Sunday Masses

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

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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

God’s Blessings to all Father’s this day – Happy Father’s Day!

Parish Office Hours: 

are from 7:15am to 3:00pm Monday thru Friday. 651-224-3379

Endowment 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 https://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.

Reminder

View previous bulletins on the website in the calendar & events section. The inside featured photos are now in full color – HERE

Church of St. Louis Information Update

In an effort to stay more connected with our parishioners and friends, St. Louis Church is asking for updated contact information, especially email addresses. Our goal is to use this updated data to more effectively communicate with you regarding schedule changes and pertinent parish news. We will be implementing in the future the option to receive our weekly parish bulletin electronically, which is more efficient and cost-efficient for the parish. Emails will be kept private and securedPlease go to our website stlouiskingoffrance.org  and click the orange button on the opening page on the right-hand side that reads “Update My Information” and follow the instructions.

Requests for Masses and Bells

Envelopes for your requests are located in the vestibule of the church. They can be dropped in any collection basket or mailed to the parish office. Please write clearly. We will do our best to honor your requested date, but sometimes we are unable to honor specific dates. Thank you for your understanding.

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For the 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.

6:45amMorning Mass

Our 6:45am morning Mass has been moved from the church back to the Winter Chapel. Confessions will continue to be held in the Winter Chapel.

Father DesRosiers Departure

We would like to thank Fr. Ron DesRosiers, S.M. for his many years of ministry here at St. Louis, King of France. Father will be moving into a skilled nursing facility in the Boston area where he will be closer to his family on June 21. If you would like to send a card or note to Father you can drop it into any collection basket or mail it directly to the parish office. His address in Boston will be: Marian Manor, 130 Dorchester Street, South Boston, MA 02127. Thank you, Fr. Ron. We will miss you!

Father Hurtuk

Thanks everyone for their prayers while he is recovering from his recent back surgery.

Dispensation lifted July 1? What does that mean?

As the pandemic subsides, the bishops of Minnesota will reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. The return of our faith family to Mass is a joyous occasion! Although the general dispensation will no longer be available, the Church has always recognized that certain circumstances can excuse a person from the requirement to observe the obligation. Learn more click HERE.

Endowment Collection Next Weekend

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Father Paul F. Morrissey In Memory of John Nasseff endowment Fund.

Air Conditioning Collection

We are blessed at St. Louis Church to have air conditioning on these very hot summer days. This weekend, June 19th and 20th we will have a second collection to help defray the extraordinary bills that come cooling the church during the hot summer months. Thank you in advance for your kind support.

Parish Picnic

Our St. Louis Parish Family Picnic returns Sunday August 22nd at Cherokee Heights Park. All events like this require planning and volunteers to make them successful. There will be a planning meeting on Wednesday June 30th at 6:00pm in our parish hall for anyone wishing to help out with this years’ parish picnic.

Sacraments for Seniors – Four Critical ways You Can Help!

Some of our brothers and sisters who are living in care facilities do not have access to the sacraments due to COVID-19 restrictions. This is possible to do safely. How can you make a difference? There are four concrete actions you can take.

  1. Request clergy offer in-house Masses or religious services at a care facility near you;
  2. ask facilities to allow open door policies for clergy and pastoral care providers;
  3. If you, or someone you know, is a eucharistic Minister, distribute communion to Catholic care facility residents as frequently as possible; and finally
  4. Invite church members to visit and pray with residents. Our challenge: Reach out to one care facility in the Twin Cities to encourage them to open their doors to the clergy. Imaging the impact if each of you took up this challenge. You could be saving someone’s life and, most importantly, someone’s eternal soul. For more information, send an email to sacramentsforseniors@protonmail.com

2021 Calix Retreat

Date(s): Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8

Location: Dunrovin retreat Center, Marine on St. Croix

For More Information or to Register please call Jim Billgmeier at 651-587-4668. This retreat, offered by the Calix Society, is filled with spiritual nourishment and fellowship, with the Sacraments, speakers, workshops, reflection, meals and tours. Michael Donnelly – an experienced and dynamic recovery speaker – will speak to this year’s theme of “The Beatitudes and The Twelve Steps.” Fr. Roland A. Lajoie, S.M will lead the faith and sacramental portion of the convention, and will be jined by Father Douglas McKay, O.F.S., Caliz Chaplin.

About the Calix Society

Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12-step program.

Action Alert: Pass School Choice Now

There are many options on the table to help parents access true educational choice for their kids. Whether it be tuition tax credits, education savings accounts, or any of the many solutions before them, tell your legislators and Governor Walz that Minnesota’s kids need school choice and cannot wait any longer. Here from Bishop Cozzens and learn more HERE.

Parking 

There is plenty of free parking in three different areas for the weekend Masses. 1. Our own church parking lot behind the church. 2. The Elmer Andersen Human Services parking ramp on 10th and Minnesota. 3. The parking lot at the corner of  10th and Wabasha for the Ramsey County Department of Public Health.

E-Mail Announcements

Thank you to our parishioners and friends who have provided us with your email addresses. Our first email announcements were sent out from the parish office a few weeks ago as well as an electronic version of the weekly bulletin if requested.

***Any parishioner or friend who would like to receive an electronic version of the bulletin and special announcements from the parish office, please call or email Ramona at 651-224-3379 or email ramonadasilvawoessner@gmail.com***

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.

Could Not Have Done It Without You

We are happy to be moving back toward a more customary participation by the faithful at Mass on weekdays and Sundays. It has been heartwarming to see many familiar faces returning to church. We look forward to more of you in the pews in the days to come. Although a number of our parishioners and friends stayed at home during the Pandemic, the monthly bill did not. We wish to express our gratitude to so many of you, who, whole not here in person, though of your parish and continued your support over this past year. We cannot say thank you enough!

Feast of Saint Benedict and Benedictine Festival July 10-11 at St. Paul’s Monastery in St. Paul and via livestream

Join us for a Benedictine Festival at St. Paul’s Monastery on July 10! This outdoor community event will have food and fun, socially-distanced activities on the Monastery grounds. Bring the whole family! Admission is free; individual pricing for food, games, raffle, etc. Celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict the following day with the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery and Archbishop Bernard Hebda via a livestream.

Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute – Applications Available for Class of St. Joseph! Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm at Transfiguration, Oakdale and other satellite sites

Ever Wonder What God has Planned for Your Life? This fall, the Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute will offer the two-year Pillars Program in person at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Oakdale and at various CI Satellite Sites, where students will participate in the small group dynamic and gather together to watch the lectures via live stream.

Taught by some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities, such as Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Jeff Cavins, Deacon Joe Michalak, Deacon Dan Gannon, Fr. John Klockeman, Dr. Todd Flanders, Christina Smith, Liz Kelly, and morem the CI: Pillars Program follows the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will mane sense of all things Catholic, deepen your faith, and layout the roadmap to heaven. Applications are now being accepted for the Class of St. Joseph. For more information CI: Satellite Sites location, and an application, visit HERE or call (651) 962-5072.

Becoming Catholic

Adults who would like to become Catholic or Catholic Adults who have never been confirmed may become part of the RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult). Interested candidates may contact the parish office and Fr. Roland will contact you for an interview. The telephone number of the rectory is 651-224-3379 or email markmstlouis@comcast.net.

Cuppa Joe: Our Spiritual Father 

Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks by 10 theologians on the 10 wonders of Saint Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in our archdiocese entrusted to the patronage of our spiritual father. These talks will premiere on the first Tuesday of the month, March – December, at 4:00pm – just in time for your afternoon coffee. Talks will be posted on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram – HERE.

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.

Relevant Radio

Did you know the time you spend driving in your car can be an opportunity to grow in faith, to be renewed in hope and to be reminded of God’s love for you and for the world? Simply tune your dial to 1330 AM, where you will hear engaging and dynamic Catholic programming on Relevant Radio®. You can also download the free Relevant Radio mobile app and take your faith with you wherever you go! Fuel your drive with spiritual nourishment this spring.

People Around The Church Asking for Money

The police recommend that when you are confronted by a person asking you for money, a very good response is to immediately say “no” and to keep moving. If the person persists, repeat your response of “no” but briefly communicate to them that you will make a contribution to help support the work of Catholic Charities or the Union Gospel Mission or the Naomi Center and will pray for them. Individuals in need should be referred to these places. Finally if you feel threatened in any way and you are carrying your cell phone, call 911 and report the incident. At no time should you ever reach into your wallet or purse.

Stay in the Know: Get the Catholic Spirit- for Free!

Be in-the-know with news from your Catholic Community and the Church around the world. Get the Catholic Spirit, the award-winning newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, in your home. Free subscriptions for parishioners are available via each parish. Contact your parish office to be added to the mailing list. Or purchase an annual subscription for yourself or a friend at TheCatholicSpirit.com. Just $20.20 through the end of the year.  Questions or story ideas? Contact us at CatholicSpirit@archspm.org.

The 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

Tenth Street Has Changed

The City of St. Paul has changed Tenth Street into a one-way street beginning at Jackson Street and going west to Cedar. There will be designated bike lanes on the south side of 10th street as well. Therefore any parking that was allowed on the south side of 10th street will no longer exist. Please consider parking free in the Elmer Anderson ramp across from the church. The entrance is just off Minnesota and Tenth Streets and is a very short walk to the church. The fire department has also graciously allowed parking beginning at 9:00am daily on the north-side of 10th street. Please do not park in this area before 9:00am as the fire department has pick up and   drop offs of personnel from 6:00am to 9:00am daily. 

Lost and Found

we have many items in our lost and found, some from last winter. If you may have lost an item, St. Anthony could be beckoning you to check our lost and found in the sacristy. Please stop by after Mass.

Your Financial Support 

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!

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.

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.

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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