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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 https://faithscience.org/catholic-medical-school/. 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 http://birthrightgala.givesmart.com


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: https://www.archstl.org/Portals/0/agency/1000267-respectlife/2023_Monthly%20Pro-Life%20Mass%20Flyer-11x17.pdf?ver=2023-02-06-150234-393


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 archstl.org/hope-healing. 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 https://faithscience.org/mission-in-pakistan/ 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 https://faithscience.org/mission-in-pakistan.


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 https://www.archstl.org/addressing-gun-violence 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: https://www.bikingforbabies.com/national-ride/


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: frscheidstl.org.


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 www.archstl.org/missionevents 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 www.birthrightstcharles.org, 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: https://www.ai.edu/continuing-education/ccee/course-content


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 www.jacares.org/events/. 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 https://faithscience.org/human-embryos/ 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: www.bridgesfoundation.org. 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 OurCatholicRadio.org


Archdiocesan Healing Mass for Breast Cancer, Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9:30 a.m., St. Mary Magdalen – Brentwood

Other | May 23 2023

A special Mass will be celebrated to honor and extend healing to all who have been affected by breast cancer on June 10 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen (Brentwood) Survivors and patients as well as family members and friends are welcome. The Mass will offer those in attendance the opportunity to join their sufferings with Christ as we pray for the peace and healing of all. Msgr. Timothy Cronin, pastor of St. Mary Magdalen, will be the celebrant and a reception will be held immediately following Mass. For more information: • Call the parish at 314-961-8400, • Email [email protected], • or visit our social media event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/623069243204307/


RUMMAGE SALE 2023

St. Catherine Laboure (Sappington) | May 16 2023

Saint Catherine Laboure Catholic Church is hosting their Annual Ultimate Rummage Sale: • Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 5pm – 8pm ($5 early bird preview fee), • Friday, June 9, 2023 from 8am – 1pm • Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 8am – 11am (1/2 price sale) 9740 Sappington Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 314-843-3245


YAPOC

Other | May 15 2023

The Young Adult People of Color Ministry invites people to come together, share a meal and fellowship while examining their faith and their freedom. If you are interested in a Christ-centered, authentic, current, relevant space to belong, join us.


ITEST Webinar - “Addressing the Ethics of Disputed Medical Treatments”

Other | May 12 2023

Register now for the May 27th ITEST webinar, “Addressing the Ethics of Disputed Medical Treatments” with presenters Fr. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, Kevin Powell, MD, PhD, and Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP, PhD. Learn more and register at https://faithscience.org/medical-ethics/.


Archdiocesan Respect Life Apostolate Co-Sponsoring National Pro-Life Women's Conference, St. Charles, June 23-25

Other | May 12 2023

The Archdiocese of St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate is co-sponsoring the national Pro-Life Women's Conference at the St. Charles Convention Center, June 23-25. The conference takes place during the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision which overturned legalized abortion in Missouri and other states. Educating, affirming, empowering, and activating women to build a Culture of Life in their community and beyond, the conference features inspiring presentations by some of the most well-known women leaders in the country. They include pro-life author and advocate Abby Johnson (keynote at the 2019 Respect Life Convention), Lauren Muzyka (Sidewalk Advocates for Life), Angela Minter (Sisters for Life, Inc. who also spoke at the 2022 Respect Life Convention), and more. The conference also offers opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and friendship for women by women in the pro-life movement that promises to be unrivaled and unforgettable. On Saturday of the conference, Auxiliary Bishop Mark Rivituso will celebrate Holy Mass and priests of the Archdiocese will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Use promotional code "RLA2023" for $10 off the online registration price: https://prolifewomen.com/


St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish Picnic, June 7

St. Stephen Protomartyr (St. Louis) | May 10 2023

St. Stephen Protomartyr's Parish Picnic is Wednesday, June 7, from 10 am to 9 pm at 3929 Wilmington in Holly Hills. Carnival rides; game booths; burgers/dogs/brats; chicken dinners; beer/wine/tropical drinks; sno-cones/pretzels/Ted Drewes; raffles (VR headset, STL City package, concert package, Gift Card Extravaganza, 50-50, plants, quilts, lottery scratch-offs, and cash Grand Raffle); bingo; live music (Joe Fry, The Wilmingtons, The Stanzas); and more! Visit www.saintstephenstl.org/parish-picnic for details.


Embrace Life! Be an SSM Hospice Volunteer

St. Peter (St. Charles) | May 08 2023

Join our team of upbeat, big-hearted people who are dedicated to bringing peace to those with terminal illnesses. Our volunteers are welcomed as respected members of the care team, whether they have a desire to help in the office, help patients write letters, play cards/games, sing/read to them, or just offer a friendly ear. Our volunteers also provide bereavement support with phone calls/in-person visits or support group assistance. Whether they work "up close and personal", or prefer to stay behind the scenes, we are happy to work around our volunteers' schedules. Having the gift of foresight that the end of their life is near; many people can finally make sense of their life story. Peace can be made with people and circumstances that have had a profound impact on individuals. Many who are in the process of dying have a unique perspective on what it means to be alive. We want to help them find meaning in every moment that they still have. We take our mission seriously, but we also have fun while partnering with our patients and families on their journey. All needed training will be provided, and completion is required prior to beginning work as an SSM Hospice Volunteer. It is designed to give volunteers the tools to be confident and comfortable working with our patients. For more information about this challenging and deeply rewarding opportunity please contact: Mary Rosen Volunteer Coordinator/We Honor Veterans Program Coordinator SSM Health at Home – Hospice 636-695-2050 [email protected]


North District Golf Tournament - Invitation to play or sponsor

Other | May 08 2023

The 10th annual SVDP North District Golf Tournament will be held on Friday June 16th at the Florissant Golf Club. This fundraiser helps support Neighbors in Need in the 13 parishes that make up the North District of SVDP in North St. Louis City and County. Please put this announcement in your bulletin on as many Sundays in May that space allows. Thank you for your help. This is a wonderful event for not only fundraising for SVDP but also for fellowship. We encourage signing up for the golf tournament and/or to donate to the tournament as a sponsor. Again thank you, St. Vincent de Paul, Pray for us!! Gene Meyer President, SVDP St. Norbert Conference 314-684-9812