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, December 2, 6:00pm +Bob Lock by Cheri Sweeney

Monday, December 2, 6:30pm St Mary’s Altar Society

Wednesday, December 4, 5:30pm Bible Study

Wednesday, December 4, 6:30pm +Meredith Dickinson by Mary Jo Wagaman

Thursday, December 5, 6:30pm Living & Deceased members of St Mary’s Parish by St Mary’s Altar Society

Thursday, December 5, 7:00pm RCIA

Saturday, December 7, 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish

Sunday, December 8, 8:00am +Loy & Louise Hollingsworth by family

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

Confessions at 9:45am

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday, December 3, 8:30am +Sally Anderson by Home Oil Co.

Friday, December 6, 8:30pm +Joan Davis

Sunday, December 8, 10:00am Parishioners     

Schedule for December 8, 2019

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Ken Brown Family


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy          


Money Counters:  Judith Goetting & David Kassen


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! Dec 15: Gingerbread house decorating.


Anointing the Sick: Fr Criqui will administer the sacrament and the anointing of the sick following Masses Nov 30th and Dec 1st. The sacrament is encouraged for Catholics whose health is seriously impaired by illness, old age or for those undergoing major surgery.


Second Collection: Give in Thanksgiving. “The nuns left lasting impressions on me.” Writes a donor. “I shall always be grateful for my Catholic education. “Please join in thanking the thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who worked tirelessly to educate the young and serve those in need. Next week’s second collection is for the Retirement Fund for Religious, which helps hundreds of religious communities’ care for aging members. Please give generously.



December Money Counters: Chris Miller & Ken Hollingsworth


St Anne’s Altar Society will meet Dec 2nd at 6:30pm. Hostesses: Elsie Boland & Mary MaCoy, thought for the month: Mary MaCoy, program: prepare cookie plates.


St Mary’s Altar Society will be putting together cookie plates Dec 2nd at 7:00pm in Tally Hall, if anyone wants to donate cookies or help put them together. We are also still collecting Best Choice labels.


Bible Study on Wednesdays with Deacon Gary Kappler will be moving its start time to 5:00pm beginning December 4th for the winter months.


Memorial Poinsettias: It’s that time of year again to decorate the church for Christmas.  They are $12.00 each. The deadline for ordering your memorial poinsettias will be Monday, December 18, 2019. You may order by filling out the form in the back of church placing it, with your check made payable to St Mary's Parish, in the offering basket, mailing it to the Parish Office, or by dropping it by during regular business hours.



Thanks to the ladies & CCD kids that helped with the Chili & Soup Dinner.


Cookie Sale: St Anne’s Altar Society is hosting their annual Cookie Sale Dec 8th.


Sacred Heart Christmas Dinner & CCD Program will be on Dec 15th after Mass.


St Anne’s Altar Society will meet Thursday, Dec 12th at 9:00am. Devotion & hostess – Dede Markley




Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

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

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.



Q. How do sheep say Merry Christmas in Mexico?
A. Fleece Navidad!

Q. What is a snowman’s favorite lunch?
A. An Iceberger!

Q. What do you call a snowman party?
A. A Snowball!

Q. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a shark?
A. Frost bite!

Q. What do you call an Eskimo cow?
A. An Eskimoo.

Q. How is the Christmas alphabet different from the ordinary alphabet?
A. The Christmas alphabet has NO EL.




Our Diocesan Vision, One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission, identifies the need for healing and restoration.  Bishop Johnston, in collaboration with lay faithful, has established Journey to Bethany, a program designed to address a variety of wounds and broaden awareness of healing resources within our diocese.  This program will initially focus on those harmed by clergy sexual abuse.


An email survey, titled “Bishop Johnston’s Healing Our Family Survey” will soon to be sent to randomly selected parishioners throughout the diocese.  Your responses will help identify the manner by which we can assist all of those impacted by clergy sexual abuse.  Those who do not receive the email survey will have opportunities to attend presentations to hear results and provide additional input. 


Thank you for your participation, support and prayers!



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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 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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