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Annual Roe v. Wade Memorial Mass

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | December 21 2018

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019: This January marks 46 years since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion. Join the St. Louis Respect Life community at 10 a.m. on January 26 at the Cathedral Basilica to pray for an end to abortion, healing and forgiveness for those involved in abortion, and an increased respect for all human life. The Mass collection will benefit LifeLine Coalition, a group of local social service agencies who help more than 10,000 people annually. Mass will be followed by a Rosary procession to Planned Parenthood and Benediction back at the Cathedral. Contact [email protected] or 314-792-7555.


Young Adult Pro-Life Holy Hour

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | December 21 2018

Join young adults (19-39) throughout the archdiocese for this annual event on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 to promote a greater respect for human life. We'll start with dinner and fellowship in Boland Hall at 6 p.m. followed by Adoration, the rosary, and an opportunity for Confession at the Cathedral at 7 p.m. Then we’ll return to Boland Hall for a dynamic pro-life speaker and dessert! Contact [email protected] or 314-792-7555 for details, or visit www.STLRespectLife.org.


USCCB 9 Days for Life

Other | December 21 2018

JANUARY 14-22 : Each year, the Pro-Life Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops launches 9 Days for Life, a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Visit 9DaysforLife.com To join or for more information!


Cathedral Concerts- Joyous Jubilee

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | December 18 2018

Come join St. Louis Cathedral Concerts for 3 evenings. An Evening of Contemporary Gospel featuring the North City Deanery Choir, on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. The event is FREE and Open to the Public. An Evening of Sacred Music featuring Dello Thedford & The Gospel Symphonic Choir on Friday, January 25,2019 at 8:00 p.m. The event is FREE and Open to the Public. An Evening with American Spiritual Ensemble on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Ticket information online at cathedralconcerts.org.


Super Bowl Sunday Quilt/Cash Bingo

Other | December 13 2018

St. Augustine Church in Hecker, Illinois (15 miles south of Belleville on State Route 159) are presenting a Super Bowl Sunday Quilt/Cash Bingo on February 3rd, 2019 at the Hecker Community Center in Hecker, Illinois. A lightning round will take place prior to bingo. Bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE: No one under 18 allowed in hall during bingo. BL #50884) Attendance prizes, a raffle, and pot of gold will be apart of the event. A meal that includes fried chicken and pork sausage plates will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please contact the parish at (618) 473-2217 for further questions regarding the event. We hope to see you there.


Seeking: Experienced Rosary Makers

Other | December 11 2018

The Mission Office is in need of volunteers experienced in making corded World Mission Rosaries for our archdiocesan children. The office provides the materials in packs of 50 rosaries, and the volunteers work on their own, at their own pace. If you are able to help, or have questions about the project, please contact Kim Becvar at 314-792-7664 or [email protected]


Your Faith News Access: Bulletin Ideas and Talking Points, Parish Subscription Campaign, 2019

Other | December 05 2018

Please find your St. Louis Review Parish Subscription Information page (https://www.archstl.org/st-louis-review/parish-subscriptions) for bulletin announcement suggestions and talking points at a parish gathering. In addition you may find helpful our Frequently Asked Questions page (https://www.archstl.org/st-louis-review/subscription-guide). If you have questions email or call 314.792.7507


Prayer Service for Christian Unity

St. Monica (Creve Coeur) | December 04 2018

The Prayer Service for Christian Unity and following reception, hosted by the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, will take place at St. Monica Catholic Church at 12140 Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, Missouri on Sunday, January 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bishop Mark Rivituso will preside, and Bishop Robert Farr from the United Methodist Church will lead the reflection. Please invite your parishioners to attend. For more information please visit archstl.org/ecumenical-interreligious-affairs/events.


41st Annual Christmas Concert of the Young Catholic Musicians

Seven Holy Founders (Affton) | November 26 2018

On Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. the 41st Annual Christmas Concert of the Young Catholic Musicians will be held at Seven Holy Founders in Afton, MO. Cindy Preszler will narrate the concert on Thursday, December 27th. On Friday, December 28th Reverend Monsignor Joseph M. Simon will narrate the concert. To purchase tickets, and further information please contact Mary Smith Director of Organization for The Young Catholic Musicians at [email protected], or 314-962-9260.


Christmas Candlelight Concert at Saints Mary and Joseph Chapel

Sts. Mary and Joseph Chapel (St. Louis) | November 20 2018

A Christmas Candlelight Concert will take place at Saints Mary and Joseph Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Located at 6304 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111, the concert will feature the Archdiocesan Handbell Choir with Scott Kennebeck as tenor, and John P. Walsh as pianist. Refreshments will follow. For further information please contact the chapel at 314-517-3998.


41ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT OF THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS

Sts. Peter and Paul (St. Louis) | November 14 2018

The 41st Annual Christmas concert of the Young Catholic Musicians will be performed at 7:30 pm in Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church in Affton on December 27 (with Cindy Preszler, Award-winning meteorologist, narrating) and December 28 (with Monsignor Joseph Simon, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica, narrating). The concert includes a wide musical variety, from Vivaldi to rap, classical to contemporary. The Christmas narration engages the audience in the simple yet powerful story of the birth of Christ. For tickets, contact Mrs. Mary at 314-962-9260 or by email at [email protected] or [email protected] (Reserved seats: $10. General Admission: $5).


In Search for String Players for The Young Catholic Musicians

Sts. Peter and Paul (St. Louis) | November 14 2018

The Young Catholic Musicians, now in its 45th year of service to the Church is searching for string players [(violin, viola, cello, bass (or electric bass)] to play in the orchestra. The young musicians, age 12-17, lead the music for Mas at a different parish once a month and perform two concerts each year. Rehearsals are twice a month. For additional information, call Mrs. Mary Smith at 314-962-9260 or Fr. Bruce Forman at 314-231-7464.


Advent Novena

Other | November 14 2018

You are invited to join the seminary community as we prepare for the joy and splendor of Christmas. Each evening of the Novena will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Joseph and will include prayer, Scripture, a reflective homily, and hymns led by the seminarian choir. Schedule of Homilists: Wednesday, December 5 - Fr. Fadi Auro Thursday, December 6 - Fr. Jason Schumer Friday, December 7 - Archbishop Robert Carlson Saturday, December 8 - Fr. James Mason Sunday, December 9 - Fr. Donald Anstoetter Monday, December 10 - Bishop Robert Hermann Tuesday, December 11 - Deacon George Staley Wednesday, December 12 - Fr. Mirco Sosio Thursday, December 13 - Fr. Paul Hoesing Visit www.kenrick.edu/novena for more information


2018 Advent Day of Recollection

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis | November 09 2018

Retreats provide the soul with renewed graces, certainly needed in today’s world, to keep us faithful and striving for sanctity. This year, treat yourself to a day away from the hustle and bustle and prepare for the God who waits for you. Join Archbishop Robert Carlson and the clergy and parishioners of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis for an Advent Day of Recollection on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a special Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The first of two spiritual conferences led by Archbishop Carlson will begin at 10:30 a.m. Each conference will be followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The day will end with evening vespers at 4:30 p.m. and the celebration of Mass at 5:00 p.m. All conferences and prayer will be held in the Cathedral Basilica, with a hot lunch provided for all in Boland Hall. This special gathering is free to all (good will offerings to help offset the cost of lunch will be gratefully accepted). Though a free event, organizers request advance registration to properly prepare worship materials and set up for lunch. To register or for additional information, please contact Mary Ann Fox at 314-373-8208.


Parish Mission

St. John Paul II (Affton) | November 07 2018

Join us for a Parish Mission at St. John Paul II.


Christmas Presence with Terry Barber

Other | November 04 2018

From classics to classical, carols, and inspirational popular favorites, audiences have requested this program, and can now be filled with joy! Internationally-acclaimed countertenor Terry Barber will perform selections from his Grammy-nominated album, "Christmas Presence," on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse, located at 6400 Minnesota Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students (ages 3-18) and can be purchased at ChristmasPresence.BPT.me. For more information, go to www.csjsl.org/events.


The Office of Archives and Records Open House!

Other | November 02 2018

On Thursday, November 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the Office of Archives and Records invites you to meet their staff, see our history, tour their office and storage space! Enjoy delicious refreshments! Tours will be held at 10:00 am and 11:00 am Ground Floor of the Cardinal Rigali Center (Room 100 near the South Entrance)


In Search for String Players for The Young Catholic Musicians

Sts. Peter and Paul (St. Louis) | October 30 2018

The Young Catholic Musicians, now in its 45th year of service to the Church is searching for string players [(violin, viola, cello, bass (or electric bass)] to play in the orchestra. The young musicians, age 12-17, lead the music for Mas at a different parish once a month and perform two concerts each year. Rehearsals are twice a month. For additional information, call Mrs. Mary Smith at 314-962-9260 or Fr. Bruce Forman at 314-231-7464.


Gosnell Movie - only showing in 4 area theatres - MUST SEE!

St. Paul (Fenton) | October 30 2018

Gosnell: the Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer movie is in theatres but only showing at Ronnies, Arnold, Mid Rivers and Town Square. Check websites for show times. The movie is very well done, worth the money to support the film, not graphic and profound on many levels. It is important we get the word out for people to see this movie before it leaves theatres and is shoved under the rug. The movie isn't just about abortion it's about the unsanitary conditions of these medical facilities with no government inspections, selling prescriptions, and children administering medications to patients. Everyone should see this movie.


ADVENT PRAYER: LESSONS AND CAROLS

Other | October 26 2018

Celebrate the Advent Season with the Sisters of St. Joseph. Welcome Advent as we sing together songs of the season, listen to the messages of waiting and take time for quiet and reflection. In prayer, we open ourselves to the gift of patience and joy. Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m. at the historic motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph,6400 Minnesota Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111. RSVP by November 19 to 314-481-8800 or [email protected] Free will offering to benefit the CSJ Gulu Project, providing water filtration kits and training to women in Uganda.


Fall Festival Fundraiser for Sts. Mary and Joseph Chapel

St. Stephen Protomartyr (St. Louis) | October 25 2018

Sts. Mary and Joseph Chapel are hosting a fall festival fundraiser (including music and food) on the corner of Holly Hills and Minnesota on Saturday, October 27th from 1-5 p.m. $10 admission for 12 and up. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/sspstl/ for more information.


Goulash Festival

St. John Nepomuk Chapel (St. Louis) | October 23 2018

St. John Nepomuk Chapel will be having their Annual Goulash Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Tucker and Lafayette, parking available off Carroll St. Dinners will be served from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and the menu is Goulash over noodles or a half baked chicken with dressing, green beans, applesauce, beets, dessert and coffee or tea. Carry outs available, Adults $11 and children under 12 - $5. We will have raffles, booths, Kolacky , tours, a variety of items for sale, baskets of cheer and music by Joe & Anna Polach "The Czech Express". The cash bar will serve Soda, Czech Beer, Domestic Beer, Wine and some Mixed Drinks. Please put this announcement in your bulletin if you have room. Thank you!


Upcoming collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Other | October 18 2018

The national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is coming up! The weekend of November 18th, please prayerfully consider supporting the collection and CCHD’s mission to work with the poor. In the United States, one in six people lives in poverty. With this collection you support programs that directly address the causes of poverty and provide sustainable futures for those struggling across our country. Additionally, 25 percent of collected funds remain here in the St. Louis Archdiocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. Your generosity to the collection creates a lasting impact in your own community. For more information about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, visit www.usccb.org/cchd/collection. Any additional questions, please contact Ingrid Herrenbruck at [email protected] or (314) 256-5981.


Advent Retreat "In the Light of Hope"

Other | October 18 2018

This silent retreat includes Mass, the Sacrement of Reconciliation, reflective talks, music, art, poetry, prayer services and time to immerse into the beautiful and holy season of Advent. Led by Fr. Tom Santen, Lucia Signorelli, Steve Givens and Jim Ford, the retreat starts at 4:00 pm on Friday, Nov 30 and concludes on Sunday Dec 2 at 1:00 pm. Cost is $ 195 which includes 6 meals, a private room with bath, towels and linens. to register, call the retreat center at 636 938-5390 or go to our website at www.mretreat.org.


Robert J. Carlson Adoption Grant Fundraiser - Support the Adoption Grant and get the opportunity to win!

Other | October 17 2018

Robert J. Carlson Adoption Grant Fundraiser - Support the Adoption Grant and get the opportunity to win! The winner will receive ten (10) seats in Suite 33 (along first-base line) at Busch Stadium for one 2019 Cardinals home game, as well as $150 of food and drinks, plus one VIP parking pass for a negotiated date. Aside from private donations, this is the largest fundraiser for the Adoption Grant. The more we raise, the more we can award to deserving families! Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100. They make great Christmas gifts, too! Made available through the generous donation of Mercy. For more information contact the Office of Natural Family Planning at 314.997.7576 or [email protected] or purchase at bit.ly/adoptiongrantraffle .


Fall Festival - Shopping Fair and Meat Shoot

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (Florissant) | October 12 2018

Join us for our annual St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, 10a-dusk at our school campus: 3500 St. Catherine Street, Florissant, MO 63033 Shopping Fair with local vendors and crafters in the cafeteria 10a-2p Meat Shoot starts at 11am till Dusk on fields - Win Your Thanksgiving Turkey! Food & Beverage available all day! Come and join the fall family fun!


Fall Festival - Shopping Fair and Meat Shoot

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (Florissant) | October 12 2018

Join us for our annual St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, 10a-dusk at our school campus: 3500 St. Catherine Street, Florissant, MO 63033 Shopping Fair with local vendors and crafters in the cafeteria 10a-2p Meat Shoot starts at 11am till Dusk on fields - Win Your Thanksgiving Turkey! Food & Beverage available all day! Come and join the fall family fun!


Trivia Night Saturday, October 27, 2018

Other | October 12 2018

Bishop DuBourg High School Class of 2019 Trivia Night Saturday, October 27, 2018 - "Game Night" Theme Doors open 6pm Trivia starts 7pm Tables of 10 - $20/person Prizes for best-dressed/decorated table in "Game Night" theme 10 Mulligans for $20 50/50 Raffle All proceeds benefit the class of 2019 and Project Graduation. Reservations: Joan Provaznik - 314-783-4492


St. Peter Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner

St. Peter (St. Charles) | October 11 2018

St. Peter Parish is having their Sausage Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The Festival will consist of a Pork Sausage Sale and a Whole Hog Sausage Dinner served from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm in our Parish Center, 301 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO. There will also be attendance prizes. If you would like to purchase delicious whole hog Pork Sausage (rope style), you may order the sausage in advance. The orders must be received by October 28, 2018 to ensure that we will be able to process the order. The Sausage may be ordered in 5-pound (lb.) increments, i.e., 5lbs, 10lbs, 15lbs, etc. The price for the sausage is $15.00 per 5 lbs. ($3.00 per pound.) Please call the parish office at 636-946-6641 to place your order. The sausage order may be picked up between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm the day of the dinner–November 4, 2018. (Extra sausage may be available the day of the dinner on a first-come-first-served basis.) In addition, the following will also be sold the day of the dinner ONLY; Ribs, neck bone, backbone, and pork tenderloin. The dinner on November 4, 2018 will consist of Whole Hog Pork Sausage, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Applesauce, Green Beans, Home Made Bread, and Dessert. There will be cash attendance prizes of $100, $50, and $25 awarded on dinner day. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US; AND BRING A FRIEND!


"A Day Away" Bus Tour

Other | October 10 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Rain or shine Learn about the Franciscan Farm and nearby LaChance Vineyards! A great opportunity to slow down...enjoy the scenic ride, fall colors, and good conversation. Participants will travel in a charter bus, leaving the Kirkwood Tau Center at 9:00 am. Lunch will be a buffet at LaChance Vineyards and is included in the ticket cost. Wine must be purchased on your own. We will depart De Soto by 4:00 pm and head back to the Tau Center. Cost is $50 per person. Seating is limited – reserve your spot today via www.fsolph.org!