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St. Louis Young Adults to Host Men's & Women's Retreat: Exploring Spirituality in Everyday Life

The first St. Louis Young Adults Men's and Women's Retreat will be held on Saturday, October 17th! This will be a day-long retreat, planned and led by young adults with the goal of helping other young adults deepen their faith in their everyday lives.

The men's retreat will take place at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, and the women's retreat will take place at the Cardinal Rigali Center from 10 am to 5 pm. There will then be a vigil Mass with both groups to conclude the retreat. Lunch and an optional breakfast will be included.

This retreat will include talks, fellowship, reconciliation and Mass; this is a great way to build community and also take time to encounter the Lord. For more details and to register, visit Office of Young Adult Ministry's page, or email

REAP Team to Host "Romantic Revolution Retreat"

The Catholic Youth Apostolate's REAP Team and Office of Youth Ministry will host the "Romantic Revolution Retreat" at the Cardinal Rigali Center on Monday, September 28 from 7 pm to 9 pm.  This retreat is open to young women in grades 7 - 9 interested in learning more about relationships, romance and pure love in today's world. Teen and young adult members of The REAP Team will give testimony to the power and beauty of chastity and how only through living out this virtue can true romance be revived in our world.

Following are a few comments from young women and moms who attended last year's event:

From the teen girls:

-I loved this retreat! It was fun and full of non-stop activities. I think that young people will choose to become chaste.

-I thought it was really fun since it was explained really well.  I learned that chastity is a better way to live.

-I liked it a lot. I can actually use the information in real life.

-I thought it was great. I really like the talks. I will always remember to believe in myself.

-I thought about how much I need God in all my relationships.

From the moms

-I have to let you know the best part of the day was our drive home (approx. 35 minutes), my daughter and I had some great conversations about chastity, God, boys, school and choices!  Here's to keeping the talking going and to continuing the "Romantic Revolution."

-The talks from the teens were most memorable for me.

-I especially liked the male perspective on how men/boys view women.

-Yes, (I grew closer to God) by seeing how one little event may change the future of even one girl and how the word of chastity can be spread so easily and quickly.

Visit the REAP Team's website for more details, or if you have questions, please contact Rachel Allen at (314) 971-3153.

Training Day 2015

Every year in 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.  This year, the keynote speaker will be Deacon Dana Nearmyer, the Lead Consultant for Evangelization and Catholic Formation for Youth in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Deacon Nearmyer is also an Adjunct Instructor of Evangelization and Catechesis at Benedictine College where he teaches courses on Youth Ministry. Other presenters will be Katie Gray, Rachel Allen, and OYM Staff.

Event: Training Day

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

WhatThis will be a full day of training for all adults working in youth ministry.

WhereKenrick-Glennon Seminary

Time:  Check-in and breakfast are from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  Training will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Guest:  Deacon Dana Nearmyer

Price$25.00 per person by August 30th, $35.00 per person on and after August 31st.
            Priests are free.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register On-Line Here .

For more information contact Tom Lancia at 314-792-7618 or

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