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.

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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Parish Family Picnic (August 22nd)

Tickets for our annual parish Family Picnic will be going on sale after each of the Masses thi weekend and the weekends of August 1st and 8th. Tickets can also be obtained by calling the parish office at  651-224-3379 or email Mark at markmstlouis@comcast.net

Second Collection This Weekend

There will be a second collection this weekend for our ongoing maintenance and restoration of the church, chapel, rectory, and parish grounds. Thank you for your generous and continued support.

Parking News Update

A notice was sent to the parish office recently that effective Friday, July 30th the ramp at the Elmer Anderson building will be closed for parking on the weekends. Abundant parking however still exists in the open lot on Wabasha and 10th, ‘kitty-corner’ from the front of the church.

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.

Welcome Wolfgang Rübsam, Our New Organist

When Wolfgang Rübsam won the Grand Prix de Chartres in interpretation in 1973, he became professor of church music and organ at Northwestern University in Chicago/Evanston, Illinois, USA. During that 23-year tenure, he was also a university organist at the University of Chicago at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. An appointment of 14 years to the University of Music in Saarbrücken followed.

Wolfgang Rübsam is internationally known for his over 100 highly acclaimed organ repertoire recordings of baroque and romantic literature, as well as for his Naxos Bach recordings on the modern piano.

Since 2017 there have also been many recordings on the “Lautenwerk,” a special harpsichord with gut strings without dampers, an instrument that Johann Sebastian Bach loved very much because of its cantabile character.

Concerts and master classes took place in the USA and in Europe as well as jury invitations to the most renowned international organ competition.

Twin Cities Retrouvaille

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

Pray for the Synod

Friday, August 13, 7:00pm, St. Gerard Majella, Brooklyn Park. All are invited to pray for our Archdiocesan Synod in this special way! Each month between now and Pentecost 2022, a different parish in our Archdiocese will host a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit and Eucharistic Adoration. Join us for daily Mass and holy hour with lectio divina prayer!

Confirmation Classes for Those with Disabilities

Age 16 and older. Saturday, August 7 and Saturday, August 21, 9:30am – 11:30am, Church of Saint Richard, RIchfield. COnfirmation classes for those with disabilities will be held August 7 and August 21. Registration forms will be available at 8:30 am prior to the first day of classes. Both classes are mandatory for guardians and candidates. For those who complete the classes, the sacrament of Confirmation will be available at the Mass for Persons with Disabilities on Sunday, September 19, 3:00pm, at St. Mary’s Chapel, Saint Paul Seminary. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will officiate. To register contact Deacon Eric Gunderson or Sonya Flomo at 651-291-4488 or flomos@archspm.org 

Bethany House for Women Discerning Consecrated Life

Bethany House Discernment Program: August 29, 2021 – May 28, 2022 – accepting applications! Bethany House is a place, set apart, with an environment of support and encouragement for Catholic women as they intentionally discern consecrated life. The women live in community, pray together, have meals together, host Religious Sisters and participate in a discernment book study during the program. For more information and to request an application, see HERE.

The Catholic Advocacy Network

The legislative arm of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, offers a number of resources that help busy Catholics stay involved in important local and national political discussions. Learn more by visiting 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.

Cuppa Joe

Cuppa Joe virtual event in this Year of Saint Joseph. Join Fr. Kevin Zilverberg virtually as he explores this amazing saint in his title as Just and Reverent Man, hosted by Saint Joseph, New Hope. This is part of the Cuppa Joe series: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 come just in time for your afternoon coffee. Talks will be posted on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram – HERE.

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.

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.

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

Parking 

There is plenty of free parking in two different areas for the weekend Masses. 1. Our own church parking lot behind the church. 2. The parking lot at the corner of  10th and Wabasha for the Ramsey County Department of Public Health.

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.

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***

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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July 25


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