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Celebrate the REAP Team's 25th Anniversary!

Tickets are still available for The REAP Team's 25th Anniversary Banquet on Friday night, August 1. All are welcome to join in on this celebration! Details can be found at

A little background... The REAP (Retreat Evangelization And Prayer) Team is a retreat ministry of the Catholic Youth Apostolate. The REAP Team consists of adults and teenagers who have been specially chosen and trained to convey the Gospel to all people, especially teenagers. Using humor, drama, skits, faith sharing, games, and music, the Team's focus is to touch young people's hearts, open their minds, and stir their souls with the love of Jesus Christ. In their 25 years of ministry, The REAP Team has presented well over 3000 ministry events, which have reached over 200,000 people with the Gospel of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

To learn more about the REAP Team, visit their website:

CYC Baseball/Softball "Spirit of Saint Louis Games" Celebrate the Spirit of Our City's Patron Saint

The CYC Baseball/Softball Spirit of St. Louis Games were held at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish this past weekend. Buzz Swanston, Assistant Director of CYC Sports commented that “Although it was a hot Saturday in June, thanks to all the great work by the SMMA Athletic Association hosting the Spirit Games, the girls and boys enjoyed themselves and got to meet new friends.”

The Spirit Games are played at the end of each of the CYC's main sporting seasons. Parishes participating in the CYC program are invited to send at least one 8th grade boy and girl to be a part of the games. These players join with other players from their CYC District to take part in friendly competition with teams from other Districts.

The young people chosen to be part of the Spirit Games are living examples of the spirit and principles the CYC has endeavored to teach the youth of the Archdiocese for over 65 years.  They have shown the dedication to their faith, strength of character and leadership that marked the life of our city's patron saint. 

The CYC sponsors annual Spirit Games for baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball.  Spirit Games participants receive a special certificate and a t-shirt and, most importantly, the knowledge that they are living their lives in the spirit of Saint Louis.

Fr. Scheid Players Present "Annie Get Your Gun"

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will close their 34th season with Annie Get Your Gun. The hit Broadway musical features legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who ascends from dirty-faced backwoods gamin to the uppermost rungs of international stardom. Her mentor is Buffalo Bill, and Annie's great rival is arrogant marksman Frank Butler with whom she eventually falls in love. She experiences ups and downs in her romance with Frank but, in the end, love wins.

This year’s cast of 60 will feature several priests of the Archdiocese including Fr. Terry Borgerding of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Marthasville, Monsignor John Borcic of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in St. Louis, Monsignor John Brennell of St. Monica Parish, Monsignor Norb Ernst of St. Margaret Mary of Alacoque Parish, and Fr. Bill Wigand, along with dozens of talented grade school, teenage and adult performers from around the St. Louis community.

This year marks the group’s 34th year 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, July 25 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 27 at 2:00 pm             

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

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating.  Tickets are available at the door for $14. As noted above, the location of the show has moved to Incarnate Word Academy. This new venue will provide ample seating for our summer show. To order tickets, please and mail your check along with the Ticket Order Form to the Catholic Youth Apostolate.  For additional ticket information, please contact Ann Madden at (314) 846-1060 or email

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 service. Download the Ad Form for further information. The deadline for placing an ad is July 17.  For more information about placing an ad, please contact Debby Mooney at (314) 853-7651 or email

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

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