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Tickets Now Available for Fr. Scheid Players' Production - You Can't Take It With You

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will open their 38th season with the madcap, idealistic comedy, You Can’t Take It With You. 

The play's cast features six priests of the Archdiocese, including Monsignor John Borcic of St. Mary Magdalen, Fr. Terry Borgerding of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Marthasville, Fr. John Brennell of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton, Monsignor Norb Ernst of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish, Fr. Ryan Weber of Immaculate Conception Dardenne, and Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri, along with talented adult performers from the Archdiocese.

This year marks the group’s 38th anniversary of presenting Broadway plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds for the youth programs of the Catholic Youth Apostolate.

Performance dates are:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm

All performances will be at Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63121.

Advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating.  Tickets are available at the door for $15. The theatre provides ample seating and is handicapped accessible. To order tickets, please mail your check along with the Ticket Order Form.  For additional ticket information, please contact Mary Tichy at (314) 608-9851 or email meadt1984@gmail.com.

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. See the Ad Order Form for more information. The deadline for placing an ad is March 17.  For more information about placing an ad, please contact Debby Mooney at (314) 853-7651 or email debbymo@aol.com.

Thank you for your continued support of the Catholic Youth Apostolate!

"Heart Speaks to Heart" at Annual Youth Minister Retreat

The Office of Youth Ministry is hosting its annual Adult Youth Leader Retreat this weekend, Feb. 10-12, 2017. The event will take place at the beautiful King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center in Belleville, Il. The approximate 30 retreatants and leaders will be reflecting on the theme for the weekend, which is Cor ad cor loquitur - "Heart Speaks to Heart"

The host for the weekend is Fr. Paul Hoesing, the Dean of Seminarians and Director of Human Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Read what Seminarian, Scott Schilmoeller, had to say about Fr. Hoesing in Kenrick-Glennon Herald Magazine (page 10.)

Please keep all of the participants in prayer this weekend. Since youth leaders spend a great deal of time ministering to others, this is a great opportunity for them to take time for themselves and to be spiritually nourished and refreshed.

Fr. Scheid Players Announce Audition Dates for Spring Production of You Can't Take It With You

The Catholic Youth Apostolate and the Fr. William Scheid Players are pleased to announce audition dates for their spring production of You Can’t Take It With You, a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

Audition dates are:

  • Sunday January 22 at 2 pm -  Cardinal Rigali Center
  • Monday January 23 at 7 pm -  Cardinal Rigali Center
  • Sunday January 29 at 7pm - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque School

Parts are available for nine men, seven women, and three extras, and auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The show will take place on March 24, 25, and 26, 2017 at Incarnate Word Academy. If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to attend, please contact the director, Dan Karcher at dkarcher@sbcglobal.net.

For nearly four decades, the Fr. Scheid Players have been presenting Broadway plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds to benefit the youth programs of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Synopsis of the play:
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family and their friends are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them!

But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all!

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