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

Friday, May 24, 8:00am +Joyce & Ron McClintock by Pat Calvert

Saturday, May 25, 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish

Sunday, May 26, 8:00am +Doris Miller by St Mary’s Altar Society

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

Confessions at 9:45am

Week Day Mass Schedule

Sunday, May 26, 10:00am +Patricia Murphy by Kathleen Murphy & Parishioners    

Schedule for May 26, 2019

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Mike & Tom Mullins


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy    


Money Counters: Jane Weisz & Anita Gibson



A good website to learn about Catholic marriage –

Please check this site for information for homebound ministries.



Youth Group Activities:  BCYC Encounter June 14-16, 2019, at Benedictine College, Atchison, KS. The weekend is rounded out with tons of fun! In a continuing effort to build community within your group, teens will be led by our BCYC Missionaries in games and activities meant to help them form close bonds with one another. A dynamic that will continue when you return home.  BCYC Encounter is built for Diocesan, Parish, and School groups! You and your teens won't want to miss this life-changing weekend!  Sign up now and get a $25/person discount!  $125/participant early registration.  For more information visit:


Youth Group meetings will resume this fall, stay tuned for upcoming fun events!  


Visiting Priest: May 18th & 19th Fr Tom Weiderholt will be here.


Knights of Columbus Council 1893 will meet Monday night May 20th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.


Second Collection: May 18th & 19th Tomorrow’s Priest Vocation fund.


Graduation Sunday May 26th – The 2019 Classes will be honored.


The Family of Bob Lock is hosting a Celebration of his life on Saturday, May 18th from 1-4 at La Bella Casa located on 8th and Jefferson. Friends and family are invited.



St Mary’s CCD & Confirmation Enrollment Parents, please find the 2019/2020 class lists on the table in the back of church to enroll your Kindergarten through Confirmation age children. Please follow posted instructions to enroll. Thank You!


Donut Sunday May 19th hosted by Sam & Harriett Lock.


Birthright in Carrollton is holding its Baby Bottle Fundraiser again this year. Please pick up an empty baby bottle at church the weekend of May 25th & 26th and return filled with change or donations. Birthright is an emergency pregnancy crisis center located in Carrollton on the square. For more information contact Linda Feitz at 660-890-5561 or Kaman Burger at 619-884-5641.



Reminder: Memorial Day Mass at 10:00 & Lunch following in the Hall Monday, May 27th.



Good news!


Our new Lifetouch mobile directory is ready!


Our mobile directory contains contact information for all the families of <NAME OF CHURCH/ORGANIZATION> and is an easy-to-use tool to help you stay connected. PLUS, you will see portraits of all our families that participated in our recent photography event. What a great way to connect names and faces!


To access the mobile directory:

Click on the link listed on our website, on our Member Only page 


Once you are logged in, you can scroll through the directory, search by name, view family profiles, email/call/map, and view staff only page. The onscreen Guided Tour will walk you through each of these areas.


To update your contact information, please contact Shawna Bartlett, 660-542-1259. Periodically, we will be hosting additional photography events to include even more of our family’s portraits in our mobile directory. Connecting has never been easier! Check it out today.




Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Kathy Martin (Pat Calvert’s cousin), Mae Schachtsiek, Pat Becker, Beth Heil, 4yr old Tripp Hughes grandson of Rick Hughes, Afton Stark, Weston Robert Paul England, Joann Olvera, Paul & Barbara Pfaff, Evelyn Kipping McCorkle, Bertie Duvall, 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

Carol Albrecht Norton, Helga Mueller (Renate Albrecht's mom), Rochelle Boatman Derickson, Roger Harper, Mary Scharff, Mike Franken, George Francis Berry, Jill McClure and Bob Ed Newham.

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.




Hit Me with Your Best Shot


The church was conducting its annual fund drive. One member of the congregation said,” I give ten dollars.” Just then, a piece of plaster fell from the ceiling and landed on his head. He spoke up again quickly.” I give a thousand dollars!” The minister said,” Lord, hit him again!”



Interesting Site:




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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