St. Patrick Center is seeking donations of items for clients moving into apartments and homes. Mops, buckets, brooms, all-purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner, dish soap, paper towels and toilet paper are sought. For more information, contact Katie Joseph at [email protected] or (314) 802-1976.
A "Catholic Teach-In on Migration: Creating a Culture of Encounter" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 4222 Delor St. in south St. Louis. Invited to the program are people of good will with an interest in social justice and an openness to learning from others' experiences and the Church's teaching on the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. The teach-in will include personal testimonies from immigrants and small-group discussions. Sponsors include the Peace & Justice Commission of the archdiocese, St. Francis Community Services Southside Center, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, St. John the Baptist Parish, the Jesuits of the Central and Southern Province and the archdiocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry. Anyone planning to attend is asked to reply to Marie Kenyon at (314) 792-7062 or e-mail [email protected].
A presentation on The Saint John's Bible will take place Wednesday, June 28, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, 615 S. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 6 p.m. and viewing of the Bible at 7 p.m. Dominican Father Charles Bouchard, senior director of theology and ethics at the Catholic Health Association, will give the presentation on the theological concepts expressed in the art of the Bible. At the dawn of the 21st century, Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minn., commissioned a work of art that illuminates the Word of God. The Saint John's Bible is the first handwritten, monumental, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era. Space is limited, so anyone planning to attend is asked to email Laura Richter at [email protected]
A panel discussion, "Family Matters: Black, White, and Brown," will be held from 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 17, in the multi-purpose room at Ascension Parish, 230 Santa Maria Drive in Chesterfield. The discussion on the American family aims to discuss stereotypes held across racial lines in the community. For information, contact Bernie Sammons at (314) 853-6391.
The CYC Sports Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury. The event seeks to help coaches go beyond the lines and impact the lives of the youth they coach, with sessions diving deeper into how to integrate faith and athletics. Speakers include Thomas Wurtz from Varsity Catholic, former MLB Pitcher Bobby Keppel and Fr. McGivney High School volleyball coach and faith formation coordinator Amanda Pirih. The cost is $10, and registration includes lunch and refreshments. Space is limited. Visit www.cycstl.net/summit to register.
John and Mary Jane Gresham and Scott and Jeana Schoenberger will lead a Spiritual Intimacy (SPIN) Marriage Retreat the weekend of Aug. 11-12. This retreat sponsored by Genesis Ministry will teach, demonstrate and help married couples practice ways to pray together as a couple. The 25-hour retreat begins Friday evening with registration at 6:30 p.m. and concludes with Mass at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. At Todd Hall Retreat Center in Columbia Ill., the retreat is limited to 10 couples. Register at www.genesis-ministry.org. For information, call (314) 246-9282.
Rockhurst University will honor Richard T. Sullivan Jr., the CEO of St. Louis Public Schools, with its annual Magis Award in recognition of his work on behalf of the St. Louis community. The ceremony and dinner is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Coronado, 3701 Lindell Blvd. in St. Louis. Sullivan is a 1973 graduate of Rockhurst. Since 2007, Sullivan has served as CEO of the three-member special administrative board for the St. Louis Public Schools, charged with helping steer the system of approximately 25,000 students and an annual budget of approximately $290 million back to full state accreditation. Sullivan has served on the board of directors for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, the Regional Business Council, the board of trustees at Rockhurst University and Lindenwood University, the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis board of directors, and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, among others. The Magis Award is given each year to one St. Louis-area alumnus or alumna whose profound impact exemplifies the Jesuit core value of magis, or "more." During the ceremony, the University also will recognize Danny Duggan, '14, with its Faber Young Alumni Award. As director of human resources with Amigos for Christ in Nicaragua, Duggan lives service for and with others as part of a team seeking to improve life for people in the country's rural communities.