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

Monday, September 16, Knights of Columbus

Saturday, September 21, 5:30pm +Bob Lock by Cheri Sweeney

Sunday, September 22, 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

Weekday Mass Schedule

Sunday, September 22, 10:00am Parishioners    

Schedule for September 22, 2019

Lector: Susie Franklin


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Bernard Albrecht Family


Minister: Jane Weisz & Kathleen Murphy        


Money Counters:  Michael Mullins & Ben Weisz


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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! Sept 15: laser tag, Oct 20: pumpkin carving, Nov 17: canvas painting, Dec 15: Gingerbread house decorating.


Saint of the Week: St. Januarius, bishop & martyr DIED 303-305. This Italian saint is famous for the relic of his blood, which is kept at the Naples cathedral. It is believed that a woman, Eusebia, saved Januarius’ blood after his martyrdom; it was an ancient Christian practice to preserve a vial of the blood of a martyr, often placed by his or her burial place in the catacombs. A phial of the dark, solid blood, believed to belong to St. Januarius, liquefies annually on three different feasts: the date commemorating his martyrdom (Sept 19); the date when his relics were transferred to Naples (the Sat before the first Sun of May); and the anniversary of a liquefaction that allegedly halted the eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 1631 (Dec 16). The liquification is considered by many faithful as a sign that the year will be protected from disasters.


Second Collection: September 14th & 15th Latin America Apostolate.


Knights of Columbus Council 1893 will meet Monday night September 16th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.


Visiting Priest: September 14th & 15th Jim Healy, September 21st & 22nd Fr Charles Rowe



Youth Mass Coming Soon: Youth Mass is the 1st Sunday of each month, October through May. The children will sign-up each month in their classroom, with all CCD/Confirmation classes taking a rotation. This will give students the opportunity to participate as a Greeter, Lector, Usher, or Gift Assistant.


If you are interested in Wednesday night Bible Study focusing on Sunday scripture, with Deacon Gary Kappler. Please sign up on the table in the back of church.  


Donut Sunday September 15th hosted by Justin & Mady Grider.



(No additional announcements)





Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Leo Becker, Julia Goetting, Ann Wilhelm, 4yr old Tripp Hughes grandson of Rick Hughes, Afton Stark, Weston Robert Paul Engelen, Paul & Barbara Pfaff, Danny O’Neill, Anthony Tarquino (Teddy Clark’s grandson), Jackie Martin, Joel Rivera, Mike & Mary Jenkins, Don Harper, Rosemary Kirkland & daughter, Denis Kovac.

Sacred Heart Parish

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, George Francis Berry 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.




When people hurt you over and over,

 think of them like sandpaper.

They may scratch and hurt you a bit,

 but in the end,

you end up polished and they end up useless.



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 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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