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Naming & Commendation: Sunday, January 22, St. Francis Borgia Parish (Washington), 1 p.m.

Other | December 19 2022

All are welcome to attend Naming & Commendation, a prayer service developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis to meet the needs of families whose child died before birth for any reason (including miscarriage, accident, abortion or still birth). Parents and families of any religious background are invited to attend, whether the loss was recent or long ago. Naming & Commendation will take place at St. Francis Borgia Parish on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. The rite, with pastor Fr. Michael Boehm presiding, will offer parents and families and opportunity to name the child, bring peaceful closure to great loss, and unite with our merciful God. -- To RSVP or for more information about the January 22 prayer rite, please contact [email protected]. -- To learn more or to bring this rite to your parish, email [email protected] or visit (click, then scroll):

Our Lady's Inn 2023 Trivia Night Event

Other | December 16 2022

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Join Our Lady’s Inn Maternity Homes for our annual Trivia Night. This year’s event theme is “The Office” and will be held Saturday January 28, 2023. The questions are standard general trivia. Doors open at 6:00, trivia starts at 7:00. Join us at Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School 1850 De La Salle Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141. $30/person or $240/table of 8 includes light snacks and 2 drinks per person. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. Prize for best “The Office” show themed table. Sponsorships available. To register or for more information, visit or contact Amy at 314-736-1544 or [email protected]. This event sells out quickly!

Join Catholics Nationwide for the 9 Days for Life Novena, January 19-27, 2023

Other | December 15 2022

9 Days for Life is an annual novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Participants can download the novena or sign up to receive the daily prayers via email or text message. Resources are available also to promote and share the novena in your parish, school, or ministry! Go to the link below to pray for life:

2023 Archdiocesan Young Adult Pro-Life Holy Hour, Thursday, January 23

Other | December 15 2022

Join young adults (18-39) throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis to pray for an end to abortion and promote a greater respect for all human life. This annual archdiocesan event, co-sponsored by Anima Christi, the Office of Young Adult Ministry, and Respect Life Apostolate, will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Jacinta Millman, a new wife and mom and co-host of Cathoholics, a podcast for millennials by millennials, will be our speaker for the evening on how to be pro-life in a post-Roe world. Jacinta earned her master’s in Leadership for the New Evangelization from the Augustine Institute and is a well-known speaker to youth and young adults on pro-life, chastity, and Catholic spirituality. After her talk, Eucharistic Adoration, the Holy Rosary, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered. For more information, contact [email protected], 314.792.7008 or online at

Naming & Commendation Rite, January 7, Christ Prince of Peace Parish (Manchester), 8:30 a.m.

Other | December 14 2022

All are welcome to attend Naming & Commendation, a prayer service developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis to meet the needs of families whose child died before birth for any reason (including miscarriage, accident, abortion or still birth). Parents and families of any religious background are invited to attend, whether the loss was recent or long ago. Naming & Commendation will take place right after the 8 a.m. Mass at Christ Prince of Peace Parish on Saturday, January 7 (around an 8:30 a.m. start time). The rite will offer parents and families and opportunity to name the child, bring peaceful closure to great loss, and unite with our merciful God. • To RSVP or for more info about the January 7 prayer rite, contact Susan Nowak (636.394.0272 or [email protected]) or Val Krygiel (636.391.6289 or [email protected]) • To learn more or to bring this rite to your parish, email [email protected] or visit:

Inaugural Archdiocese of St. Louis Celebration of Life Mass, Saturday, January 14

Other | December 07 2022

Join the Respect Life Apostolate for the inaugural Celebration of Life Mass to thank God for ending abortion in Missouri, honor those lost to abortion, pray for those wounded by abortion, and commit to build a “culture of life and love” (Evangelium Vitae). Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 at the Cathedral Basilica, the special Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski and priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Mass collection will benefit the LifeLine Coalition, a network of local agencies that directly assist and serve pregnant and parenting mothers, their preborn children, and families in our community. The Holy Rosary and Exposition/Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will follow Mass. To learn more, contact 314.792.7555, [email protected] or

Final Weeks to Secure MOScholars Tax Credits

Other | December 07 2022

There are just a few weeks left to reserve 100% tax credits through TTEF and the MOScholars Scholarship program. As always, thank you for your ongoing support of Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation scholars. MOScholars allows you to do even MORE GOOD for MORE STUDENTS in need. The TTEF - MOScholars Tax Credit equals 100% of your contribution up to 50% of your Missouri state tax liability for the tax year the credit is claimed. Reserve yours before December 31st for the 2022 tax year. Please contact us at MO-[email protected] and keep up to date at

Young Adult Evening Prayer - Christmas Novena

Other | December 01 2022

Young adults ages 18+ are invited to pray online together with SSND and other young adults from across the U.S. and Canada during the fifth night of our annual nine-day candlelight Christmas Novena in preparation for the birth of Christ. The novena is beautifully sung/chanted by the sisters. Learn more and register at

Archdiocesan Pro-Life Mass & Rosary, Cathedral Basilica, Saturday, December 17, Fr. Ryan Truss Presiding

Other | November 30 2022

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 December 17. Since 2000, priests of the Archdiocese have offered this monthly Mass and Rosary to pray for the unborn and inspire mothers, fathers and families facing unplanned or crisis pregnancies to choose life. Fr. Ryan Truss of Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park is celebrating this month’s Mass. To learn more: -- Contact 314-792-7598 or [email protected] -- Visit online (click, then scroll):

National Night of Prayer for Life, December 8/9

Other | November 28 2022

33rd Annual National Night of Prayer for Life, December 8-9, 2022 Parish Observances in the Archdiocese of St. Louis On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, St. Louis Catholics and those across the country are uniting for the National Night of Prayer for Life for the 33rd consecutive year. Starting Thursday evening, December 8 until the early morning hours of Friday, December 9, parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be praying for our "nation to renew its commitment to live the Gospel of Life." Originating in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York in 1989, what started out as a local parish prayer initiative has now grown into a coast-to-coast event involving 700-plus parishes, Knights of Columbus chapters and other pro-life and Catholic organizations. The founders credit the intercession of Mary for its growth, specifically under her titles of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Go to the main page of for complete details of the 13 local parish observations of this prayer night.

Lessons & Carols, Dec. 18 at Old Cathedral

Basilica of St. Louis, King of France | November 21 2022

All are welcome! Come celebrate Advent and prepare your heart for Christmas with Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski for Advent Lessons & Carols, a traditional service featuring readings from Holy Scripture and classic songs and carols dating back to the late 19th century. The event is free and reservations are not required. Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France (the Old Cathedral).

Advent Afternoon of Reflection at the New Cathedral, Dec. 10

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | November 21 2022

The Archdiocese of S. Louis and Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis invite you to the annual Advent Afternoon of Reflection, Sat., Dec. 10, at the Cathedral Basilica (New Cathedral, 4431 Lindell Blvd.). Schedule: • 1:00 pm Opening Conference - Archbishop Rozanski • 2:00 pm Second Conference - Sister M. Karolyn, FSGM • Following conference - Eucharistic Adoration • 3:00 pm Confessions Begin • 4:15 pm Sung Vespers and Benediction • 5:00 pm Mass All are welcome and reservations are NOT required.

All Things New Mass at Cathedral, Dec. 3

Other | November 21 2022

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski will celebrate an All Things New Mass of Unity at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (New Cathedral), Saturday, Dec. 3. Priests from throughout the Archdiocese will join Archbishop Rozanski to con-celebrate the Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as one Catholic community, to pray for each other and for the future of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. All are welcome and reservations are NOT required.

Eucharistic Revival Healing Services at Cathedral

Other | November 21 2022

As part of the national Eucharistic Revival, the Archdiocese of St. Louis Eucharistic Revival and the Catholic Renewal Center are offering three upcoming Mercy Healing Services at the Cathedral Basilica (New Cathedral). The evenings will include Scripture, prayer, music, Benediction and Eucharistic Adoration. Priests will be available for Reconciliation, and for those who are seriously ill, to provide Anointing of the Sick. Prayer teams will also be available to offer healing prayer. All three services begin at 7 pm and will conclude around 8:30.The dates and presiders are: • Nov. 29 (Spanish), Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski • Dec. 6 (English), Bishop Mark Rivituso • Dec. 13 (English), Monsignor Dennis Stehly The services are free and reservations are not required.

ITEST Webinar - Faith That Makes You Think

Other | November 21 2022

Register for the December 10th ITEST webinar, Faith That Makes You Think. Dr. Gerard Verschuuren's presentation is titled, "Faith is under attack," and Dr. Stacy Trasancos' presentation is "Mary's virtue of blind obedience." Learn more and register at

Mass in Memory of Our Children

Assumption (O'Fallon) | November 20 2022

The Annual Mass in Memory of Our Children will be celebrated on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the Old Cathedral, 209 Walnut St, Downtown St. Louis. Fr. Mitch Doyen will be the celebrant. This Mass is an annual tradition that provides families who have lost a child with a way to include them in their Christmas celebrations. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Cindy Swain at (314)313-1701.

Ste. Genevieve Christmas Festival (Ste. Genevieve, MO)

Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve) | November 15 2022

Free Concerts at Sainte Genevieve Catholic Church Saturday, December 3 -Southeast Chamber Choir Concert performed by SEMO State University & directed by Dr. Barbara LaMont, featuring Renaissance period pieces up to contemporary holiday selections will perform at 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. -Pipe Organ Concert, performed by Matt Palisch, Professor of Organ for SEMO State University including 19th & 20th century classical music & Christmas tunes at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 4 -Harp Solo performance by Celtic artist Chadie Fruehwald featuring Classical, Celtic & Christmas Music will perform at 3 pm. -Ste. Genevieve Municipal Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. The following free program will be at the DuBourg Centre on Sunday, December 4 -SEMO State University Steel Drum Band directed by Dr. Shane Mizicko, repertoire includes a compilation of Caribbean, Jazz, Funk, Popular & Classical Christmas Tunes will perform at 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Valle Catholic Schools Craft Fair will be on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the School Gym.

Major Gifts Officer Needed

Other | November 14 2022

The Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service has an open position for a Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer will play a key role in meeting strategic fundraising goals within the Development Department to help people in crisis take their first steps toward a new beginning. Experience required. Resume should be submitted to [email protected].

Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing at St. Clare of Assisi

Other | November 10 2022

Whether you’re separated, going through the divorce process right now or have been divorced for many years, you CAN find hope and healing. Behold Ministry is hosting Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family which is a 12-week DVD program featuring Catholics experts and lay men and women on the journey to healing. St. Clare of Assisi parish is hosting the program beginning Saturday, January 7th,, 2023 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Contact Michelle Fuller at [email protected] or 314-623-9294 for more information.

Cash for Christmas!

St. Catherine Laboure (Sappington) | November 09 2022

The St. Catherine Laboure parish Knights of Columbus are holding their annual Cash for Christmas raffle. Tickets start at $25 for single tickets, with quantity discounts for multiple tickets. Total prizes of $5,750 with 8 total winners. Early Bird drawing for $500 will be held on November 20th, and final drawing date is December 11th. Prizes are $500 for the Early Bird, grand prize of $3,000, second prize of $1,000 and five $250 third prize winners. Buy 4 tickets, get 1 ticket FREE; Buy 8 tickets; get 3 FREE, Buy 20 tickets; get 10 FREE. Click the QR code to purchase tickets!

Pancake Breakfast with Santa!

St. Catherine Laboure (Sappington) | November 09 2022

Join the St. Catherine Laboure parish Knights of Columbus from 7:30am to 11am on Sunday, December 11th for our annual pancake breakfast with Santa! Event to be held at St. Catherine Laboure parish school cafeteria at 9740 Sappington Rd., 63126. Click the QR code for additional information, which includes the option to pay in advance via credit card. Visit our new website:

Women's League Christmas Boutique

Mary, Queen of Peace (Webster Groves) | November 02 2022

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Mary Queen of Peace Women's League Christmas Boutique! Dozens of vendors showcase hundreds of items! Admission is free and proceeds go to the Mary Queen of Peace Women's League

ITEST Webinar - In Vitro Fertilization and the Sanctity of Human Life

Other | October 31 2022

Register for the November 19th ITEST Webinar, In Vitro Fertilization and the Sanctity of Human Life. Mary Anne Urlakis, PhD, will speak on the Sanctity of Life - IVF: Science, the Church, and Bioethics. Craig Turczynski, PhD, will speak about how Assisted Reproductive Technology Violates Natural Law and Causes Harm. Our Q&A Moderator is Laura Elm. Learn more and register at

Completely Known Date Night

Other | October 26 2022

Completely Known, A Date Night on Marital Intimacy. Date Nights are back at St. Joseph in Cottleville Parish Friday, Dec. 2nd! Also, the Messy Family Mini Retreat will be held Saturday, December 3rd featuring Mike and Alicia Hernon.

The CCHD Special Collection is Coming Up!

Other | October 18 2022

For more than 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported organizations that combat poverty and improve the lives of people in communities across the United States. From empowering immigrants in towns along the southern border to advocating for improved housing and educational opportunities in northern and midwestern cities, CCHD-funded groups tackle a wide range of economic and social justice challenges that affect local communities in rural and urban areas. In areas of Tennessee where coal-mining operations and landfills have caused water pollution and other environmental damage, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (SOCM) works with governments and regulatory agencies to limit hazardous waste disposal in landfills and to require environmental cleanup as part of the permitting process for new business operations. Environmental damage affects all of us, most especially low-income people who are affected by water pollution resulting from mineral extraction, lack of access to healthy foods in urban “food deserts,” and natural disasters caused by climate change. The Church teaches that “the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone” (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, no. 95). Since the release of Laudato Si’ in 2015, CCHD has invested more than $4.3 million in organizations that work to protect the environment and combat pollution. When you support CCHD, you support organizations that work to protect the air, soil, and water for all the members of their communities.To learn more about the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the way CCHD upholds the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church, visit This year's collection is the weekend before Thanksgiving! Donate in your Parish or Online!

Covenant Network Catholic Radio

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | October 17 2022

Bulletin Announcement As the trees dress in their glorious Autumn hues, we are reminded of the glorious truths of our Catholic faith. Our daily programming highlights these truths and helps us stay focused on the things that really matter. Tune into Covenant Network 1460 AM on the radio or listen anytime on the Covenant Network app or at

Pipe Organ Dedication Recital

Little Flower (Richmond Heights) | October 12 2022

You’re invited to the dedication recital of Little Flower’s recently-installed Kegg pipe organ, performed by world-renowned organist and St. Louis native Frederick Hohman. Kegg Opus 66 Sunday, November 6, 2022 3:00 pm Reception to follow Church of the Little Flower 1264 Arch Terrace Richmond Heights, MO 63117 314-645-1445 This event is free and open to the public.

Veni Si Amas Retreat

Other | October 07 2022

Single Catholic women ages 18-30 are invited to Veni Si Amas Women's Discernment Retreat over the weekend of October 28-30. The weekend is a perfect opportunity to step away to encounter the Heart of Jesus more deeply and to learn about the art of discernment. For more information or to register, visit or contact Sr. M. Karolyn at [email protected].

Eucharistic Amazement Talk

Other | October 07 2022

The Franciscan Sisters of the Martyr St. George invite you to "May We Never Lose Our Wonder: Cultivating Eucharistic Amazement," a talk given by Sr. M. Karolyn as part of the Eucharistic Revival. It will take place in the chapel at St. Francis Convent, 1 Franciscan Way, Alton, IL on Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 pm. For more information, please call 618-463-2757 or email [email protected]

ITEST Webinar - Two Wings: How Science and Theology Read One Another

Other | October 07 2022

Register for the October 29, 2022 ITEST Webinar, "Two Wings: How Science and Theology Read One Another," with presenters Dr. Tom Sheahen and Dr. Stacy Trasancos. Learn more and register at Pope St. John Paul II began his famous encyclical, “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen, with a Ph.D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, examines truth from the wing of science. Scientists depend on empirical data for conclusions. Dr. Stacy A. Trasancos, with a Ph.D. in chemistry and M.A. in dogmatic theology, explains how we find truth from the wing of faith. Theologians derive formulations from divine revelation. Together they seek an understanding of the axiom, truth cannot contradict truth. Join us at 9:00 am (central) on Saturday, October 29, 2022.