Pray the Rosary

Fr. Mark Bozada - Pastor
Fr. Roger Fleming - Associate Pastor
Rev. Dr. Michael Suden - Deacon

Parish Office (636) 451-4685
FAX (636) 742-4820
Mon-Thurs (9am - 3pm)
Closed Fridays
Email: stj.stm.church@gmail.com

St. Mary of Perpetual Help

1587 Hwy AM 
Villa Ridge, MO.63089
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St. James
1107 Summit Dr.
Catawissa, MO 63015 

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St. Mary's Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: 4:15 - 4:45pm 
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm -
2nd, 4th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 8:00am
Wednesday & Friday Mass: 8:00am

St. James Mass/Confession Times
Confessions: Saturday 4:15 - 4:45pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Saturday Mass: 5:00pm - 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays of the Month.
Sunday Mass: 10:00am
Tuesday & Thursday Mass: 8:00am

 



 

 

Parish Organizations

Office Hours - Monday - Friday    9am - 3pm
Parish Office Manager - Bev Clements - 636-451-4685
Parish Office Fax - 636-742-4820 Email:
stj.stm.church@gmail.com
Office Address: 1587 Hwy AM, Villa Ridge, MO. 63089

The organizations of St. Mary's and St. James Parishes are the embodiment of our parish community. They are where parishioners learn and teach, get help and give help, and demonstrate their faith as active members of the community.

You are invited to join with the individuals of these organizations in helping make our community a better place to live.  If you would like, you can also contact the parish office for more information.


Parish Council

The Parish Council is the coordinating and unifying structure of the parish community. The Council works in cooperation with the Pastor and the total parish in setting policy and establishing goals, objectives and action plans. The Council attempts to reflect the viewpoints of all the people of St. Mary's Parish and St. James Parish.


Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is a group of individuals who assist the Pastor in planning, providing for, and supervising the financial affairs and physical properties of the parish.  The committee is concerned with parish resources, the budget, church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plant.  


St. Vincent DePaul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of men and women who seek, in a spirit of justice and charity, by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are suffering.  No work of charity is foreign to the society.  The work is funded through parish and community food drives during the year and monetary funding is through the offerings in the Offertory envelope and donated canned foods.



Quilters

The quilters donate their time and talent to produce beautiful hand-made quilts that are used for the socials of the parish throughout the year.



Altar Society
Our Altar Society donate their time and talent in keeping the church beautiful by cleaning, maintaining the altar linens and decorating. They also raise money through activities to defray the cost of maintaining the church. A great way to support the church community.


Music Ministry

St. Marys Parish has a variety of opportunities for those who would like to join our congregation in singing, giving praise to God through music and for the inspiration and up building of our parish community.  Everyone who has an interest in music, whether you are a trained musician or someone who just enjoys singing, is most welcome to be a part of this ministry. 
Please call for further information on any music related questions, including music for our Christmas Mass, weddings, funerals, special functions, or Sundays  


Parish School of Religion

The PSR program provides religious formation for students in grades one through eight who attend public schools. Our goal is to instruct the children in our parish family as a community of believers in the Catholic faith.  The instructions include faith-enriching experiences, such as liturgies, faith instructions, prayer, sacramental preparation, discussions leading to moral awareness and community service.  Parents as primary educators are involved at all levels. Our parish provides this PSR program to help parents fulfill their obligations as primary educators of our Catholic Faith.  The cooperation between parents and teachers will result in responsible behavior essential for the growth of the student as a contributing member of the Christian community.
 


Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic ministers can be anyone who is in good standing with the Catholic Church, 21 years of age or older.  This ministry distributes the Precious Body and Blood of Christ at all masses as assigned.  If unable to be present for your assigned mass, you are asked to find a replacement from the provided list.  Ministers are also encouraged to help-out at any mass where there is a need.


Ministry of Readers (Lectors)

Anyone high school age or older that would like to participate in mass by reading the word of God is welcome.  This ministry covers reading and announcements for weekend masses and special occasions as assigned.  If you wish to participate in this ministry and have not been a reader before, instruction is available.  More readers are always welcome and needed. 


Prayer Chain
The prayer chain consists of a group of parishioners who will pray for any
intentions that are requested.  Anyone who is in need for prayer or would like to join the prayer chain is welcome to call.  


Hall Rental at St. Mary's and St. James
Our hall is a place for meetings, socials and has a full kitchen area. 


Maintenance 

Volunteers are always needed for minor repairs, grass cutting, landscaping. If you would like to volunteer a few hours a week to help, please call the office.


Cemetery
St. Marys cemetery is located across from the school. For more information on the cemetery, contact the parish office. 
St. James cemetery is located on Parish grounds next to the rectory. We can always use help maintaining these cemeteries.



Information on Rock Church -
Billy Murphy - (636) 257-2227
 

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