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, February 26, 8:00am +Sue Brock (Ash Wednesday) 

Wednesday, February 26, 5:30pm Adoration

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish (Ash Wednesday)

Thursday, February 27, 7:00pm RCIA

Friday, February 28, 6:00pm +Julia Goetting by Vickie & George Becker & Family

Saturday, February 29, 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish

Sunday, March 1, 8:00am +Sarah Bubon by Sam & Harriett Lock

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

Confessions at 9:45am

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30pm +Sally Anderson by Judy Murphy (Ash Wednesday)

Thursday, February 27, 5:30pm Stations of the Cross

Thursday, February 27, 6:00pm +Jim Wille

Saturday, February 29, 3:00pm Confessions

Sunday, March 1, 10:00am Parishioners     

Schedule for March 1, 2020

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Ken Brown Family


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy   


Money Counters: Pat Mansfield & Judy Goetting


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Announcements for both Churches

Youth Group meetings will be every 3rd Sunday at 9:00 following Mass. Each meeting will have a fun activity and short lesson. Anyone grades 5-12th is welcome!


Anointing the sick: Fr Criqui will administer the sacrament and the anointing of the sick following Masses the weekend of Feb 29 & March 1st. The sacrament is encouraged for Catholics whose health is seriously impaired by illness or old age or for those undergoing major surgery.



March Money Counters: Jean Campbell & Marylu Callicotte


Scholarship: The Msgr. Emmett Summers Scholarship application are now being taken until April 13, please pick up a copy of the guidelines and qualification along with application on the table in the back of church.


St Mary’s Altar Society will meet March 2nd at 6:30pm. Hostess: Jean Campbell & Pat Becker, thought of the month: Pat Calvert, program: Deacon Kappler-Lenten Journey.


March Youth Mass: The Confirmation class will be our Mass assistants next Sunday, March1. Please find a replacement, if unable to do your job.


Holy Week Volunteers Needed: Please consider volunteering for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Mass. We need Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Usher & Gift assistants who will be in town at these times. Please find the sign-up sheets on the table in the back of church February 26 thru March 8. Thank you for volunteering!


NO CCD: We will not have CCD classes on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Your family is encouraged to start Lent by attending Mass together on this night at 6:30pm. Also, Adoration is this same night at 5:30pm. Please join us.


SACRED HEART PARISH (No additional announcements)





Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Joe Becker, Glenn & Vickie Kohler, Natalie Finke Heisner, JW Heil, JoAnn Olvera, 4yr old Tripp Hughes grandson of Rick Hughes, Afton Stark, Paul & Barbara Pfaff, Danny O’Neill, Anthony Tarquino (Teddy Clark’s grandson), Jackie Martin, Joel Rivera, Mike & Mary Jenkins, Rosemary Kirkland & daughter, Denis Kovac.

Sacred Heart Parish

Heather Lyon-Henderson, Rosie Korff, Rose McDaniel, Noah Mason (grandson of David and Susan Mason), Tom Sullivan (Tom & Judy Murphy’s cousin), Carol Albrecht Norton, Helga Mueller (Renate Albrecht's mom), Roger Harper and Jill McClure.  

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.


Talking Points for the Weekly Senior Meeting

·        “Do you know how to prevent sagging? Just eat until the wrinkles fill out.”

·        It’s scary when you start making the same noises as the coffee maker.”

·        “These days about half the items in my shopping cart are labeled ‘for fat relief.’”

·        “Don’t let aging get you down. It’s too hard to get back up.”

·        “My husband started walking five miles a day when he was ninety years old. He’s now ninety-seven and we have no idea where he is.”

·        “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”

·        “Everything hurts, and what doesn’t hurt usually doesn’t work.”

·        “I have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.”

·         “Your knees buckle, and your belt won’t.”



 (Jokes by Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST)





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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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