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

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. If you wish to register as a parishioner please call the office at 651-224-3379 to request an application form. 

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.

Parish Bulletin Emailed to You!

If you wish to receive our parish bulletin via email, please contact Ramona at the parish office at 651-224-3379 or ramonadasilvawoessner@gmail.com.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Mass Schedule

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day

10:00am Sung Mass (in the main Church)

There is NO 6:45am and 12:10pm Mass on Thanksgiving Day. NO scheduled Confessions on Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 25, Friday After Thanksgiving Day

Mass at 6:45am (in the chapel) and Mass at 12:10pm (in the chapel)

NO scheduled Confessions today

Saturday, November 26 After Thanksgiving

Mass at 6:45am (in the chapel) and 5:00pm (in the church)

Confessions today: 6:15am, 11:15am and 4:00-4:45pm (in the chapel)

Advertise Your Business

Do you think of ways to drum up more customers for your business? We have a solution that will help you do just that. Advertise to an audience that sees your ad every week in print and online. Plus, customers trust advertisers that appear on the back of their church bulletin and thus are more likely to use them. Please call the parish office if you are interested in advertising your business or service at 651-224-3379.

Restoration and Maintenance Collection This Weekend

Thanks to all of you who help our efforts to keep St. Louis Church one of the most beautiful churches in the Archdiocese. This weekend we will have our fourth Sunday of the month second collection for the ongoing maintenance, restoration, and repair of the parish buildings both inside and out.

Join Us for Our Annual Bake Sale December 3rd and 4th After All the Masses

Please bring your bake sale items to the Parish Hall Friday December 2nd from 1:00 – 3:00pm and Saturday December 3rd between 3:00 – 5:00pm. Please have all items covered and priced before you drop them off. if you are available to help with the bake sale please call Mark in the parish office and let him know. All proceeds will be donated to Joseph’s Coat. 

Organ Recital Tuesday, December 6, 2022

St. Louis Church’s renowned Organ Concerts will continue this year on Tuesdays following our 12:10pm Mass. The December 6 concert recitalist is Raymond Johnston a Canon Musician at St. Mark’s Cathedral, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For a complete schedule of concert information click HERE.

Mass and Bell Book Opens December 1st for 2023 Intentions

There are still open dates for Masses and Bell ringing Intentions for 2022, however, for those wishing to secure dates for 2023 the Mass and Bell books will be open on December 1st. 

The best way to submit a Mass request for this year or next is to fill out a Mass Intention Envelope. Envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. The Mass Intention Envelope can be dropped in any collection Basket or mailed to the parish office. Please call the parish office to schedule Bell ringing. The suggested stipend for a Mass is $10 and $25. for Bells.

 Archbishop Hebda’s pastoral letter

Please consider taking some time to read Archbishop Hebda’s Pastoral Letter You Will Be My Witnesses. Archbishop Hebda reflects on our Synod journey outlinging a plan for the next three years aimed at helping us to be vibrant witnesses to all that Jesus has lovingly done for you. Our hope is that a prayful reading of the Pastoral Letter might increase your desire to labor alongside Jesus. You can read Archbishop Hebda’s PAstoral Letter by going online HERE.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Founded in 1970 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, CCHD is a domestic anti-poverty program supporting community and economic development groups nationally and locally. For example, one organization receiving CCHD grants in our archdiocese is Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County which advocates for equal and just treatment for Hispanic people including in the areas of housing safety and immigration rights. Please help support organizations “Working on the Margins” and improve the lives of struggling individuals nationwide and in our communities by being as generous as you are able to. Envelopes are available in the rear of the church and can be mailed directly or dropped off in any collection baskets. 

Cor Jesu Friday, December 2, 8:00pm

St. Mary’s Chapel at the St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul. Eucharistic adoration, confession, prayer ministry, praise and worship and fellowshipwith young adults, college-age and older. Deacon Joseph Michalak will preside. PArking is waived on South Campus surface lots at the University of St. Thomas. For more information, call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890 or see the link HERE.

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake hosts:

Serenity Retreat; for those in recovery from addictions December 2-4. Experience Franciscan Fr. Matthew Malek presenting the Theme: “Apostles with a Checkered Past; how we live recovery and how we give it to others” or Men’s Weekend Retreat – December 9-11 Theme; Belonging: Being Seen, Heard, Valued Conference talk titles: 1. Belonging: Seen, Heard, Valued. 2. God: Source of All Belonging. 3. Who is family? 4. Universal Connection. Now is the time to register by calling 952-447-2182 or by visiting HERE.

Advent Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 10, 7:00pm. Holy Cross Church, Minneapolis – Advent Lessons & Carols service is a musical celebration combining seasonal carols, choral music, and Scripture readings. Though the tradition is English in its origins, Holy Cross observance of it has a delightfully Polish flare, featuring beloved koledy and even a couple of readings in Polish! This program features choral music by Palestrina, Wood Manz, Goldschmidt, and Carter, as well the premiere of a new carol by Holy Cross Director of Music, Samuel Beckman. Free and open to the public.

Catholic Charities Giving Tree at Mass of America

December 17-18, Mall of America, Bloomington. For 30 years, the Giving Tree has brought people together during Advent to ensure their neighbors have access to essential items as they receive supportive services from Catholic Charities. Visitors can shop for someone in need, participate in a quick volunteer activity, and learn a little bit about Catholic Charities.

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;”

Listen with your spouse for God’s message of love by exploring a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend. The next weekend Feb 10-12, 2023 in Buffalo, MN. Early sign-ups are recommended. For more information visit our website HERE or contact us at applications@twincitieswwme.org or 612-234-7440

Parking 

While parking at the Little French Church is limited, please consider if you have a handicap to arrive earlier to secure a spot in the parking lot behind the church. We also have an abundance of parking on the weekends in the parking lot at 10th and Wabasha kitty-corner from the front of the church.

Masses and Bells for Your Loved Ones

Please consider honoring a loved one through a Mass or Bell Ringing. The best way to submit a Mass and bell request is to fill out a Mass Intention Envelope/ Bell Intention envelope. Envelopes are available in the rear of the church. Mass and Bell Intention Envelopes can be dropped in any collection or mailed to the parish office. The suggested stipend for a Mass is  $10. and $25. for the Bells.

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. Free subscriptions for parishioners are available via each parish.  Please call the parish office at 651-224-3379 and we can sign you up for a subscription free of charge.

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.

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 Adults). 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.

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.

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

Eucharistic Ministers Needed

We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for our 12:30pm Mass on Sundays. If you wish to volunteer please contact Cindy Schweiger at cyndiajean@aol.com. You may also contact the parish office at 651-224-3379.

Twin Cities Retrouvaille

Saving Marriages for more than 25 years. Please visit their website HERE.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Classes teach couples the Church-approved methods on how to achieve or postpone pregnancy while embracing the beauty of God’s gift of sexuality. For a complete list of classes offered throughout the Archdiocese, visit HERE or call 651-291-4489.

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.

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. 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.

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.

November 27

2022-2023 Organ Recital Series


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