St. Charles Lwanga Center

BISHOP EDWARD BRAXTON OF BELLEVILLE PRESENTS

“The Catholic Church and the Black Lives Matter Movement: The Racial Divide in the United States Revisted”
On:  Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
At:   The Cardinal Rigali Center, Fleur de lis Room
Sponsored by the Knights and Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter Claver, The Lwanga Center, Peace & Justice Commission of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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

Monthly Eucharistic celebrations are held every 1st 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.

 

Mass for the Preservation of Peace and Justice, January 18, 2015. Homily by Fr. Cavitt.

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

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING NATIONAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 40TH ANNUAL ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION. THE MASS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF PEACE AND JUSTICE BEGINS AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 AT 2:30 P.M. FOLLOWED BY THE DR. KING MODEL OF JUSTICE HONORS PRESENTED BY ARCHBISHOP CARLSON TO SELECTED HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH IN BOLAND HALL.

PASTORS AND CHOIR DIRECTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LET ALL INTERESTED PARTIES KNOW OF THE JOINT CHOIR BEING FORMED FOR THE MASS.  THE REMAINING SCHEDULED REHEARSALS ARE:  DECEMBER 12, JANUARY 2, AND JANUARY 9 AT ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE PARISH, 2715 NORTH SARAH FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.  THE FINAL REHEARSAL WILL BE HELD AT THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA, JANUARY 16, FROM 12:30-3:00 P.M.  IF MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED, CALL THE ST. CHARLES LWANGA CENTER AT 314-367-7929

Lwanga Center Bible Study / Testimonial Dinner & Auction

Our Bible Study resumes on consecutive Wednesdays from January 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  We will explore and pray with the Book of Ruth and continue with the Books of Kings.  Please bring a Bible.  The New American Edition is preferred.  There is no charge for the sessions.  Free will offerings to the Center are always welcome.

Come and join us at the 33rd Testimonial Dinner/Auction on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.  The theme for the event is Keeping Hope Alive...God Has Not Fogotten Us. Dinner Tickets are $65.00 each/table of 10 for $650.00. The 50/50 Raffle tickets are $10.00 each.  Doors open for the silent auction at 2:30 p.m.  The dinner program begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are available through your sponsoring parish or organization representative or by calling, visiting the Lwanga Center.  The number is 314-367-7929.

 

LWANGA PATRONAL CELEBRATION AND KUJENGA YOUTH CONFERENCE NEWS

You are invited to join us for the patronal celebration of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions on this Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Mass will be at 6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Church (adjacent to the Center). Concelebrants should bring an alb and red stole. Reception and open house follows at the Lwanga Center. Please R.S.V.P. to the Center at (314) 367-7929. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate in the collaborative liturgical music ministry for the evening. Rehearsal will occur in the church on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. prior to Mass. Please let Mr. Eugene Thomas, music director know of your intention to participate through emailing him at ectsongs@yahoo.com.      Also, registrations are being accepted for the Kujenga XIV Youth Conference for high school teens being held at Fontbonne University July 17-19, 2015. Final payment due June 12. Contact the Lwanga Center for applications and information.

 

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