St. Charles Lwanga Center

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. Participating parishes include Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis; Most Holy Trinity; Our Lady of the Holy Cross; St. Alphonsus Liguori “Rock”; St. Augustine; St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist; St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Nicholas; Sts. Teresa & Bridget; and Visitation/St. Ann Shrine.

  • Programs/Services

Evangelization

Youth 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

Meet the people who keep the Center running.

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Latest News

LWANGA CENTER TESTIMONIAL DINNER AND AUCTION - Sunday March 30, 2014

Please join us at the 31st Annual St. Charles Lwanga Center Testimonial Dinner and Auction being held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 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.  Tickets are $60 each and tables of 10 are $600. Adults and youth from the sponsoring parishes will be honored along with the newly instituted Torch Bearer honorees: Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School, Mr. Michael McMillan and M. Denise Thomas. First stop for sponsoring parishes about information concerning ticketing, ad space, and auction contributions should be your Lwanga Center parish representative and/or parish office. Inquirers from throughout the archdiocese are invited to call the Center at 314-367-7929.

 

2014 BLACK AND INDIAN MISSION COLLECTION, 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

Please support the Black and Indian Mission National Collection on the weekend of Sunday, March 9, 2014. Your support helps evangelization efforts nationally, and specifically in our archdiocese through parish and school initiatives along with local spiritual centers. The collection was conceived through the American Bishops dating back to 1884 and has been providing important assistance since 1887. The designated envelopes are typically part of parishioners' annual envelope packets or are available through your parish. Thank you for your contribution to these vital ministries. 

 

NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY

Come and join us as we celebrate National Black Catholic History Month this Sunday, November 17, 2013. We will commence with a prayer service with musical tribute at 2:00 p.m. in St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Church (Shreve and Carter Aves. in North St. Louis City). This will be followed by a reception and Open House at the St. Charles Lwanga Center, adjacent to the Church. You are welcome to fellowship and see the array of historical and contemporary displays and texts at the Center. Feel free to call us at (314) 367-7929 to let us know that you will be present.

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