St. Margaret of Scotland Parish has been a cornerstone of the Catholic faith in the Shaw neighborhood of South St. Louis, Missouri for more than a century.
We hope you will join us!
With an active Church and award-winning, growing School, St. Margaret of Scotland is a diverse urban Parish, a vibrant voice for justice, and a beacon of the Catholic faith shared through worship, lifelong education, and unconditional generosity.
A little goes a long way when the SMOS community gives as one!
Did you know that #iGiveCatholic is the first-ever day of Catholic giving in our nation? It’s a special part of #GivingTuesday (November 28) for us to give back and give thanks to the organizations that shape our souls. Join the movement and show your support for St. Margaret of Scotland.
You can support SMOS by giving online or with a check or cash. The goal this year is to raise $5,000 to support our SMOS Music Ministry program here at the Parish. Thank you for your continued generosity!
#iGiveCatholic - #GivingTuesday 2023
Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, will be at 9:00am. Plan to come to Mass to give praise and thanks to God with our parish family before Thanksgiving celebrations with your family and friends.
On Thanksgiving Day, all are invited to bring donations of food that will be shared with our local Isaiah 58 food pantry, or to make a monetary gift to our St. Vincent de Paul Winter Outreach.
The Parish Office and School will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays. If you have parish business, please take care of that at another time.
THERE WILL BE NO ADORATION SCHEDULED FOR THANKSGIVING DAY (11/24).
There will be NO MASS celebrated at St. Margaret of Scotland on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving.
As we head into the Fall, our parish community will be engaged in Stewardship season, a time for each of us to reflect and commit on being more grateful and generous with the gifts God has given to us. Over the next few months, parish families will be invited, in many ways and through many initiatives, to commit more deeply to being a faithful member of our Church and parish family. After the Covid disruptions to our parish life, and now that we know St. Margaret will stay as a stand-alone parish in the All Things New restructuring, it is time to each of us to recommit ourselves, our time, our talent, and our treasure to this parish community.
All parish families are receiving copies of our Stewardship Report and a brochure and commitment card for our Increased Offertory Program. Follow the link below for details and digital versions of these materials.
SMOS Stewardship 2023
The St. Margaret of Scotland Living Justice Ministry has assembled a Parish task force to work on Gun Sense: For the Common Good. This faith-based initiative will address the issues of gun violence in our neighborhoods and our City, State, and Country – both from a systemic and an advocacy standpoint.
If YOU would like to get involved and learn more about how to support this effort, then check out the Gun Sense info via the link below and sign up to receive further updates. Together in one voice, we can say “ENOUGH!”.
Gun Sense: For the Common Good
This Advent and Christmas season the SMOS Youth Ministry group has decided to sponsor a refugee family in need of…
Thank you for your generous support of our “Grateful & Generous” Program! In the next few weeks, we will be publishing in the bulletin a report with important highlights from our program.
Event Date: Monday, December 11, 6:00pm
The Home of Sandy Koesterer, 3133 Hawthorne Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63104
We are a diverse, urban, Catholic parish. Inspired by the Holy Spirit and the example of our patroness, we are called to be a vibrant voice and beacon of the Catholic faith in our neighborhoods.
We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and action by:
Fr. John Rogers Vien has served as Pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland since 2021. He has been a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for over 30 years.
Fr. John writes a weekly article in the Parish bulletin called “A New Week”, in which he highlights various things going on around the Parish, focuses attention on a social justice or ecumenical topic, and challenges all of us to become better disciples of Christ in our daily lives.
Besides presiding at Mass or around the Church and Rectory, you will most likely find Fr. John out walking the neighborhood with his dog, Axel.