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Archdiocesan news briefs

Special session on life issues

Gov. Eric Greitens has announced a plan to call back the Missouri legislature for a special session June 12, focusing on protecting pregnancy resource centers and proposals for health and safety standards in abortion clinics. In a Facebook video, Greitens said that pregnancy care centers in St. Louis have been under attack because of an ordinance making the city an "abortion sanctuary city — where pregnancy care centers can't work the way they're supposed to. Politicians are trying to make it illegal, for example, for pro-life organizations to say that they just want to hire pro-life Missourians." The session also will address regulations of abortion clinics, including annual safety inspections, plans for medical complications and interference with emergency responders.

Program to house homeless young adults

Depaul USA has purchased two buildings on Arsenal Street in south St. Louis from the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians). Depaul USA will convert 2912 Arsenal Street into St. Lazare House. This new program will offer 15 fully-furnished one-bedroom apartments to homeless young people aged 18 to 24. With all-day care, residents will receive physical and behavioral health services, participate in education and training programs, and gain the life skills necessary to become independent and productive community members. Depaul USA has received a challenge grant from the Brown Sisters Foundation to support St. Lazare House's day-to-day operation. By the end of 2017, Depaul USA needs $100,000 in pledges or gifts to meet the challenge grant. Depaul USA is part of Depaul International, a worldwide family of charities working with people who are marginalized and homeless. Depaul USA is inspired by the values of St. Vincent de Paul, a major social reformer in 17th-century France.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Combined Christian Choir concert

The Combined Christian Choir's annual summer concert, "America the Brave," will take place Sunday, June 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1014 Madison Ave. in Washington. The choir includes more than 100 singers and musicians from more than 25 area congregations. Music will include traditional patriotic music, a virtual fireworks display, a selection of Americana, and a new piece called "The Vacant Chair," a song dating from the Civil War about a soldier who didn't come home. The concert will be signed for the deaf, and a reception will take place afterward. Singers are welcome to join the choir. There is no audition and only four rehearsals — 7 p.m. on June 14, 15, 21, and 22. The first rehearsal will be in the St. Francis Borgia choir room in Jesuit Hall, at Main and Cedar streets in Washington. For more information about the concert or to join the choir, contact Katie Alexander at (314) 324-3331 or [email protected].

St. Josemaria Escriva feast day Mass

The annual feast day Mass for St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Ascension Church, 230 Santa Maria Drive in Chesterfield. The main celebrant will be Msgr. Eugene Morris. The focus of Opus Dei is the message of the Church's call to holiness through the ordinary work and daily activities of every person. For more information, visit www.stjosemaria.org.

Seeds of Hope Gala

St. Francis Community Services will hold its second annual summertime gala, "Seeds of Hope," Saturday, June 17. Guests will enjoy attendance prizes, dinner, silent and live auctions, first-person stories of faith, love and hope in action, and the presentation of the Instrument of Peace Award to Donald Beimdiek. Mike Roberts, former KSDK meteorologist, will serve as master of ceremonies at the event 6-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, 1 South Broadway, Downtown St. Louis. For information or tickets, visit www.sfcsstl.org or email [email protected].

Corpus Christi in North County

The Catholic parishes and schools of the North County Deanery will host a Corpus Christi procession at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 18, starting at Sacred Heart Church, 751 N. Jefferson St. in Florissant. The procession will go through the streets of Florissant until it reaches the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. A reception will be held afterward at the Knights of Columbus pavilion. RSVPs are requested at www.federationofcatholicschools.org/corpuschristi. Transportation will be available to take participants back to Sacred Heart.

Chef challenge

Feed My People will hold its Fourth Annual National Hunger Awareness Day Chef Food Pantry Challenge from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at Orlando's Events & Banquets, 4300 Hoffmeister Ave. in south St. Louis County. The event will feature six chefs preparing food made with the same ingredients the agency's clients receive from the food pantry. Attendees will be the judge with the winning chef being named "Feed My People 2017 Chef of the Year!" Tables of 10 people are available for $350 and individual tickets are $35. Visit www.feed-my-people.org for information and reservations, or call (314) 631-4900. Feed My People serves the poor and hungry through food pantries, low-cost thrift stores and more than 25 additional support programs.

'Staycation' and concerts at Pallottine

Pallottine Renewal Center will host a Staycation Weekend, July 21-23, to showcase the heritage, culture and community of the region. Retreat and relax with overnight at Pallottine, while a chartered bus tour will stop at numerous historic and natural landmarks during the day. Participants will enjoy a "taste of North County" food excursion and a concert by the MO Bottom Project at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the center. The band's repertoire includes original contemporary and traditional folk, acoustic and classic rock, jazz, blues and gospel. On Wednesday, July 26, singer-songwriter and speaker Matt Faley will perform and share stories as part of the center's summer concert series. Faley works with young adult ministry in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Staycation costs $235 per person. The concerts, which will be followed by receptions, are free, but the suggested, free-will offering is $10. For more information, visit www.pallottinerenewal.org or call (314) 837-7100. (A previous brief had an incorrect day and cost information.)

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