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


6:45 AM and 12:10 PM

6:45 AM


In the Chapel
(except Holy Days & Holidays)

6:15 AM and 11:15 AM
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM


The New St. Louis Church Member Directory

Be a part of St. Louis Church history! We are creating a new 150th Anniversary Parish Photo Directory and we would love for you and your family to be included. By participating you will receive a free printed and electronic directory and an 8×10 portrait. Times are filling up so schedule an appointment for your photography session—on Feb. 7th, 8th, or 9th—as soon as possible by clicking HERE.

Red Cross Blood Drive

St. Louis Church is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 from 9 am–3 pm. You may sign up for an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767 or visiting and entering “StLouis” or by stopping by the parish hall on January 15th.

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.

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

Retirement Fund for Religious

Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests ministered for years for little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your gift helps to provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. Please consider supporting The Retirement Fund for Religious. Envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. They can be dropped in any collection basket during the week or on Sunday or mailed directly to the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

Our 2018 – 2019 Tuesday Organ Recital Series has begun! Please join us Jan. 15th, 2019 for a recital featuring James Bobb, Associate Professor of Music and the Elliot M. and Klara Stockdal Johnson Chair in Organ and Church Music at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN. 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.

Prayer Requests

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

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 28–July 27) 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 deadine is Friday, Feb. 8, 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 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.

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 immediately following the 12:10 pm Wednesday Mass until 2 pm.

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 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

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.

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!


Check out our current calendar for ongoing events.


View or download this week’s bulletin:
January 13, 2019

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