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Archdiocese of St. Louis Celebrates Respect Life with October 2023 Events

Other | August 07 2023

Catholics celebrate Respect Life Month in October, recognizing and thanking God for His precious gift of life! The Archdiocese of St. Louis is celebrating the month with a number of events and initiatives. -- October 1: Respect Life Sunday/Life Chain On October 1, please promote Respect Life Sunday in your parish, school, and community. On this day, the international Life Chain also takes place in many parishes throughout the Archdiocese that same afternoon. A list of local participating parishes and locations will be housed on the main page of -- October 5: Rededication of Rachel’s Healing Garden On Thursday, October 5, at 2 p.m., the RLA will host a Rededication Prayer Service of the Rachel’s Healing Garden located in Resurrection Cemetery (6901 MacKenzie Rd., Affton, MO 63123). Volunteers from the Laudate Si Garden Club have worked hard to beautify the garden over the last two years. With the expansion of our Abortion Healing Ministry, this garden is a peaceful place for those suffering from abortion to find God’s mercy and comfort. We hope you can join us for our Rededication Ceremony. -- October 15: RLA 50th Anniversary Conference On Sunday, October 15, the RLA will host its 50th Anniversary Conference. Join us for an inspirational and educational day at the Cardinal Rigali Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the latest from local, state, and national Catholic and prolife leaders. The conference begins with Mass at 9 a.m. followed by light refreshments, presentations on timely topics, lunch, ministry partner fair, networking, and fellowship. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 15. Please go to the following link to register: -- October 21: Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass On Saturday, October 21, the Archdiocesan Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica. RLA Spiritual Director Fr. Mark Madden will celebrate Mass, with Exposition, Rosary and Benediction to follow. The event will conclude with a reception and fellowship in Boland Hall. Contact [email protected] or 314.792.7555 for more information, or visit the main page of

St. Louis Catholic High Schools: High School Fair and Presentation Nights

Other | August 03 2023

High School Fair Showcasing All Schools 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, August 24th at Chaminade College Preparatory School High School Presentation Nights Registration 6:00 – 6:30 PM Three 20-minute school presentations 6:30 – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 7th at Bishop DuBourg High School, 5850 Eichelberger Street, 63019 Tuesday, September 26th at St. Dominic High School, 31 St. Dominic Drive, 63366 Monday, October 9th at St. John Vianney High School, 1311 South Kirkwood Road, 63122 Families select which presentations to attend. All students in grades 5-8 are welcome. Families may attend any of the high school nights.

Prayers and Pastries

Other | August 02 2023

Join the Mission Office's quarterly Prayers and Pastries on August 22nd at 9AM at the Cardinal Rigali Center as we gather to pray the World Mission Rosary, listen to a missionary reflection and enjoy fellowship over coffee and donuts. Cost is free. RSVP appreciated and further details at About our speaker: Sr. Christine Amaa is a Sister of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, founded in Juba, South Sudan. The Sisters are called to respond to the needs of the poor, the neglected, afflicted, and those who have not heard the Good News of salvation in Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan. Just two years ago in August of 2021, two of their own Sisters were brutally killed by gunmen traveling back to Juba from a parish's anniversary celebration. Despite serving through over 50 years of war and conflict, the Sisters have never given up their mission. We are grateful to welcome back Sr. Christine for the first time since the pandemic and to share her story.

Free Education Webinar on Innovative Training Techniques for Direct Care Staff

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | August 01 2023

Advocates for quality care, caregivers, family and friends, and aging care professionals; this webinar is truly for everyone! Training and education on dementia, meaningful activities, and person-centered care should be practice-focused and brief. Join us to learn about the practice videos and modules available and how to disseminate them, and you’ll be one step closer to ensuring quality care for all! Saint Louis University's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, along with Memory Care Home Solutions, has developed brief practice videos and modules on topics important for professionals in long-term care and other care settings. They include topics like loneliness and isolation, polypharmacy, infection, meaningful activities, geriatric assessment, dementia, and more. This presentation will provide insight into the use of these resources and the positive impact they have on training and outcomes for consumers. This event is free and open to all who are interested. 1-hour Free CEU available for Social Workers, Licensed Nursing Home Administrators. Register at:

Pro-Life Mass on 3rd Tuesday of the Month

St. Ambrose (St. Louis) | July 31 2023

Beginning September 5 and continuing thereafter on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, a pro-life Mass, Benediction, Confession, and Mother of Perpetual Help devotions will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at Dt. Ambrose Catholic Church on The Hill.

Pro-Life Mass on 3rd Tuesday of the Month

St. Ambrose (St. Louis) | July 31 2023

Beginning September 5 and continuing thereafter on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, a pro-life Mass, Benediction, Confession, and Mother of Perpetual Help devotions will be offered at 5:30 p.m. at Dt. Ambrose Catholic Church on The Hill.

Part Time Employment Opportunity Incarnate Word Academy

Other | July 26 2023

Incarnate Word Academy is hiring a part time testing center supervisor. This person will establish the testing center procedures with all faculty and staff, monitor students as they test, and return testing materials as needed. Requires clear communication with students and teachers, attention to detail, and must maintain an environment conducive to testing. Some administrative tasks as assigned. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Principal, Lauren Keeven at [email protected]

Part-Time Database Manager at Incarnate Word Academy

Other | July 18 2023

Incarnate Word Academy is seeking a part-time Database Manager. This position is responsible for all facets of information management in the Office of Advancement, primarily through the maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database. Reporting directly to the Director of Advancement, this part-time position plays a vital role in IWA’s advancement operations. Duties: - Works with the Director of Advancement to maintain IWA’s Raiser’s Edge database while adhering to the highest levels of professional conduct and confidentiality. - Assists with donor relations by helping to build mutually beneficial connections between IWA and its constituents. - Generates accurate and timely financial reports. - Processes all gifts and prepares acknowledgement letters and other correspondence. - Provides general administrative and event support. - Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement. Job Requirements and Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts or business field preferred with related work experience in database management, specifically Raisers Edge. - Demonstrated enthusiasm for IWA’s mission. - Proven ability to multitask with a very high level of attention to detail and output in a fast-paced environment. - Proven ability to work effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external clients. - Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers to accomplish objectives successfully. - Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, employees, parents, and alumnae. - Strong proficiency in a variety of computer software applications, including: Google suite of programs, Microsoft Office, donor databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge,) presentation software, email, and social media platforms. - Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Self-starter with the ability to create and follow through with an annual plan. - High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Other Information: - A criminal history and background check are required and must be completed successfully. - Generally works in standard office conditions and climate. - Occasional flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends. - Work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Director of Advancement Allison Oberkirsch ’07 at aobe[email protected] with Database Manager in the subject line.

ITEST Webinar: Catholic Higher Education in a Culture of Death: Creating the World’s Most Faithful Catholic Medical School

Other | July 17 2023

Register for the August 5, 2023, ITEST webinar, “Catholic Higher Education in a Culture of Death: Creating the World’s Most Faithful Catholic Medical School.” Learn more and register at Presenters: Stephen Minnis President of Benedictine College  "Catholic Higher Education in the New Millennium" Jere Palazzolo President of Catholic Healthcare International  "Catholic Healthcare International, the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, and the Charism of St. Padre Pio" Dr. George Mychaskiw President of the Saint Padre Pio Institute for the Relief of Suffering, School of Osteopathic Medicine "Creating a New Medical School and Paradigm of Health Professions Education" Questions? Send an email to [email protected]

A Night for Life Gala - September 23

Other | July 13 2023

Friends of Birthright STL will host A Night for Life Saturday, September 23, 2023. Join us as we come together to support and empower mothers experiencing challenging and unexpected pregnancies. The evening promises delicious food, warm company, personal stories of Birthright Moms, presentation of the Monsignor James R. Hartnett Award, and a Fund-A-Need in support of Birthright Counseling, St. Louis' women choosing life for their babies. Once the program ends the dancing begins! Crash-the-Ball featuring live music by Trilogy, drinks, and appetizers rounds out the fabulous evening. Sponsorships, Tables of 10, and Individual tickets are available to purchase. Mark your calendar for this wonderful event! A Night for Life Saturday, September 23, 2023 6:00PM - Crash the Ball begins at 8:00PM The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac 1335 S Lindbergh Blvd Saint Louis, MO 63131

After Care Coordinator

Sacred Heart (Florissant) | July 07 2023

Sacred Heart Catholic School is in need of a dynamic person with exceptional organization and interpersonal skills, especially in an environment serving children, to join our team in the role of After School Care Coordinator. The After Care Coordinator hours are Monday through Friday, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.  The After Care Program is designed as a service for families in need of additional supervision after the conclusion of the school day. The After Care Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of student care services at the end of the regular school day. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Chris Masterson (Principal–Sacred Heart), at [email protected].

2023 Wedding Jubilee Mass

Other | June 30 2023

Join Archbishop Rozanski on Sunday October 1, 2023 at the Annual Wedding Jubilee Mass. Are you Celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or over 50 years of Marriage during 2023? Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis 2:30pm

Archdiocesan July Pro-Life Mass & Rosary, July 15, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

Other | June 29 2023

Pray and bear witness for life at the Archdiocese of St. Louis Pro-Life Mass & Rosary starting at 8 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica on July 15. Since the year 2000, priests of the Archdiocese have offered this monthly Mass and Rosary to pray for the unborn, inspire those facing unplanned pregnancies to choose life, and for the healing for all those wounded by abortion. After Mass, the Rosary will be recited inside the Cathedral. To learn more contact 314-792-7598 or [email protected] can also visit online here:

Archdiocesan Abortion Healing Ministry to Hold Weekend Retreat, for Women, Men and Couples, September 15-17

Other | June 29 2023

Men, women, and couples wounded by abortion are invited to attend the Archdiocesan weekend healing retreat September 15-17. During the retreat, offered through the Abortion Healing Ministry, a trained and compassionate team, including a priest and a professional therapist, will gently lead participants through the critical steps of healing after abortion and help them encounter the merciful love of Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician. The retreat will be held in a comfortable and prayerful setting in the St. Louis area (exact location shared at registration). The cost is $100 to attend which includes two night’s lodging, all meals, and materials. The deadline to register is September 5th. To register or for more information, contact 314.406.0815 or [email protected], or visit online at All information and inquiries are kept confidential.

Embrace Life! Be An SSM Hospice Volunteer.

All Saints (St. Peters) | June 29 2023

God gives us our families to love, nurture and hold us accountable. Then He sends in “perfect strangers” to further manifest His Divine Love. These perfect strangers are called Hospice Volunteers. We are currently looking for friendly volunteers to minister to our hospice families. If you have a caring heart, are a good listener, have compassion for others and a small amount of time on your hands we can use you! We are also in need of volunteers with musical talents, certified therapy pets, licensed hairdressers and military volunteers. Please prayerfully consider this rewarding opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life! CONTACT: Mary Rosen, Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] 636-695-2025

ITEST Webinar: “Sowing Wildflowers in the Desert: God’s Powerful Work of Love in Pakistan”

Other | June 28 2023

Register at for the Thursday, July 13th ITEST webinar, “Sowing Wildflowers in the Desert: God’s Powerful Work of Love in Pakistan” with presenters Aqif Shahzad and Mary Kloska. Mary will speak about the Fiat Foundation and Children of the Cross Mission in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Aqif will speak about Children of the Cross, its life-changing ministry which gives hope, light, and life. Learn more at

Addressing Gun Violence

Other | June 27 2023

Join us for our one-day summit on July 29 to learn more about the magnitude of gun violence in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and to consider what you and your parish can do to help end this senseless loss of life. We can begin the groundswell of Catholic voices saying we've had enough and we need to do something now! After a welcome address by Archbishop Rozanski, we will hear from local health officials and those on the front lines about the crisis we are facing; we will hear the theological perspective that shapes the Catholic response to this violence; and we will hear from victims and victims advocates about the trauma inflicted; there will be numbers; there will be prayers; and there will be breakout sessions on several topics ranging from advocacy to schools and children to pastoral care. The afternoon will provide workshops to discuss how we can address the issue of gun violence. Visit to register.

Parish Secretary Position

Sts. Peter and Paul Church (St. Louis) | June 26 2023

Sts. Peter and Paul Church is seeking a full-time parish secretary. Qualifications can be found on the "Open Positions" listing at the Archdiocese of St. Louis web page. Contact Fr. Bruce Forman at [email protected].

The Young Catholic Musicians bus for sale

Other | June 22 2023

The Young Catholic Musicians 1985 MCI Coach bus, Model 96a, is for sale. The bus has automatic transmission, air conditioning, rest room on board, reclining seats, locking luggage bays underneath and interior overhead compartments for storage, less than 40K miles on a rebuilt engine, less than 10K miles on new tires, etc. Pictures available. Contact Fr. Bruce Forman at [email protected].

Biking for Babies to Hold National Celebration of Life Event at St. Joseph Parish (Manchester), Saturday, July 15

Other | June 15 2023

Starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 15 at St. Joseph Parish (Manchester), help welcome in the young adult missionaries from Biking for Babies as they complete their national pro-life bike ride! The free Celebration of Life event culminates a six-day, 5,000-mile cumulative trek for the bikers which raises awareness for the preborn and the vital work of pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes. In addition to the parish, the Archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate is a co-sponsor of this annual event along with the Knights of Columbus. To register for the free event, follow the teams as they ride in July, or to learn more, click the link below:

Fr. Scheid Players Performance of Hello Dolly

Other | June 15 2023

Fr. Scheid Players presents “Hello Dolly”, July 21-23, 2023, at The Heagney Theater, Nerinx Hall, 530 Lockwood in Webster Groves. The Fr. William Scheid players present plays, reviews, and musicals featuring Archdiocesan clergy and laity to raise funds for youth programs. This production will benefit CYC Sports. This year marks the 50th production for the group. Over the years many Archdiocesan clergy have participated, most notably, Msgr. Norbert Ernst, Pastor at St Margaret Mary Alacoque. CYC Sports serves over 30,000 youth in the Archdiocese of St Louis playing eight different sports. Our mission is “Building Communities of Faith Through Sports”. We appreciate the Fr. Scheid Players community for their support and we encourage everyone to come and cheer these thespians as they give glory to God through their talents. Tickets and Ads can be purchased at:

Meet the Missionaries

Other | June 15 2023

Join the Mission Office for a casual dinner reception with visiting missionaries participating in the Missionary Plan of Cooperation in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Enjoy fellowship with these missionaries and learn more about their incredible work! $20 per person & cash bar. Registration required in advance at or by calling 314-792-7655. Questions? Give us a call or email us at [email protected]!

Birthright St. Charles~Call for Volunteers

Holy Spirit (Maryland Heights) | June 13 2023

Have you felt like doing more for the pro-life cause? Helping mothers? The unborn. Birthright of St. Charles will be training volunteers to do just that, here in your community. Could you be that one the Lord is calling to support a mom in need and help save a baby from abortion? Please prayerfully consider attending a training to find out more. Our time requirement is one half day each week. Simply complete a volunteer application at, under the "How You Can Help" tab and we will follow up.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Other | June 07 2023

We invite you to expand your knowledge of your Catholic faith by attending any of our summer offerings provided by Aquinas' Center for Community Engagement and Evangelization. It is our hope that these courses are not only edifying towards your own spiritual journey, but that they also promote positive change in our faith communities. Full descriptions may be found at:

Pack the Pool!

Other | June 06 2023

Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service is holding a summer food drive on Friday, June 23 from 9am-4pm at 4116 McClay Road. Help us fill our inflatable pool with summer snacks and kid-friendly foods for our clients with children home for summer vacation! For a list of items we are specifically looking for, visit our event page at Please call 636-441-1302 ext. 6684 or email [email protected] with any questions.

ITEST Webinar: Treating Human Embryos as Human Patients: The Magisterial and Medical FAQS

Other | June 05 2023

June 24, 2023, is the one year anniversary of the US Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v Wade. Join ITEST on Saturday, June 24, for a webinar to learn more about protecting the vulnerable lives of human embryos. Register at for the ITEST webinar: "Treating Human Embryos as Human Patients: The Magisterial and Medical FAQS" with presenters Dr. Elizabeth B. Rex and Dr. George Mychaskiw and Q&A moderator, Francis Etheredge.

Bridges Foundation offers a life-changing experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola in Everyday Life

Incarnate Word (Chesterfield) | June 05 2023

For more than 30 years, the Bridges Retreat has been helping individuals connect and integrate the 500-year-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola into their busy lives. The 8-month retreat helps participants draw closer to God and Jesus, create a more disciplined prayer life using a variety of prayer styles, find spiritual guidance for making big decisions; and form a clearer picture of their purpose and future. Here's what is involved: • The opportunity to have a full experience of the Spiritual Exercises over an extended period of time, as envisioned and created by St. Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). • A commitment to about an hour of prayer each day, following a modern translation of the original text. • Personalized, one-on-one guidance from an experienced, trained prayer companion. • Weekly or monthly small community meetings at four locations throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, in addition to an online option for those outside the area or those who need a virtual experience. The retreat begins in September 2023, and registration is limited each year to about 40 participants. The retreat is open to Christians of all denominations and is designed to meet the spiritual longings of persons at all stages of the life journey. Free information sessions will be offered at a number of Greater St. Louis-area sites this summer, as well as a virtual “Zoom” session. For more details about the retreat and information session schedule, visit: For questions, contact Steve Givens, executive director, at: [email protected] or 314-401-2072.

Old Mines, MO 300th Anniversary Celebration

St. Joachim (Old Mines) | May 31 2023

Bienvenue! Old Mines will celebrate its 300th Anniversary on June 24th, 2023 on the church grounds of St. Joachim Parish. The village of Old Mines is the oldest settlement in the state of Missouri. Lead miners were in Old Mines as early as 1719. The founding of Old Mines in 1723 coincides with the land grant awarded to Philippe Francois Renault by French authorities on June 26, 1723, to mine lead. Join us in opening prayers/songs in French, church/cabins/school tours and attend mass said in French by Fr. Jason Vidrine (Curé de St. Martin de Tours à St. Martinville, LA). We hope you will join us! Merci!

St. John's Eve Vespers, Bonfire, and Dinner

St. Joseph (Zell) | May 28 2023

All are invited to join St. Joseph-Zell in beautiful Ste. Genevieve county to celebrate the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on Friday June 23rd. Vespers will begin at 6:30pm in the church followed by a blessed bonfire, dinner, and fun! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Please bring your own drinks and a side dish to share with the community. We will have prayer, games, and music to celebrate the Great Forerunner! We will also be honoring all fathers and grandfathers who show us the light of Christ through their example and guidance!

Covenant Network Catholic Radio

Other | May 24 2023

We have completed the season of Easter, celebrated the Birthday of the Church and once again will turn the page to Ordinary Time in our Liturgies. But that means anything but “ordinary” for Catholics. The programming on Covenant Network Catholic Radio will provide information and inspiration to enrich your faith journey and prayer life. Stay tuned to Covenant Network on KHOJ 1460 AM or listen anytime on the Covenant Network app or at