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The Discipulus Institute Presents "The Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas"

The Discipulus Institute is the leading faith formation program for young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, created by the Office of Young Adult Ministry in collaboration with Paul VI Institute. Discipulus courses are taught by experts in the area of study, and offer a deeper look into topics that will help young adults understand and practice their faith more fully. Course topics range within the realms of theology, philosophy, spirituality/prayer, and Scripture.

Discipulus classes have been wildly successful – drawing even 40 students to a 5 week course on Christology. Why are they so attractive? In speaking with young adults in our ministry, the message has been clear: Young adults crave formation, resources, and community. The Discipulus Institute meets these needs. Not only have attendees received exceptional theological, philosophical, and spiritual formation, but many have also found lasting fellowship in their classmates and even the teachers.

Registration is now open for the newest Discipulus course "The Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas" with Nathan Doerr.  The class will spur discussion and answer questions such as... What is so significant about the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas? Haven’t modern theologians found better ways to express the faith? How is this relevant to my spiritual life today?  Young adults are invited to come and find out the answers to these questions and more in this new Discipulus class that is sure to be illuminating and edifying for all.

The course starts at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary on November 16, from 7-8:30 pm and will meet for five Thursdays until December 21 (no class on Thanksgiving).

 The cost of the class is $25. There is no assigned text for this course. Register here!

CYC Sports to Honor Parish Sports Volunteers at 61st Annual CYC Awards Banquet

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 the Catholic Youth Apostolate-CYC Sports Department will host our 61st Annual Awards Dinner. CYC parish volunteers will be recognized for their outstanding service and dedication.  Please make plans to attend this year's event which will be held at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, and help us honor some of the great parish volunteers that have given so much time and effort to the CYC program!

 Please consider purchasing tickets and/or an ad to show support for our dedicated CYC parish volunteers who put in numerous hours keeping the parish sports programs going strong.

 For more details, visit or call the CYC Office at (314) 792-7256.

2017 District Person of the Year Award Recipients:

  • Jeff Antrainer - North County District (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)
  • Tom Borich - St. Charles District (Immaculate Conception-Dardenne)
  • Karen & Ed Naeger - South Central District (St. Gabriel the Archangel)
  • Gene Poisson - South County District (St. Joseph-Imperial)
  • Paul Counts - West County District (St. Joseph-Manchester)

2017 Sports Service Award Recipients:

  • Jim Temprano - Baseball Service (South Central District, St. Gerard Majella)
  • Mike Nolan - Basketball Service (South County District, Seven Holy Founders)
  • Bob Wendel - Soccer Service (South County District, St. Bernadette)
  • Tom Schmittgens - Softball Service (St. Charles District, St. Joseph-Cottleville)
  • Joyce Serangeli - Volleyball Service (St. Charles District, St. Elizabeth/St. Robert)
  • Craig Andrews - Lacrosse Service (South Central District, St. Margaret of Scotland)

EMPOWER St. Louis Training: A Training Day for All Adults Serving in Youth Ministry

Every year around September the Office of Youth Ministry has Training and ongoing Formation for all Youth Ministers, Adult Youth Leaders, Core Members, and Volunteers to better prepare them for the mission field of Youth Ministry. 

Our next Training Day will be Saturday, September 9, 2017. The Office of Youth Ministry is excited to be working with Life Teen this September! This is a day for all adults who serve in youth ministry. Registrations will be made through the Life Teen website, but you do not have to be a Life Teen member to attend. This Empower Training Day is designed to help all types of youth programs and their leaders!

Event: EMPOWER St. Louis Training

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

What: This will be a full day of training for all adults working in youth ministry.

Where: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Time:  Check-in and breakfast are from 8:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Training will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more details, and to register, visit

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