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Fr. Scheid Players Present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will continue their 37th season with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This early musical collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber brings the biblical story of Joseph from the book of Genesis to life. Employing a variety of musical styles, the story unfolds with the help of four narrators who guide the audience through Joseph’s struggle and triumph. Entirely set to music, the show moves briskly through the various episodes of Joseph’s tale. Songs, dances, and music relate the story of Joseph and his colorful coat.

This year’s cast of 90 will feature several priests of the Archdiocese, including 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, and Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri, along with dozens of talented grade school, teenage, and adult performers from 25 different parishes in the Archdiocese.

This year marks the group’s 37th 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, July 22 at 7:30 pm
                                           Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
                                           Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

All performances will be at Chaminade College Preparatory School, in the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, 425 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, Missouri 63131.

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating.  Tickets are available at the door for $15. The Skip Viragh Center for the Arts provides ample seating and is handicapped accessible. To order tickets, please mail your check along with this Ticket Order Form.  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 ministry. Download an Ad Book Order Form with further information. The deadline for placing an ad is July 13.  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!

Fr. Scheid Players Announce Audition Dates for "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

The Catholic Youth Apostolate and the Fr. William Scheid Players are happy to announce audition dates for this summer's production of "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." For almost 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.

Audition dates for this summer's show are:

  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Sunday, May 15th
  • Wednesday, May 18th
  • Sunday, May 22nd

All auditions will take place at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119. They will begin at 7 pm each night. All age groups are needed for this production. Please invite your friends, family, classmates, co-workers, etc. Everyone is welcome!!

If you will be auditioning, please come prepared to sing something. It doesn't need to be a song from this show; whatever song you choose is fine. If you have sheet music for the song, please bring it with you. There is little dialogue in this show, but you may also be asked to read a part, dance, or show the director one of your other talents. Plan to dress comfortably so you can move around.

The show will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 22-24 at Chaminade College Preparatory School.

If you have any questions about auditions, please email Dan at or Debbie at or check the Fr. Scheid Facebook page for more details.

2016 Catholic Adventure Week: Faith, Fun, and High Adventure for Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew Members

Catholic Adventure Week will be held the week of July 10-16, 2016 at Swift Explorer Base of the S bar F Scout Ranch, which is near Farmington, Missouri. The weeklong high adventure retreat is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Youth Ministry, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA. The theme for the 2016 Catholic Adventure Week is “The Year of Mercy.”

Catholic Venturers and Boy Scouts from around the region are invited to participate in an inspirational week of high adventure/Kodiak training, faith, and fun.  The goal in providing this week for our Catholic Scouts is to give them the experience of living their faith, growing in their faith, and loving their faith within the Scouting movement and especially out in the wonders of God’s creation. While at CAW, Scouts will be exposed to the entire High Adventure program offered at Swift.  Intertwined with the outstanding program offered by the Swift staff and merit badge program time, there will be opportunities for prayer, religious instruction, and reflection. 

For more details, visit the CAW webpage or contact Tom Kroenung at

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