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

A Warm Welcome Back to Our Parishioners and Friends

You have been missed. It was so good to have heard from many of you while public Masses were suspended. We also very much appreciate your support of the parish during this time and are jubilant over the resumption of our daily and Sunday Masses as well as Confessions.

Reservations For Masses

Parishes will be following strict guidelines in transitioning to Public Masses. For St. Louis, this means no more than 75 people in attendance at any Mass on Sunday or Weekday.

Reservations for any of the Sunday Masses can be made by emailing or calling the parish office during business hours. The bishops of Minnesota will continue to dispense from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.

Please call the parish office at (651-224-3379) or email (markmstlouis@comcast.net) for reservations for Sunday Masses. Likewise please continue to check our website Here for updates. Thank you for your patience and keep praying.

Are you Graduating This Year?

We are compiling a list to honor those who will graduate this year from elementary, middle school, high school, college or graduate school. Please send your name, a photo and the school from which you are graduating. If you are graduating from college, in what field is your degree and what are your future plans. The quickest way would be to send an email to the Parish Office at markmstlouis@comcast.net or you may send it regular mail. The deadline has been extended to June 7th. We look forward to sharing your success with parishioners and friends.

Respect for Life 2020 Spring Workshop

June 12, 9:00am – noon (optional Mass at 8:15am), Annunciation Church, Minneapolis. Join Fr. THomas McCabe, a local Archdiocesan Priest, who will talk about the 25th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae – “The Gospel of Life,” which reiterated the view of the Catholic Church on the value of life and warned against violating the sanctity of human life. Register now HERE.

Home for the Summer

Apply now for June 13 – August 8, 2020. “Home for the Summer” is a Catholic summer household experience for women who are interested in discerning their vocation while living in community for 8 weeks. This summer program is for women who are college age up to 27. Please see HERE.

Outdoor Adventures infused with Theology of the Body 

Insight Into the Deep is a Catholic organization that offers “I.D. Retreats” in state and national parks for both adults and youth. Dive into the big questions of life through a combination of camping, hiking or canoeing, talks, daily Mass and space to pray! For full details and registration, go HEREJune 29 is the early bird deadline for FALL retreats.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the sick, which normally takes place on the first Monday of the month, has been postponed until further notice. Thank you.

Lost and Found

There are a large number of items that have been left in our lost and found box from over the winter months. If you are missing an item of clothing, glasses, keys, etc. Please call the parish office during the week or stop by next weekend after Mass in the sacristy and check out the lost and found box. We will be donating items not picked up by the end of June to charity. Thank you.

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.

History of the Marists: The Story of the Society of Mary- Continues

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 HERE

Synod Timeline Update

Thank you to all those who participated in the first year of the Synod process! Over 8000 people participated in the 19 general prayer and listening events and 11 focus sessions, providing over 35,000 comments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop Hebda has decided to delay the Parish Consultation with Small Groups from Fall 2020 to Fall 2021 to focus on our parishes and schools without distraction. The exact dates will be forthcoming. The focus areas for the Synod will still be announced soon! Stay in the loop by reading The Catholic Spirit newspaper or online HERE.

Masses and Bells at St. Louis 

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.

Your Financial Support 

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, Please mail to the office at: St. Louis Church, 506 Cedar Street, St. Paul 55101. Thank you!

Subscribe to The Catholic Spirit Today, Free!

Amidst this unprecedented time, stay in the loop with a Catholic perspective on local, national and world news. You can receive The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for free by contacting your parish office! Questions or story ideas?Contact us at CatholicSpirit@archspm.org.

Parish Ways to Watch/Listen to Mass 

During this time that Mass is suspended, the faithful are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours (to download the Liturgy of the hours on your iphone or Android phone download the app from HERE)  or the Rosary. For ways to watch or listen to Mass, visit https://www.archspm.org/locations

Radio

Relevant Radio 1330am: Weekdays and Sundays at Noon, and Sundays at 9:00am.

EWTN: https://www.ewtn.com/radio/listen-live

Online/Live Stream

Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis. Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at Noon and Sunday at 9:30am, also posted on their website.

Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul. Mass live streamed on Facebook, Weekdays at 7:30am and Saturday at 5:15pm; also posted on their website.

St. Agnes, St. Paul. Mass live streamed on Facebook, daily at 6:30am.

Most Masses can be seen on demand after they air!

Blessed Palm Sunday Palms

Palms can be picked up at the Parish Office by calling ahead of time during the week. Otherwise, they will be distributed once we begin public Masses again.

Pray for Our Parish  

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. 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.

Catholic Service Appeal

Please remember the Catholic Services Appeal and its 20 collective ministries.

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 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.

SCAM!

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!

Church Parking on Sunday

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.

Parking on Tenth 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.

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 markmstlouis@comcast.net

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.

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.

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. Adoration is suspended until further notice.

Parking

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.

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

May 31

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