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Pre-election novena

A pre-election novena will take place at the Carmelite Monastery of St. Louis, 9150 Clayton Road in Ladue, from Sunday, Oct. 25, through Monday, Nov. 2. Each evening will include the Angelus, chaplet of Divine Mercy and Rosary at 6 p.m., followed by Mass at 7. Celebrants each evening include Oct. 25, Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso; Oct. 26, Father Thomas Keller of Assumption; Oct. 27, Father Augustine Wetta, OSB, St. Louis Priory School/St. Anselm; Oct. 28, Father Thomas Molini, Ascension; Oct. 29, Father Timothy Elliot, St. Gianna; Oct. 30, Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski; Oct. 31, Father Edward Stanger, Holy Infant; Nov. 1, Msgr. Timothy Cronin, St. Clement of Rome; Nov. 2, Father John Hansen, SMP. For more information, or to access a livestream of each evening, visit www.ath-stl.org.

Climate change

“Economic Effects of Climate Change” will be discussed by financial analyst Juli Niemann at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Help Tau Center, 335 S. Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood. It is part of the monthly Franciscans for Earth eco-series. Niemann has a bachelor’s degree from Fontbonne College, and a master’s degree (MBA) from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in finance. A chartered financial analyst, she is a current member and former president of the CFA institute in St. Louis. Register at www.fsolph.org to join the free Zoom event. Email [email protected] with concerns or questions.

Immigration issues

The Immigrant Service Providers Network, which includes St. Francis Community Services-Southside and Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, is offering a virtual conference, “Immigrants in a Time of Upheaval” from noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, and Wednesday, Nov. 18, and 4 to 6:30 p.m Thursday, Nov. 19. Each day has a different category: life at home; mental health and crisis response; and novel approaches to service provision. For information or to register, visit www.ispnstl.org/conference.

Welcoming the Stranger

A recent episode of The Missouri Catholic Conference podcast, MCC from the Capitol, titled “Welcoming the Stranger: An Introduction to Missouri’s Immigrant Community,” invites listeners to hear the stories of recent immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America. The podcast highlights the work of Deacon Enrique Castro, director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City, and Javier Orozco, executive director of Human Dignity and Intercultural Affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. To access the podcast, visit spoti.fi/3o7dkCW.

Gift for chapel

Pat and Aja Stokes have pledged to match $2 million in gifts made toward Saint Louis University High School’s Chapel renewal project. This initiative, a cornerstone of a campaign to further SLUH’s mission in its third century, will punctuate the school’s Jesuit, Catholic identity and commitment to forming Men for Others. SLUH President Alan Carruthers said the pledge will help all students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni “experience SLUH as a place of encounter with God.” SLUH simultaneously is creating the David J. and Kelly E. Laughlin Campus Ministry Center. The school has historically been one of the top feeder schools to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Society of Jesus. To learn more about the chapel renewal project, visit www.sluh.org/chapel.

Interfaith Partnership annual gala online

The Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis is hosting a virtual gala and celebration from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. This year’s event is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs. Honorees at this year’s celebration are Sister Carla Mae Streeter, OP, from Aquinas Institute for Theology; and Rev. Dieter U. Heinzl of Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, for their dedication to interfaith understanding and cooperation in the St. Louis region. The theme is, “Repairing the World: Strengthening Connections in a Fractured Time.” To RSVP, watch or donate, visit www.interfaithstl.org/repair.

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