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

Parish Office Hours are from 7:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Friday. 651-224-3379

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.

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 2020 calendar year, please send a note to Mark at the parish office. Do this either through the mail, by putting the note in an envelope in any collection baskets, or you may email your request to markmstlouis@comcast.net. Thank you!

St. Louis Annual Financial Report

You can read the financial report for the Church of St. Louis for 2020 HERE

Tuesday Organ Concerts Continue

St. Louis Church’s renowned Organ Concerts continue on Tuesdays, following the 12:10 Mass. The January 19th  concert recitalist Gregory Mark Peterson, DMA. Professor of Music and College Organist, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. For a complete schedule of concert information, go to our website at stlouiskingoffrance.org

Catholic Services Appeal Foundation 

GIVECSAF.org

Archdiocesan Synod: Faith and Culture Series

January 20 – February 9, Four sessions 7:00pm -8:30pm. Virtual Event; Link sent to Registrants Inspired y the thousands of participants at the Prayer and Listening Events, this series connects their stories to the story of the Church. Each virtual event includes a talk, testimonials, and a live panel discussion. Please remember that registration is required to participate live. Find topics, dates, and registration HERE

Prayer Service for Life

Friday, January 22, 10:30am at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, and via live stream.  Please join us for this prayer service to commemorate the millions of lives lost to abortion and the many women and men wounded by abortion’s aftermath. Limited seating will be available and COVID-19 protocols will be followed. The prayer service will also be live-streamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook page: facebook.com/cathedralsaintpaul

March for Life Youth & Family Conference Friday, January 22

High school and college students are invited to this day of prayer, inspiration, pro-life education and advocacy for the pre-born. Families are welcome and may register as a group HERE Cost is $10. per person; please bring your own bagged lunch. Watch for more details to come!

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat – New Dates for Virtual Event! January 29 & 30. Virtual Event in small groups at a parish near you!

Have you thought that maybe God is calling you to be a Catholic priest? This annual weekend retreat is for Catholic men, who are juniors in High School, up to age 24, who have not completed a college degree. For more information, click HERE.

Cor Jesu

Friday, February 5 at 8:00pm held virtually on the Vocations Office Facebook Page. Join us virtually HERE to adore the Lord and be together in prayer, praise and worship. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside. Please send prayer requests to stpaulvocations@1000vocations.org or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890. The COr Team will pray for your intentions!

Newly Married Retreat Saturday, February 6, 9:00am – 2:30pm, Online

All newly married couples (0-7 years) are invited to attend the 2021 Newly Married Retreat. Led by Brad and Libby Dupont from the archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, this year’s topic is Communication – talking with purpose. COst is $25. per couple. Registration opening soon HERE. Questions? Contact Katie Walker at walkerk@archspm.org or 651-291-4488.

Christmas Flowers and the Decoration of the Church

Please consider helping with the expense of decorating the church by contributing to the Christmas flower Fund! Donations can be made in memory or in honor of a loved one. Please be sure your name is on the front and the name(s) of the person(s) in whose memory/honor you are making the donation is written clearly on the back. envelopes are available at the back of the church and can be dropped in any collection basket on Sundays or mailed to the parish office. Please do not drop these envelopes in the money slots in the church or chapel. Thank you.

Requests for Mass and Bells 2021

Requests for Masses and Bells 2021 have resumed. 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. Please write clearly. We will do our best to honor your requested date, but sometimes we are unable to honor specific dates. Thank you for your understanding.

Our Beautiful Christmas Decorations

St. Louis is arguably one of the most beautiful churches anywhere in the world and even more beautiful at the high feast of Christmas. None of the magnificent Christmas decorating comes about without careful planning and execution. A very special thanks to the people this year who are responsible for the planning and execution: Tim Plasch, Kent Larson, Bob and George Juraire, Anthony Plasch, and Rich Graner.

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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.

Thank You!

During this time of the Sunday Mass obligation being temporarily suspended we are so very grateful to our parishioners and friends who have continued to support the parish either through online giving or mailing in their contributions.

Sacraments for Seniors

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recognizes that residents of long-term care have spiritual and emotional needs, not just physical. Even if there is a case of COVID-19 and abide by stringent safety requirements. The patient or the patient’s advocate, however, must request the visit. If a facility will not allow such access, you may wish to contact the Minnesota ombudsman’s office, (651) 431-2553. It has doubled its staff and is available to help advocate.

Retirement Fund for Religious

Thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests spent years working in Catholic schools, hospitals, and agencies – often for little or no pay. Now, their religious communities do not have enough savings for retirement and eldercare. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious help provide medications, nursing care, and more. Almost 94 percent of donations aid senior religious. Please be generous. 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.

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 program will formally start on the First Sunday of Advent. The telephone number of the rectory is 651-224-3379 or email markmstlouis@comcast.net.

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

Opportunity to Pray for the COVID-19 Anointing Corps

When the Anointing Corps was created, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis added an option for people to receive text notifications so they could pray when a priest was dispatched for a COVID-19-related anointing. To sign up to receive the texts, text “archspm-anointing” to 55321. Learn more 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.

Why Fight the Snow! 

Ample free and dry parking is available for weekend Masses throughout the year in the Elmer Andersen Human Services Building just across Tenth Street.

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. Please consider parking free in the Elmer Anderson ramp across from the church. The entrance is just off Minnesota and Tenth Streets and is a very short walk to the church. 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. 

Sacraments for Those in Health Care Facilities

As of August 29, the Minnesota Department of Health is now allowing health care facilities that have not have an active case of COVID-19 in the past 28 days to transition to “Phase II,” allowing even non-essential personnel to visit. Some facilities are now permitting Holy Communion and pastoral care on a more regular basis. As Catholics, we know that these soul-enriching efforts are important for our well-being. If you have a loved one in a health-care facility, you may wish to call the facility to ask if they have entered Phase II and, if so, what steps you might be able to take so your loved one can receive the sacraments and other pastoral care. Please always observe each facility’s own particular hygienic requirements.

Please pray for all of our Catholic brothers and sisters who have been isolated or away from the sacraments. May we all, through Christ, be instrumental in our collective physical and spiritual healing. Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis T: 651-251-7709| M: 952-201-1824 | F: 651-291-4457

Marriage Encounter Weekend

A Marriage Encounter Weekend is a private weekend away from life’s distractions that allows a husband and wife to focus on each other. The next available weekend is February 12-14, 2021 in Buffalo, MN. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website HERE or contact Brent & Tracy at applications@twincitieswwme.org or 612-756-8720.

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.

Prayers and Support for Health-Care Workers

Health care workers: Catholic faithful throughout the archdiocese are dedicated to praying for you! Visit HERE to submit a prayer request. On this page, you may also sign up for a weekly email, watch encouraging videos, and find resources for support. Want to join in praying for health care workers? Commit to daily prayer for health care workers by texting archspm-healthcare to 55321 or signing up HERE. You will receive a weekly message with a link to names of health care workers to keep in your prayers.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

January 17


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