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.

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Fr. Sajdak’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination

On Sunday, November 7, our Pastor Fr. Sajdak will be celebrating his Golden Jubliee – the 50th anniversary of his Ordination.

This special event will begin with a Mass at 11:00am concelebrated with Frs. Hurtuk and Lajoie, and filled with beautiful music. Immediately following the Mass, a luncheon will be served in the Parish Hall. All attendees are welcome to enjoy this wonderful meal with our beloved Marists. (12:30pm Mass will be cancelled).

Our only request: Help us secure an accurate headcount for the caterer. Please call Mark McCoy at 651-224-3379 no later than Monday, November 1, to let us know you’ll be joining us for lunch.

 

Masses and Bells

We are blessed here at St. Louis Church to honor our loved ones with not only Mass intentions but also the ringing of our church bells as well. Masses can be scheduled through December 31st of this year. The stipend is $10. for Masses. Dates for the ringing of the Bells can also be scheduled through the end of the year. The offering for the bell ringing is $25. 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. Scheduling of Masses and Bell requests for 2022 will begin on December 1st 2021.

Congratulations

We extend our congratulations to Andra Belland and Samuel Brunner who were united in the Holy Sacrament of MAtrimony on Saturday October 16 at St. Louis Church.

All Souls Novena

Envelopes for the All Souls Novena can be found in the rear of the Church and dropped in any collection basket or mailed to the parish office. The All Souls Novena is November 2nd – 10th.

The Catholic Cemeteries: Bringing Them Home 2021

The Catholic Cemeteries is offering a respectful and economical way to care for cremated human remains. Sometimes families store an urn thinking they will deal with it at a later date. Years pass and the urn is on a shelf somewhere.

Resurrection Cemetery is offering to place cremated human remains in a communal crypt with a committal service by Archbishop Hebda on All Souls Day, November 2. Go HERE or call 651-228-9991 to learn more.

Organ Recitals Resume Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

St. Louis Church’s Organ Concerts continue on Tuesdays following our 12:10pm Mass. The October 19th concert recitalist is organist Raymond Johnston. Mr. Johnston is a Canon Musician at St. Mark’s Episcopal in Minneapolis. For a complete schedule of concert information, see our website HERE

White Mass for Healthcare Professionals

Saturday, October 23, 5:15pm, Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul Healthcare workers, along with their spouses and families, are invited to this special Mass in honor of our patron Saint Luke. Reception will follow in Hayden Hall (Cathedral, Lower Level).

World Mission Sunday “Witness of Life” October 23-24

Pope Francis invites us to celebrate World Mission Sunday with the entire church on the weekend of October 23-24. The theme of the weekend is “Witness of Life” as we recognize all those who “Cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20) which “is a summons to each of us to ‘own’ and to bring others what we bear in our hearts.” (World Mission Message, Pope Francis). Envelopes are available in the rear of the church and can be dropped in any collection basket or mailed to the parish office. 

CCRO Fall Conference: Igniting Disciples: The Boldness of the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, October 23, 8:30am-3:30pm, at Trinity School, Eagan. There will be four talks by Peter Herbeck, the vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries. For more than thirty years, he has been actively involved in evangelization and Catholic renewal throughput the US, Canada, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Peter is a co-host for the weekly television program “The Choices We Face.” There will also be Praise and Worship. Cost $20.-40. Visit HERE for more.

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

October 29-31, Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo. Have you thought that maybe God is calling you to be a Catholic priest? This annual weekend retreat is for men who are juniors in high school through age 24, who do not have a college degree and are interested in the priesthood. The weekend retreat is led by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Fr. David Blume, director of vocations. For more information and to register, see HERE.

St. John Paul II Champions for Life Award Nominations Now Open – Deadline is October 31

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is looking to honor those who respect life at our annual St. John Paul II CHampions for Life Awards. Submit a nomination HERE. Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2021. This special award will be presented by one of our local Bishops. The ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Prayer Service for Life, January 22, 2022 at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Questions? Please contact Nancy Schulte Palacheck at 651-291-4489 or schulten@archspm.org 

The synod Has Returned!

Enclosed in this week’s parish bulletin is a questionnaire regarding your opinion of the Archdiocese and of St. Louis Church. We are hoping that many of you take this opportunity to give your opinions both positive and negative or both. Thank you!

 40 Days for Life

Have you ever thought of what you could do to help promote a culture of life? Spend some quiet time in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul any day Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Prayer of all kinds has proven to be the most effective deterrent to abortion around the world.

Open Window Theatre

New play about blessed Pier Giorgio Frassanti runs October 1st through November 1st. This 4-person drama by Jeremy Stanbary captures the extraordinary story of Blessed Frassanti whose short life has inspired millions of people all around the world over the past century. Tickets are available HERE or over the phone at 612-651-1515. Come support your local, Catholic-inspired professional theatre this fall!

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake

Many retreatants feel fall showcases the retreat center at its best. Experience a new theme [started in September 2021] “Hope Rising; Revisioning our Dream.” “Register online HERE or by calling at 952-447-2182. See our website for safety procedures click – Franciscan Retreats.

Video Message from Sacraments for Seniors

While COVID-19 social distancing and isolation policies have been hard on everyone, the consequences have been especially difficult for seniors living in long-term care facilities. Watch the video HERE.

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.

MCCL Fall Tour pro-life gathering

Join others in your community at a pro-life educational gathering and learn about the challenges we face and how you can make a difference in protecting life. This free, one-hour presentation is given by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). Five dates and locations are available in the Archdiocese:

  • Monday, October 18, 7:00 – 8:00pm at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Forest Lake.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:00pm at Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, St. Paul.
  • Tuesday, October 26, 7:00 – 8:00pm at All Saints Church, Lakeville.

Visit HERE for more information.

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.

St. Joseph Prayer Book Now Available

In Celebration of the Year of St. Joseph in our Archdiocese, the celebration committee asked the St. Joseph Business Guild to create and publish a prayer book. The book uses the 10 Wonders concept from the book “Consecration to St. Joseph” by Donald H. Calloway as a cohesive Archdiocesan theme that coincides with the monthly Cuppa Joe lecture series. The cost of the prayer book is $2.95. For bulk orders of 25 or more copies, please visit HERE. Smaller orders may be purchased from Leaflet Missal, 976 West Minnehaha Ave, St. Paul, or online HERE.

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.

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.

Parking News Update

A notice was sent to the parish office recently that as of Friday, July 30th the ramp at the Elmer Anderson building has been 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.

Twin Cities Retrouvaille

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

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.

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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