - 1 entry          $10 - 3 entries          $20 - 8 entries      Please mail or turn in tickets and money to the office by fri. Oct. 16.      Drawing will be on sat. Oct. 17th after the parish retreat.      All proceeds benefit the Pro Life Scholarship Fund.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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That Man Is You Returns

Posted on August 20, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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Spiritual Bouquet of Prayer

Posted on August 12, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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Weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Beginning Wednesday, August 5th we will have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament available in the church.  The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed following 8:00am Mass and reposed at 8:00pm each Wednesday.  If you would like to sign up to cover an hour of this time, please contact Alice Feltz at (314) 225-7961 or alicefeltz42@gmail.com.

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Prevent and Protect STL Clarification
I fear there has been confusion regarding the need to become compliant with the Archdiocese's new Safe Environment program.  It is required that everyone working/volunteering with minors and vulnerable adults register in the new Prevent and Protect system.  The date of December 31st is the end date to get every person in the parish, who volunteers/works with minors/vulnerable adults throughout the year compliant in the new system.  The date of December 31st is significant because it is after this date when all previous background checks wil...

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SGM COVID-19 Alert - July 23

Posted on July 23, 2020 in: General News

SGM COVID-19 Alert - July 23
July 23, 2020   Dear Saint Gerard Majella Community,   I have been notified that one of our parishioners has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus this week. This individual attended 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, July 19th and received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis on July 22nd.   I have been in contact with the St. Louis County Health Department to ensure we are following all protocols and CDC guidelines. Per the health department, given our current practices of social distancing (separation between households and use of face masks), they do not...

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Parish Covid‐19 Update

Posted on July 16, 2020 in: General News

Parish Covid‐19 Update
As we announced last week, in light of the recent county order regarding face masks, masks will now be required at all times inside of church and the adoration chapel. This includes throughout the celebration of Holy Mass, with the only exception being the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion. Holy Communion may be received on the tongue only from one of the priests, and all are reminded to not gather in the narthex after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.   We received word recently of another parishioner who tested positive for the virus. The parishioner...

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Exposition and Benediction - Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Please join us on Sunday, July 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.   “While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of my mercy” Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (848).   “I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy.” (Diary, 687).

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Outreach - School Supply Drive
It’s back to school time! For the 22nd 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. The Covid19 pandemic job loses have made it particularly difficult for many of Guardian Angels families so your help in our collection this year is more important than ever. Please take a “Back to school supply list” off the door in the Narthex. Purchase what you can and drop your bags in the large containers in the Narthex anytime between Thursday...

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Thank You!

Posted on July 09, 2020 in: General News

Thank You!
The generosity of St. Gerard Majella parishioners was amazingly displayed by the success of the St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive over the weekend of June 27/28. In just 8 hours of collection time, the amount of donated items was enough to fill a 26 foot truck – twice!! As a result of your donations, the SGM SVDP conference “earned” an abundance of store vouchers that will be used to assist our neighbors in need during these difficult times. Thank you for patiently saving your donations for several months, then waiting again in long lines of cars to dr...

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The return of Pivotal Players to SGM July 18 and 25!
Three years ago, Bishop Robert Barron created a video series on a handful of saints, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church, but changed the course of western civilization – the “pivotal players”. SGM parishioners watched and discussed these videos together in 2017, and have continued to do so with the release of new videos in the series.   The next installment of Pivotal Players is now available, and focuses on two incredible figures from the 20th century, Bishop Fulton Sheen and Flann...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – July 15
With the opening of our church for Mass, monthly Evening Vespers on the third Wednesday of each month have returned. Join us at 7:00 pm in the church on Wednesday July 15. Our speaker in July will be Father Huber, speaking on “Marriage and the Bible”.  The service and speaker will also be livestreamed from SGM’s YouTube channel (the same as for Mass); the prayer guide will be posted on-line as well. For those attending in person, the safety guidelines we use for Mass will be in place for Vespers: social distanci...

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Rosary Videos on SGM YouTube Channel
Four videos of the Rosary being prayed – one for each set of the mysteries - have been added to the SGM YouTube Channel. These recordings include the Rosary being led by Father Skillman along with several parishioners, and are supplemented by pictures from various holy sites visited on SGM pilgrimages.  The videos can be viewed at any time from the parish YouTube channel via the links below, or by accessing directly from the parish website by selecting “Homilies, Talks and Videos” from the Resources menu option. Glorious Mysteries Joyful Myst...

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SGM Pro Life Committee Tuition Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to Tess Rockafellow! The recipient of the SGM Pro Life Committee Tuition Scholarship! Here is her essay: When you think of the word chastity, do you think of the Pro-Life movement? Before I went on the Pro-Life March in Washington D.C., I didn't associate these words either, but once I thought about it, I realized how these two words go hand in hand. In order to live and act in a pro-life way, we must also live and act chastely. We must respect and love all life, including our own. My pilgrimage to D.C. was eye-opening, especially when I turned ...

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Annual Catholic Appeal Update

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal Update
The Annual Catholic Appeal pledge period continues this week.  The ACA is essential to many services and ministries in St. Louis and the surrounding ten counties. Your prayerful support has the potential to impact many lives. You can drop your pledge card in the Sunday collection or at the parish office, or visit aca.archstl.org to make a pledge online. As of June 19th, SGM parishioners had already pledged $196,253 towards our parish goal of $210,971.  There is a long tradition at our parish of reaching not only our published goa...

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Walking With Purpose Women's Bible Study
Walking With Purpose Women’s Bible Study will resume in the Fall!   We will be offering Discovering Our Dignity on Tuesday mornings (note the day change) and Grounded in Hope on Tuesday evenings. If there is an interest, we will also try to accommodate a group for the introductory book, Opening Your Heart.  Please note that at this time we are going forward with plans to meet in person, adhering to CDC guidelines. In addition, we will offer the option of a zoom dial in for those who want to...

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Adoration & Divine Mercy Chaplet
Please join us again on the 4th Sunday of the month      Adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament And pray for His Divine Mercy - for us and on the whole world. Exposition begins at 3:00 p.m. to commemorate the hour of death of Our Lord – the hour of great mercy and of great grace. June 28,  2020 at the 3 o’clock hour “While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of my mercy” Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (848) “I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who t...

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SGM Pilgrimage Planning - looking ahead
The corona virus has affected our lives in many ways (understatement!), including the cancellation of the pilgrimage to Poland planned for September of this year. That pilgrimage is now planned to take place in 2021, with a ripple effect on the tentative schedule of parish trips to other sacred sites. The current plans, subject to change, are: 2021 (spring): US based (TBD) 2021 (9/6/21 – 9/17/21): Poland 2022 (November): Holy Land 2023 (August/September): Ireland/Medjugorje Pilgrims signed up for the 2020 Poland trip will receive information on the...

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SGM Evening Rosary Via Conference Call
Our Faith is true: the Lord hears when the just cry out, and from all their distress He rescues them. We invite all to join as a Parish Community in praying the Rosary each evening at 7:30pm. By asking the Blessed Mother for her intercession during this time of agony, violence and challenges, we seek to unite our community in prayer for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and, the violence towards others and the unborn.  By the Mysteries of Faith, Hope and Charity, we offer our trust in Jesus our Lord. On your phone, dial (351) 999-4341 a few minutes befo...

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Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General News

Annual Catholic Appeal
This past week the Annual Catholic Appeal was launched throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The ACA is essential to many services and ministries in St. Louis and the surrounding ten counties. Your prayerful support has the potential to impact many lives. You can drop your pledge card in the Sunday collection or at the parish office, or visit aca.archstl.org to make a pledge online. As of June 12th, SGM parishioners had already pledged $185,258 towards our parish goal of $210,971. There is a long tradition at our parish of reaching not only our published goal but also ou...

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St. Vincent de Paul Parish Award and Auction
Our SGM middle schoolers and many other parishioners regularly volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Soulard, and SGM is being honored this year with the Vincentian Spirit Award. Usually this award is given at the annual dinner auction, but this year's auction has been moved entirely online. Congratulations to all who are honored by this award! St. Vincent's auction is this Saturday, June 13, and they could really use our support during these difficult times. Please consider bidding on an auction item or two at https://SVDP2020.givesmart.com. Bidding start...

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Prevent and Protect STL

Posted on June 10, 2020 in: General News

Prevent and Protect STL
The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. Everyone ministering to minors and vulnerable adults (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Ch...

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Evening Vespers and Speaker – June 17
With the opening of our church for Mass, monthly Evening Vespers on the third Wednesday of each month will begin again, starting at 7:00 pm in the church on Wednesday June 17. Our speaker this month will be Father Skillman, speaking on “Lessons from the Pandemic”. The service and speaker will also be livestreamed from our parish YouTube channel (the same as for Mass). For those attending in person, the safety guidelines we use for Mass will be in place for Vespers: social distancing before and after services, seating in designated pews only, and use of m...

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Sanitizing Crew for Weekend Masses (Revised 6/18)
We are looking for 5 person crews to perform sanitizing in the Church nave after the Saturday 5pm Vigil Mass and after the 9:00 am Sunday Mass each Weekend Masses, starting June 27. This revision is a result of the change in the guidelines for sanitizing the public places of worship in our Archdiocese and in St. Louis County.   Sanitizing Crews will meet in Narthex by restrooms  after Mass. ie, after 9:00 am Mass, meet at 10:00 or sooner if Church is empty. Each volunteer is asked to bring a mask – same as for attending Mass. Materials and Supp...

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St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive
St. Vincent de Paul's clothing and household goods collection will be Saturday, June 27, from 3 :00 until 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 28, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm. The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be located at the east end of SGM's parking lot. Kitchen items (pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware and other small household items), toys, baby furniture and clothing of all types, particularly for children and men are needed. Bring clothing in bags or boxes. If you have a donation, but are unable to drop it off at SGM on June 27/28, contact Dan Dykas at 314‐614‐238...

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Give A Meal A Month

Posted on June 03, 2020 in: General News

Give A Meal A Month
Next weekend, June 13/14, is our regular Give A Meal A Month Collection. This month’s menu is tuna, Tuna Helper, green beans, fruit cocktail and jello. The optional item is liquid dish detergent. If you don’t have time to shop, purchase a TWB gift card for Walmart. They come in $10, $25, $50 and $100 denomination. Give the gift card to the Give A Meal A Month Program and the food pantry will use it to buy what is needed for their community. If you have questions, contact Matt Connolly, mattconnolly@sbcglobal.net, 314‐265‐3...

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A Big SGM Welcome to Our Summer Youth Ministry Intern
Hello SGM Family! I’m Lindsay and I’m so honored to be in Saint Louis for the summer serving alongside Erica in SGM’s youth ministry program! As an intern, it’s a privilege to be trusted with the youth of our Church and this parish for the summer.  A little about me:  -I am a native South Carolinian! -I’m currently attending Charleston Southern University (Go Bucs!) in Charleston, SC and I will be graduating in December with a degree in Youth Ministry and a minor in Family Communications.  -I can take down a lavender ...

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YouTube Streaming Channel is Moving
On Friday, June 5th following 8am Mass, we will be moving Father Skillman's YouTube channel to a SGM brand channel.  If you are subscribed to Father's channel, your subscription should move and you will see the new SGM channel in your subscriptions following the move.  However, if you have Father's channel bookmarked, you will need to update your bookmark to the new channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBCLzhlWWOlm4ixolOUj-Gg.  If you have questions, please contact Barb Hussey at communications@sgmparish.org.

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

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SGM Retreat

Posted on May 28, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parish Office Hours

Posted on May 12, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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Transitional Deacon Ordination

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: General News

Transitional Deacon Ordination
With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Joyfully Announces the Ordination of   Mr. Ryan William Truss   to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate through the Imposition of Hands and the Prayer of Ordination by Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson Archbishop of St. Louis   Mass of Ordination will be on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. Central Time at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Livestream: cathedralstl.org/live   Deacon Truss will then assist and be the homilis...

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May Meal-A-Month

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: General News

May Meal-A-Month
Meal-A-Month donations will be collected this month. Please leave bags on or behind the narthex counter. Food will be delivered after May 10. This month's meal suggestion: Spaghetti Sauce with Meat, Green Beans, Applesauce (plastic jar), Spaghetti (1 lb. pkg) Optional: Breakfast Cereal If you have any questions, please call Marie McGeehan at 314/717-2863.

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Adult Faith Discussion about Grace
We talk a lot about grace...but what exactly is it? Are the different kinds? How do we receive it? Join us for another online adult faith discussion on May 6 at 6:30pm. Before you join us that evening, watch this movie about grace on Formed.org: https://watch.formed.org/grace-1/videos/grace Then, on May 6th, go to the following link, where Father Skillman will respond to questions and comments that you and your fellow parishioners share in the chat box: https://youtu.be/1KGXSWYZ3ps You can also submit questions and comments ahead of time by emailing afft@sg...

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Please Pray for First Communicants and Confirmands
When out for a walk, be on the lookout for red bows for our Confirmation candidates and white bows for our First Communicants. Please pray for them as their formation for the sacraments has been extended at this time. We look forward to the day when we are able to gather as a community and pray in gratitude for the graces God gives us in the sacraments. Thank you for your continued prayers for the youth of our parish.  Prayer for First Communicants Prayer for Confirmands

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Hold your clothes for St. Vincent De Paul!
Twice a year, the SGM conference of St. Vincent De Paul runs a clothing drive to collect donations for the local thrift stores. SGM parishioners have always been very generous in their donations, but what they may not know is that their donations generate store vouchers used to help the most needy in our community. Based on the quantity of items donated during each clothing drive (which also includes collection of household goods), the SVDP thrift store gives SGM credit vouchers that are good for any of the SVDP store locations. When SGM Vincentians they meet with “ne...

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COVID-19 Update

Posted on April 17, 2020 in: General News

COVID-19 Update
 Dear St. Gerard Majella Families, I was recently notified that a second member of our parish community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This parishioner has not been on the St. Gerard Majella campus in more than one month – longer than the time period through which health officials say a person can carry the virus without showing symptoms. Our prayers are with this parishioner for a quick recovery. This continues to be a difficult time, but let us remember to abide in God’s love, trust in His plan, and take to heart the words given to us b...

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Attention Teens - Register Now for Steubenville
Looking for opportunities for Faith, Fellowship and Fun this summer? 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 with other teens. We will be attending the Steubenville conference on July 10-12, 2020.  Register here: https://membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/4075  For questions, you may contact Erica Maloney at youthminister@sgmparish.org.

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Latest Scheduling Notes

Posted on April 16, 2020 in: General News

Latest Scheduling Notes
Public Masses Suspended through April 30 Archbishop Carlson has extended the dispensation from the Sunday obligation through the end of April, but we encourage you to attend Mass through online offerings. Mass from SGM is streamed every day at 8:00am at https://www.youtube.com/frdavidskillman.   Church Open for Private Prayer Our church and adoration chapel are open for private prayer each day from 6:30am to 5:30pm. Please do not enter church during the 8:00 hour when the livestream is in progress.   Confessions Saturdays, 4:00-5:00pm Sundays...

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Virtual Movie Discussion With Father Skillman
On April 15 at 6:30pm, our Adult Faith Formation Team is sponsoring a live online discussion with Father Skillman about the film, “Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?” Sometime before then, watch the video on Formed: http://watch.formed.org/videos/did-jesus-really-rise-from-the-dead. Then, on April 15, join us on YouTube for the discussion at 6:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwlLHEHIFAU. During the discussion, you will be able to share comments and questions in the chat box. You are also welcome to submit questions ahead of time by emailing&...

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Parish Record Update Invitation
On Thursday, April 9th invitations went out to allow parishioners to create an account and update their information within Servant Keeper.  The emails were sent to the email address we have on record as the "family" email address.  If your family did not receive this email please contact us at communications@sgmparish.org. Servant Keeper is the official parish record for your family.  Please take a few minutes to review your information and make any updates that are needed.

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April 19th Meal-A-Month

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

April 19th Meal-A-Month
Out of safety considerations, there will be no Meal-A-Month yellow bag collection this month. If you have a bag, leave it here on the narthex counter. We will pick it up once it is safe. Many families are experiencing unemployment and added food and utility needs. To help them directly, you can send checks to either of the organizations we support. Thank you for your generosity. Kirk Care Inc. P. O. Box 220652 Kirkwood, MO 63122 Kirk Care also accepts online donations at https://kirkcare.org/donate . St. Cronan Food Pantry 1202 S. Boyle St. Loui...

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School Desks Available To You

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

School Desks Available To You
With a lot of home schooling underway, we have a school desk for your home.  23 older desks have been released by a move to tables in some SGM classrooms.  They measure 26" wide x 20" deep.  The hight is adjustable.  You may want to refinish.  No chairs.  Plan for pickup on Saturday, April 18, after 10:30 am.  We will stage the desks along the traffic-way North of the school, 6-8 feet apart to maintain social distancing.  Contact Dennis Redington at rijrunr@aol.com or 314-596-7071 (cell) to reserve a desk(s).

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Holy Week Letter From Father Skillman
Dear SGM Parish Family, Hosanna in the highest! Blessed are you, who have come in your abundant mercy! With these words yesterday on Palm Sunday, we inaugurated Holy Week 2020. It goes without saying that Holy Week this year will be like none other that we have experienced. Throughout the world, over a million people have been infected with COVID-19, and tens of thousands have died. Along with their great suffering, who among us is not feeling the pain of isolation and the economic impact of the pandemic? Perhaps most difficult for all of us is our inability to gather...

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First Holy Communion and Confirmation
We have tentatively rescheduled First Holy Communion for our 2nd graders (originally scheduled on April 25th) for May 9th, although as circumstances unfold, we may need to delay even longer. We are awaiting notification from the Archbishop's Office about Confirmation for our 8th graders. Please keep these children in your prayers as they await reception of the sacraments, and be on the lookout for the white bows which marks the homes of our first communicants!

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SGM COVID-19 Alert

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: General News

SGM COVID-19 Alert
April 1, 2020 Dear St. Gerard Majella Families, I have been notified that one member of our parish community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  The parishioner attended Saturday evening Mass at our church on March 14 and tested positive on March 22 after showing symptoms.  Out of an abundance of caution, I ask that any of you who attended the March 14 Mass and are feeling ill to contact your doctor and local health officials for further guidance.  If you attended the service and have no symptoms, health guidelines suggest that we are now pa...

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SGM's Auction Is Live

Posted on March 26, 2020 in: General News

SGM's Auction Is Live
SGM's Virtual Auction is now live! Please take some time to scroll through the Home Page for the virtual auction details, our 2020 Program Info (with sponsors, underwriters, advertisers, and more), and to view all the amazing auction items.  >> SGM 2020 Auction Page  Bidding is now open for all of our "Silent" Auction Items. This week, you can bid as often as you like and purchase our "Instant Buys" like a Best of Live Ticket, Ruby Slippers, Mystery Grab Bags, and Wine!  Bidding will open for what would ...

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Ways To Stay Connected With Your Faith
Our parish is offering a couple opportunities to stay connected with your faith while you shelter in place during the Covid-19 Panedemic. Father Skillman successfully live streamed Sunday Mass.  See the Homilies and Talks page for a link to a recording of this Mass.  He is planning on live streaming daily Mass at 8am each morning.  Check out his YouTube channel to view Mass daily. Adoration Chapel Update: We are now reposing the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. While you can still visit the chapel, you no longer need to honor your Holy Hour co...

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Updated Parish Office Hours

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: General News

Although the Parish Office remains open from 8am-noon, Monday through Friday, we are asking you to come into the office only for essential business (e.g., appointments with priests, TWB orders, etc.). If you are able to accomplish your business by email or regular mail, please do. If you are simply dropping something off, please put it through the mail slot in the front door. This will help us to do all we can to keep you and our staff healthy. Thank you for your cooperation.

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DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
In revelations to St. Faustina Kowalska early last century, Our Lord called for a special feast to glorify His inconceivable Divine Mercy. On May 5, 2000 Pope St. John Paul II decreed the second Sunday of Easter to be henceforth Divine Mercy Sunday.  St. Faustina recorded the words Our Lord shared with her, including “I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.” Diary 1109 On another occasion Our Lord described the significance of Divine Mercy Sunday by declaring, “...

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Triduum Schedule

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

Triduum Schedule
There will be no 8am live-streamed Mass next week on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Instead, we invite you to tune in for the livestream of the Triduum Liturgies. Holy Thursday's Mass of the Lord's Supper will be streamed at 7pm. Good Friday's Celebration of the Lord's Passion will be at 3pm.  Holy Saturday's Easter Vigil will be at 8pm.

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March 16, 2020 Dear Saint Gerard Majella Parish Family, I write to you this evening with a heavy heart. In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Archbishop Carlson has mandated the suspension of all public Masses in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, effective immediately. This means that there will be no public Masses in our parish beginning tomorrow, March 17. Pending updates and guidance from local and state government and health officials, we have preliminary plans to resume Masses beginning April 6. The Archbishop has extended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass through Ap...

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Archbishop Carlson has asked us to communicate the following new information about our response to COVID-19 in the Archdiocese of St. Louis: All Catholics within the Archdiocese of St. Louis are dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the next three weekends (March 14-15, March 21-22 and March 28-29). As with the Lenten practice of abstinence, we remind the faithful to exercise good judgement and not “excuse themselves lightly” from their obligation. Churches will remain open, and Mass schedules will remain mostly unchanged. As of now, the Mass schedule at SGM will be observed as usual. ...

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Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Exposition, Benediction and Divine Mercy Chaplet scheduled for March 22nd have been cancelled.  

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Lunch & Learn Cancelled

Posted on March 05, 2020 in: General News

Lunch & Learn Cancelled
The Lunch and Learn scheduled for Thursday, March 19th has been cancelled.  For questions please contact Janet Wittenauer (314) 965-3985 x2815 or nurse@sgmparish.org

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Living Stations

Posted on March 05, 2020 in: General News

Living Stations
Led by SGM School 5th Graders Friday, April 3rd, 5:30pm St. Gerard Majella Church

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Attention Ladies - Upcoming ACTS Retreat
Women of the parish: You are invited to our next Women's ACTS Retreat Thursday, May 28th, 6:00 pm until Sunday, May 31st, 12:30 pm. You may register on-line or fill out a registration form in the Narthex. Please contact Tara Scherer, 314-363-8272 or taranoonan@yahoo.com for more information.

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The Shroud of Turin

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

The Shroud of Turin
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a beaten and crucified man.  A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth.  Is it really the cloth that wrapped His crucified body, or is it a medieval forgery, a hoax perpetrated  by some clever artist?  Modern science has completed hundreds of thousands of hours of intense research on the Shroud.  It is, in fact, the single most studied artifact in human history.  We now know more about it than ever before. You are invited to join us as we learn more...

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All remaining 2020 fish fries have been cancelled!

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Birthright Card Party

Posted on February 22, 2020 in: General News

Birthright Card Party
The BIRTHRIGHT GAME & CARD PARTY has been cancelled.  

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Spring Lunch & Learns

Posted on February 22, 2020 in: General News

Spring Lunch & Learns
Save These Dates! Thursday, March 19th, Masters in American Art Thursday, April 23rd, Get Thinking! Thursday, May 21st, Nutrition Bingo

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2020 Lenten Speaker Series

Posted on February 22, 2020 in: General News

All remaining speaker and vesper services have been cancelled.

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Catholic Women for Christ

Posted on January 21, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Women for Christ
Join us for the Catholic Women for Christ Conference on March 7, 2020 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center! Enjoy speakers, Reconciliation, Adoration, merchant and ministry vendors, Vigil Mass, Healing Prayer, Relics, and more! Register now at catholicwomenforchrist.org.  We will meet at SGM at 7:30am to carpool to UMSL. Questions? Contact our Catholic Women for Christ Parish Representative Barb Hussey at bhussey@prodigy.net

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Catholic Men For Christ

Posted on January 12, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Men For Christ
Join us for the Catholic Men for Christ Conference on February 1, 2020 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center! Enjoy speakers, Reconciliation, Adoration, merchant and ministry vendors, Vigil Mass, Healing Prayer, Relics, and more! Register now at catholicmenforchrist.org.  We will meet at SGM at 7:30am to carpool to UMSL. Questions? Contact our Catholic Men for Christ Parish Representative John Hedrick at hedrickje@charter.net.

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Evening Vespers will be offered on January 15 at 7 PM in the church (the Vespers & Speaker service will be on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in 2020). Following Vespers, our speaker this month will be Brian Niebrugge, the Executive Director of Stewardship for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Brian’s presentation will be on “The Silence of St. Joseph.” St. Joseph was a man of few words. In fact, there are none in recorded history. And yet, there is no man who loved our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his mother, or who served them more humbly and faithfully, than St. Joseph. Come to hear what St. ...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 17, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Masses December 24: 4:00pm (church and gym), 6:00pm, 10:00pm (with choral prelude at 9:15pm) December 25: 8:00am, 10:00am   Masses for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) January 1: 9:00am, 11:00am

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Evening Prayer Speaker Cancelled

Posted on December 16, 2019 in: General News

Due to inclement weather, Kathy Blase will not be speaking after Evening Prayer on Monday, December 16th. Father Skillman will still be available for confessions at 7:30pm.

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Tree Lot

Posted on December 13, 2019 in: General News

Tree Lot
Come and support the Boy Scouts and Majella Club by purchasing your tree, roping and wreaths at our Tree Lot. Monday thru Friday 5:30pm - 8:30pm Saturday 9:00am - 6:30pm Sunday 10:30am - 6:30pm

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2020 Advent by Candlelight

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: General News

2020 Advent by Candlelight
This year’s Advent by Candlelight will be  Friday, December 6th, 2019, 7pm.   RSVP to jmarkowski67@gmail.com or 314-680-7936. Let us know if you can bring a bottle of wine-white or red- dessert or appetizer.  All women of the parish are invited, along with their sisters, mothers, daughters, friends and neighbors. We will begin with a brief prayer service and speaker in church which will be followed by a reception in Ligouri Hall.

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Advent Reflection 2019

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: General News

Advent Reflection 2019
On Sunday, December 1, from 5 PM – 7 PM, St. Gerard Majella will be a host parish for an Archdiocesan-sponsored Advent event. Father James Mason, President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon seminary, will give a talk highlighting the meaning and reality of the Incarnation of Jesus. A simple meal will be served, and participants will also have the opportunity to purchase TWB cards to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This event will be held in Liguori Hall. St. Gerard Majella is one of 10 parishes hosting this Advent reflection throughout the Archdiocese. This is a...

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All Saints Day Mass Schedule

Posted on October 18, 2019 in: General News

Mass times for All Saints Day (Friday, November 1st): 6:30am 8:00am 11:00am 7:00pm

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C. S. Lewis and The Screwtape Letters - November 6th @ 7PM
Here is your chance to learn more about C. S. Lewis and his entertaining book The Screwtape Letters from an expert source! The Screwtape Letters is a Christian novel published in 1942 (and dedicated to J. R .R. Tolkien, a close friend of C. S. Lewis). It is written in a satirical style, with a senior demon (Screwtape) writing a series of letters to his nephew (Wormwood), a junior demon, on how to tempt humans. The plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily related to temptation and resistance to it. Deacon Frank Olmsted, theology t...

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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

Attention Men - That Man Is You
Join us for this Men’s Faith Formation Program - for All Men That Man is You! continues this spring on Saturday mornings in Liguori Hall. This lay-led program guides and helps men and each other in our roles as husbands and fathers as taught by our Faith. Our Children and our Wives are gifts from God. You can make this a part of your Lenten Journey. These sessions, on Saturday mornings, 7am to 8:30am include a gathering with food/coffee, viewing a 30 minute video, and a small group discussion for a 30 minute breakout. Cost of the program is free; here is the web...

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WWP Open House - All Women Invited!
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 join us at Walking with Purpose, a women’s Catholic Bible study, Tuesday November 12 at 6:45pm or  Monday November 25 at 9:30am for an open house during our Connect Coffee Talk:  Getting a Grip Through Rest We live in a world in which people are valued for what they do and what they produce. How many of us women charge through our week, going from one activity to another, e...

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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 know that SGM has subscribed 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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It's as easy as 1-download the app, 2-select our parish and 3-stay connected with our parish.  Downlload our app today by using the DOWNLOAD button above or search your phone's app store for my parish.

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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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