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Christmas Luncheon and Auction - St. Charles Friends of Birthright

Thursday, 12/07/2023 at 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The Three Comings of Christ: An Advent Day of Prayer

Saturday, 12/09/2023 at 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Behold The Lamb of God: An Advent & Christmas Concert

Sunday, 12/10/2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mass in Memory of Our Children

Sunday, 12/10/2023 at 2:00 PM

Advent Stations of the Nativity

Wednesday, 12/13/2023 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Made for More Speaker Series

Wednesday, 12/13/2023 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online Evening Prayer with Young Adults

Tuesday, 12/19/2023 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

'Do you believe in miracles? Seeing is believing' presentation

Wednesday, 12/20/2023 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime Holiday Concert

Thursday, 12/28/2023 at 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Archdiocesan news briefs

Franciscan Sisters of Mary in the news

Sister Mary Jean Ryan, who served for 25 years (1986–2011) as the first president and CEO of SSM Health Care, will be inducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place March 26 in Chicago in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives 2018 Congress. Modern Healthcare magazine reported that during her tenure leading SSM Health Care, Sister Mary Jean “was credited with championing programs to advance both gender and racial diversity. She also developed programs that gave young leaders experience in a variety of health care settings, from rural hospitals to urban locations. In 2002, SSM Health Care became the first health organization to win a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.”

Sister Marita Anne Marrah, a longtime volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jefferson County, was recently honored with a 2018 Award of Excellence at the annual conference of The National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association. Together with its state and local member programs, National CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect in the United States can be safe and thrive in a permanent home. Sister Marita received the award for her work as a board member involved in fundraising, strategic planning, and budgeting. She grew CASA of Jefferson County from 10 volunteers to more than 60, who serve nearly 100 children. She personally raised more than $25,000 for the organization and has helped to hire staff, develop the volunteer board, write grants, and mentor others.

New Trinity coach

The new varsity head football coach at Trinity Catholic High School is Terrence Curry, who had been an assistant coach with the Titans for two seasons. He was chosen from a group of applicants from the St. Louis area and regionally. A St. Louis native, Curry is a 1999 graduate of Kirkwood High School and played football at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1999-2003. As a defensive back, wide receiver and running back, he brings experience on both offense and defense. He was a team captain at Mizzou as a senior. He is a mentor to young athletes and is involved in the community. Curry and his wife, Tiara, have two children, Chloee, 13, and Terrence Jr., 7.

North county schools receive grant

The Koch Foundation, Inc. of Gainesville, Fla., has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Federation of Catholic Schools in North County to be used in support of student retreats in the 2018-19 school year. Retreats will be focused on sacramental preparation, for students receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, and for junior high students preparing for Confirmation. The 12th Annual North County Confirmation Rally will take place in September at Trinity Catholic High School, and second-grade retreats will be held in October at Pallottine Renewal Center, led by the Sacred Heart Sisters. The Federation of Catholic Schools is a formal agreement between the pastors of the

13 parishes in the North County Deanery of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to work more closely together in support of the mission of Catholic education in North County.

‘Man of the Year’ nominations

All parishes, organizations and individuals are invited to nominate a man of outstanding volunteer service for the Catholic Man of the Year, to be honored at St. Joseph Radio’s annual dinner and awards ceremony Sunday, May 6, at the Frontenac Hilton. The event will begin with a social at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and a pictorial review of nominees and their work. Then, Auxiliary Bishop Mark S. Rivituso will present the award. The application deadline is April 10. For information about nominations or the dinner, visit www.saintjosephradio.net, call (636) 447-6000, or visit the station at 3920 S. Old Highway 94 # 36 in St. Charles.

Upcoming events

Run for life, learning

Birthright Counseling St. Louis is hosting a 6K run, 1-mile walk, and quarter-mile kids’ fun run on the morning of Saturday, March 31, at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, starting at the Tremayne Shelter, 13725 Marine Ave. Funds raised will be used for education and housing expenses for Birthright clients, with excess funds providing professional counseling and practical assistance as well. Included are prizes awarded to top runners by category, live music, activities, and more. Online registration closes Monday, March 26. For information or to register, visit www.stlouisreview.com/jdn.

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