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

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 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.

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

The new 2019 – 2020 season has started. 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. Our next recital is on Tuesday 19 November.

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

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

Short weekly articles on the early history of the Marists can be found on the parish website. The Eleventh article: Jeanne-Marie Chavoin be found on on our website under Marist Tradition or click HERE.

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory

Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of the Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family, Amen. -St. Gertrude

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 of Remembrance

A reminder that in addition to the All Souls’ Novena, November 2-10, the St. Joseph’s Altar has become an Altar of Remembrance. Vigil lights in memory of the parishioners and friends of the Church of St. Louis, King of France who were buried from our church last year will be placed on the altar. In front of the altar will be a Book of Remembrance. Parishioners and friends are invited to write the names of their beloved deceased in the book. They will all be remembered in a special way throughout the month of November.

People Around The Church Asking For Money

Most of the downtown churches have seen an increase lately in the number of people around their church asking for money. The police recommend that when you are confronted by a person asking your 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.

2019 Parish Calendars are Available!

With grateful appreciation to parishioner Richard Graner of Good Life Consultants and to Klecatsky and Sons Funeral Chapels for providing our parish with the beautiful 2019 Religious Art Calendars. Please, one per family. Thank you.

Bingo!

We are looking forward to your response to our survey insert that was in last week’s bulletin regarding Bingo at St. Louis. You can drop your response from in any collection basket, call the parish office at 651-224-3379 or email Mark at markmslouis@comcast.net

Thanksgiving Holiday Mass Schedule

Thursday, November 28, Thanksgiving Day – 6:45am Low Mass. 10:10am Sung Mass. Both Masses in the Main Church. There is no 12:10 Mass on Thanksgiving Day. No scheduled Confessions on Thanksgiving Day. Friday, November 29, Friday after Thanksgiving – Mass at 6:45am in the chapel; Mass at 12:10pm in the chapel. No scheduled Confessions today. Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30 Mass at 6:45am (in the chapel) and 5:00pm (in the church). Confessions today: 6:15am, 11:15am and 4:00-4:45pm (in the chapel).

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

November 22-24, 2019 at Franciscan Retreat Center, Prior Lake. It has been said that the greatest gift you can give your children is tow parents very much in love with each other. Polish up this gift and put a bow on it at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. You deserve the best and your children need to see you reaching for it. To sign up VISIT or call 612-756-8720.

Retrouvaille Marriage Retreat

December 6-8 at Dakota Ridge Best Western Hotel, 3450 Washington Drive, Eagan. Thinking about separation or divorce? Hurting? Angry? Feel Helpless? Retrouvaille is a lifeline for troubled marriages. Since 1977, over 40,000 marriages saved. Couples learn the tools to rediscover each other and heal their marriage. 100% confidential! Visit HERE. Paul or Tina (800) 470-2230 or TCRRegistration@tcr-mn.org

It’s the St. Louis Church Bake Sale Time!

It’s time for the Annual Bake Sale after all the Masses the weekend of December 7th & 8th. All proceeds will be given to Joseph’s Coat. Pull out your favorite holiday recipes and drop off your plated and priced covered items Friday, December 6th between 2pm – 4pm and before all Masses in the parish hall. For questions or if you are able to volunteer, please call or text Jen Brodt at 651-334-5471. Thank you!

Retreats

Men’s December Retreat – December 13-15. Fr. Ron Mrozinski visits to present these four conference talks: Conference 1: The Universal Call to Holiness, Conference 2: THe Personal Call to Holiness, Conference 3: The Communal Call to Holiness, Conference 4: Holiness Lived in Prayerful Service. A fruitful blend of scheduled time to free time allows you to contemplate your priorities, attend unhurried reconciliation, grow in your faith and restore your zest for life. Meals cooked on site by Chef Judy. To register, call 952-447-2182 or visit 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.

St. Louis Church Parking

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.

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

“Team Louie” Volunteer Group

In June, “Team Louie,” the volunteer group who preps and serves lunch for the poor, hungry, and homeless at Catholic Charities’ Dorothy Day Center, 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. 

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.

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.

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

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


View or download this week’s bulletin:
November 17

 

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