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 4:15p.m. - 4:50p.m.)

Sunday Morning - 
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
(Confessions 7:30a.m. - 7:50am)
(Confessions 10:15a.m. - 10:50am.)

Weekday (Monday-Saturday)
8:00 a.m. daily
(Confessions 7:30a.m. - 7:50a.m.)

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
Weekly, 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

Mass Daily

Monday thru Friday  - 8:00am

ONLINE GIVING Is Now Available

Scroll down and look to the far right column for more details

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

IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS

50% Congregation Allowed
In Church At One Time

Due to corona virus restrictions, we can only have 50 percent of the normal amount of people in our church at one time.  That number allows only about 150 people in our building for each Mass.  

Please note that attendance is first come- first allowed in, therefore come to Mass early if you want to guarantee a seat for that Mass in the church.  People who show up after the first 150 people are inside will be directed to the Parish Hall for seating until that area is full.  We ask for your understanding and cooperation in this situation.

Parishioner Guidelines for Observing Social Distancing for the
Celebration of Mass 

The normal Mass schedule is in place:
-5 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday
-8:00 am & 11 am Sunday Mass
-Daily Mass will be held at 8 am

Sunday Mass at 8 am will continue to be recorded for playback at any time thereafter.  See THE LINK BELOW to view the recorded Mass.

All Catholics will continue to have dispensation from their obligation to attend Mass until further notice.

If you are symptomatic or have been exposed to another with the virus within two weeks, please remain home and watch live streamed Mass.

Please check your temperature before coming to Mass.

If you are at risk because of an underlying health condition or advanced age, you are strongly encouraged to continue to stay home and take advantage of our live stream or a televised Mass:
KPLR channel 11 at 8:30 am,
Cathedral Basilica Sunday Mass on TV.

PARISHIONERS ARE OBLIGED TO WEAR A MASK UPON ENTERING CHURCH AND WHEN WALKING UP TO COMMUNION.

Children under two should not wear masks per CDC guidelines.

Please do not touch any doors when entering or leaving church.
Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances.

Family units, liturgical ministers, and clergy should always maintain social distancing*.

Pews will be marked.

Masks may be removed when you are seated in the pew.

Stationary basket for offertory will be available on a table in the middle aisle. Online or mail-in giving is encouraged

Communion lines should be single file, and one way.  Ushers will help to direct this.

No other receptions or social gatherings are to resume until further notice.

All liturgical ministers will receive more specific instructions in a separate communication.

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*Social Distancing means, to the extent possible:
-maintaining at least six-foot distancing from other individuals outside of your family unit

-washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol

-covering coughs and sneezes with something other than hands, keep mask on as possible

- no handshakes, elbows touched or physical contact. (air-hugs will do nicely!)

Prevent and Protect STL

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL.  Everyone ministering to minors or vulnerable adults or making home visits for SVDP (clergy, employees and volunteers) in the Archdiocese are required and asked to register in the new system before December 31, 2020.  This includes those new to service and those who are currently in service.  For those who have already attended a Protecting God's Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this system.  Those new to the service must attend a live Protecting God's Children workshop.  Everyone, new to service or currently in service will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct.

CLICK the .pdf below for instructions.

Questions call the parish office 636-327-3639. 
PreventAndProtectSteps.pdf
click to download

Quilts for Sale

Go to the QUILTERS page to view the quilts for sale
- - Select Parish Groups > Quilters --

St. Gianna Quilters

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

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

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.

       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.
Stewardship Time & Talent 2018 Revised
click to download
Be Sure To Read and Respond to the 
St. Gianna Stewardship Time and Talent Flyer 
Click here for a 17 minute slide show.
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Today's Liturgy

October 25, 2020 

30th Sunday In Ordinary Time    

Online Giving 

OLG_Donor_Instructions.pdf
click to download

That Man Is You

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

The theme for That Man Is You is
A Vision of Man Fully Alive!  This year we will offer a combination of in-person and virtual attendance meetings at 6:30 am on Saturday mornings in the Parish Hall.   This leadership program features a combination of speakers who will help us go deeper into our Catholic faith while developing a strong and abiding parish fellowship.  For more information contact Deacon John at deaconminicky@gmail.com.
NEW ST GIANNA PRAYER CHAIN EMAIL FOR ALL FUTURE PRAYER REQUESTS -

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

Bonfire Saturday

, 2020:

Bonfire-Dinner-Rosary-And Dessert!!
Come kick off the fall season and celebrate the month of the Rosary at the Bonfire Saturday, October 3rd. Bring a side dish and we will supply the main dish.

Schedule of events follows:
4:30 pm Confession
5:00 pm Holy Mass
6:15 pm Potluck Dinner
7:30 pm Rosary
8:00 pm S’mores

     Registration For PSR-
  Parish School of Religion
            2020

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















WEEKLY EVENTS

           Legion Of Mary

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Legion Of Mary meets at 6:45 p.m.Tuesday evenings in the Church, at Benediction, with a meeting after Benediction in the school rooms, with one exception.

The 4th Tuesday of the month, the group meets at 7:00 p.m. at St Joseph Church of Cottleville along with the St. Charles Area Legion of Mary Curia members.

       Young Women's
           Faith Group 

All young women, or those Young At Heart, are invited to join the Emmaus Group at St. Gianna Church.  An Emmaus Group is a small faith sharing community offered to 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.

 Meetings begin with Benediction in St. Gianna's church at 6:30 p.m. on EVERY OTHER Tuesday evening and end at 8:00 p.m.

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

Email denisebrickler@gmail.com with questions

    Fellowship of the Rings:
     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.)