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

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

Our 2018–2019 Organ Recital Series has now ended. The new season will start in September 2019. Please check back for an updated schedule. 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.

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

Do you plan to spend weekends out of town this summer? 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.

Archdiocesan Synod

This Pentecost (June 8-9, 209), the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis began a Synod process. The goal of the Archdiocesan Synod is to help Archbishop Hebda discern, through a consultative process, the pastoral priorities of our local Church today – and into the near future. Your participation, as the Catholic faithful, is key to a successful Synod. You are invited to participate by offering your prayers, pastoral concerns, and ideas for moving this Archdiocese forward.  Learn more about the Synod and see a listing of Prayer and Listening events scheduled for fall 2019 – winter 2020 HERE.

Visitors Welcome

To those of you who came to Mass as visitors this weekend. If you would like more information about the parish or are interested in joining the Little French Church, please call the parish office, 651-224-3379.

Feast of St. Louis

We will be celebrating the patronal feast of our parish this Sunday, August 25th with a special Mass at 9:15am.

Parish Family Picnic is Here!

Our annual parish family picnic is this Sunday, August 25 at Cherokee Regional Park. Please join us for fellowship, food and fun. Admission to the picnic is free. If you haven’t already, you can purchase your food tickets after the Saturday, 5 pm Mass and at the picnic. We hope to see you there!

Endowment Collection

Beginning the weekend, our 4th Sunday Second Collection will alternate with the Father Paul F. Morrissey in Memory of John Nasseff endowment Fund. Please see this weeks insert with more information about the Endowment Fund.

Summer Organ Concert Series

Thursday, August 29, 7:00pm St. Thomas More Catholic Church in St. Pau will be holding their third of a 3-part summer concert series featuring local musicians on the 39-rank Casavant organ in their church. There will be a reception following the performance. Free to the public. Families are welcome! VISIT 

Fall Festival Golf Scramble

Proceeds will benefit Holy Name of Jesus School and Faith Formation. Wednesday, September 4, at noon at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. Registration for individuals is $200, foursomes are $800. Registration includes 18 holes of golf and golf cart, range balls, box lunch, barbecue dinner and awards. For more information or to register visit HERE

Net Ministries

We are looking to find homes for 180 missionaries during this year’s Fall Training Session. Consider hosting some young adult Catholic missionaries ages 18-28 in your home this September 7th – 19th. Please contact Christian Gutierrez at Christiang@netusa.org or (651) 450-6833 (x161).

Discernment Opportunity for Young Women ages 18-28

Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22, Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo, MN. We are pleased to announce that Fiat Ministries Discernment Retreat is coming to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Single women age 18-28 who are seeking to do God’s will are invited to attend the retreat on September 20 -22, 2019 at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo MN. Religious sisters from various religious orders assist at the retreat by giving talks, leading small groups, giving testimonies, and providing a joyful witness of what it means to be a consecrated Religious Sister. The Fiat Discernment Retreat seeks to foster prayer, self-knowledge, and authentic discernment in young women to re-center their focus back on God and the universal call to holiness. The cost of the retreat is $25 which includes meals, lodging and materials. Registration and more information can be found HERE. 

Night of Light-Help more children attend a Catholic School!

September 27, 2019, at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront. Join us, our keynote speaker, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, and our distinguished guest, Archbishop Bernard Hebda, for the 7th annual Night of Light. The gala is the 12 county metro area’s premier fundraiser directly supporting children in all K-8 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. Proceeds of last year’s event helped more than 1,300 children attend a Catholic school in 2018-19. Tables and tickets are still available. To register, VISIT or contact the Aim Higher Foundation at 612-819-6711.

Archdiocesan Women’s Retreat

Saturday, September 28, Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids. The Archdiocesan Women’s Retreat includes an opening Mass with Bishop Cozzens, light breakfast, great keynote speakers including Nell O’Leary, Father Brian Park and Dia Boyle, lunch, time for reflection, Adoration & Reconciliation, and of course, fellowship with other Catholic women. Prayer teams will also be available. For more information VISIT  or visit the events page at http://archspm.org. Questions? Contact Susanna Parent at parents@archspm.org or 651-291-4411. Register today!

Trip to the Holy Land

Father Tollefson will be leading a group from St. Hubert to visit the Holy Land and Jordan from October 20th to November 1st, 2019. Please visit www.magitravelinec.com for more information.

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

Birthday to us!

In June, “Team Louie,” the volunteer group who preps and serves lunch for the poor, hungry, and homeless at Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Canter, celebrated the completion of our first year of service. It’s been a humbling and uplifting volunteer project for all team members involved and has been a wonderful way to make new friends within our parish. In addition to serving our lunch guests every month, we’ve have the privilege of sharing fellowship with them; standing in awe of the burdens they carry every day. I am ever grateful to all the committed volunteers on “Team Louie.” Thanks to each and every member on the team! We have a very special thing going, and the feedback from Catholic Charities regarding our group has been extremely complimentary and positive. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you! We prep and serve every 2nd Sunday of the month. Please contact RoseMary Januschka for further information, rmjanuschka@gmail.com (651) 769-4119. 240 volunteers, 1200 hours, 2160 meals prepped and served, 2160 guests served. 

Servers

We are in need of Altar Servers. If you are in the third grade or higher and are interested in serving at the weekend Masses, please contact the parish office at (651) 224-3379 to set up training.

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.

Holy Hours for Vocations

Each month, the Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at a different parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and diaconate. For information visit the Holy Hour for Vocations website HERE.

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.

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.

Eucharistic Ministers

St. Louis Church is very much in need of Eucharistic Ministers to help out at all of the weekend Masses. If you would be willing to volunteer an hour of your time while you are at Sunday Mass it would be most appreciated. As our faith teaches us, we are called to serve. Being a Eucharistic Minister does not require that you be a reader at Mass. Please call or email the parish office at 651-224- 3379 or markmstlouis@comcast.net.

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

A Capitol security officer patrolling the Andersen Parking Ramp that is used by St. Louis Church noted that several vehicles were parked in the disability parking stalls on the lowest level of the ramp. 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.

Lose Something?

Did you lose your reading glasses or sunglasses? Forgot your Bible or prayer book? Gloves or mittens, some jewelry or keys? We may have them. Our lost and found box has a number of things we’ve found in the church or the chapel. If you think we may have something of yours feel free to visit the sacristy after any of the Masses.

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


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August 25

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