The Little French Church

Sunday Masses

7:00 AM
9:15 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass
5:00 PM

Just steps from the Green Line 10th Street Station

DAILY MASSES

Monday–Friday
6:45 AM and 12:10 PM

Saturday
6:45 AM

DAILY
CONFESSIONS

In the Chapel
(except Holy Days & Holidays)

Monday–Saturday
6:15 AM and 11:15 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Stations of the Cross

St. Louis Church will have Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 5:15 pm in the main church.

New Eucharistic Adoration Time

The time for Eucharistic Adoration has changed; the new time will be 11 am–12 pm on Wednesdays.

Easter Flowers

Honor your loved ones this Easter by making a donation to help with the Easter flowers in their honor or in their memory. Envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please print your name clearly on the front of the envelope and the name(s) of those in whole honor you are making the contribution on the back. These envelopes can be dropped in any collection basket.

Altar Servers

We are in need of Altar Servers. If you are in the third grade or higher and are interested in serving at the weekend Masses, please contact the parish office at 651-224-3379 to set up training.

Lifetouch Photos

For those who received a free 8×10 for being photographed for our Parish Directory, you can pick up your free photo in the back of the main church.

150th Anniversary Mass & Gala and Christmas 2018 Photos

Rich Graner’s 150th Anniversary Mass & Gala and Christmas 2018 photos are now available to view! Visit the “Parish Photographs” section of our website, located beneath the “Our Church” tab, or click HERE.

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

Please join us March 26th, 2019 for a recital featuring Dorothy Young Riess, M.D., concert organist, composer and photographer from Las Vegas, NV. The music begins at approximately 12:35 pm, right after the 12:10 Mass, and lasts about half an hour. View the full schedule for this season HEREFor more about our recitals, music program and music at Sunday 11 am masses, visit the Music page of our website or “like” our music department Facebook page HERE.

The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation

The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation is an independent non-profit focused solely on supporting 20 designated outreach ministries and nothing else. Partnering with these ministries, you help those in need: the hungry, the orphaned, the sick, suffering, dying and grieving. You assist in ministering to the imprisoned, evangelizing Catholic youth and college students, and strengthening families. You enable the sacraments to be provided to Catholics young and old alike, throughout the 12-county area and beyond. If you have not yet given your gift in support of the 20 Collective Ministries of this Archdiocese to the Catholic Services Appeal, please prayerfully consider God’s gifts in your life and consider making a pledge. Every gift is important and helps strengthen our Catholic family and this Archdiocese. Our goal this year is $43,601.00. We are currently more than half way there. Parishioners and friends of St. Louis Church generously contributed $61,484.00 in 2018. St. Louis parish receives a 25% return on the amount we collect providing we reach our goal.

Lenten Lectures at The Church of Saint Agnes

The Church of Saint Agnes hosts its annual Lenten Lectures every Friday evening in Lent following 7 pm Stations of the Cross. This year’s theme—”Great Spiritual Doctors of the Church”—features presentations on six masters of the Catholic interior life and how they contribute to the Church’s understanding of the spiritual life of the faithful. Spend this Lent brushing up on Catholic spirituality with a wonderful line-up of speakers from the Saint Agnes community and beyond. Free and open to the public; light refreshments served. All talks in Schuler Hall.
March 8: St. Augustine, Dr. David Deavel
March 15: St. Catherine of Sienna, Sr. Mary Margaret O’Brien, OP
March 22: St. Teresa of Avila, Sr. Teresa Christi Balek, OP
March 29: St. John of the Cross, Elizabeth Kelly
April 5: St. Francis de Sales, Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt
April 12: St. Therese of Lisieux, Fr. Robert Altier

Our Lady of Guadalupe Lenten Cheese Enchilada Dinner

Fridays through April 12th from 11:30 am–6:30 pm in the Church Social Hall, 401 Concord St., St. Paul, 55107. Large and small dinners. Take-out available. Pre-orders call 651-228-0506.

40 Days for Life Twin Cities

Lent Daily hour of prayer March 6–April 14, 3 pm. Sidewalk/Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul. Pro-life Action Ministries invites all to join us in this international movement of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil and community outreach to end abortion. Click HERE to register, or contact brian.walker@plam.org or 651-797-6363.

2019 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference

Saturday, March 23, 9 am–4:30 pm, Saint Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights. Guest speaker: Patrick Madrid, Catholic author and radio host. The conference also includes Mass, break-out sessions with dynamic speakers, and the opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the on-site food trucks! Find details and register at TheCatholicWatchmen.com. Cost: $30. Group discounts available. For more information, contact Enzo Randazzo at randazzov@archspm.org or 651-291-4483.

Cerenity Marian—Senior Social Event

Cards, games, and pie social this Tuesday, March 26th from 1:30–3 pm. Come early and attend 1 pm Mass in the chapel. 200 Earl Street, St. Paul, 55106. For more info, please call 651-495-1819.

24 Hours for the Lord

Friday, March 29, 12 pm–Saturday March 30, 12 pm, Cathedral of Saint Paul. Join with the universal Church in this 24-hour celebration of the Lord’s mercy. Reconciliation will be offered around-the-clock for the faithful. There will also be perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. www.archspm.org/24hours

2019 Leading with Faith Awards–Deadline for nominations is March 29th

Do you know a great Catholic who is in a leadership position at his/her place of business? Tell us, and we’ll tell everyone else! Nominating is easy. Find the online and printable nomination forms and Archbishop Hebda’s video invitation at TheCatholicSpirit.com/LeadingWithFaith. The annual Leading with Faith Awards will be presented at a luncheon with Archbishop Hebda on Friday, August 10th. Any questions, please contact Mary Wiebusch at wiebuschm@archspm.org or 651-251-7709.

Tax Letters Regarding Contributions

If you would like to receive a letter with the total amount you have contributed to St. Louis Church during the 2018 calendar year, please send a note to Mark at the parish office, either through the mail, by putting the note in an envelope in any collection baskets, or you may email your request to markmstlouis@comcast.net.

Requests for Masses and Bells 2019

For those wishing to reserve a Mass Intention, there are envelopes in the vestibule of the church and the chapel. The stipend is $10 per Mass.
The ringing of the Bells can also be reserved using the Bell envelopes in the vestibule of the church. The offering for the bells is $25.

Prayer Requests

If you or someone you know is in need of prayers, please call or email the parish office and we will add their names to our list of intentions: markmstlouis@comcast.net or call 651-224-3379.

Retirement Fund for Religious—Thank you!

Thanks to your kind generosity, St. Louis Church raised $846 for the Retirement Fund for Religious.

December Bake Sale

Thanks to the work of our volunteers and the generosity of our parishioners and friends at our December Bake Sale, St. Louis Church will be sending a check to Joseph’s Coat for $2,000 to assist in their efforts in helping the needy.

Totus Tuus Team Members

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is in need of college-aged men and women committed to their Catholic faith who feel called to share it with the youth from local parishes around the Archdiocese. The position is a temporary 2-month commitment (May 28th–July 27th) which includes one week of training and one week break for the 4th of July. Each team member will receive $2,520 for their work. For additional information, contact Nancy Schulte Palacheck at 651-291-4489. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8th, 2019. Click here to visit the website and apply.

Team Louie and the Catholic Charities Service Project

Every second Sunday of the month, approximately 20 enthusiastic and dedicated members of our parish come together to prep and serve meals for about 175–200 needy people in the community. It is a humbling and uplifting service project for all team members involved plus a wonderful way to meet new friends from our parish. Besides serving the dinner guests, team members have the privilege to share fellowship with those they serve. If you’d like to join the team, please contact RoseMary Januschka for further information at rmjanuschka@gmail.com or 651-769-4119.

Holy Hours for Vocations

Each month, the Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at a different parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated lie and diaconate. www.1000vocations.org

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond. (Pope Paul VI)

St. Louis offers Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 11 am, immediately before the 12:10 pm Wednesday Mass.

Godspeed, Fritz

We are sad to announce that our long-time custodian, Fritz Eckman, will be leaving St. Louis, King of France for medical reasons. For twenty-one years, Fritz poured his heart and soul into our Little French Church. We will miss his energy, efficiency, expertise and sense of humor. We ask that you please keep Fritz in your hearts and prayers.

Our New Custodian

Tim Plasch, a familiar face for many parishioners, will be assuming the head custodial duties here at The Little French Church. Tim, his wife Danielle, and their family have been parishioners here since 1998. Tim has worked part time at St. Louis since 2000 while working full time over the years for Holy Trinity Parish in South St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish in St. Paul.

Welcome, Father Roland!

We are happy to announce that a fourth Marist priest has joined the staff at St. Louis, King of France. An insert with details about Father Roland A. Lajoie, S.M. can be found in the Sept 2nd, 2018 bulletin or by clicking here. Please extend a warm welcome to Father Roland as he joins our Little French Church.

Eucharistic Ministers

St. Louis Church is very much in need of Eucharistic Ministers to help out at all of the weekend Masses. If you would be willing to volunteer an hour of your time while you are at Sunday Mass it would be most appreciated. As our faith teaches us, we are called to serve. Being a Eucharistic Minister does not require that you be a reader at Mass. Please call or email the parish office at 651-224- 3379 or markmstlouis@comcast.net.

Free Parking

Ample free parking is available for weekend Masses (as well as those which fall on “bank” holidays) just steps from St. Louis Church in the Andersen Human Services Building parking ramp across 10th Street. Enter through the “Contract” entrance from Minnesota Street. You can descend to street level either through the stairway at the corner of 10th and Minnesota, or by the elevators located in the opposite (northwest) corner of each level. Ascending back to your parking level can only be done via the elevator. If the barrier is down at the exit, approach slowly and the gate will open. Note that the church also has a small parking lot off 10th Street, and parking is allowed right next to the church on 10th Street during weekday masses.

Lose Something?

Did you lose your reading glasses or sunglasses? Forgot your Bible or prayer book? Gloves or mittens, some jewelry or keys? We may have them. Our lost and found box has a number of things we’ve found in the church or the chapel. If you think we may have something of yours feel free to visit the sacristy after any of the Masses.

Any Changes?

If you have changed your address, telephone number or email address, or you wish to receive or discontinue contribution envelopes, please call the parish office to update your records and preferences at 651-224-3379. Note that if you’ve been a member for a few years we may not have an email address on file for you yet.

Online Stewardship

You can set up weekly donations, mass and bell sponsorship, music program sponsorship, or donate to our Foundation for the Future campaign through the Online Giving section of our website. Thank you for supporting St. Louis Church!

CALENDAR

Check out our current calendar for ongoing events.

CURRENT BULLETIN


View or download this week’s bulletin:
March 24, 2019

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