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, July 15, 7:00pm Knights of Columbus

Wednesday, July 17, 6:30pm +Barbara Schultz by William Willett

Wednesday, July 17, 7:00pm Parish Council

Friday, July 19, 8:00am +Bob Lock by Cheri Sweeney

Saturday, July 20, 5:30pm Members of St Mary’s Parish

Sunday, July 21, 8:00am +Jim Willie by Dick & Mary Whitney

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

Confessions at 9:45am

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday, July 16, 8:30am +Joan Davis by DA Davis

Thursday, July 18, 8:30am +Jim Wille by Mary Sullivan Family

Sunday, July 21, 10:00am Parishioners    

Schedule for July 21, 2019

Lector: Jane Weisz


Servers: Volunteers


Offertory: Elena Feild & Cheryl Hogan


Minister: Tom & Judy Murphy        


Money Counters: Michael Mullins & Ben Weisz


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!

August 18: kickball

Sept 15: canvas painting

Oct 20: laser tag

Nov 17: movie

Dec 15: Christmas cookie decorating

Jan 19: board and card games

Feb 16: appreciation breakfast for KofC and altar society 

March 15: CLUE live game

April 19: spring cleaning volunteer day

May 17: outdoor movie



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 wit the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful experience.


Parish Council will meet Wednesday July 17th at 7:00pm.


Parish Council 2019/2020 Cheri Sweeney, Elsie Boland, Debbie Miller, Pat Calvert, Jean Campbell, Dr Robert Pavlu, Marc Magee and Angie King.


Thank you to Greg Todd, Pat Potter & Sherry Drunert for their service for the last three years on the council.


Knights of Columbus Council 1893 will meet Monday night July 15th at 7:00pm in Tally Hall.


Donut Sunday is not being held in the month of July, see you in August.



Parish Council 2019/2020 Pam Fuenfhausen, Richard Bolch, David Kassen, Anita Gibson and Maryanne Markley.


Thank You to Cheryl Hogan and Elena Feild for their service the last three years.






To access the mobile directory:

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


To update your contact information, please contact Shawna Bartlett, 660-542-1259.




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Prayer Concerns:

St Mary's Parish

Alma Norris (Jean Campbell’s friend), Cathy Martin-Cummings (Pat Calvert’s cousin), 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, 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), Roger Harper, Mike Franken, George Francis Berry 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.


The Green Thing

In the line at the store today, the cashier told an older woman ahead of me that plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." Back then, they returned all of their bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts.... ". Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you. Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But that old lady is right. They didn't have the green thing back in her day.







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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