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Living rosary at St. Paul

Eighth graders at St. Paul School in Fenton recently completed an outdoor living Rosary path (right). Students came up with the idea as part of their gift to the school. St. Paul’s art teacher, Sandy Sandweg, helped them to make it a reality. Students painted the stones, measured and laid out the groundwork and dug the holes. The eighth-graders also dedicated the project to Connor Simpson, a classmate of theirs who died when they were in kindergarten.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Memorial Mass for Ugandan martyrs

A Mass in memory of St. Charles Lwanga and the Ugandan martyrs will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, St. Nicholas Church, 701 N. 18th St., Downtown. A veneration of relics also will be offered. The Mass is organized by the St. Charles Lwanga Center. Priest concelebrants are welcome; please bring red vestments. For more information, call the Lwanga Center at (314) 367-7929. The Ugandan martyrs are a group of 22 Catholics and 23 Anglican converts to Christianity in the historical kingdom of Buganda, now part of Uganda, who were executed between Jan. 31, 1885, and Jan. 27, 1887. They were killed on orders of a local king, Kabaka Mwanga, also known as Mwanga II of Buganda. The deaths took place during a time of religious struggle for political influence at the Buganda royal court.

Poverty simulation

The Incarnate Word Peace and Justice Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Voice of the Poor Committee will host a Poverty Simulation from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the gymnasium at Incarnate Word Church, 13416 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Facilitated by the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, the simulation will help participants understand what it is like to live in poverty. Adults and high school-age teens are welcome. To RSVP, contact Beth Cagle at (314) 651-6507 or cagleb04@gmail.com by May 28.

Breast cancer healing Mass

A Mass for those who have been affected by breast cancer will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2618 S. Brentwood Blvd. in Brentwood. Survivors and patients as well as family members and friends are welcome. The Mass will offer those in attendance the opportunity to join their sufferings with Christ in prayer for peace and healing of all. Father Jack Siefert, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen, will be the celebrant. A reception will be held after Mass. For more information, email prolife@archstl.org or visit STLRespectLife.org under programs and then spiritual support.

Summer story time

The Daughters of St. Paul will host a Summer Children’s Story Time on Tuesday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at Pauline Books and Media, 9804 Watson Road in Crestwood. Children 3- 8 years are invited to join the sisters for a story, fun activity and a short prayer experience. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the event. For more information or to register, call (314) 965-3512. Admission is free.

Sequela Christi

The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in will offer Sequela Christi, a series of volunteer days at their Kirkwood convent on Thursdays in July for high school- (sophomores and older) and college-age girls. (There will not be a gathering on July 4.) Participants will have the opportunity to join in the apostolate, prayer, and recreation of the sisters. For more information, visit www.carmelitedcj.org/vocation/retreats-events or e-mail vocations@carmelitedcj.org

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