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

NO MASSES AT

ST. GIANNA PARISH

NO STATIONS OF THE CROSS

NO MEETINGS

UNTIL APRIL 6th



COVID 19 Special Announcement

Dear Parishioners of St. Gianna Church,

We are living through a great trial, not only is there the threat of serious illness from the Corona virus, but we have been cut off from the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar and Holy Communion.

1. Archbishop Carlson has ordered that all Masses are to be cancelled through April 6, which is Palm Sunday--this may change! He has given a dispensation to all Catholics so that there is no sin involved with missing Sunday Mass. Please make Spiritual Communions.

2. Holy Communion can be given only to those who are seriously ill and dying. We just received this memo yesterday. I have to suspend the practice of being available for Holy Communion in the mornings.

3. The Churches can remain open for private prayer; ours will be open from 7:30 am--9:00 pm Monday-Saturday and 7:30 am--12:00 pm Sunday.

4. Confessions can be heard, but behind the screen to maintain proper distance.
I am scheduling Confession during the remainder of Lent on:
  Monday-Fridays: 8-9 am
  Fridays only 7-9 pm
  Saturdays: 4-5 pm
  Sundays: 10-11 am

Please pray the Holy Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for a quick end to this situation. Pray for the conversion of our country and the world which has lost faith in God and Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayers for you in these sad times,
Father Elliott


Quilts for Sale

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



         Bonfire Rosary
        

Following 5:00 p.m. Mass, we will share a parish wide Potluck Dinner in the Church Hall. Afterward, we will pray the Rosary around the bonfire!

Please bring a side dish or dessert.  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.

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

Please send your prayer requests to prayerchain.stgiannaparish@gmail.com
Stewardship Time & Talent 2018 Revised
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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

That Man Is You
Back In Business!!

          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

No Book Club meeting until April 7, 2020.  

We will meet on April 07, 2020, to discuss a book titled, Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross, by Edward P. Sri. The meeting will be held in the church office from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Father Elliott will join us, also.

In addition, for our April reading, Nancy and I have each ordered 6 copies of a new and  very inexpensive book by Matthew Kelly, Beautiful Hope. We plan to bring it to our April meeting and pass it along to you for $3.00.
 
Anyone can join the book club. If you have questions please contact Jan Pfleger 636-625-4167

    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.)

     Registration For PSR-
  Parish School of Religion
            2019-2020

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.
Be Sure To Read and Respond to the 
St. Gianna Stewardship Time and Talent Flyer