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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Masses/Bells for 2022

The Mass and Bell Schedules are now FULLY Open for 2022.  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 Bell.

Organ Recital Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

St. Louis Church’s Organ  Concerts continue on Tuesdays following our 12:10pm Mass. The January 18th concert recitalist is organist  James D. Hicks. James is a concert organist in Califon, New Jersey. For a complete schedule of concert information, see our website HERE

Operation Andrew Dinner

Monday, January 17, 6:00-8:00pm, Archdiocesan Catholic Center, Saint Paul. Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, invite men, ages 16 and older, who are discerning their vocations, to join them for dinner and conversation about priesthood and religious life. Typically, guests invite their pastor, youth minister or a religious brother to meet them at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center for the Operation Andrew Dinner. Online registration is required. For more information and to register, see HERE.

Prayer Service for Life

Saturday, January 22, 10:30am, Cathedral of Saint Paul. This prayer service commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion and the many women and men wounded by abortion’s aftermath. All are invited and welcome. Saint John Paul II Champions for Life. Awardees will be recognized during the prayer service. This event is sponsored by the Office of Marriage, Family, and Life. For more information visit HERE or call 651-291-4488

Congratulations to the Archdiocesan 2021 Saint John Paul II Champions for Life Award Recipients!

Honorees receiving this award are from the Young Adult category: Emilee Wondra and University of St. Thomas Students for Human Life Group; Adult Individual: Anne McMahon from Immaculate Heart of Mary in Minnetonka; Adult Couple: Catherine and Donald Wagner from St. Joseph Church in West St. Paul; Adult Group: Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter-Laura Elm from St. Peter in Mendota.

Episcopal Ordination of the Most Reverend Joseph A. Williams

Tuesday, January 25, 1:00pm, Cathedral of Saint Paul. On December 10, Pope Francis named Father Joseph Williams, a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, as Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The ordination of Joseph Williams to the Espiscopacy will take place on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, with a public reception to follow. If you plan to attend in-person, please remember that Archbishop Hebda has strongly encouraged mask-wearing at Mass, in light of the pandemic. The ordination will also be live-streamed on the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis’ Facebook page and aired on Metro Cable Channel 6. Learn more about Bishop-elect Williams, watch video interviews, and find details on the ordination HERE. Please join us in praying for our new auxiliary bishop.

Equipped for Life: A Fresh Approach to COnversation about Abortion

Saturday, February 5, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul. This day of training, provided by National Pro-Life Leader Emily Albrecht through the Equal Rights Institute, will equip attendees with a large, successfully tested set of practical tools to use in future conversations. The morning program runs from 9:00am to Noon, followed by an afternoon program from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Participate in both or just a partial day. Cost is $15. for half day, $20. for full day and $10. per session for students (high school and college). Tickets are available HERE.

This Year’s New Crèche

Our Crèche this year was designed and constructed by George and Bob Juaire. The Juaire family has been constructing crèches since 1960. Construction and design are still overseen by their father Bob Juaire who is 95 years old. Inspiration for the new crèche came from a memory of Dayton’s Department Store window display. The French blue color was in honor of Marists Fathers. +Father Thomas Dubay, Father Ronald DeRosiers, and of course Father Paul Morrissey, although his name sounds a wee bit Irish. So be sure to take a close look. This year’s crèche will be with us until Wednesday, February 2 The Feast of the “Presentation of the Lord.”

Retirement Fund for Religious

The Retirement Fund for Religious. Envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. They can be dropped in any collection basket during the week or on Sunday or mailed directly to the Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity.

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 2021 calendar year, please send a request to Mark at the parish office. Do this either through the mail, by putting the request in an envelope in any of the collection baskets, or you may email your request to markmstlouis@comcast.net. Thank you.

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is in need of college-age men and women with missionary hearts who are committed to their Catholic faith and feel called to share it with the youth around the Archdiocese

This mission requires a two-month commitment (June 3 – July 30), which includes one week of training and one-week break for Independence Day. Missionaries will receive a $2,520 stipend for the summer, including meals as well as lodging. Please apply HERE or contact the Totus Tuus COordinator at 651-291-4489 or totustuus@archspm.org

Looking for the perfect getaway?

Let God meet you at a beautiful retreat location in Lake Elmo, MN. Join us for a Men’s Silent Retreat at the Demontreville Jesuit House January 20 – January 23. The retreat begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening. Free will donations are accepted. For more information, call Bob Cardinal at 651-398-1457 or check out the website HERE. Other retreat days are also available.

Serve as a Totus Tuus Missionary!

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is in need of college-age men and women with missionary hearts who are committed to their Catholic faith and feel called to share it with the youth around the Archdiocese. This is a two-month commitment (Just 3 – July 30), which includes one week of training and a one-week break for Independence Day. Missionaries receive a $2,520. stipend for the summer and meals and lodging are provided. Apply through the careers page at the Archdiocesan website HERE or contact the Totus Tuus Coordinator at 651.291.4489 totustuus@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

As always we will be providing a security person at all of our upcoming Christmas Masses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 email announcements have been going out to subscribers via an electronic version of the weekly bulletin.***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.

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.

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.

January 16

2021-2022 Organ Recital Series

Vocations Prayer Card 


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