St. Charles Lwanga Center


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Mission Statement:

The mission of the St. Charles Lwanga Center is to promote Christian spiritual formation and leadership development within the African American Catholic Community and for all who collaborate with the Center, in accord with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the tradition of the Catholic Church.

 

History

Founded in 1978, the center is located at 4746 Carter Ave. (near I-70 and Shreve Avenue exit) in North St. Louis within the St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist church complex.

 

Programs/Services

Evangelization

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Spiritual Enrichment & Resources

 

Liturgy

Weekly Eucharistic celebrations are held every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Catholic Church (adjacent to the Center).

Reverend Arthur J. Cavitt is the principal celebrant.

 

Resources

Looking for something? Contact Margaret Washington at 314.367.7929, ext. 11.

 

Links

National Black Catholic Congress

St. Louis Review

 

Staff

Meet the people who keep the Center running.

 

Sponsoring Parishes
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Latest News

LWANGA CENTER INVITES, UPDATES, AND FR. ART

Join us at the Center as we celebrate National Black Catholic History Month on Sunday, November 16, 2014. At 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Sharon Cooney-Smith of St. Alphonsus "Rock" Parish will lead a discussion on the past and ongoing local history of the National Black Catholic Congress. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 314.367.7929.

We will be having our annual one-day retreat for busy people entitled, the Crossroads Retreat on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Center from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The  $25.00 fee includes materials and meals. RSVP at 314.367.7929.

We are recruiting youth ministry volunteers to assist with planning and implementing our youth programs. Please contact Mrs. Corliss Cox or Fr. Art Cavitt at 314.367.7929

Inquirers have wanted to know about our Executive Director, Rev. Arthur Cavitt and St. Nicholas Parish. On Sunday, November 9, 2014, Fr. Art will be installed as Pastor at the 10:30 a.m. Mass by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese, Msgr. Mark Rivituso. A reception with light refreshments follows after Mass.  All are invited.

 

 

NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Come and join us as we celebrate National Black Catholic History Month on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Lwanga Center at (Shreve and Carter Aves. in North St. Louis City) adjacent to the St. Elizabeth Mother of John the Baptist Church. Feel free to call us at (314) 367-7929 to let us know that you will be present.

2015 ANNUAL TESTIMONIAL DINNER AND AUCTION

Please join us at the 32nd Annual St. Charles Lwanga Center Testimonial Dinner and Auction being held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Rennaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.  Silent auction begins at 2:30 p.m. and the dinner program begins at 4:00 p.m. 

Adults and youth from the sponsoring parishes will be honored along with the newly instituted Torch Bearer honorees.  For information concerning ticketing, ad space, and auction contributions please contact your Lwanga Center parish representative and/or parish office.  Inquirers from throughout the archdiocese are invited to call the Lwanga Center at 314-367-7929.

Tickets are $60 each and tables of 10 are $600.

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