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Peace and Justice Commission update

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski has announced organizational changes to support the mission of the archdiocesan Peace & Justice Commission. Founded after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014, the commission has a mission is to advise, educate and promote interfaith and secular partnerships in the work of social justice.

Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will oversee the Peace and Justice Commission, with Marie Kenyon serving as its director, and reporting directly to Bishop Rivituso. Archbishop Rozanski also said that the commission’s current processes and procedures will be evaluated. The work of the Immigration Task Force, which falls under the commission, will continue.

Archbishop Rozanski said he is confident that these steps will help the Peace & Justice Commission enhance its work with government and community leaders to promote the important work of social justice reform in accordance with Church teaching.

SLUH teacher honored with science prize

Daniel See of Saint Louis University High School is the 2020 recipient of the Saint Louis Science Center and Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Prize for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. The award was established in 1995 by Carol Loeb and her late husband, Jerome T. Loeb, and honors teachers who significantly enhance their students’ performances in science and mathematics.

“Great teachers are the cornerstone of a strong community and presenting these awards in 2020 is particularly meaningful as teachers across the world have been navigating new challenges to continue teaching during the global pandemic. All of our finalists demonstrate expertise in their subject areas, innovative teaching styles including the use of technology, and personal commitment to the overall well-being of their students,” said Carol Loeb, who was a math teacher for 57 years.

Living Rosary for Life

Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life will host a Living Rosary for Life at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at Assumption Church, 4725 Mattis Road in south St. Louis County. The group will pray the Rosary and honor St. John Paul II and his devotion to the Rosary. Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life is a nonprofit group that sponsors pro-life billboards along St. Louis area highways.

Prayers to end human sex trafficking

A Rosary chain to pray for an end to human sex trafficking will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 24, at Incarnate Word Church, 13416 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Auxiliary Bishop Mark S. Rivituso will offer an opening prayer, followed by a Rosary chain. Participants are asked to wear blue or white shirts. Since 2007, more than 3,000 human trafficking cases have been reported in Missouri, with a high concentration in St. Louis, according to organizers. For more information, email Judie at [email protected] or [email protected] or call (314) 255-8822. The event will be livestreamed by St. Joseph Radio at www.saintjosephradio.net.

All Saints virtual celebration

Families are invited to a virtual celebration for the feast of All Saints, hosted by the Daughters of St. Paul. The sisters at Pauline Books & Media will host the event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Children are invited to dress up as their favorite saint for the online gathering. They will introduce themselves and their saint, hear stories of the saints and pray to the saints together. To register, email [email protected]inemedia.com. A link to the event will be emailed. For more information, call the sisters at (314) 965-3512.

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