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Trinity Catholic High School Dinner Auction: 10-19-19

St. Sabina (Florissant) | September 19 2019

Please join Trinity Catholic High School for our annual Dinner and Auction in support of our Titans on October 19th! Our theme this year is “Titanopoly”, with auctioneer Dan Buck! The evening will include complimentary valet parking, dinner, live and silent auction, raffles, games, and more. All proceeds support Trinity’s proud tradition of excellence in Catholic college preparatory education in North County. We are grateful to our presenting sponsor World Wide Technology and all of our sponsors for their commitment to Trinity’s mission. We hope to see you on 10-19-19! Please visit to register or donate an auction item today! For additional information or questions, please contact special events coordinator Marjorie Pingel at or call 314.810.4060.

White Mass for Healthcare Professionals - October 13

St. Alban Roe (Wildwood) | September 19 2019

The White Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. A reception will follow Mass in Boland Hall adjacent to the Cathedral. This Mass is associated with St. Luke, the patron of physicians and surgeons, whose feast day is October 18. It takes its name from the white coat most commonly worn by those in the medical field. It is an opportunity to thank and bless those who work to heal and an opportunity to celebrate health among us.

Annual Parish Sausage Dinner

St. Francis Borgia (Washington) | September 19 2019

St. Francis Borgia Parish will host a Sausage Dinner on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Grade School Cafeteria, 225 Cedar Street, Washington, MO. Menu includes Pork Sausage and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Homemade Bread, Baked Apples and Ice Cream. Adults are $11. Children 6-12 are $5. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 636-239-6701.

St. Catherine Laboure - Knights of Columbus BBQ

St. Catherine Laboure (Sappington) | September 17 2019

Please join us in celebrating the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul on Sunday, September 29th from 11am-7pm. There will be plenty to eat, raffles to check out, pumpkins to purchase. Fun for the whole family.

Come Alive - Concert and Charisms Conference

Other | September 12 2019

The Holy Spirit bestows diverse gifts on the people of God. The fall Come Alive - Concert and Charisms conference will help your gifts come alive. Friday night’s concert with Fishpot Creek Bluegrass Band will get your toe tapping and spirit jumping through the charism of music. Saturday’s workshops will be time well spent to grow in knowledge and understanding of Teaching, Prophecy, and Healing. October 18-19 at the Cardinal Rigali Center. All the information can be found at or call the Catholic Renewal Center at 314-731-6100.

Zechariah Men's Prayer Breakfast

Other | September 12 2019

Zechariah Men's Prayer Breakfast is about sharing the story of an encounter with Christ one man at a time. It involves good fellowship, fine food, and grateful prayer. Come to breakfast Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at the May Room, Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, Shrewsbury MO 63119, 9 am - 11:30 am. Our speaker MIKE ROBERTS is the Manager of Public Relations and Communications at the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis. Earlier Mike had a 37-year career in television as a meteorologist. Breakfast reservations ($15 at the door) may be made by email to, by phone to 636-296-2903, or online at STLRENEWAL.ORG/ZPB. Details are at ARCHSTL.ORG/RENEWAL.

Sts. Peter and Paul Church Fall Festival

Other | September 10 2019

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT SUNDAY, SEPT. 29TH Looking for the perfect Sunday Funday? Join us at Sts. Peter & Paul in Soulard for the inaugural Cornhole Tournament! This event is part of our Fall Festival; we will have live music, food, games, raffles and a silent auction going on as well. Grab your best throwin' pal and join us for a good time! Register your team today on Cost is $20 per team of two - Includes: All You Can Drink Beer, Soda and Water during tournament and two (2) game guarantee. Individual entries cost $10 and will be assigned a partner. Games will be first to 15 (no busts), cancel scoring. All other rules will comply with American Cornhole Association rulebook. Cash prizes will be given to the winning team! Food will be available for purchase. Live music by Lady J. Huston from 12 to 3. Schedule: 9:30 am - Mass (optional) Registration: 11 am to 11:45 am- 12 noon: Games begin

RED MASS - October 6, 2019

St. Alban Roe (Wildwood) | September 10 2019

You are invited to the Red Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception at Boland Hall. Archbishop Carlson is the celebrant. Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois will serve as homilist. The Red Mass is celebrated annually for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors and students, and government officials. Through the Mass, the Church asks the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all who are servants of justice. Please call 314.792.7812 with any questions.

Celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Our Lady of the Holy Cross (St. Louis) | September 08 2019

Join us in an outdoor (under the tent) Mass of Creation for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Friday, October 4, at 4:00 p.m. at the site of our beautiful Sophia Butterfly Garden on the Our Lady of the Holy Cross campus, 8115 Church Road. Bring your pets for the blessing of animals following Mass. All are welcome. For questions or more information, please contact our rectory, 314-381-0323.

Love's Reply - Women's Discernment Group

Other | September 04 2019

The Office of Vocations will be hosting a monthly discernment group for women ages 18-30 beginning on Wednesday, September 11. The group will meet at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary from 6:30-8 p.m. for prayer, formation, and discussion aimed at equipping young women to take the next right step in following God's call for their lives. For more information, contact the Office of Vocations at:

Veni Si Amas Discernment Retreat

Other | September 04 2019

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will host a discernment retreat over the weekend of October 18-20 at the provincial house in Alton, Illinois. Single Catholic women ages 17-30 are invited to join the sisters for prayer, conversation, and an introduction to the principals of discernment and understanding of consecrated life. For more information or to register, visit or call 618-463-2757.

150th Jubilee Open House

Other | September 04 2019

The Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George will host an open house at their Provincial House in Alton, Illinois to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the congregation on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2-5 pm. Join the sisters for a tour of the convent and chapels and to learn more about their history and apostolates. For more information or to register, visit: or call 618-463-2757.

43rd Annual Respect Life Convention

Other | September 04 2019

On Sunday, October 13 at the St. Charles Convention Center. The event includes Mass with Bishop Rivituso, inspiring workshops, exhibits, and a keynote address by Abby Johnson, national pro-life advocate and author. As a convert to both the Catholic faith and the pro-life movement, her story was featured in the 2019 film Unplanned. Abby is also the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers who wish to leave the industry, and the author of two books, Unplanned and The Walls are Talking. Cost for the keynote presentation and luncheon is $50 per seat, $500 per table of 10, and $25 for students, seminarians, and religious in formation. Online pre-registration for the keynote luncheon is required on or by October 1 at For questions or online registration help, please contact the RLA at or 314-792-7555.

St. Francis Borgia, Parish Breakfast

St. Francis Borgia (Washington) | August 30 2019

St. Francis Borgia Parish will host a Parish Breakfast on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 7:30-11:00 am in the Grade School Cafeteria, 225 Cedar Street, Washington, MO. Menu includes bacon, bone-in-ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fruit, coffee, milk and juice. Adults are $6. Children under 6 will eat free. A family of 4 or more is $18. Benefits the 2020 8th Grade Pro Life trip. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 636-239-6701.

Open House St. Patrick Center

Other | August 29 2019

St. Patrick Center is having an open house on September 26th from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Please join us for an OPEN HOUSE and learn about the services we offer to help people improve their lives through permanent, positive change. Come to the Welcome Center entrance (facing the Post-Dispatch building) on September 26th from 2pm to 4:30pm. Enjoy food and beverages while learning about the ways that St. Patrick Center helps people become housed, find employment, address mental health and substance use problems, and improve the quality of their lives. We are looking forward to meeting you!

September Auditions for The Young Catholic Musicians

Sts. Peter and Paul (St. Louis) | August 28 2019

This year we have a nice sized orchestra but are in need of singers. I’m sure there are young people who would live to share their vocal talent and faith with other young people from throughout the Archdiocese. The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians will hold auditions for singers during August/September in preparation for its 46th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 10-17) represent over 40 parishes and schools in the St. Louis area. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web page at

Fall Festival September 15, 2019

St. Joseph (Bonne Terre) | August 27 2019

Fall Festival at St. Joseph Parish in Bonne Terre with Fried Chicken, Kettle Beef and Liver Dumplings - 11 am until 5 pm. Live Music, Bingo, and games for children and adults. Homemade ice cream for sale.

Blue Mass

St. Alban Roe (Wildwood) | August 26 2019

All first responders and their families are invited to the Blue Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception. We invite all first responders to wear uniforms, gather ahead of time in front of the Cathedral Basilica and process into the Cathedral at the beginning of the Mass. Special prayers will be offered for our first responders, and they will be recognized during the Mass.


Other | August 22 2019

Church tours, Grand Raffle (Quilt, Afghans & Restaurant Gift Certificates), Wine Pull, Crafters, Mum Sale, Silent Auction, Beer and Brats, Washer and Cornhole tournaments, and much more. JAZZ CONCERT FEATURING LADY J HUSTON (As seen on “America’s Got Talent”, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Archdiocesan Pro-Life Video Challenge

Other | August 21 2019

Are you age 13-39? Are you pro-life? Then enter the 2019 Respect Life Apostolate's Pro-Life Video Challenge and you could win a $500 prize! Create a 1-5 minute video on the theme, “Respect Life.” Finalists will be invited to our 43rd Annual Convention on Sunday, October 13 at the St. Charles Convention Center. The winning video will be announced and played during the keynote and awards luncheon and earn a $500 prize. The 2019 contest runs through Friday, September 13. Questions? Email or visit online at:

Naming & Commendation Rite

Other | August 20 2019

Naming & Commendation Rite – Saturday, September 7 Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield is hosting a Naming & Commendation Rite on Saturday, September 7 immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass. The parish is located at 13416 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017. Jointly developed by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship and the Respect Life Apostolate, Naming & Commendation is designed to meet the needs of parents whose child(ren) died before birth for any reason -- miscarriage, still-birth, accident, or abortion. • For more information about the event, contact Cindy Reznikov at 314-265-4315 or Deacon Ron Reuther at 636-675-1364. • For more information about the program, please email or visit online at "I am the Resurrection and the life." - John 11:25

CHRIST ALIVE Women’s Witness Prayer Breakfast

Other | August 17 2019

Christ Alive, a women’s witness ministry, brings Christ to others like Mary who leads us to her son. Mary overshadowed by the Holy Spirit bears Christ to the world. Our witness is to share the current of grace, the Holy Spirit, with all women. Like Mary we are called to serve others. You’re invited to attend the Christ Alive women’s prayer breakfast to hear how Christ is alive in Nancy Davis’s life. Join us on Saturday, September 21, 9am-noon at the Cardinal Rigali Center. Cost is $20. To register go to events page or call 314-731-6100.

Generational Healing Service

Other | August 17 2019

Generational Healing Service, Sunday September 15, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (does not include Mass) at the Cardinal Rigali Center, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Service focuses on healing and deliverance prayer related to issues both past and present in one’s family line. Information is available for prayerful preparation by calling Anne Hruz, 314.731.6100 or

Move-In Kit Items needed

Other | August 16 2019

St. Patrick Center, a Housing First Agency, seeks your help with stocking the agency's move-in kits, for our clients who are ready to move into permanent housing. The following new items are requested: comforter sets, bath towels, washcloths, pots/pans, shower curtains and hooks, mops, hangers, laundry baskets. Parishioners may drop off donated items Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm at St. Patrick Center's donation center dock at the back of the building. Thank you!

Epiphany-GSA Fall Festival

Epiphany of Our Lord (St. Louis) | August 12 2019

Epiphany-GSA Fall Festival Epiphany of Our Lord Church 6596 Smiley and Ivanhoe, St. Louis, MO Fri. Sept. 13, 2018, 6 – 11 p.m. Sat. Sept. 14, 2018, Noon – 11 p.m. Parade - Sat. Sept. 14, 11 a.m. Rides-Music-Games-Dinners $$$10,000 Raffle$$$ For more information, call 314-781-1199.

Parent Child Fertility Awareness Programs

Other | August 07 2019

You are invited to an event that provides an atmosphere of love and learning to discuss fertility and to promote communication between parent and child. The programs are presented by a parent, a physician and joined by teens on a panel for questions and answers. The programs emphasize respect, understanding and appreciation for God’s gift of sexuality, as well as age-appropriate information on the function of the reproductive system. • An Afternoon Program for Mothers and Daughters: one for 10-12 year old girls on October 13,2019 • Father/ Son: Boys into Men Program: one for 11-12 year old boys, September 29, 2019 and a separate program for 13-17 year old boys, November 10, 2019) For more information about either of these programs, please contact Jeanne Stoll at 314-991-0327 or .

St. Francis Borgia Parish Fall Festival

Other | August 01 2019

On September 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. St. Francis Borgia Parish will host their Fall Festival. Located on 2nd and Cedar Streets in Downtown Washington , Missouri. Food items include: Fried Chicken and Roast Beef Dinner served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade relish, bread, and desserts. Family Style Seating with prices ranging from $11.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 6-12, and children under 6 get in free. Carry-Outs include $11.00 Includes Dessert, and $14.00 Chicken Bucket.

Cathedral Basilica Gala on Saturday, August 17, 2019

Other | July 30 2019

Maintaining, preserving, and restoring our magnificent Cathedral Basilica is an ongoing effort. As the art and the architecture of this great monument of our faith are true inspirations that must be preserved for generations to come, Archbishop Carlson has instituted a reception and dinner auction to benefit the Cathedral. It will be held at Old Warson Country Club, 9841 Old Warson Road, St. Louis, Missouri, 63124, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17th. For more information,please contact Susie Irons at or call (314) 373-8205.

Sexual Abuse Survivor Groups For Adult Victims of Child Sexual Abuse

Other | July 25 2019

As part of our promise to protect and pledge to heal, the Archdiocese of St. Louis invites adult survivors of child sexual abuse to participate in a support group program to begin Wednesday, September 4. Sponsored by the Archdiocese, this expanded ministry will be offered at the Watson Road location of Saint Louis Counseling in Crestwood and is available to adult survivors at no cost. The closed groups will meet for six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm until 7pm. Adult survivors of child sexual abuse may inquire by calling 314-544-3800. Registration is required and space is limited.

A Workshop for Spiritual Directors & Chaplains

Other | July 15 2019

Accompanying the Dying-A Workshop for Spiritual Directors & Chaplains - Our presenter, Sandra Spencer is a spiritual director, and retired chaplain. For 17 years she served as chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at Saint Louis University Hospital where she cared for trauma patients, cancer patients, and their families. - Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am - Cost: $35 - To register, visit or call 314.256.8804 - Location: Aquinas Institute of Theology - 23 S. Spring Ave. - St. Louis, MO 63108