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, January 15, 5:00pm Bible Study

Wednesday, January 15, 6:30pm +Anna Mary Wilson by Mary Whitney 

Thursday, January 16, 6:30pm +Bob Lock by Jim & Sandra Famuliner

Thursday, January 16, 7:00pm RCIA

Saturday, January 18, 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish

Sunday, January 19, 8:00am +Members of Knights of Columbus

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

Confessions at 9:45am

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday, January 14, 8:30am +Sally Anderson by Ed Stevens

Friday, January 17, 8:30am +Jim Wille

Sunday, January 19, 10:00am Parishioners     

Schedule for January 19, 2020

Lector: Anita Gibson


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Mike & Tom Mullins


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy  


Money Counters:  Jane Weisz & Anita Gibson


A good website to learn about Catholic marriage –

Please check this site for information for homebound ministries.




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!


Second Collection: Next week, we will take up the Catholic Home Mission Appeal. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the United States are considered mission territories because they are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at



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.

Donut Sunday: January 19th hosted by Mady & Justin Grider.

Knights of Columbus will meet Monday night January 19th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.



Needed: people to help us take down the Christmas decorations on Sunday January 12th after mass.

Altar Society will be collecting laundry soap, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap and cleaning products like Lysol, Clorox and etc. paper products for HELP Services, any contributions please leave in the church hall.

Spaghetti dinner Tuesday January 21 will be served at the school, by the Norborne Elementary students and staff. The benefit free will offering is for J W Heil who has been battling cancer the majority of his life. Women of the local churches, clubs and organizations are asked to help with this benefit by bringing a dessert. Your support would be greatly appreciated.



Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Westin England, Mary Lock, 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, Jim Eichelberger (Kristy Owen’s uncle), 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.


The best pet

Linda was very attached to her pet dog, Fido.

After Fido died, she resolved never to get another pet. However, after a few months, she felt the need for a pet & went to the local pet store. She examined all the cats and dogs but wasn’t attracted to any of them. The store owner, sensing her disappointment, informed her that he had a very special one-of-a-kind pet – a talking centipede.

Linda looked at the centipede, felt an immediate attraction, and bought id.

On Sunday morning she called to the centipede that it was time to go to church but got no response. She called again, “Time to go to church!” still no response. She tried yet another time and finally received a reply.

“Be patient!” the centipede pleaded, “I’m putting on my shoes.”



(Jokes by Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST)




Mobile Directory: It’s up and running just go to this link Any corrections please notify Shawna at 542-1259 or email




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 SCHEDULES: the 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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