Annual Love and Life Family Mass and Dinner

You & your family are invited to enjoy an evening of faith, fellowship and fun on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in celebration of the 49th anniversary of the release of Humanae Vitae (July 25, 1968), a foundation encyclical on family love & the sanctity of life.  Join friends from around the St. Louis area for this anticipated annual event sponsored by the Office of Natural Family Planning. Mass will be celebrated at 5pm at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis by Most Reverend Mark S. Rivituso, D.D., J.C.L., Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, followed by a dinner catered by Pasta House and family entertainment in Boland Hall.  Adult: $12 • Children (Ages 3-11): $6 {or a maximum of $50 per family} RSVP by June 30: 314.997.7576 or stlnfp@archstl.org

Register Today for the CYC Sports Summit!

Attention Coaches, Volunteers, and Parents:

Register today for the CYC SPORTS SUMMIT which will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 9 am – 2 pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury.

You know CYC is about a lot more than winning and losing!  Join us for this great day to help you take your coaching beyond the lines and truly impact the lives of the youth that you work with day in and day out. 

Throughout four sessions and table discussions, we will dive deeper into how to integrate faith and athletics - in practices, in games, and in everyday life. There is no better teaching tool than sports! Speakers include Thomas Wurtz from Varsity Catholic, former MLB Pitcher Bobby Keppel, Fr. McGivney High School Volleyball coach and Faith Formation Coordinator Amanda Pirih.

The cost is $10, and registration includes lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. Visit www.cycstl.net/summit to register today!

Restorative Justice in Catholic Schools Leads Restorative Faith Communities Nationwide

June 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

WHAT: 2017 Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) Summer Institute
WHERE: Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, Shrewsbury, MO 63119
WHEN: Tuesday – Thursday, June 13-15, 2017

ST. LOUIS – The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the 2017 Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD) Summer Institute, June 13-15, 2017, beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily at the Cardinal Rigali Center (20 Archbishop May Drive, 63119).

Over 200 educators from 52 schools will attend this comprehensive training in VBRD, a Catholic response to bullying. This 5th annual summer institute will expand to define and identify restorative faith community life beyond schools.

Teams will be trained to prevent and reduce antisocial behaviors through virtue education and restorative practices, resulting in a consistent message that upholds the dignity of the human person. Parents, school personnel, and parish staff will learn ways to maintain a positive environment in which adults and youth are accountable and responsible for holy habits of human excellence. While discipline is viewed as formative rather than punitive, the quality of all relationships becomes the greatest asset with which to build a happier, more productive community.

Sessions will include: Foundations of VBRD, Restorative Practices, Guiding Principles, Engaging Parents, and Successful Class Meetings. A Restorative Leadership track for administrators will result in establishing implementation action plans for the coming school year that extend to the community. Workshops will run in three tracks tailored to the needs of registrants from novice to expert.

Media is welcome to attend most events. Special events to note:

Tuesday, June 13
3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Community Reflection on Restorative Practices
Guest Presenter: Monsignor Jack Costello, pastor of St. Peter Parish, Kirkwood.
This event will end with a dinner reception sponsored by Social Action Virtue Education (S.A.V.E.), a community VBRD outreach organization funded through Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and named one of Pope Francis’ World Popular Movements.

Thursday, June 15

8:30 a.m. - Best practices in VBRD showcase features both school and community projects.
11:00 a.m. - Research Team from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, reports findings on impact of VBRD in this first year. Research is underwritten by a grant from Our Sunday Visitor Institute.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. - A panel discussion on Restorative Communities

  • Kurt Nelson, PhD., Superintendent for Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Father John Mayo, Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish, Warrenton
  • Mrs. Lori Racine, Principal, Holy Rosary School, Warrenton
  • Mrs. Beena Bryant, parent and S.A.V.E. board member, Holy Trinity School, St. Ann

 1:30 p.m. - The event will close with a Commissioning Service led by Father John Mayo Catholic school communities from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and from Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas, and Wisconsin will attend.

“This is our fifth year for this unique training,” said Lynne Lang, Director of School Climate at the Catholic Education Office. “Our returning schools are a testimony to the success of this work in our BeOne initiative. The closing ceremony will recognize schools that implemented VBRD with fidelity in the 2016-17 school year.”

#CatholicSTL

Annual Health and Safety Summit for Catholic Schools

June 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Sue Brown
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Catholic Education Office
Phone: 314.792.7304

WHAT: Archdiocese of St. Louis Health and Safety Summit
WHERE: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, 500 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO
WHEN: June 8, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Program begins at 8:15 a.m. with welcome and prayer)

ST. LOUIS – The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the annual Health and Safety Summit on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (500 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO).

Keynote speaker, Julie Smith, an adjunct communications professor at Webster University and board member of the Gateway Media Literacy Partners, will speak on the topic “Why We’re Missing the Point in Digital Citizenship” at 8:30-9:45 a.m. Break-out sessions begin at 9:55 a.m.

A total of 30 presenters are scheduled for morning and afternoon sessions. Topics include “Dealing with Grief,” “Head Injury and Concussion,” and Protecting God’s Children” for certification. The second round of morning break-out sessions begin at 11:05 a.m. Afternoon sessions begin at 1:05 p.m.

The numerous break-out sessions during the conference are intended for a wide-range of attendees including pastors, principals, teachers, Parish School of Religion (PSR) coordinators and catechists, school nurses, maintenance personnel and athletic directors. Currently over 300 participants are registered for the summit, representing Catholic school and parish personnel across the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

#CatholicSTL

Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis's, Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award

JCRC will honor F. Javier Orozco, executive director of intercultural and interreligious affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, with the Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award.
STL Jewish Light story HERE.
http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_31d3376a-46de-11e7-8e5b...

Thank you for this recognition, for the friendship and the opportunity to continue building bridges together.

Order Your Tickets Now for the Fr. Scheid Players' Summer Production - Fiddler on the Roof

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is pleased to announce that the Fr. William Scheid Players will continue their 38th season with Fiddler on the Roof. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

This year’s cast of over 100 will feature six priests of the Archdiocese, including:

  • Monsignor John Borcic of St. Mary Magdalen Parish
  • 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. Henry Purcell of Immaculate Conception-Dardenne Parish
  • Fr. Bill Wigand of Regina Cleri

Also performing will be dozens of talented grade school, teenage, and adult performers from 40 different parishes in 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, July 21 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 23 at 2:00 pm

All performances will be at Incarnate Word Academy, 2788 Normandy Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63121.

All advanced tickets are $12 for reserved seating. Tickets are available at the door for $15. The Incarnate Word Academy Theatre is handicapped accessible. To order tickets, please mail your check along with the Ticket Order Form. For additional ticket information, please contact Ann Madden at (314) 846-1060 or email annmaddenstl1@gmail.com.

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. Please see the Ad Form with further information. The deadline for placing an ad is July 12. For more information about placing an ad, please contact Julie Feldner at (314) 792-7625 or email juliefeldner@archstl.org.

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

BLESSED JUNE 3 MEMORIAL OF UGANDAN MARTYRS AS LWANGA CENTER IS BLACK CATHOLIC MINISTRIES OFFICE

Blessed June 3 Memorial Day of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions!

Gracious God, You have made the blood of the martyrs to be the seed of Christians. May the witness by Saint Charles Lwanga and his companions of their loyalty to Christ in the face of torture, inspire women and men all over the world to live the Christian faith.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, pray for us.

The St. Charles Lwanga Center is now also known as The Archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministries.  

Following consultation with Archbishop Robert Carlson, the Center's Board of Directors ratified a revised Constitution and Bylaws, affirming the expanded scope of the Center. Revised texts of the mission statement and history are posted on the Lwanga Center's web page. Display of the revised graphic image including the flame with enhanced identification will occur imminently. We enthusiastically invite you to maintain or increase your participation in the Center's mission. Thank you for your continual prayerful support.

Archbishop Carlson and Archdiocese to be Honored by Criminal Justice Ministry

June 1, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

Luminary Award to Recognize Archbishop, Archdiocese for Continued Support

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, will be honored at the Criminal Justice Ministry’s Inaugural Recognition Dinner on Thursday, June 1. Archbishop Carlson will receive the Luminary Award for Criminal Justice for the assistance and advocacy provided by the Archdiocese of St. Louis since the founding of the Criminal Justice Ministry in 1979.

Successful clients and the supporters who have helped make the ministry possible will be recognized at the dinner. The dinner will also help fill a $150,000 revenue gap created by a loss of state funding after steep budget cuts in the Missouri Legislature.

The mission of the Criminal Justice Ministry is to improve “the safety and well-being of individuals affected by crime and the criminal justice system, their families and their communities in the Greater St. Louis Area through person-to-person assistance rooted in Jesus Christ’s message of love, reconciliation and hope.”

“We serve, without judgement, the most vulnerable individuals in our community,” said executive director Anthony D'Agostino. Volunteers hold prayer services, Bible study, one-on-one visits, tutoring, anger management classes and more at several county jails and prisons in the St. Louis area. The ministry also assists the immediate needs of recently released ex-offenders by providing bus passes, emergency meds, clothing and hygiene items, referrals to services, and access to housing programs.

Nancy J. McCarthy, recently retired Regional Administrator of the Board of Probation and Parole for the Missouri Department of Corrections and member of the Peace & Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also being honored with an award.

For more information about Criminal Justice Ministry and the Recognition Dinner, visit cjmstlouis.org.

#CatholicSTL

Walk of Trust Sunday Intended to Heal Divisions

May 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

WHAT: Walk of Trust
WHEN: Sunday, May 28, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
WHERE: From Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell) to Chaifetz Arena on campus of Saint Louis University
WHO: Any person of goodwill in the St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS – The greater St. Louis community is invited to participate in a “Walk on Trust” on Sunday, May 28, departing the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis at 2:00 p.m. The walk is part of the weekend-long “St. Louis Pilgrimage of Trust” taking place in St. Louis May 26-29. The walk is intended to be a first step towards healing some of the deep divisions in our community that have surfaced since the unrest in Ferguson.

The Walk of Trust will depart the Cathedral Basilica and head north to Delmar Boulevard, the symbolic “Delmar Divide,” which has for generations been a mark of racial, cultural, and economic division in St. Louis. The route will follow Delmar Boulevard for a few blocks before turning south to Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University. Participating worship locations along the route include Second Presbyterian Church (4501 Westminster Place), Galilee Baptist Church (4300 Delmar Blvd), and Masjid Bilal Mosque (3843 West Pine Mall Boulevard). Anyone is welcome to participate for as much or as little of the walk as possible.

In addition, all churches in St. Louis – Catholic and non-Catholic – are invited to ring their bells when the Walk of Trust begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, as a visible mark of unity in our region.

A Taizé prayer service inside Chaifetz Arena will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the walk. Participation in the Walk of Trust is not required to attend the prayer service.

This incredibly important event is open to everyone in our community who wonders “What can I do?” to help heal our community. More information about the Walk of Trust can be found at walkoftrust.com.

Media is invited to attend any portion of the event.

#CatholicSTL

Archbishop Carlson to Ordain Four Men to Sacred Priesthood

May 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Gabe Jones
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: 314.792.7557

Mass of Priestly Ordination will take place Saturday, May 27, 2017

WHAT: Priestly Ordinations for the Archdiocese of St. Louis
WHO: Four men will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell Boulevard)

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders on Reverend Mr. Michael Lampe, Reverend Mr. Peter Terwase Faimega, Reverend Mr. Clark Philipp, and Reverend Mr. John Schneier at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Saturday, May 27.

The candidates for ordination, or “ordinands,” will receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders in culmination of several years of rigorous study and spiritual development at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. Three of the candidates graduated from Kenrick School of Theology with a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity. Reverend Mr. Clark Philipp will return to the Pontifical North American College in Rome after ordination to complete his studies.

The candidates each followed the calling to sacred ministry in different ways. Reverend Mr. Schneier and Reverend Mr. Philipp entered the seminary immediately after graduating from Saint Louis University High School and DeSmet Jesuit High School respectively. Reverend Mr. Lampe earned a degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology and worked professionally as a nuclear engineer before entering the seminary. Reverend Mr. Faimega’s path to the priesthood began in his home country of Nigeria.

“The ordinandi have shown generosity of heart and a great openness to formation as the Lord continues to form them into the priests they are called to be,” said Fr. James Mason, president-rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. “At the beginning of the year, I asked them to be servant-leaders within the seminary community and models for the other seminarians. They responded wholeheartedly. I am confident that they will bring the same servant-leadership into their priesthood.”

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the total number of potential ordinands for the class of 2017 is 590, up from 548 in 2016, and near the 595 ordained in 2015.

Part of the rite of ordination includes the laying on of hands by the bishop, a tradition that began with the original Twelve Apostles and has continued in an unbroken line throughout the entire 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The new priests receive supernatural graces through the Sacrament of Holy Orders whereby they are able to act in persona Christi (in the person of Christ) when they hear confessions and offer the sacrifice of the Mass, which is a bloodless re-enactment of Christ’s sacrifice on Good Friday.

The Mass of Priestly Ordination begins at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard, in the Central West End.

Additional background information about the ordinands and the Rite of Ordination, including a live-stream of the Mass and ceremony, can be found at archstl.org/ordination.

#CatholicSTL

Annual Love and Life Family Mass and Dinner

You & your family are invited to enjoy an evening of faith, fellowship and fun on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in celebration of the 49th anniversary of the release of Humanae Vitae (July 25, 1968), a foundation encyclical on family love & the sanctity of life.  Join friends from around the St. Louis area for this anticipated annual event sponsored by the Office of Natural Family Planning. Mass will be celebrated at 5pm at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis by Most Reverend Mark S. Rivituso, D.D., J.C.L., Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, followed by a dinner catered by Pasta House and family entertainment in Boland Hall.  Adult: $12 • Children (Ages 3-11): $6 {or a maximum of $50 per family} RSVP by June 30: 314.997.7576 or stlnfp@archstl.org

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team at the 19th Annual CYC Cardinals Night!

Hello Sports Fans! It’s time for our 19th Annual CYC Cardinals Night on June 14, 2017! The Cardinals will be playing the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tickets for Loge Seating are $17.50 each (regularly $58.)

Download the Ticket Order Form here, and for more information, call the CYC Office at (314) 792-7256.

If you would like to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals with your CYC teammates, friends, and family, please get your order in quickly. We have a limited number of tickets, and we will be selling them on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s always a Fun Night at the Ball Park for all CYC Sports Teams!!

Players and teams will be able to participate in the parade around the field prior to the game, and the top four parishes in number of tickets sold will have a special opportunity to participate in an additional pre-game event!

Syndicate content Syndicate content