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Tickets Still Available for the Fr. Scheid Players Spring Show - The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will open their 39th season with The Man Who Came to Dinner, a Broadway favorite about a noted cultural critic and radio show personality who, while on a national speaking tour visits the Ohio home of the prominent and conservative Stanley family. He slips on the ice, breaks his hip, and the local doctor says he must remain confined there. Whiteside turns the Stanley household upside down, forcing everyone in town to cater to his egotistical demands. A three-ring circus of machinations and celebrity appearances ensues.

This year’s cast features two priests of the Archdiocese, Monsignor Norb Ernst of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish and Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri, along with talented adult performers from the Archdiocese.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, March 16 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm

We have a wonderful new venue for the spring play. All performances will be at the Heagney Theatre on the campus of Nerinx Hall High School, 530 E. Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119.

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at the door for $15. The theatre provides ample seating and parking. To order tickets, please mail your check along with the Ticket order form. For additional ticket information, please contact Ann Madden at or call (314) 605-7520.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will be mailed until March 10th. For ticket orders received after that date, you will be notified by phone that your order was received, and your tickets will be held at the door.

To further help support the Catholic Youth Apostolate you may wish to consider placing an ad in our program book. This is a great opportunity to send a congratulatory message to one of the performers or to bring awareness of your business or ministry. Please download Ad Book Order Form for further information. The deadline for placing an ad is March 12. For more information about placing an ad, please contact Debby Mooney at (314) 853-7651 or email

All proceeds from performances benefit the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. Thank you for your continued support!!  We hope to see you at the show!!

Fr. Scheid Players Announce Dates/Auditions for Spring Play

The Fr. Scheid Players are happy to announce audition dates and times for their spring play, The Man Who Came To Dinner.  All auditions will be at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis MO 63119.

Auditions will take place on:

Sunday, January 28th at 2:00pm
Monday, January 29th at 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 31st at 6:30pm

You will be asked to read a scene from the play for your audition. We need lots of men and women for this show, so please consider auditioning, and invite your family and friends!  The performances will be March 16th - 18th at Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves.

There is a scene in the play that calls for a children/teen chorus to sing Christmas carols. It would involve attending 1-2 rehearsals the week before the show and then being there for every performance. We do not need kids/teens to attend the auditions, but if you/they have an interest in being in this scene, email Dr. Karcher at or Debby Mooney at to let us know you are interested.

All proceeds from performances benefit the ministries of the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

Generation Life: Young Catholics Proclaiming the Gospel of Life

This week 2,200 youth, young adults, and adult chaperones will participate in Generation Life, the OYM sponsored trip to Washington, D.C. for the Annual March for Life. The trip will take place from January 17th - 21st.

Why Generation Life? Because there have been 59,800,000 abortions since Roe v Wade (1973), 15,000,000 children live under the Federal Poverty Level, 4,774,000 female victims of domestic violence per year, 1460 executions since 1976 (as of 7/15/2016.) It's time for a change. As one participant said, "When people can’t stand for themselves, we have to be the ones to do it, and I think it’s important to learn that as teenagers, we need to stand up for what we believe in."

Many people do not know that Generation Life extends far beyond the actual pilgrimage. GenLifeSTL 365 is the website that was launched as a resource for support on the daily Pro-Life journey. Created as an extension of the Generation Life movement and aimed at a youthful audience, GenLifeSTL 365 serves as a hub for any individual who wishes to celebrate, protect and care for the dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.

The online community provides resources for people involved in all stages of the movement, with helpful tabs for simple navigation—“Get Informed” for those who wish to learn more and stay in-the-know, “Get Active” for people who are ready to impact their communities, and “Get Help” which provides resources for persons in crisis situations.

Pope Francis said, “Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before he was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world’s rejection. And every elderly person…even if he is ill or at the end of his days, bears the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded, as the ‘culture of waste’ suggests!”

Please pray for all the young people and adults who are taking part in Generation Life, as well as for the many other pilgrims from our Archdiocese who will march for Life this year. Also, watch the GenLife Live Stream beginning Thursday Jan. 18 at 8 pm EST.

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