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

2020-2021 Organ Recital Series Resumes

Beginning Tuesday, September 8 our Organ Recital Series begins. Join us every Tuesday at 12:35pm (immediately after the 12:10 Mass) for our Organ Recital Series. The full schedule will be added to our Church of St. Louis webpage and facebook page soon.

Air Conditioning Collection

Next weekend, August 8th and 9th, there will be a second collection for Air Conditioning the church, chapel and parish hall. Thank you for your continued support.

Feast of the Assumption

The feast of the Assumption is Saturday, August 15 and is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times will be at 6:45am, and 5:00pm in the church. No Confessions this day.

support Group for Men who have been Sexually Abused by Clergy/Religious

Wednesday, August 26, 6:30pm – 8:00pm online via ZOOM. If you are interested in participating in this virtual/online session or have questions, please contact Jim Richter at 773-412-0909 or jrichter316@gmail.com. This group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Our Annual Parish Family Picnic

Sadly our Parish Family Picnic for this year has been cancelled. We look forward to resuming our gathering of parishioners and friends sharing great food, games and stories next year.

Saint Gregory Chant workshop

September 3-5 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Northeast Minneapolis. Throughout the course on Saturday, participants will be offered the chance to apply the fruits of their study in a liturgical setting. The $45. registration fee includes: Parish Book of Chant, 2nd edition, and other printed materials as well as lunch & refreshments. To ensure the safety of all participants, registration is limited to 50 people. Tables, bathrooms and surfaces will be sanitized between each session. Masks are strongly encouraged. For more information, please contact Sam Backman at sam@ourholycross.org or 612-930-0864.

Bethany House – Apply now for September 2020-May 2021

Bethany House applications are now being accepted for September 2020 to May 2021. Bethany House is a home for women who live in community, pray together, take meals together and discern whether they are called to consecrated life. Bethany House is sponsored by the Office of Vocations and is located in Northeast Minneapolis. We are currently taking applications for women interested in Bethany House. Qualities of a good candidate for Bethany House include single women, ages 20-27, who are interested in dedicating a year to intentionally discerning a vocation to religious life. Please visit HERE  for more information. We invite you to contact us by completing the Bethany House Enquiry Form  found on the website.

St. Paul Outreach – Opportunity for College Freshmen

Will you be a college freshman? Meet new friends before you even arrive on campus. As you prepare to move on to your next phase of life, don’t leave your faith behind. Your college campus experience may look a bit different this fall. SPO would like to help you prepare for your first year by offering a networking opportunity with other Catholics students on your campus. We’ll be able to place you into a group of other young men or women who also are looking for college to be everything it’s meant to be. If you’re someone who doesn’t want to put life on pause this summer but make the most of preparing for the fall semester, then we’d love to have you. Small groups are forming now! Complete the online form to be connected with other faith-filled young adults  or email info@spo.org. For more information on SPO, visit HERE.

Subscribe to The Catholic Spirit Today, Free!

Amidst this unprecedented time, stay in the loop with a Catholic perspective on local, national and world news. You can receive The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for free by contacting your parish office! Questions or story ideas?Contact us at CatholicSpirit@archspm.org.

Spiritual Retreat for Healthcare Professionals: ‘Wounded Hearts Love Best’

September 25-27 at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo. Come enjoy an inspiring weekend with Daily Mass, confession, prayer, spiritual direction, and a series of meditations integrating life, work, and our beautiful Catholic faith! Curatio’s Annual Fall Retreat for Healthcare Professionals features Father Justin Kizewski, Ph. L, S.T.D. as retreat master. Fr. Kizewski is a pastor in the Diocese of La Crosse and serves as Director of Spiritual Formation for Permanent Deacons. He teaches at the Lay Formation Institute and has taught philosophy for Christendom College and theology for Saint Paul Seminary and Gregorian University. watch for online registration to open soon.

Created to Believe: Called to Motherhood

Join a group this Fall of 2020. Being a mom is hard, and knowing you’re not alone on the journey makes a huge difference! Do you sometimes wonder about who you are as a woman, wife, and mother? Do you desire strong friendships with other mons just like you? When you enter into “Created to Believe: Called to Motherhood” as part of The Cana Experience, you will more deeply know who you are in the light of your Catholic faith and be equipped with practical tools that can be applied right away in your marriage and with your children. To find a group near you and learn more about joining The Cana Experience with other mothers of young children this Fall 2020, visit HERE or you may directly contact Cathy at cathy@canafamilyinstitute.com

Please Continue to Pray for the Archdiocesan Synod Process

As planning progresses for the next steps in the Archdiocesan Synod process, please continue to pray for the Synod. A new Synod Prayer Journal for June is now available, along with additional prayer resources, HERE

Your Mass and Bells Intentions

For those wishing to reserve a Mass intention, or Bell Ringing, please call the parish office at 651-224-3379. The stipend is $10. per Mass.  The offering for the Bells is $25.

Dear friends and benefactors of St. Louis, King of France

My name is Michael Richards ad I am a parishioner here. This next year, I have been given an opportunity to serve with NET Ministries, a year-long commitment traveling across the country providing junior high and high school aged youth the chance to encounter Christ. One of the commitments I have agreed to is to raise $6,000 to provide funds for transportation and other necessities during my time on mission. Please prayerfully consider contributing to my mission. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at Mikandrelou@gmail.com

Yours in Christ,

Michael Richards

Pray for COVID-19 Anointing Corps, Patients, Families and Medical Support Teams

Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Text archspm-anointing to 55321 or visit HERE to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps Priest is dispatched to give the Last Rites. Upon receipt of the text, those in this ministry commit to take a moment to pray: One Our Father for the patient who is in danger of death, as they prepare to meet our Heavenly Father face-to-face; One Hail Mary, for the patient’s family and friends, asking the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, to intercede to comfort them; then One Glory Be in thanksgiving for the priest and for his protection, as well as the medical team attending to the patient. For more ways to pray for those affected by COVID-19, visit HERE.

Prayers and Support for Health Care Workers

Health care workers: Catholic faithful throughout the archdiocese are dedicated to praying for you! Visit HERE to submit a prayer request. On this page, you may also sign up for a weekly email, watch encouraging videos, and find resources for support. Want to join in praying for health care workers? Commit to daily prayer for health care workers by texting archspm-healthcare to 55321 or signing up HERE. You will receive a weekly message with a link to names of health care workers to keep in your prayers.

For the Summer Traveler

Go to http://www.masstimes.org when traveling type in the location to which you are traveling. It will list Catholic churches, Mass times, and directions to the church.

The Rosary

Will be recited each day before the 12:10pm Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 11:40am in the Church.

Are you Interested in Becoming a Parishioner?

We welcome all new parishioners into our parish family. To register, please call the parish office at 651-224-3379.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick, which normally takes place on the first Monday of the month, has been postponed until further notice. Thank you.

Lost and Found

There are a large number of items that have been left in our lost and found box from over the winter months. If you are missing an item of clothing, glasses, keys, etc. Please call the parish office during the week or stop by next weekend after Mass in the sacristy and check out the lost and found box. We will be donating items not picked up by the end of June to charity. Thank you.

The Encyclicals & Faithful Citizenship

Saturdays, August 15 – October 10 – St. Peter Catholic Church (Msgr. Brand Social Hall) Richfield. THis multi-week speaker series explores Catholic teaching as related to political promotions and addresses voting as a Catholic. Dinner is included for a free willing offering. See a full list of dates and topics below – including a special event featuring Bishop Andrew Cozzens as speaker! Register online, or fill out and return the registration form.

Topics:

Saturday, February 29, 5:30pm – Dignity and Vocation of Women: Pope St. John Paul II

Saturday, February 29, 5:30pm – Dignity and Vocation of Women: Pope St. John Paul II

Saturday, March 7, 5:30pm – Care for Our Common Home: Pope Francis

Saturday, March 14, 5:30pm – Gospel of Life: Pope Paul VI

Saturday, March 21, 5:30pm – On Christian Marriage: Pope Pius XI

Saturday, April 4, 5:30pm – Theology of the Body: Pope St. John Paul II

Saturday, August 15, 5:30pm – Redemptoris Mater: Pope St. John Paul II

Saturday, September 12, *8:45am*  – Catholic Moral Principles: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil, Presented by Bishop Cozzens  – Brunch is included for a free will offering.

Saturday, October 10, 5:30pm – Voting and Being Catholic

Synod Timeline Update

Thank you to all those who participated in the first year of the Synod process! Over 8000 people participated in the 19 general prayer and listening events and 11 focus sessions, providing over 35,000 comments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop Hebda has decided to delay the Parish Consultation with Small Groups from Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 to focus on our parishes and schools without distraction. The exact dates will be forthcoming. The focus areas for the Synod will still be announced soon! Stay in the loop by reading The Catholic Spirit newspaper or online HERE.

Your Financial Support 

As the Coronavirus will be keeping you away from weekend Masses, please remember that we depend upon your weekly contribution to sustain our operations and maintain our facilities. You can easily continue your financial support for our Parish even if you cannot be here physically – either by mail or contributing electronically using our website, Please mail to the office at: St. Louis Church, 506 Cedar Street, St. Paul 55101. Thank you!

Parish Ways to Watch/Listen to Mass 

During this time that Mass is suspended, the faithful are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (to download the Liturgy of the hours on your iphone or Android phone download the app from HERE)  or the Rosary. For ways to watch or listen to Mass, visit https://www.archspm.org/locations

Radio

Relevant Radio 1330am: Weekdays and Sundays at Noon, and Sundays at 9:00am.

EWTN: https://www.ewtn.com/radio/listen-live

Online/Live Stream

Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis. Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at Noon and Sunday at 9:30am, also posted on their website.

Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul. Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 7:30am and Saturday at 5:15pm; also posted on their website.

St. Agnes, St. Paul. Mass live streamed on Facebook, daily at 6:30am.

Most Masses can be seen on demand after they air!

Pray for Our Parish  

Let us all keep one another in our hearts as we pray the
Lord and His Mother to deliver us quickly from the scourge of this virus, to preserve each of us from illness and to heal all who are infected. Mary, Health of the Sick, pray for us. St. Peter Chanel, pray for us. Venerable Jean-Claude Colin, Founder of the Marists, pray for us.

Catholic Service Appeal

Please remember the Catholic Services Appeal and its 20 collective ministries.

Fund

Please consider a gift to The Father Paul Morrissey, S.M. In Memory Of John Nasseff Endowment Fund. Your donation will provide support to all aspects of Saint Louis Church, including preservation and annual operations. Please click HERE for more information.

Consider Electronic Giving

Have you ever misplaced your church envelopes when it is time to leave for Mass? Consider Electronic Giving. There is no fee associated or minimum amount required to use this method of giving. Funds can be deducted from a savings or checking account and St. Louis receives 100% of your intended donation. It is easy to sign up for and easy to cancel or change. Please call the parish office to learn more about EFT-Electronic Funds Transfer, 651-224-3379.

Online Donations are now Available

As part of the website for St. Louis Church you can now donate online. Visit our website at http://www.stlouiskingoffrance.org and click on the Dedications/Donations tab. Then follow the instructions for Online Giving, Honorary Bell Ringing, Mass Intentions, Foundation For the Future, Music Sponsorship, and The Endowment Fund.

Church Parking on Sunday

Please don’t forget that we are blessed to have free parking at the Minnesota Department of Human Services parking ramp. Enter and exit on Minnesota Street.

Parking on Tenth Street

For our daily attendees at the 12:10 pm Mass the parking times are now being enforced. The current parking sign has read and continues to read as follows: No Parking “EXCEPT 4:00pm – 6:00pm SAT and 6:00AM – 2:00PM SUN.”

In the near future 10th Street will be one of the streets designated for the City of St. Paul’s mill and overlay project in 2020 and will also be a part of the Capital City Bikeway design for fall of 2021. We are in contact with Traffic Engineering for the City of St. Paul to see if changes can be made.

Policy of St. Louis, King of France Parish with regard to Aid the Homeless

The policy of our parish is that we are unable to honor individual requests for financial or any other kind of help. The parish does support both the Union Gospel Mission (literally around the corner on Minnesota and 9 St.) and Dorothy Day House (three blocks west, near Assumption Church). Persons in need should seek assistance from those organizations. Please do not give any money to someone asking. If you are approached either outside or inside the church, please report the incident to the parish office at 651-224-3379 or email at markmstlouis@comcast.net

Let us remember we are in the Holy Presence of God

Part of the time we spend before and after Mass, can be for some of us, greeting friends and acquaintances. We should never forget that we are in the House of God and that numerous people come to pray quietly before and after Mass and in some cases both. Let’s do our best to keep our voices always to a whisper remembering we are in the holy presence of God.

Altar Servers Needed!!!

We are looking for altar servers for all of the weekend Masses. Training is available and we ask that you be in at least 3rd grade or higher. Please contact the parish office if you are interested. If you are in the third grade or higher. (651) 224-3379

Thinking of a Way to Serve Your Parish?

We are looking for a few more eucharistic Ministers to help out at the weekend Masses. Training is available and being a reader at Mass is not required. Please contact Cindy Schweiger at 612-834-0049 or email Cindy at cyndiajean@aol.com

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.

Grief Support Group

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, it is often helpful to seek support of others. This ongoing group will allow members to reflect on grief and loss and receive grief education and support. Join us the second and fourth Tuesday each month; 5:00pm – 6:00pm at Woodwinds Hospital, Conference Room B, 1925 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury.

Catholic Single Adults Club

Membership is open to single Catholics, 21 years of age or older, who are free to marry in the Catholic Church. We also see those who have two or more years of post-secondary education. Admittance to CSAC is contingent upon the completion of a membership application and payment of annual dues of $30. To read more about the Catholic Single Adults Club or to join, go to: www.caci.org/cac/tccac.html.

Ushers

Those who are interested in ushering for a Mass, please see the ushers in the back of the Church at least 15 minutes before the start of Mass. You may also contact Brendan Cohen at (651)336-4640. Appropriate dress is encouraged.

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.

Parking

In an effort to avoid costly citations, please remember the disability/accessible stalls throughout the entire ramp are enforced 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Additionally, stalls that have a sign indicating “FMD Parking” are also enforced 24/7. You are welcomed to use the non-accessible spaces in the Andersen Parking Ramp for weekend Masses at St. Louis Church. Thank you.

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.

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August 2

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