Schedule of Events

Complete program for the weekend's events at the Cathedral Basilica - Eucharistic Congress Cathedral Program 2011 FINAL.pdf

Complete program for Saturday's events at St. Louis University High School - Eucharistic Congress 2011-SLUH Program FINAL.pdf

Friday, June 24 - Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

6:45 p.m.                                Rosary led by religious orders, groups, and families from the Archdiocese of St. Louis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (map).
7:30 p.m. Archbishop George J. Lucas will give a presentation followed by Benediction and light refreshments at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 

Saturday, June 25 - St. Louis University High School

1:00 - 9:30 p.m. A fun family event, including live music, various presentations, and Mass at St. Louis University High School (map).
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. For Adults:         



  • Catechism
  • Eucharist
  • Teaching your children the faith
  • Roman Missal III
  • Introduction to Religious Life

For Children:

  • Grades 1-4:
    • Creating a Cup of Blessing
    • The Mass Up-Close and Personal
    • Story Telling: The Importance of the Mass
    • Brown Bag Saint Puppets
  • Grades 5-8:
    • Make Your Own Prayer Cloth
    • Song and Hands in Sync
    • My Own Cross: Make and reflect on one of the many shapes the Cross has taken throughout Christian history.
    • Religion Trivia
  • All ages, Grades 1-8:
    • Face Painting
    • Fr. Joe Kempf & Big Al: Don't Drink the Holy Water – How God can fill us with love at Mass.  There is an empty place in the heart of each person.  Come hear Fr. Joe (and his big, blue, furry friend, Big Al) demonstrate the wonderful ways that – at Mass – our awesome God fills that empty place!
    • Michael James Mette: No Greater Love:  Sing Praise to Jesus in the Eucharist.  Michael James Mette is a singer/musician/speaker whose concert will present children and families dynamic and spirited music and commentary on Eucharistic themes.

For Youth:

  • Will Work for Mercy: This is a service program that provides an opportunity for people to run a parish based ministry based on the corporal works of mercy. The program integrates the Gospel, sound business planning, calling people into discipleship, and reflection afterwards on "where did you see God's glory shine through your mission." Youth Minister Pete Buncher will explain how the program is set up, and two particular "missions" will be explained.
  • Fr. Bob Reed: Come and listen as the President of Catholic TV explains how he uses digital media to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Audrey Assad & Ike Ndolo: Come and listen as Catholic artists Audrey Assad and Ike Ndolo share their thoughts and experiences of what it means to write and perform music for the Lord.

Our Hispanic Community:

  • Liturgy / Eucharist / Spirituality with Miguel Arias from Loyola Press
  • Spanish and bi-lingual catechetical workshops for children and families will be offered.
5:30 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and homilist, Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Rice.
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Music provided by Audrey Assad and Ike Ndolo with interviews by Fr. Robert Reed.

Sunday, June 26 - Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

10:00 a.m. His Eminence Raymond Cardinal L. Burke will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (map).
5:00 p.m. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will close the Congress with a celebration of the Corpus Christi Mass and lead a procession from the Cathedral Basilica.