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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 i...

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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...

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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 9:3...

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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 registra...

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

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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 “...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 prepari...

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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 w...

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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 ...

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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 S...

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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 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 wo...

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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 c...

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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, dedi...

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  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 th...

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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 ...

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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 (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 Ti...

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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 th...

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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...

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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 e...

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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 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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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 a...

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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 super...

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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, ...

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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 even...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 Of...

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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 Sunda...

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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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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...

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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 fou...

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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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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 ch...

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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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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 Mas...

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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 incomin...

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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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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...

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~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...

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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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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....

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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 t...

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

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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 ...

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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. Pl...

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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 praye...

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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...

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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...

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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, p...

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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 ...

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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 mov...

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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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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...

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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&rdq...

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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 chip...

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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 Limi...

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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 Limi...

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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 th...

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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. Ger...

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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...

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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 dai...

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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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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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