St. Mary's Catholic Parish

211 East Shanklin Street

Carrollton, Missouri 64633

(660) 542-1259

Rev. J. Kenneth Criqui, Pastor


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Schedule of Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s

Saturday Evening 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Morning 8:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday 5:00 - 5:20 p.m.
Sunday 7:45 - 7:50 a.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule for St. Mary’s

Wednesday, December 12, 6:30pm +DA & Juanita Meyers by family

Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm Living & Deceased members of St Mary’s parish

 by St Marys’ Altar Society

Thursday, December 13, 7:00pm RCIA

Saturday, December 15, 4:00pm Confessions

Saturday, December 15, 5:30pm Gabriel Logsdon by Arthur & Mary Kipping

Sunday, December 16, 8:00am Members of St Mary’s Parish


Mass at Sacred Heart in Norborne is 10:00 a.m. on Sunday

Confessions at 9:45am

Week Day Mass Schedule

Tuesday, December 11, 8:30am +Criqui – Doman Families by Cathy Criqui

Thursday, December 13, 8:30am +Joan Davis by Janet Henderson

Thursday, December 13, After Mass St Anne’s Altar Society

Sunday, December 16, 10:00am Parishioners   

Schedule for December 16, 2018

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Jane & Mark Weisz


Minister: Jane Weisz & Renate Albrecht


Money Counters: Michael Mullins & Ben Weisz



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Youth Group Activities: TBA


Youth Group meetings will be the THIRD Sunday of each month this year from 4:00-5:15 for grades 5-12 with the younger and older kids split sessions. Special Canvas Painting will be led by Linda Fietz at our December youth meeting on Sunday Dec 16th. Join us for some fun fellowship!


Second Collection: December 8th & 9th Religious Retirement.


St Mary’s Prayer Group invites you to join in the weekly prayer group at the Tally Hall Chapel each Tuesday at 1:30pm – just an hour with the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful experience.


Knights of Columbus Council 1893 will meet Monday, December 17 at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.



Memorial Poinsettias: You will find order forms in the back of church.


4:00 Confessions December 15th.


Donut Sunday December 16th hosted by Pat Becker & Mary Noblitt. 


Mark your Calendars for the annual Christmas Dinner: Parish Christmas dinner will be Dec.16th at 12 Noon.  Meat will be furnished, please bring side dish. Santa is planning to be there. Everyone come for a delicious dinner and good time.



Christmas Program & Dinner December 9th after mass, Isaac Heil will have a program about his mission trip to Haiti. Everyone is invited. Meat and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish if you plan to come.


St Anne’s Altar Society will meet December 13th after 8:30 Mass. Devotion and Hostess - Dede Markley, Program Karmen Burger from Birthright.


Needed: The church Christmas decorating committee will be needing some strong young men to bring in the nativity scene that is placed in front of the altar.




Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Bob Lock, Paul & Barbara Pfaff, Miles Fuemmeler great-grandparents Dale & Karen Johnson of Glasgow), Evelyn Kipping McCorkle, Marc Magee, Bertie Duvall, Danny O’Neill, Anthony Tarquino (Teddy Clark’s grandson), Jackie Martin, Joel Rivera, Mike & Mary Jenkins, Don Harper, Rosemary Kirkland & daughter, Denis Kovac, Jay Heil.

Sacred Heart Parish

Carol Albrecht Norton, Jim Wille, Helga Mueller (Renate Albrecht's mom), Rochelle Boatman Derickson, Roger Harper, Mary Scharff, Mike Franken, George Francis Berry, Jill McClure and Bob Ed Newham.

Military Prayer List:           

St Mary's Parish

Gabriel Conner and Steve Aderhold grandsons of Bertie Duvall.

Sacred Heart Parish

Lt. Patrick King. 101 Airborne Screaming Eagles son of Tom and Marie King, Hardin MO.


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What Should a Catholic

Know about Cremation?


The Catholic Church permits cremation. For a number of reasons, the church prefers the burial of the body, but it does permit the celebration of a funeral with cremated remains.

Among the reasons in favor of burial of the body are these:

·         Seeing the body confronts people with the mystery of life and death.

·         The body naturally recalls stories of faith, family and friend-ship, the words a person spoke, the deeds a person performed.

·         Although we have virtual electronic friendships, people best encounter another person through the body.

·         The body experienced the sacraments – being washed in baptism and anointed in confirmation, and by eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ in communion.

·         The body is destined for the glory of the resurrection.

·         The final care of the body demonstrates dignity for the whole person.

·         Burial imitates the burial of Jesus body, and thus constitutes another layer of discipleship.


If a Catholic chooses cremation, the church prefers that the final disposition of the remains be in a public place, such as a cemetery.

 Many survivors make other arrangements: they retain the ashes at home, divide them among family members, or scatter them to the elements. The Catholic Church disapproves of these practices.

According to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the conservation of ashes in one’s home is not permitted, nor may they be scattered in the air, on land or at sea. Ashes may not be preserved in mementoes such as jewelry (Ad resurgendum cum Christo).

The careful placement of ashes honors the remains of the deceased in the same way that burial of the body does. Furthermore, it gives a permanent place where future generations may visit to remember, and where the person’s name can be honorably etched.

The Catholic Church also prefers that the final disposition of the ashes take place as soon as possible after cremation has happened. This will protect the remains from accidental or deliberate abuse.

Some crematoriums have a place where the family may gather during the process. If a family desires to be together, they may spend the time offering suitable prayers of thanksgiving and hope, such as Psalms 23, 25, 42, 51, 93, 114 and 115:1-12, 116, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 126, 130, 132 or 134.

There are three possibilities for the sequence of events. Here they are in order of preference:

1.      The body of the deceased is present for the vigil service and the funeral Mass, and cremation happens before the committal at the cemetery. In this case, the body may be placed first in a ceremonial coffin that will be interred, and the removed from it for the cremation.

2.      The cremation and committal take place before the funeral Mass. In this case, the cremated remains are interred in a cemetery or mausoleum, and then the mourners gather for the Eucharist.

3.      The cremation takes place before any of the funeral rites begin, and the cremated remains are present for the vigil, the Mass, and the committal.


Whenever the ashes are presented in public for the funeral services, they should be treated with the same dignity and respect offered a human body. The container should be dignified, and the pallbearers should carry it with honor. Because of the compact nature of the ashes. Someone may be tempted to carry it more casually. It is all that remains of a human being. It deserves respect.



© 2016 by Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Permission to copy this excerpt from Light in the Darkness: Preparing Better Catholic Funerals by Paul Turner (Liturgical Press, 2017) is granted for use in parish ministries only. All rights reserved.



MASS SCHEDULESthe Mass schedules for surrounding communities are: Brunswick: St. Bonafice, 203 E. Harrison St, Sunday 10:00 am,

Richmond: Immaculate Conception Parish, 602 S. Camden, Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Lexington:  Immaculate Conception Parish, 107 N. 18th St., Saturday 4:00 pm and        Sunday 10:00 am,

Chillicothe:  St. Columban Parish, 1111 Trenton St., Saturday

5:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.


Where to worship: Sunday isn't Sunday without Mass.

If you will be away from home on a Sunday and do not know

where to worship, call 1-800-627-7846 for nearby

Church and schedule of Masses. Or check the Internet site at


For more information call the parish office at 542-1259

Office Hours Monday - Friday - 8:00am - 1:00 pm

Shawna Bartlett, Administrative Assistant

Renee Grant, Office Assistant




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