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

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 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.

History of the Marists: The Story of the Society of Mary

Short weekly articles on the early history of the Marists can be found on the parish website. The twenty-fifth article: Audience with the Pope can be found on our website under the Marist Tradition or click HERE

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

The new 2019 – 2020 season has started. For 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. Our recital will resume Tuesday 3 March 2020.

SCAM!

The archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has received reports that text messages are being sent to parishioners requesting that they purchase gift cards from a specific store. The text appears to come from the parishioners’ pastor, which may cause the intended target to let their guard down. In the text message, instructions are given to scratch the back off the gift card and send a photocopy of the code via a response to the text. This is a SCAM. Please be cautious!

Endowment Fund

This weekend there will be a second collection for the Father Paul F. Morrissey in Memory of John Nasseff Endowment Fund. In March there will be a brief report and update on our Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund has been set up to help sustain the parish for years to come. We thank you for your continuedsupport.

Mardi Gras Tickets Go on Sale This Weekend

Tickets for our First Annual Mardi Gras Dinner at Mancini’s on February 25 will go on sale after all of the Masses this weekend. This is not a fundraiser but just a nice time with fellow parishioners and friends. We encourage you to bring your whole family. Tickets are $30. per person ad can be purchased after Mass or by calling the Parish Office.

Ash Wednesday

Masses for Ash Wednesday will be at 6:45am, 12:10pm and 5:15pm. Ashes will be distributed following each of the Masses. All Masses will be in the main church. There will be no confessions on this day.

Lenten Abstinence and Fasting

All who have reached their 14th birthday are asked to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during Lent. All those between the ages of 18-59 are asked to fast on Ash-Wednesday and Good Friday. One full meal and two lighter meals are allowed on days of fast. The obligation does not apply to those whose health or work would be seriously affected.

Stations of the Cross and Soup Suppers

Following the Stations of the Cross on Fridays which begins at 5:15pm during Lent, we will be serving a delicious Bread and Soup Supper in the Parish Hall. Stations of the Cross will begin on Friday, February 28th.

Catholic Morality Today

Beginning on Monday, March 2 at 6:00pm and for 5 consecutive Mondays, Father Sajdak will present Catholic Morality Today. Questions such as: What ever happened to sin? Why is Pope Francis changing everything? Is there ever a situation in which abortion is morally acceptable? Do I have to do everything possible to keep myself alive? Is gay marriage a sin?

Pro Life Action Ministries Sidewalk Counseling Training

Nearly every day in the Twin Cities, an average of 34 babies are scheduled to be killed in the area’s three abortion centers. Attend this seminar and learn how to save these babies and help their families by peacefully reaching our in love to those entering abortion centers. Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:00pm-9:00pm at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 720 13th Avenue South in Minneapolis. For more information or to register, contact: debra.braun@plam.org or call 651-797-6364.

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Disciple Maker Index Survey is open and we need your help!

Please help us participate by completing a 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer    HERE. There are also opportunities to complete a paper survey after the daily and Sunday Mass. You can obtain a paper copy at the back of the church or from the Parish Office by contacting Mark McCoy at 651-224-3379. Your completed survey may be returned to the Parish Office.           

The survey will only be available from February 1 – March 1 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole.

We are trying to obtain the highest response rate possible. The information will be valuable to Fr. Sajdak, our parish leadership and Archbishop Hebda. We will receive the results this spring at which time we will share what we have learned.  Thank you for helping with this.

Dementia Support Group

March 10, 7:00-9:00pm, Benedictine Center, St. Paul’s Monastery, Maplewood. Caregivers will have a chance to share stories, feelings, frustrations and joys in a supportive, non-judgemental setting. Each session will be a form of group spiritual direction with check-ins introductions and discussions around the disease of dementia. RSVP to Steve at 651-777-7251 or at sarnold@benedictinecenter.org

Clothing Drive for Dorothy Day

HUGE Thank You for all of you who participated in our VERY successful warm clothing drive for the homeless. We are grateful for your kindness and generosity. Because of you 449 clothing items were collected and distributed to the homeless of St. Paul over the past few months. Thank you most kindly, “Team Louie.”

Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL) for Grandparents and Grandchildren 0-6

Wednesdays, February 5 – March 11, St. Peter’s Church, Richfield. DO you have young grandchildren between the ages of 0-6? Do you treasure your Catholic faith and desire to pass that faith on to your grandchildren?Would you welcome the opportunity to have fun with your grandchild – playing together in child-friendly, faith based activities and participating in adult discussion to learn more about transmitting the Catholic faith to the next generation? If your answer to these questions is yes, St. Peter’s Church has just the opportunity you are looking for! Cost is $25./family. For more information or to register email alanfol@gmail.com or call 612-866-5089

Serve the Poor-Support Life-Strengthen the Faith

Each year, the Catholic Services Appeal funds 20 Designated Ministries including:

  • Over 30 local food pantries that distribute nearly 4 million pounds of food.
  • Over 7,500 nights of housing and emergency shelter.
  • Hospital chaplains serving over 100,000 Catholics.
  • Sacramental ministry to those in prison.
  • Pro-life outreach and support for the disabled.
  • Every Catholic elementary school in our Archdiocese and 13 Catholic High Schools, with over $2.5 million in student scholarships and funding.
  • Tuition, room and board assistance for over 5 individuals studying for the priesthood for our Archdiocese.
  • Evangelistic outreach programs serving young people through senior citizens.

Contributions go directly to the Designated Ministries. To learn more, go HERE. Thank you for your prayerful support!

The Temperament God Gave You

Still time to Register for Cana Group Study! Meetings are bi-weekly, January through May. How does understanding temperaments help us to become a better spouse and parent? Discover how understanding temperaments will develop in us greater compassion and communication skills, equipping us to more effectively encourage, motivate and strengthen our spouse and children. Learn how temperaments affect our spiritual life and how to use this information to grow closer to God. Join a Cana group to renew yourself so every moment spent with your husband and children counts. Invite your friends! Register today for a group near you HERE

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 2019 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 basketsm or you may email your request to markmstlouis@comcast.net

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

Mass and Bell at St. Louis 2020

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.

Why Fight the Ice and Snow

Ample free and dry parking is available for weekend Masses throughout the year in the Andersen Human Services Building just across the street.

Lost and Found

We have a variety of items in the sacristy in our Lost and Found box. If you think one or more of them may be yours please stop after Mass to retrieve it.

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.

St. Louis Church Parking

No doubt it can be frustrating looking for a parking spot downtown before Mass. We are certainly blessed here at St. Louis in having an enclosed parking ramp right across the street from the church. If you haven’t yet, give it a try. You can enter and exit on Minnesota Street on Saturday evening and Sunday’s until 2:00pm.

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.

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.

Ready to start joyfully serving others?

Consider Christ’s command to “feed the hungry” and volunteer to serve an evening meal to the homeless at the Dorothy Day (Higher Ground) Homeless Shelter in St. Paul. A new program; it serves about 40 men in a transition program known as Pay-for-Stay. Three or four volunteers are needed nightly from 7-9pm to serve the evening meal. This is a very flexible program and only involves serving the meal and clean up; no food preparation or financial commitment is required. Also, volunteers may select a personally convenient date through an online portal; there is no required, regular volunteer commitment. You can create your own team or sign in as an individual. The Higher Ground program is an excellent volunteer/work or mercy opportunity for you, your family, and friends. Learn more or sign up to volunteer HERE

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.

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.

Subscribe to The Catholic Spirit

Are you receiving The Catholic Spirit? If not, would you like to? We have a limited number of free annual subscriptions to The Catholic Spirit available to our parishioners. The Catholic Spirit is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese. It is an excellent way to keep up on Catholic news, issue analysis, and reflections on Catholic living.There is no cost to receive the paper when you subscribe through the parish office, 651-224-3379. Questions or story ideas? Contact us at CatholicSpirit@archspm.org. The Catholic Spirit is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CURRENT BULLETIN

February 23

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