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.

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
Each Friday morning at 7:40am the rosary is prayed followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 8:00am

Each Saturday morning at 7:30am the pro-life rosary is prayed followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 8:00am

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

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

St. Gianna Classical Co-op
Infant - grade 12
Wednesdays 8:45 am-12:30 pm
Mrs. Katie Giandinoto kgiandinoto@gmail.com


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There will be Adoration and Holy Mass as regularly scheduled this week through Wednesday, November 26th.

Thurs., November 27th, Thanksgiving Mass is at 9:00 a.m.

There will be NO Holy Mass at 8:00 a.m.on Friday and Saturday mornings, Nov. 28 and 29.
As we begin preparations for our Thanksgiving Day celebrations, let us be mindful of the families without the ability to put food on their tables. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry in North St. Louis is asking our assistance again this year in providing pies. On Thanksgiving, they provide dinner for 1,500 to 2,000 people in the area. By providing these pies, we will express our thanks by showing our concern and love to others. Please bring pies to St. Gianna vestibule by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25th.
The annual 'Our Lady’s Inn Giving Tree' will be in our church entryway from November 1 until December 14. This Christmas, Our Lady’s Inn has10 moms who have chosen life and are keeping their babies. Questions please email prolife.stgiannaparish@gmail.com
This is our call for men of our Parish to make our ANNUAL RETREAT at the White House Retreat Center, a beautiful facility overlooking the Mississippi River in south St. Louis County. Our retreat begins on Dec. 4, 2014. All men of the parish are invited. Don’t miss our this year in the spiritual and physical renewal that benefits every man who makes a re- treat. For your reservation call Larry Baine 636-561-2678 or Joe Conti 636-327-5569
There is no Bible Study the week of November 24. We will resume the week of November 31st. Be sure to read the SIXTH chapter BEFORE the group discussion.

Monday morning's session is facilitated by JoAnn Conti, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Wednesday evening session, regularly led by Ryan Slattery, with Ken Pop as co-leader, begins at 7:00p.m. Both sessions last about 1 hour and involve group discussion of the next chapter of the book. Babysitting is available for both sessions.

You can obtain the book, Understanding The Scriptures, for purchase online, in new and used form, for anywhere from $20-$50, on several websites, i.e., Amazon.com, lighthousecatholicmedia.com, alibris.com, Abebooks.com, ignatius.com, etc. Couples may share the hardback book. The public library may have a copy of the book, also. (The accompanying workbook is not needed.) A Catholic Bible is also needed for reference.

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!
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 $10 - $20

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m., in the office area of the church. (Note that there is no November meeting.) 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

"Hungry Souls" by Gerard J.M.van den Aardweg, has been chosen for the new book to read for the December meeting. With this advance notice, it is our hope that we can share books a little easier.
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

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Today's Liturgy

First Holy Communion:
April 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Confirmation at the Cathedral Basilica:
April 26, 2015 at 2:30 pm
Did you know that you can purchase cash & carry in the parish office? Check with Rita for availability of cards.

Holiday Scrip Sales continue:
Nov. 15th & 16th- delivery of ords.
Dec. 6th & 7th - place orders
13th & 14th - place orders &
delivery of orders
20th & 21st - delivery of ords

Monthly drawing for $25 gift certif. for anyone purchasing Scrip in November and December.
We need someone to permanently take the 6:30-7:30 pm hour on Monday.
An hour spent with Jesus is NEVER wasted.
Please contact Lynette Mueller 636-639-9033 or lynettemariemueller@gmail.com
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
There is now a quilt in the commons. Ladies are welcome to come quilt on Thursdays from after 8:00am Mass until 4:00pm. Please bring your own thimble and scissors.
Any boy, 10 years old and up, interested in becoming an altar server please contact Jason Bolte 636-262-9642
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.