Who We Are

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.
DEDICATION OF ST. GIANNA STATUE
on September 7, 2014

Mass Times

Saturday Evening
(except Holy Saturday) -
5:00 pm
Confessions 4:30pm - 4:55pm


Sunday Morning -
8:00 am & 11:00 am
Confessions 7:30am - 7:55am
Confessions 10:30am - 10:55am


Weekday (Monday-Saturday)
8:00 am
Confessions Friday 7:30am - 7:55am

(Perpetual Help Devotions after Holy Mass on Tuesday Morning)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,
beginning on Monday at 8:30am and ending with Benediction on Tuesday at 6:30pm

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.

Monday 8:30 pm holy hour is “Open”
The Rosary is prayed on: Wednesday and Friday at 7:40am (for Peace and Conversion of America)
Saturday at 7:30am
(for the end of abortion)


Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed on:
Sunday at 10:40

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: Mrs. Lisa German
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
Wednesdays 8:45 am-12:30 pm
Mrs. Theresa Citrowske tcitrowske@gmail.com

Directions

Fr. Elliott's Latest Homily:

Upcoming Events

There will be no Mass at the following times:

8:00am - Saturday, March 28

8:00am - Thursday through Saturday, April 2 - 4

5:00pm - Holy Saturday, April 4

8:00am - Monday through Saturday, April 6 - 11

8:00am - Monday through Friday, April 13 - 17
There will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:

April 6 - 7 and April 13 - 14
CRAB DINNER
Friday, March 27 - 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Crab, shrimp, hush-puppies,
mac & cheese, French fries, green beans, ice cream.
$15 per adult, $5 per child.
EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 28, 2015
The fun begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
(Meet in the parking lot in front of the Parish Hall)
ST. GIANNA CATHOLIC BOOK CLUB

UPDATED INFORMATION
Our next meeting will be on April 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the office area of the church. The book selection is Saint Padre Pio, In the Footsteps of St. Francis, by Michael J. Ruszala. Fr. Elliott is always a part of our group. Hope you can join us.
If you have any questions please contact:
Jan Pfleger at jpfleger649@gmail.com or call 314-495-3170
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Parish Clean-up Day
Saturday, April 11, 2015.
We will need lots of 'helping hands'.
NEXT SCRIP SALE WEEKEND
APRIL 11 & 12 (weekend AFTER Easter)
CASH & CARRY AVAILABLE
SCRIP SALE PROFITS WILL BE USED FOR A SPECIAL PROJECT CALLED “LIGHTING THE WAY”
Improvements and additions to the Lighting in the parking lot near the classroom entrance, the walkway to the Parish Hall as well as the dumpster area and outside the kitchen door are needed.
SOCCER SIGNUPS - Begin March 15th
  • PRE_K (4yrs old by August 1)
  • Kindergarten (2015-2016 School year)

Go to Athletics page under Parish Groups
for more information
First Holy Communion:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
at 1:30 pm
Confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica:
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm
ST. GIANNA PARISH GARAGE SALE
MAY 1st and MAY 2nd

We are looking for volunteers to help with the garage sale. Great Benefits:
Possible advance shopping
Spending quality time with fellow parishoners
FUN!
Contact Vickie Zerr at vickiezerr@centurytel.net or Diana Post at dpost1065@gmail.com to sign up.

Drop-off Times:
Tues., April 28: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wed., April 29: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Garage Sale Times:
Friday, May 1 - 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 - 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 - after the 8:00 and 11:00 Masses during
Donut Sunday. (HALF PRICE)

*We will take clothes -- the clothes will not be sold at the garage sale - they will go directly to St. Vincent de Paul.

Items not accepted:
TVs
Computers/Monitors
Gas Appliances
BBQ Grills
Textbooks

For questions contact Vickie Zerr 636-625-1608 or
vickiezerr@centurytel.net
QUILTS and QUILTERS
Have a quilt top you need quilted? Let St. Gianna Quilters do it for you. You buy the batting and the backing. You make your payment for the quilting done to St. Gianna Parish. Prices start at $75 for a twin-sized quilt, and go up from there, depending on the size and the amount of quilting.
Questions call Gigi 636-497-5945.
QUILT FOR SALE
Done by St. Gianna quilters

Price: $350.00

Money goes to St. Gianna Parish.
"UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES"
BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study sessions for the week of March 23, 2015, include the study of Chapter 16, the New Testament.

Monday morning's session is facilitated by JoAnn Conti, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening session, regularly led by Ryan Slattery, begins at 7:00p.m. Both sessions last about 1 hour and involve group discussion of the next chapter of the book. The book, Understanding The Scriptures, can be purchased online, in new or used form. (The accompanying workbook is not needed.) A Catholic Bible is also needed for reference. Babysitting is available for both sessions.

Bring your books, notes and questions to the session. Be prepared for a lively discussion along with getting to know your fellow parishioners. May the Holy Spirit inspire our study!
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.
ST. GIANNA PILGRIMAGE TRIP
Travel with Fr. Timothy Elliott on our St. Gianna Pilgrimage trip

Where: Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii,
Magenta, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano,
Cascia, Maserata, Mesero, Milan
Dates: June 8-18, 2015
Cost: $4,199 Airfare and ALL-Included

Questions contact Proximo Travel 855-842-8001
Email: Anthony@Proximotravel.com
Website: www.proximotravel.com
Mark your calendar for the --
3rd ANNUAL ST. GIANNA PROLIFE MINISTRY
TRIVIA NIGHT AND SILENT AUCTION

Saturday, September 26th

"Let the Games Begin" will be our biggest event yet with more prizes, raffles, and games than ever before! Have a spectacular evening with family and friends while helping the Meet Life Ultrasound Campaign and prolife outreach programs.

Questions, contact Mary prolife.stgiannaparish@gmail.com

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Today's Liturgy

FRIDAYS IN LENT
Morning -
Confessions 7:30am
Mass at 8:00am

Evenings -
Stations of the Cross 7:00pm
Mass at 7:30pm
Confessions following
ARCHDIOCESAN LENTON REGULATIONS
Ash Wednesday (February 18) and Good Friday (April 3) are days of abstinence for all Catholics over the age of 14. On these two days, fast, as well as, abstinence, is also obligatory for those from the ages of 18-59. Abstinence means refraining from meat. Fast means one full meal a day, with two smaller meals and nothing between meals (liquids are permitted). No Catholic will lightly excuse himself or herself from this obligation.
All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Here again Catholics will not hold themselves lightly excused, but if there is a serious health problem, this obiligation will not apply.
SCRIP SALE CASH & CARRY
Did you know that you can purchase cash & carry in the parish office? Check with Rita for availability of cards.
QUILTERS
The Parish Hall is open on Thursdays, starting after Mass, for anyone who wishes to stop by and quilt.
Directions and supplies are on the quilt.
We also quilt from 7-9 pm on the first Wednesday of the month.
Please bring your own thimble and scissors.
Questions call Gigi 636-497-5945
ALTAR SERVERS
Any boy, 10 years old and up, interested in becoming an altar server please contact Jason Bolte 636-262-9642
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Do you need a ride to Holy Mass or a Parish Event?
Could you provide a ride to church for someone?
If so - - Call St. Gianna's St. Vincent de Paul Conference at 327-3639 ext. 25.

If you are making a monetary donation via check, please make the check payable to:
St. Vincent de Paul

If you have small household items or clothing you can drop them in the bin in the vestibule at church or you can take them to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in St. Charles located at Regency Square Shopping Center, 1069 Regency Parkway, 636-946-1700. When dropping off items please mention St. Gianna SVdP so that our conference gets the credits.

For large quantities or large items you can contact Rob Grillion at 636-332-5177 for assistance.