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, November 13, 6:30pm +John, Phil & Matthew Peterson

Wednesday, November 13, 7:00pm Bible Study – Tally Hall

Thursday, November 14, 6:30pm +Bob Lock by Greg Todd

Thursday, November 14, 7:00pm RCIA

Saturday, November 16, 5:30pm +Jeff Campbell by Marylu Callicotte

Sunday, November 17, 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, November 12, 8:30am +Viola Wille by Werner Moentmann

Thursday, November 14, 8:30pm +Joan Davis by American Legion Auxiliary

Thursday, November 14, 9:00am St Anne’s Altar Society

Sunday, November 17, 10:00am Parishioners    

Schedule for November 17, 2019

Lector: Susie Franklin


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Ben & Cody Weisz


Minister: Kathleen Murphy & Renate Albrecht         


Money Counters:  Pat Mansfield & Judy Goetting


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! Nov 17: canvas painting, Dec 15: Gingerbread house decorating.


ACA: Thanks to the 11 St Mary’s and 2 Sacred Heart families who have contributed to the appeal. So far, we have received $5, 146.83 for St Mary’s and $140 for Sacred Heart in pledges and contributions.


Masses: According to an old tradition, Catholics may offer a contribution to the Church and request an intention Mass. This invites the faithful into a deeper celebration of the Eucharist by uniting their sacrifice with that of Christ. We encourage you to remember your deceased loved ones by making an $10 offering per Mass. You may also make an offering for the living, especially for the sick, those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries, or for a particular intention.


Second Collection: This week our parish will take a collection to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, a triennial collection approved by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please prayerfully consider a contribution to this special collection to support active-duty military men & women, and their families – including those from our own parish.


Knights of Columbus Council 1893 will meet Monday night November 18th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.


COME JOIN US! St Mary’s Prayer Group invites you to join in the weekly prayer group at the Tally Hall Chapel each Tuesday, at 1:30 – just an hour with the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful experience.




Donut Sunday November 17th hosted by Chris Miller & Mary MaCoy.


November Money Counters: Jean Campbell & Marylu Callicotte.



St Anne’s Altar Society will meet November 14th after Mass. Devotion & Hostess – Marion Kimbrough.





Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Glenn & Vickie Kohler, Natalie Finke Heisner, JW Heil, JoAnn Olvera, 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, 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.



Secretaries Are More Important Than You Know


At the end of a busy day, the bishop was standing in the office area of the chancery next to the shredder, holding a single sheet of paper.

The diocesan director of finance saw that the bishop appeared a bit confused. “Can I help you, Excellency?” he asked.

“My secretary has already gone home,” the bishop replied, “and I have no idea how to work this machine. This is a very sensitive document.”

Hoping to score some brownie points, the director offered to take care of it. He placed the sheet of paper in the shredder and turned on the machine.

The bishop turned away and said, “Thanks, I only need one copy.”


 (Jokes by Brother Loughlan Sofield, ST)



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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 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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