6:45 AM and 12:10 PM
In the Chapel
(except Holy Days & Holidays)
6:15 AM and 11:15 AM
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Louis, King of France Parish,
Due to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order, our Church and Chapel will be closed to all services (confessions, adoration, rosary and novena). Let us all keep one another in our hearts as we pray the Lord and His Mother to deliver us quickly from the scourge of this virus, to preserve each of us from illness and to heal all who are infected.
Ways to Watch/Listen to Mass
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Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis
Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul
St. Agnes, St. Paul
Mary, health of the sick, pray for us.
St Peter Chanel, pray for us.
Venerable Jean-Claude Colin, Founder of the Marists, pray for us.
With all the uncertainty about the Coronavirus, the response to it changes by the hour. As the Coronavirus will be keeping you away from weekend Masses, 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. St.louiskingoffrance.com. Pleas mail to the office: at: St. Louis Church 506 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN. 55101
As I’m sure you expected, the Tuesday organ recitals at the Church of Saint Louis, King of France, are being suspended for the rest of the season. This will be a disappointment to some; however, we felt that the resources of the series would be better used in the new season, when more recital-goers are likely to come out again for such events.
I’m very grateful for all of your supportive comments that I hear practically every week; for the financial contributions to the series; for Sharon Bigot, who sponsors the series in general from year to year in memory of her late husband, Al; and just as importantly, for all of you who comprise the audience at these recitals.
Take care, stay healthy, and we’ll see you next season!
The Church of Saint Louis, King of France
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.
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.
As part of the website for St. Louis Church you can now donate online. Visit our website at http://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.
Short weekly articles on the early history of the Marists can be found on the parish website. The twenty-ninth article: Providence Steps In can be found on our website under the Marist Tradition or click HERE
Your Mass and Bell Intentions
Please know that although public Masses have been suspended temporarily by Archbishop Hebda The Priests at St. Louis will be celebrating private Masses each and every day for the intentions listed in our parish bulletin. Our beautiful Bells will continue to ring as well for the requested Bell dates also listed in our parish bulletin each week. For those wishing to reserve a Mass intention or Bell Ringing please call the parish office at 651-224-3379. The Stipend is $10 per Mass. The offering for the Bells is $25.
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!
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.
Honor your loved ones this Easter by making a donation to
help with the Easter flowers in their honor or in their memory. Envelopes are available at the back of the church. PLEASE PRINT your name clearly on the front of the envelope and the name(s) of those in whose honor you are making the contribution on the back. These envelopes can be dropped in any collection basket or mailed to the rectory.
If you have not yet given your gift in support of the 20 Collective Ministries of this Archdiocese to the Catholic Services Appeal, please prayerfully consider God’s gifts in your life and consider making a pledge. Every gift is important and helps to strengthen our Catholic family and this Archdiocese. Our goal this year is $43,601.00. Parishioners and friends of St. Louis Church generously contributed $55,266.30 in 2019. St. Louis parish year will receive 50% of all dollars in excess of our parish goal.
Please don’t forget that we are blessed to have free parking at the Minnesota Department of Human Services parking ramp. Enter and exit on Minnesota Street.
For our daily attendees at the 12:10 pm Mass the parking times are now being enforced. The current parking sign has read and continues to read as follows: No Parking “EXCEPT 4:00pm – 6:00pm SAT and 6:00AM – 2:00PM SUN.”
In the near future 10th Street will be one of the streets designated for the City of St. Paul’s mill and overlay project in 2020 and will also be a part of the Capital City Bikeway design for fall of 2021. We are in contact with Traffic Engineering for the City of St. Paul to see if changes can be made.
Spend an hour in prayer in front of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul this Lent. Monday through Saturday. Prayers and presence can be the difference between life and death for an unborn baby. Yours could be too.
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.
As we approach St. Patrick’s Day…you’re in luck! You can receive The Catholic Spirit for free by contacting your parish office! This official newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is a great way for you to keep up on local, national and world Church news, inspiring faith stories, and a Catholic take on issues shaping our culture. Questions or story ideas? Contact us at CatholicSpirit@archspm.org.
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 baskets or you may email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or call 651-224-3379.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We welcome all new parishioners into our parish family. To register, please call the parish office at 651-224-3379.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!