Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood for the Sanctification of Priests 
in the Archdiocese of St. Louis

* * * God has arranged for this last-minute event! * * *
with the Apostolate of Spiritual Motherhood for Priests
to honor His Most Sacred and Eucharistic Heart
and to sanctify our shepherds!!!

All are invited to celebrate and pray with us.

Morning of Prayer for 
the Sanctification of Priests
on Friday, June 11, 2021
the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and
the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
9:30 am  - 11:30 am
at Ascension Catholic Church, 
230 Santa Maria Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63005  directions

Come join Fr. Stephen Schumacher for:
 + Holy Mass 
 + Eucharistic Adoration, with Exposition & Benediction
 + Rosary & prayers for the Sanctification of Priests
 + Litany & Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
 + Confession will be available.

Unable to attend? Please pray that we may be able to livestream this 2-hour event, so that you may participate virtually on Ascension's YouTube channel.  
 + Down load and print the Program Booklet Sacred Heart.pdf and Rosary brochure

COST - No Charge
Please consider offering a GENEROUS DONATION to our celebrant for sharing his priesthood with us,  and to Ascension Parish for opening their church to us for this event.

Reverend Stephen Schumacher 
attended Mary Queen of Peace School in Webster Groves and Saint Louis University High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, double major in chemical engineering and physics from Vanderbilt University, after which he taught one year at De Smet Jesuit High School (2013).  Feeling called to the priesthood, he entered Cardinal Glennon College to pursue studies in philosophy, and was sent to the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to earn first a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology, then a licentiate in biblical theology. After his May 2019 ordination to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Fr. Schumacher continued his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, until the COVID-19 shutdown sent him back to the U.S. Since June 2020, Fr. Schumacher has assisted at Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, MO.  

When asked about his call to the priesthood, Fr. Schumacher answered; “I remember wanting to be a priest when I was in fourth grade, 10 years old. It seemed like the kind of “imagination” that kids have when growing up — firefighter, pilot, astronaut — but it never went away, and it settled into a kind of “that’s what I want to do when I grow up.” I was especially drawn to the Mass. I loved to serve Mass. I would sign up for funerals and other Masses that servers were not scheduled for. I started going to daily Mass on some days before school when I was in seventh grade, which I kept up through high school.

“All through high school I expected I would go to seminary when I graduated — I figured I would go to the Jesuit novitiate. But my mom wanted me to go to university. So I applied to different schools and ended up with a great offer at Vanderbilt. We had a fantastic chaplaincy, and I am very grateful to the chaplain, the FOCUS team, and the rest of the staff for the good place they helped to create at Vanderbilt while I was there.

“I attended a Jesuit Come-and-See weekend at Saint Louis University, and it became clear to me while I was there that I was not supposed to apply to the Jesuits. So I applied to Kenrick-Glennon, and I’ve been very happy and confident that I am in the right place ever since."  

Please join us on June 11, 2021 to pray with Fr. Schumacher and hear his homily.
9:30 am      - HOLY MASS for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
10:30 am    - 
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Silent Adoration
11:00 am    - Rosary & other Prayers for Priests, Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
                    ending with 

then you will be able to watch and pray with us on Ascension's website and YouTube page.

Download and print Program Booklet Sacred Heart.pdf (print both sides and fold)



Share this invitation to our morning of prayer for priests with all the people in your family, friends and church groups.