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
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          Be "In The Know"

Any non-Catholic adult who is interested in learning about the Catholic faith through the RCIA program, please contact
Father Elliott  636-327-3639.

UPCOMING EVENTS

        Rectory Open House
                        and
         Pot Luck Luncheon

September 24, 2017   Come see the new rectory, learn about all the parish organizations and get to know your fellow parishioners.  The Pot Luck  Luncheon and Festival of Ministries will be held in the Parish Hall immediately after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.  For the luncheon, bring a side dish and the meat and drinks will be provided.  Rectory tours will be organized starting in the Parish Hall.  Call the parish office for information- 636-327-3639.

This Man Is You

This Man Is You is an ongoing program at St. Gianna.  Plan to attend the meetings at 6:30 am on the next Saturdays in the Parish Hall.

Remember this is another wonderful opportunity for the men of our parish to grow in their faith.  
It is provided by the same ministry that brought you The Choice Wine series which was incredibly popular and well attended.  

Pray for discernment and answer the call from
St. Joseph to provide strong leadership for our brothers in Christ, our families, our parish and our Catholic faith!

            Registration For

(P)arish (S)chool of (R)eligion

               2017-2018

September 11, 2017, was the First Night of PSR Class for the 2017-2018 school year.  To begin registration, click the following link.  The link takes you to the website page for the Parish School of Religion and to the necessary registration forms.

Parish Groups--PSR

​Or proceed first to the Parish Groups website page, then to the PSR page within the group.
 

           SAVE THE DATE!!


September 30, 2017 Friends of the Poor Walk.  Sponsored by St. Vincent De Paul, at Quail Ridge Park.  Help the poor in our local community!
​Questions, call Rob Grillion - 636-332-5177.

​St. Gianna Pro-Life Ministry 5th Annual Trivia Night
&
Silent Auction

​Mark your 2017 calendar for the 5th annual St. Gianna Pro-Life Ministry Trivia Night and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 30th.

"TV Buzz" will be our first television theme trivia night and will have great prizes, raffles, and games!

Have a spectacular evening with family and friends while helping the Meet Life Ultrasound Campaign and pro-life outreach programs.

Player Table Registration and Sponsorship Donation forms may be downloaded from the Pro-Life Ministry web page under the Parish Groups tab. 

For questions, contact Mary at prolife.stgiannaparish@gmail.com

ST. GIANNA
CATHOLIC BOOK CLUB

The book, Jesus of Nazerth, by Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, is the next selection for the book club.  Read Chapters 1-6 for the upcoming meeting.  The November meeting, November 7, we will discuss Chapters 7-10.
 
The next meeting is Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. in the parish office to discuss Chapters 1-6 of our book.
 
Anyone can join the book club. If you have questions please contact Jan Pfleger 636-625-4167

           Immaculee Retreat
           December 8 & 9

St. Gianna Parish will host world renowned speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza.  The retreat starts at 5 pm on Friday, December 8, with doors opening at 4 pm to allow for seating.  The cost of the event, including both days is $57 per person, or $76 for two people.  You may preregister online at https:www.immaculee.com/collections/retreats.
​Click on "Wentzville, MO" Retreat Information.

​You may also call Rita Schulte at the church office at 636-327-3639 to register and prepay. (Cash or checks accepted.  Checks made out to "Immaculee")

The retreat will run from 5-9 pm on Friday with Holy Mass at 9 pm.  It resumes at 8:30 am on Saturday, concluding at 12:30.

10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ! !

Click here for a 17 minute slide show.
Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of our patron saint, is working to raise funds to restore their family home, the church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, and build the St. Gianna Beretta Molla International Center.

Click here to view more information on the
St. Gianna Ponte Nuovo Project.
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Today's Liturgy


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.