St. Mary's Catholic Parish

211 East Shanklin Street

Carrollton, Missouri 64633

(660) 542-1259

Rev. J. Kenneth Criqui, Pastor


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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!!!


New Statement

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


At-Home Events for your Family

For more information and additional resources visit us on the web.


If you are feeling alone and helpless visit:



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, July 15, 2020 6:30pm +DA & Juanita Meyers by family

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:00pm Parish Council

Friday, July 17, 2020 8:00am Living & Deceased Members of St Mary’s Parish

 by St Mary’s Altar Society

Saturday, July 18th 4:00pm Confessions

Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:30pm +Jim Carew by family

Sunday, July 19, 2020 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

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 8:30am +Floyd Gibson by Leo & Deborah Halverson

Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:30am +Msgr Joseph Mancvso

Sunday, July 19, 2020 10:00am Parishioners

Schedule for July 19, 2020

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy


Money Counters: Michael Mullins & Ben Weisz 



Announcements for both Churches

 Daily readings are a great way to start your day! Audio versions are available on or you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Feast Day – July 16 Mount Carmel, which juts out into the Mediterranean near Haifa, Israel, has been considered a sacred place since the prophet Elijah built an altar there in his contest with the prophets of Baal. The Carmel headland is traditionally associated with the beginnings of the Carmelite order around 1195, when a group of lay hermits formed a community there. Mary had been honored there as early as the fifth century, and by the 12th century Mount Carmel had become a site of Marian devotion. The Carmelites chose Mary as their protectress and dedicated their oratory on Mount Carmel to her. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the patron of Bolivia and Chile. This Marian feast became an optional memorial in the Revised Roman Calendar of 1969.



Parish Council will meet July 15th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.


SACRED HEART PARISH (No additional announcements)





Prayer Concerns:               St Mary's Parish

Lisa Adcock (daughter of Eleanor VanLoo),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.



How Much is $50 Worth

            Bob and his wife, Carol, faithfully attend their parish’s annual carnival every year where a local pilot would offer helicopter rides for a $50 donation to the parish building fund. And every year Bob would say, “Carol, I’d really like to ride in that helicopter.” Carol always replied, “I know, Bob, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is still fifty dollars.”

            After several years of this, Bob said, “Carol, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter now, I might never get another chance.” But Carol simply replied, “Bob fifty dollars is still fifty dollars.”

            The pilot, a practical joker, overheard the discussion and said, “Folks, I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride. If you don’t say a word for the whole ride, it won’t cost you a penny!

            So up they went. The pilot made all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard from the back seat. He did daredevil tricks, but there wasn’t a peep. As he landed, the pilot looked in the mirror and said, “Boy, I did everything I could to get you to say something, but you didn’t. “I’m impressed!

            Bob replied, “Well, to tell you truth I almost yelled when Carol fell out, buy you know, fifty dollars is still fifty dollars!”



 (Jokes by Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST)




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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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