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Entries for December 2016

Have your kids enjoyed MQP’s VBS for the last few years? Do you think you might be ready to take on a bigger role in this amazing ministry? Did you know that MQP uses a pre-designed program to make running VBS easy!  We share decorations with four other churches making decorations and set-up a breeze!  Many of the lead roles are already filled! Our fearless volunteers return year after year! Members of our parish donate time, money & supplies!  To be an amazing director, all you need is a can-do attitude, organization, and the ability to work with others! We have a lot of volunteers ready to hel...

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Congrats to Mary James, a parishioner and graduate of MQP, presently attending St. Joseph’s Academy. Mary was recently awarded a scholarship for her winning essay on Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal! Mary writes: “The Annual Catholic Appeal is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others across the Archdiocese. By contributing and participating in the ACA we are unifying the Archdiocese and living a life of stew ardship by answering God’s call to serve one another. We are given the opportunity to serve others and live as Jesus wanted us to live. These opportunities should not be taken...

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Christmas Mass Schedule

Posted on December 20, 2016 in: General News

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24 NO 8:00 AM Mass or Confessions Masses at 4:00, 6:00 & 10:00PM 3:15PM - Children's Choir presents Lessons & Carols prior to 4:00PM Mass 9:15PM - Adult Chorale & Handbell Choir present Lessons & Carols prior to 10:00PM Mass   Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25 Masses at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM NO 5:00 PM MASS New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will follow the usual Saturday and Sunday schedule.  

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Ministry procedure changes for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers were implemented on the 1st Sunday of Advent. If you need to review these changes, please go to the  Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers page where you will find the complete list of directives for both ministries.  

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Thank You

Posted on December 20, 2016 in: General News

Thanks to everyone who brought gifts for the Giving Tree. Over 400 ornaments were taken and the items returned. Your generosity will make the Christmas season and New Year much happier and less stressful for many in our greater St. Louis community. May God bless you for your concern for those less fortunate than we are.  

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

Posted on December 12, 2016 in: General News

All families of little ones aged kindergarten & younger are invited to join us for a very special birthday party hosted by the MQP Young Families Group including lunch, cake, crafts, & a Christmas sing-along. Sunday, December 18, following 11am Mass in the Lubeley Room. Siblings welcome! Email questions or RSVP to jenniferhulsen@yahoo.com  

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Christmas Church Cleaning Dec. 20th

Posted on December 12, 2016 in: General News

We will be doing a “big” church cleaning on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in preparation for the Christmas Season. We will start right after the 8am Mass. Any amount of time you can give the Heavenly Dusters that morning will be appreciated. Please bring your favorite cleaning product and a bucket if possible. Any questions, please call Mary Black at 314-276-6140.  

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Sunday, December 11 at 11:00 Mass we will again host a special bilingual Mass to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, Empress of the Americas, Patroness of the Unborn.  Join us for Hospitality Sunday in the cafeteria after all Masses on December 11. To familiarize yourself with our traditional Spanish songs visit these websites: Las Mañanitas a la Virgen in the Basilica La Guadalupana With Lyrics Banda El Recodo in the Basilica Buenos Días, Paloma Blanca (Miriam Solis) Adiós Reina del Cielo (Miriam Solis)      

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WHO:  All married and engaged couples looking to “enrich” their relationship WHEN:  3rd Saturday of each month, 6:30 pm -- 8:30 pm WHERE:  MQP Cafeteria WHAT:  “DATE NIGHT” is a monthly gathering of coupleswith the goal of assisting them in becoming the “true” domestic church by providing tools & info to help them live out God’s plan for the sacrament of marriage & to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples at the parish. Come join other couples for faith, fun, fellowship & refreshments. No cost to attend; childcare is available...

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There is a new way to order scrip cards! Send an email to mqpscrip@gmail.com and a volunteer will deliver your order. Payment checks can be made out to “MQP”. How easy is that? Shop where you normally would and MQP gets free money! Orders will be taken through Monday, Dec 12th so we can get them to you in time for gift giving! Cards that we have on a regular basis are: Dierbergs, Shop n Save, Straub’s, Walmart/Sam’s, Walgreens, Panera, Starbucks, Target, GFS, and Whole Foods. Send any questions or orders to mqpscrip@gmail.com any time, day or night! Order forms are also available on the SCR...

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