St. Mary's Catholic Parish
211 East Shanklin Street
Carrollton, Missouri 64633
Rev. J. Kenneth Criqui, Pastor
This is the info now posted on the front door of the Church:
To ensure the health of all
Please do not enter this building:
· If you are ill
· If you have symptons of COVID-19
· If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
· If you have a fever (verified with a thermometer)
Please be sure you wear a mask or other facial covering before entering and observe all other instructions from our hospitality ministers/ushers and on our signs.
We may have a limit in-person attendance at some of our Masses to ensure the safety of all.
Thank you for your kindness and patience.
Together, we can save lives.
Please continue to pray for one another.
Fr has decided to have Mass again in the Churches - so he invites you join him this weekend!!!
Welcome to our St Mary’s/Sacred Heart parish and the celebration of Mass. Thank you for joining us today. As we resume Masses in the Church, we want you to know, it is ESSENTIAL that you abide by these heath safety protocols:
· Take your temperature before attending Mass.
· As you enter the church make sure you are wearing a mask and please apply hand sanitizer.
· Please wear your mask or other facial covering at any time when you are not in the pew with your family, that includes when entering and exiting the Church.
· Please stay six feet or more from people who do not live with you, except when you are receiving Holy Communion.
· When you come forward to receive Holy Communion, please stay six feet away from the person in front of you. When you approach the minister of Holy Communion, please remove your mask or facial covering and present one hand resting on the palm of the other. After receiving the Most Precious Body, please immediately replace your mask. These instructions are in keeping with the US bishops’ directives for reception of the Holy Communion in the hand. Remember, only the priest is required to receive Holy Communion.
· Following the guidance of the public health officials, we are not able to provide the Chalice or allow reception of the Most Precious Blood by the tongue. Thank you for your understanding.
With everything going on you can still enjoy Mass. Follow this link for information on Masses https://kcsjcatholic.org/
At-Home Events for your Family
For more information and additional resources visit us on the web.
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, May 27, 2020 5:30pm Adoration
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:30pm +Fern Klausing
Friday, May 29, 2020 8:00am Holy Souls in Purgatory
Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish
Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:00am +DA & Juanita Meyers by family
Mass at Sacred Heart in Norborne is 10:00 a.m. on Sunday
Confessions at 9:45am
Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:30am +Viola Wille
Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:30am +Floyd Gibson
Sunday, May 31, 2020 10:00am Parishioners
Schedule for May 31, 2020
Lector: Susie Franklin
Offertory: Mike & Tom Mullins
Minister: Renate Albrecht & Jane Weisz
Money Counters: Pat Mansfield & Judy Goetting
On the Feast of the Ascension, the church celebrates the return of Christ to the Father, his physical body leaving the earth behind. The Ascension of the Lord was traditionally celebrated as a Holy Day of Obligation on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday of Easter. But, not too long ago, most dioceses in the U.S. moved the celebration of the Ascension to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.
June Money Counters: Kathleen Flick & Janice Wilson
SACRED HEART PARISH
(No additional announcements)
St Mary's Parish
Michelle Cooper, Kenny Kerby, 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, 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.
I Think I have a Headache
Lloyd and Lynn, who were expecting their firs child, attended Lamaze classes held at their parish. The parish nurse conducting the course instructed everyone, “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier. Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops, and try to stay on soft surface like grass.”
“Gentlemen,” she continued, “remember you two are in this together. It wouldn’t hurt you to go walking with your wife. In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both.”
At this point, Lloyd raised his hand. “I was just wondering,” he asked. “Would it be helpful if my wife carries a golf bag while we walk?”
To which the parish nurse responded, “It won’t hurt the baby, but you might get a headache.”
(Jokes by Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST)
A good website to learn about Catholic marriage – http://foryourmarriage.org
Please check this site for information for homebound ministries.http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html
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Mobile Directory: It’s up and running just go to this link https://mobiledirectory.lifetouch.com/411638/st-mary-catholic-church Any corrections please notify Shawna at 542-1259 or email email@example.com
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