Who We Are

St. Gianna Catholic Church
450 E Highway N
Wentzville, MO 63385

Mission Statement

As Catholics of St. Gianna Parish, in communion with our Archbishop, and our Holy Father, the Bishop of Rome, we are called by Jesus Christ to be His body, the Church, in our local community and to fully live the Gospel.

With faith, hope and charity, we strive to live our discipleship by fervent prayer, inspired worship, sound teaching, and sharing our faith with those in physical and spiritual need.

Mass Times

NORMAL MASS SCHEDULE:

Saturday Evening
(except Holy Saturday) -
5:00 p.m.
(Confessions 4:30p.m. - 4:55p.m.)

Sunday Morning -
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
(Confessions 7:30a.m. - 7:55am)
(Confessions 10:30a.m.-10:55am)

Weekday (Monday-Saturday)
8:00 a.m. daily

DURING LENT ADDITIONS:

Friday:
7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Holy Mass

Confession-
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.
Friday: After the 7:30 p.m. Mass

(Perpetual Help Devotions after Holy Mass
on Tuesday Morning)
Adoration Of
The Blessed Sacrament
Begins on Monday at 8:30 a.m. and Ends with benediction on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
 
An hour spent with Jesus is NEVER wasted.
 
Please contact:
Lynette Mueller 636-639-9033 or lynettemariemueller@gmail.com
to sign up for an hour of adoration.
The Rosary is prayed on:
Wednesday and Friday at 7:40am
(for Peace & Conversion of America)

Saturday at 7:30am
(for the end of abortion)

Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed on: Sunday at 10:40
(for the end of abortion)

Catholic Education for Youth

St. Gianna PSR
Grades 1 - 8
Mondays 6:00-7:15 pm
Mrs. Nancy Burian  Cell: 314-623-0176

Full time Catholic School--
St. Joseph in Josephville

Father Samson invites St. Gianna parishioners to attend St Joseph's School without paying out of boundary tuition.
Principal: Ms. Jill Nance
636-332-5672

St. Gianna Homeschool Co-op
Grades 7 - 12
Mondays 9:00am-3:00pm
Mrs. Cheri Hoeber hoebercheryl@gmail.com

St. Gianna Classical Co-op
Kindergarten - grade 12
Fridays 8:45 am-12:30 pm
Mrs. Theresa Citrowske tcitrowske@gmail.com

Protecting God's Children

St. Gianna Parish is in compliance with the Safe Environment Program. This program requires anyone working with children to take a class called "Protecting God’s Children," have a background check run, and sign a Code Of Ethical Conduct.

See also (PSR) Parish School of Religion, Youth Group or Athletics Group Pages for more details.  
 
If you have questions please contact the St. Gianna parish office 636-327-3639.

The St. Louis Archdiocesan website:   http://www.archstl.org

Fr. Elliott's and Deacon Minicky's Latest Homily:

IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS

           Holy Week Services

Holy Thursday  7:00 p.m.  Mass of Holy Eucharist
Good Friday       2:30 p.m.  Stations of the Cross
                              7:00 p.m.  Service, Adoration of                                                        Cross, Communion
Holy Saturday    8:00 p.m.  Easter Mass
Easter Sunday    8:00 a.m.  EasterMass
                              11:00 a.m. Easter Mass

Wednesday in Holy Week
April 10 at 6:30pm,
Bible Study (using DVDs) on
The Passion of Christ--"No Greater Love"

NEW ST GIANNA PRAYER CHAIN EMAIL FOR ALL FUTURE PRAYER REQUESTS -

Please send your prayer requests to prayerchain.stgiannaparish@gmail.com

    First Saturday of the Month
              Bonfire Rosary

First Saturday of May, May 4th.  We will share a parish wide potluck dinner in the Church Hall  following 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Afterward that, we will pray the Rosary and maybe even sing some songs!!

Please bring extra side dishes this month.  The Legion will provide the main course for dinner.  But most importantly, bring your family and friends.  All are welcome!  No RSVP necessary.

Questions? Call Our Lady Undoer of Knots Legion of Mary at 636-751-6147.
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WEEKLY EVENTS

       Young Women's Faith Group
                 Emmaus Group

All young women, or those Young At Heart, are invited to join the newly formed Emmaus Group at St. Gianna Church.  An Emmaus Group is a small faith sharing community offered to young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis and at St. Gianna.  It is where young adults can walk together on the journey of faith, dive into Scripture and share life with one another.

Weekly meetings begin with Benediction in St. Gianna's church at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings and end at 8:00 p.m.

Prayerfully consider joining our new Emmaus Group and please pray for the young women forming this new group. 

Email denisebrickler@gmail.com with questions

             Mary and the Bible
     A 12 Week Adult Bible Study

(On Lenten Break)

Want to boost your understanding of Catholic beliefs?  Come join us!!

We will wrap up a 12 week discussion of "Mary and the Bible" after Lent is over. We meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Each session lasts about an hour.  Come and learn with others more about our Catholic faith.  

First St. Gianna Quilt Social in 2020

The St. Gianna Quilters meet in the Parish Hall during the following hours:

 - Thursdays from 8:30- Noon
 - First Wednesday of the Month, 7-9:00 p.m.

Money raised by the St. Gianna Quilt Committee will go toward the parish debt. 

If you can donate any of the following items, we would greatly appreciate it:
  • embroidered blocks
  • quilt tops
  • batting material
  • quilting thread
  • anything that could be used to make a quilt 
Please leave these items in the foyer of church, or drop them in the parish office.
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     A Marriage Enrichment                     Program

 Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Friday Nights
(Babysitting provided by
St. Gianna Youth group.
Jason Bolte, Youth Grp Leader.   
$5 per child, $20 max per family.)

         That Man Is You

          At St. Gianna, 6:30 a.m.
             Saturday Mornings  

Wherever you are in life, Jesus Christ wants to meet you there, and take you further.  Whether you are a beginner or a long-practicing Catholic, this program is for you!  That Man Is You is a way to learn your faith, grow in holiness, and meet other men on the journey.   

Plan to attend the meetings at 6:30 am on Saturday mornings in the Parish Hall.  For more information contact Deacon John at deaconminicky@gmail.com.

St. Gianna
Catholic Book Club

The book, The Biggest Lie In The History Of Christianity by Matthew Kelly, is the next selection for the STG Book Club.  We will meet to discuss this selection on Tuesday, May 7 2019, in the church office from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.  Father Elliott will join us, also.
 
Anyone can join the book club. If you have questions please contact Jan Pfleger 636-625-4167

     Registration For PSR-
  Parish School of Religion
            2018-2019

Register online for St. Gianna PSR at:
stgiannaparish.psrenroll.com
 
Parish Groups--PSR

       Our Lady Of Fatima
        Traveling Statue      

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Legion of Mary has a traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima available to any family who would like to schedule a visit. Sign up sheets are on the table in the vestibule of the church or you can call Nancy Battis at 636-751-6147.

          Prayer Shawls

Blessed Prayer Shawls are now available at St. Gianna’s thanks to Immaculate Conception Dardenne. If you or someone you know is in need of consolation, healing, guidance, prayers and deliverance from afflictions, please call the parish office, 636-327-3639 to request a shawl. Please provide the name of the prayer shawl recipient so that it can be added to ICD’s book of recipients for continuous prayers. Donations are welcome for the shawls. A typical donation is between $15 - $20.
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