Meet Life extended
Missouri Knights of Columbus State Deputy Robert Hawkins announced at its recent convention in April that the Meet Life Campaign would be extended into Phase II and he asked members to recommit to the mission of reducing abortions throughout Missouri. “It’s exciting to see how Meet Life uses the compassion and resources of pregnancy help centers; the medical advancement of ultrasound technology; the latest in digital marketing and the generosity of the Knights and their families,” Hawkins stated. Meet Life Phase I generated more than $2 million. The number of abortions in the state now is at the lowest point since abortion became legal in 1973. Centers were provided with the ultrasound equipment and training. The Vitae Foundation provided its research-based digital marketing strategies to help connect women in Missouri with life-affirming pregnancy help centers.
Many ways to help
The 35th annual Irish Open Gala and Golf Tournament held earlier this month to benefit St. Patrick Center raised more than $520,000 to provide housing and support services to people experiencing homelessness. The Catholic Charities agency is seeking a team of on-call volunteers to help at the front desk on an “as needed” basis. This will include planned or unplanned shifts Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For questions, or to get involved with St. Patrick Center as a volunteer, contact Samantha Christ, development specialist, at
[email protected]kcenter.org or (314) 802-0681, or visit
Tour a historic church
Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Eighth and Allen streets in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis, offers tours at noon every Saturday through November except for Oct. 19. The tour will be 20-30 minutes and highlight features of the church built in 1874.
Birthright in St. Charles has openings for volunteers, no experience necessary. Volunteers re needed as receptionists, in field services, for events and more. Visit
Concert and retreat
Catholic composers and musicians Davis Haas and Lori True will perform “God Will Delight,” a compilation of their congregational songs at a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, 2039 North Geyer Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Haas and True also will lead a guided retreat, “Show by Your Life, A Call to Holiness,” at Mercy Conference and Retreat Center from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Inspired by Pope Francis and his call to Holiness, Haas and True will lead participants in reflection and prayer, discerning who each person is truly meant to be in the eyes of God. Registration is $60, which includes lunch.
Combined concert and retreat tickets are $75. Special overnight accommodation package pricing also is available. For more information, call (314) 909-4677 or email [email protected] To purchase tickets, visit
Zechariah Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Zechariah Men’s Prayer Breakfast is focused on sharing the story of an encounter with Christ, one man at a time. The next breakfast will be Saturday, June 29, at the May Room, Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury, 9-11:30 a.m. Speaker Rick Hermann is a local author of “How to Forgive Anyone for Anything” and three other books. Breakfast reservations ($15 at the door) may be made by email to [email protected], by phone to (636) 296-2903, or online at stlrenewal.org/zpb. Information is at the Catholic Renewal’s website, archstl.org/renewal.
In celebration of its one-year anniversary at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine will have a Solemn High Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 30. The oratory is located at 7230 Dale Ave. in Richmond Heights. The oratory will thank God for His manifold blessings and sing Te Deum in gratitude for their growth and new stability. There will be a reception following Mass in the school cafeteria.
The Annual Missouri Holy Family Fest will be Thursday evening Aug. 8 thru Sunday morning Aug. 11, at Eagle Hurst Ranch on the Huzzah Creek near Steelville. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. W. Drinkwater, CSsR, and there are opportunities for confession, eucharistic adoration and spiritual growth for the whole family.
Activities include swimming and tubing on the river, fishing, horseback riding, pony rides, volleyball, square and line dancing, a marshmallow roast and rosary and much more. Cabins are available, or families can bring tents or campers. Meals are served family style or do your own cooking. For more information and prices, see eaglehurstranch.com. The event is sponsored by the Apostolate For Family Consecration.
For more information, see
eaglehurstranch.com or email