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Fr. Scheid Players Announce Audition Dates for Summer Production of Fiddler on the Roof

The Catholic Youth Apostolate and the Fr. William Scheid Players are excited to announce audition dates for the summer production of Fiddler on the Roof.  All auditions will take place at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis MO 63119. 

Audition dates and times are:

  • Wednesday May 10th - 7pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturday May 13th - 12pm to 3pm
  • Wednesday May 17th - 7pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturday May 20th - 12pm to 3pm

Please come prepared with a song selection for your audition.  It doesn't have to be something from the show; anything is fine.  You may also be asked to read something from the script or dance.  Our performance dates are July 21st, 22nd and 23rd.

 If you have any questions, feel free to email our director, Dr. Dan Karcher, at

 Please invite your friends, classmates, co-workers and family to try out.  All who do audition will be invited to be part of the show.  We especially need a number of young men for this cast.

 We look forward to seeing you at the Cardinal Rigali Center!

Taizé St. Louis - Pilgrimage of Trust

What if there was a way to bring various people from different backgrounds together? What if, for a brief moment, our city wasn’t divided by socio-economic, racial, or faith-based differences?

Have you heard about the Pilgrimage of Trust? Are you aware of the Taizé brothers’ unique charism of ecumenism and reconciliation that promotes an authentic encounter of others, especially those who are different? You can be an advocate of peace by helping us spread the word about this event, and the events leading up to it, on Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017).

The Pilgrimage of Trust is an event that is meant to bring together people of various backgrounds, whether that be socio-economic, racial, faith, or more. It was launched over 35 years ago by Taizé’s founder, Brother Roger, in order to foster trust between people through living and praying together, discussing and discovering common ground. Over the years, it has brought together hundreds of thousands of young adults worldwide.

The Pilgrimage of Trust is for everyone!

People of all ages are invited to join us throughout the weekend. There is no need to register to attend only the Common Prayer times, however if you wish to attend workshops and meals, registration is required.

Watch Br. Emile, a monk from the Taizé community in France, as he shares a history of his community and explains the upcoming Pilgrimage of Trust on KMOV‘s “Great Day St. Louis.”

For more details about the Pilgrimage of Trust, visit

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

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

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

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