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.

 

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

CELEBRATE WITH US AT THE LWANGA CENTER TESTIMONIAL DINNER AND AUCTION

The St. Charles Lwanga Center Testimonial Dinner and Auction will be on Sunday, April 7, 2013, downtown at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. Tickets are $60.00.  We will be celebrating 35 years of service in the archdiocese.  We will honor adult and youth representatives from our sponsoring parishes. Trailblazer Honorees are Chief Dan Isom, Mayor Monica Huddleston of Greendale, and the St. Louis Central Committee of the Kinghts and Ladies Auxiliary of Peter Claver. Please call the Center at (314) 367-7929 for ticketing and additional information. 

BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY

The St. Charles Lwanga Center invites you to its annual celebration of National Black Catholic History Month on this Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. This year's location will be Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Center located at 1050 Smith Ave., 63135 (off of Hudson Rd.) in Ferguson. We will be highlighting the National Black Catholic Congress and the Pastoral Plan drafted in July at Indianapolis. We want to explore its implications for our archdiocese. The event is free and open to the entire archdiocese. Call the Center at (314) 367-7929 today or Saturday to let us know that you will attend.

 

LWANGA CENTER LEGAL INFORMATION SESSION THIS SATURDAY

The St. Charles Lwanga Center's legal ministry is presenting a seminar on the care of elderly, incompetent, and incapacitated adults on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The seminar offers information on power of attorney, guardianships, conservatorships and the Catholic perspective on upholding the dignity of persons when making such decisions. Presenters include an attorney, city and county administrators and a health care ethicist, all of whom are Roman Catholic parishioners of the archdiocese. There is no charge for the seminar. However, free will offerings to the Center are always welcomed. For more information or to register, please call (314) 367-7929 to confirm your attendance.

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