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Bridges Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatiius in Everyday Life

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Ferguson) | May 22 2021

Are you looking for a deeper prayer life and a closer relationship with God? If so, please consider the "Bridges Retreat in Everyday Life," This nine-month retreat is designed and adapted for persons in all walks of life. The retreat consists of daily prayer and journaling (experiencing discernment, contemplation, meditation), in addition to weekly or monthly small group meetings and weekly guidance through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatiius of Loyola. The retreat runs September into May and coincides with the Church's liturgical calendar. The retreat begins in September 2021, and information sessions (like the retreat) will be offered at five Greater St. Louis-area sites on various days and times this summer, as well as a virtual "Zoom" session. For more details about the retreat and information sessions schedules, visit: wwww.bridgesfoundation.org. For questions, contact Steve Givens, executive director, at: [email protected] or 314-401-2072


Our Lady's Inn Golf Tournament

St. Raphael the Archangel (St. Louis) | May 21 2021

Our Lady’s Inn Maternity Homes will be holding the 18th Annual Tee Off for Life Golf Tournament in memory of Mary Ann Capellupo on Monday June 28th. Join us at Greenbriar Hills Country Club for 18 holes of golf, meals, contests, silent auction, and more. All proceeds benefit Our Lady’s Inn, providing shelter and wraparound services for pregnant women and their children in the St. Louis/St. Charles area. To register or for more info: https://ourladysinn.org/18th-annual-golf/ or contact Katrina [email protected]


Fried Chicken & Kettle Beef Dinner

St. Anne (French Village) | May 19 2021

Saint Anne's Church in French Village, MO. will hold a Fried Chicken & Kettle Beef Dinner on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 11AM - 4 PM. The church is located at 5443 Brickey Rd. at Hwy. Y. Also being served are our famous liver dumplings and numerous side dishes. The food will be available for carryout or eat in the pavilion. Prices are as follows: Adults: $11 Kids 5 - 11: $5 4 and under: Free In addition to delicious food, there will be a Queen Quilt Raffle, a 50/50 raffle, Bake Sale and Country Store. For more information, please call 314-562-5927.


Natural Family Planning

Other | May 19 2021

For couples planning their weddings, wanting a natural way to plan their families, or having difficulty conceiving, please visit: http://stlouisnfp.org or to schedule an appointment: http://bit.ly/NFPintro . Introductory classes are held at weekly at a variety of locations.


Corpus Christi June 6, 2021

St. Joseph (Cottleville) | May 18 2021

Bridges Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Everyday Life

Incarnate Word (Chesterfield) | May 06 2021

Are you looking for a deeper prayer life and a closer relationship with God? If so, please consider the “Bridges Retreat in Everyday Life,” based on the 450+ year-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. This nine-month retreat is designed and adapted for persons in all walks of life. The retreat consists of daily prayer and journaling (experiencing discernment, contemplation, meditation), in addition to weekly or monthly small group meetings and weekly time with a prayer companion who listens to your experiences and provides oral and written guidance through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The retreat runs September into May and coincides with the Church’s liturgical calendar. The retreat begins in September 2021, and information sessions (like the retreat) will be offered at five Greater St. Louis-area sites on various days and times this summer, as well as a virtual “Zoom” session. For more details about the retreat and information session schedule, visit: www.bridgesfoundation.org. For questions, contact Steve Givens, executive director, at: [email protected] or 314-401-2072.


Natural Family Planning

Other | April 28 2021

For couples planning their weddings, wanting a natural way to plan their families, or having difficulty conceiving, please visit: http://stlouisnfp.org or to schedule an appointment: http://bit.ly/NFPintro . Introductory classes are held at 14 locations in the Archdiocese each month.


ITEST Webinar: The Moral Arguments in the Embryo Adoption Debate

Other | April 27 2021

The Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) is hosting a webinar on Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (central time). "The Moral Arguments in the Embryo Adoption Debate" Dr. Charles Robertson will present Embryo Transfer: Morally Neutral or Intrinsically Evil? Dr. Elizabeth Rex will present Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ARTs) vs Embryo Adoption (EA): What Does the Catholic Church Teach? Their presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is open at https://faithscience.org/embryo-adoption/. The webinar fee is $10.00. The following will be admitted at no charge: ITEST Members, medical students, priests, deacons, seminarians, and consecrated religious Donations are appreciated. This webinar is co-sponsored by: St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate Holy Apostles College and Seminary Group M7 Dignitas Personae Institute for Nascent Human Life, Inc. Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter


Catholic Retreat Opportunity

Holy Name of Jesus (Bissell Hills) | April 26 2021

Mid-life Singles: Are you looking for a renewed sense of connection & purpose during this pandemic? Register today for a life-changing REFLECT Catholic weekend retreat at King’s House Retreat Center, Belleville, (20 min from downtown St. Louis), on June 4-6, 2021. Take a chance and get involved... you won't regret it! Cost is $210 including meals and a single room. Visit www.ReflectRetreat.com, e-mail [email protected], or call (314) 283-0044 for details.


Eureka Knights of Columbus Spring BBQ

Most Sacred Heart (Eureka) | April 12 2021

Friday and Saturday May 21st, 22nd and May 28th, 29th from 11:00 am until sunset, the Eureka Knights of Columbus will be providing delicious BBQ lunches and dinners at the Concession Stand next to “The Spur” parking lot in Eureka. Look for us between the ball fields and Hwy 109, near the intersection of Hwy 109 and S. Central/Augustine Rd (North side of Hwy 109, 1/2 mile south of Hwy 44). Fast, Safe, and Convenient – Drive thru ordering and pickup without leaving your car. Ribs, Pork Steaks, Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Brats will be available as part of a full lunch or dinner with or without sides. The food is delicious, and the prices are very reasonable. We hope to see you again this year.


Help us collect needed items

Other | April 07 2021

Help local families with much-needed new undergarments. St. Patrick Center is seeking donations of all sizes of new women's sports bras and all sizes of men's and women's new adult underwear. For more information, contact Katie Joseph at [email protected] or 314-802-1976.


Our Lady's Inn/ Twice Blessed Resale Shop

St. Roch (St. Louis) | March 18 2021

Dear pro-life friends, Twice Blessed Resale Shop needs your excellent donations of small décor, women’s spring and summer clothing, shoes, purses, and jewelry for Twice Blessed Resale Shop. The store benefits Our Lady’s Inn Maternity Homes in St. Louis and St. Charles, and trains clients in basic job skills. When you shop at Twice Blessed you will find boutique items at thrift store prices. Visit us on Facebook or call us at (314) 481-3332 for more information. We are located in South St. Louis, at 3312 Meramec, 63118. Visit us soon to donate, volunteer AND shop!


Spring Retreat March 19 & 20 - God's Lavish Love

Other | March 03 2021

God desires to pour out upon each one of us a love that is deep and real. Lent is a time to look within at the things in our lives that may be an obstacle to receiving that love. Mother Lucy Lukasiewicz DLJC will be presenting a Spring Retreat on God’s Lavish Love. Come and receive the message in Romans 5:5 “hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us”. Come and receive the love that revives us and sets us on fire to share God’s message of Mercy and Hope with others. This commuter retreat will be held on March 19 and 20. There will be limited seating at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Dr and will also be available by Zoom. Registration and more information may be found at archstl.org/renewal. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Renewal Center 314-731-6100.


ITEST Webinar - "Male and Female He Created Them; Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Other | February 26 2021

The Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) is hosting a webinar on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. central (10:00 am to noon eastern). Male and Female He Created Them Understanding Gender Dysphoria Dr. Paul Hruz will present Medical Approaches to Alleviate Suffering from Gender Dysphoria. Fr. Philip Bochanski will present Authentic Pastoral Care in Light of Sexual Identity Discordance. Their presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is open at https://faithscience.org/gender-dysphoria/ The webinar fee is $10. (The following are admitted at no charge: ITEST members, medical students, priests, deacons, seminarians, and consecrated religious.) Donations are appreciated. Questions? Send an email to Sheila Roth at [email protected]


Lent Programming on Covenant Network Catholic Radio

Other | February 26 2021

As you journey through Lent, hopefully your hearts and minds have settled into the pattern of prayerfulness and penance and planning to care for the poor. Covenant Network can help you stay the course during this season of self- denial with inspirational and devotional programming including the daily Mass, the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and other prayers. You can also hear faith-nourishing programs on Scripture, the saints and Church history. Tune into AM 1460 KHOJ this Lent to help prepare your heart for Easter.


Zechariah Men's Prayer Morning

Other | February 04 2021

Zechariah Men's Prayer Morning - Feb 27, 9 am. The morning is about sharing the story of an encounter with Christ one man at a time. It involves fellowship, a great talk, and prayer. Our special speaker is Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski. Due to COVID precautions there is no breakfast but also no charge for limited in-person seating in the Fleur de Lis Room at the Cardinal Rigali Center. Also find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stlrenewal. Reservations to [email protected], phone 636-215-0973, or fill out the online form at StlRenewal.Org/ZPB.


Lenten Fish Fries

Our Lady, Queen of Peace (House Springs) | February 02 2021

Drive-Thru Lenten Fish Fries: February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26. Hours 4 pm-7pm $ 10.00 Fried Basa or Cod or both; Cole slaw; vegetable of the day & pasta of the day. Web address for more info: olqpcodsquad.org


CRS Rice Bowl

Other | February 02 2021

CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services. Through Rice Bowl, faith communities put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. CRS Rice Bowl begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 75 percent of Rice Bowl donations support CRS’s humanitarian relief programs in more than 100 different countries. Additionally, Catholic Relief Services allows each diocese that participates to keep 25% of the collection in the local community to be used for hunger and poverty alleviation efforts. In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, these funds support food pantries and other programs. For information about CRS Rice Bowl, go to crsricebowl.org.


ITEST Webinar - "Is it Moral to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Constructive Dialogue"

Other | February 01 2021

The Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) is hosting a webinar on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (central time). "Is it Moral to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine? A Constructive Dialogue" Dr. Melissa Moschella will present Why it is Morally Right to Take the COVID Vaccine, and Dr. Stacy Trasancos will present Scandal and the COVID-19 Vaccine Moral Calculus. Their presentations will be followed by discussion and Q&A. Registration is open at https://faithscience.org/covid-19-vaccine. The webinar fee is $10.00. (ITEST Members, medical students, and consecrated religious will be admitted at no charge.) Questions? Send an email to Sheila Roth at [email protected]


Lenten Retreat: Following Jesus in Freedom and Truth

Other | February 01 2021

Following Jesus in Freedom and Love is a retreat offered by Fr. James Mason, President-Rector at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. This Lenten study is designed to help form individuals and parishes in this understanding of one’s identity and mission. The virtual platform of this retreat allows the faithful to participate at home, as a parish mission, or in private groups. A series of videos, with study guides to accompany each, address ways to grow in one’s relationship with Christ and live it out in this apostolic age. Visit kenrick.edu/following-jesus for all retreat content and for more information.


FAITH IN THE FAMILY

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | January 20 2021

FAITH Alive in the Home, the Catholic family outreach ministry sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is offering Coordinator/ Facilitator Training in a two-day on-line session to prepare parishioners as home visitors (faith facilitators) who support young parents as the first teachers of the faith for their children. DATES: 2 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. -- February 27 and March 13 For more information and registration, email [email protected] or call 314-792-7612


Year of St. Joseph Pilgrimage

Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine (Richmond Heights) | January 13 2021

The 6th Annual Joseph Challenge Pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Joseph in Downtown St. Louis is scheduled for the weekend of May 1-2, 2021. Men ages 18 and up are invited to participate, especially this year which has been declared a Year of St. Joseph by Pope Francis. The pilgrimage is intended to challenge men to grow deeper in their faith. For more information and to register, visit josephchallenge.com.


"Rebuilding Together at the Margins" - Catholic Charities Art Contest

Other | January 08 2021

Attention 7th -12th grade! Join other creative youth for an amazing Art Contest. Grand prize up to $500 with a matching donation to a Catholic Campaign for Human Development funded group. The theme this year is “Rebuilding Together at the Margins”. We want to see art, in the form of paintings, poems, presentations, videos, photos, drawings, drama, sculptures, stories, and songs, that tells the story of people that have been pushed further into the margins because of COVID-19 how we are called to help rebuild together. All projects due by March 1st, 2021.


Cleaning supplies needed

Other | January 07 2021

Help local families move from homelessness to housing with needed cleaning supplies. St. Patrick Center is seeking donations of the following items for clients moving into apartments and homes: mops, buckets, brooms, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, dish soap, paper towels and toilet paper. For more information, contact Katie Joseph at [email protected] or 314-802-1976.


2021 Archdiocesan Young Adult Pro-Life Holy Hour

Other | December 22 2020

Join young adults (19-39) throughout the archdiocese to pray for an end to abortion and promote a greater respect for all human life. This annual archdiocesan event, co-sponsored by the Office of Young Adult Ministry and Respect Life Apostolate, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. We’ll begin with a talk by Brian Westbrook (Coalition for Life St. Louis) followed by Adoration, the Rosary, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Questions? More information? • Contact: [email protected] or 314.792.7555 • Visit online: https://stlyoungadults.com/calendar/young-adult-pro-life-holy-hour/ • Visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/867594807338869


2021 Roe v. Wade Memorial Mass

Other | December 22 2020

Saturday, January 16, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (in-person and live-streamed) Join the Respect Life Apostolate for the Archdiocese of St. Louis Roe v. Wade Memorial Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski on Saturday, January 16 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica. Mass will include the Pro-Life Generation Memorial and the LifeLine Coalition collection, which benefits over 10,000 local women and families annually. The Rosary and Benediction will follow Mass, which commemorates the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion on Jan. 22, 1973. • Live-stream the Mass at cathedralstl.org/live • Promote the Mass on social media at: https://www.facebook.com/events/681320415913059/ • More details available from the Respect Life Apostolate at 314.792.7555, [email protected] or STLRespectLife.org


Missing Advent by Candlelight? Join us for Christmas in the Present

St. Francis Xavier (College Church) (St. Louis) | November 06 2020

Inspired by the popular Advent by Candlelight gatherings, Christmas in the Present is a collection of evenings sprinkled throughout the Advent Season hosted by Maria Rodgers O’Rourke, longtime speaker and retreat presenter. By purchasing a ticket and making a donation, you can support your parish or a nonprofit organization, while also enjoying a lovely evening with friends old and new... from the comfort of your own home! Sign up today at www.mariarodgersorourke.com/sign-up


Christmas Wishes sponsors needed for St. Patrick Center

Other | November 04 2020

St. Patrick Center needs sponsors for its annual Christmas Wishes Family Sponsorship Program, including “wish list” gifts for client families and gift cards for clients. St. Patrick Center distributed gifts to 425 families last year and the need looks to be even greater this year. To sponsor a family visit stpatrickcenter.org or contact Katie Joseph at (314) 802-1976 or [email protected]


A Compassion Morning – Finding Comfort and Peace during the Holidays Nov 21

Other | October 27 2020

A Compassion Morning – Finding Comfort and Peace during the Holidays- has been planned for all those who need help getting thru the holidays because of a new state of life, a grief from a loss, or navigating the difficulties that come about from strained family relations. We hope that many of you will join us on November 21st from 9am to noon at the Cardinal Rigali Center in the Archbishop May Room. Greg DeNeal and Donna O’Donnell will lead us in how to get thru the holidays with grace. Sponsored by the Catholic Renewal Center and the Office of Marriage and Family Life. Please RSVP to Jane Guenther at [email protected] or 314-792-7734.


World Mission Sunday - October 18th

Other | September 29 2020

Word Mission Sunday is October 18th. On this day, we respond, “Here I Am, Send Me,” to our baptismal call to mission, and we offer, at the Eucharistic celebration, our prayers and our generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, to continue the mission of Jesus. We are “sent” out to witness to mission in the world through our prayers and sacrifices for our brothers and sisters around the world. As always, your prayers are your most treasured gift to the missions. Your prayers and financial help offered on World Mission Sunday support mission priests, religious sisters and brothers, and lay catechists who are Christ’s witnesses to a world so in need of His healing, love, and peace. For more information, please visit www.archstl.org/wms