The second annual King to Queen Rosary Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Mary of Victories Downtown.
The 5K walk/run and Marian procession is a celebration of faith,
family, fitness and fun. A one-mile Hungarian fun run also is part of
the activities. The course begins at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King
of France (Old Cathedral) and finishes at St. Mary of Victories. For
more information or to register, visit www.rosaryrun.com.
Auxiliary Bishop Mark S. Rivituso will celebrate the annual White Mass for health care professionals at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis,
Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. The Mass
is associated with St. Luke, the patron of physicians and surgeons,
whose feast day is October 18. Catholic physicians, nurses, physicians’
assistants, emergency personnel, other health care professionals and
their families are invited. A reception will follow Mass in Boland Hall.
For more information, call (314) 792-7812.
Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life will host another Living Rosary for Life at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Assumption Church,
4725 Mattis Road in south St. Louis County. The group will pray the
Rosary and honor St. John Paul II and his devotion to the Blessed Mother
and the Rosary. Our Lady of Guadalupe for Life is a nonprofit group
that sponsors pro-life billboards along St. Louis area highways. For
more information, call Anna Maria Usselmann at (314) 487-2066.
In collaboration with the archdiocesan Mission Office, the Daughters of St. Paul will present “Let’s Be Missionaries!” to celebrate World Mission Month, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Pauline Books & Media in Crestwood. Kim Becvar, coordinator of the Missionary Childhood Association,
will educate and encourage children in their call to be missionary
disciples through prayer, crafts, activities and refreshments. Children
ages 7-11 are welcome. For information and registration, call (314)
Isolation no more
“From Isolation to Community: Mental Illness at Home and Church,” a three-part, faith-based education and awareness series sponsored by Karla Smith Behavioral Health,
will be presented from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov.
10 at Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St. in Belleville,
Ill. The program is open to anyone who lives with mental illness, or has
a friend of a person with mental illness or has substance abuse issues.
The discussions will be within a Christian ecumenical faith context on
strategies for coping with a mental illness. The fee of $25 covers books
and handouts. For registration or more information, contact Tom Smith
at (618) 628-3129 or tom.smith@ karlasmithbehavioralhealth.org.
Event to honor the Sisters of St. Joseph
The Board of Directors of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services will honor the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet St. Louis Province with a Heart and Cross Award
for providing support to low-income seniors in the St. Louis community,
especially through Cardinal Ritter Senior Services. The community
continues to provide financial support, and many Sisters of St. Joseph
have served as employees. Sister Suzanne Wesley served as CEO for 20 years, Sister Suzanne Giblin in campus ministry for many years, Sister Kathleen O’Malley formed the first adult day program and then continued on at Our Lady of Life Apartments, and Sister Nancy Folkl also worked at Our Lady of Life. The award will be presented at CRSS’s Return to Motown
event Friday, Nov. 2 at the Clayton Plaza Hotel, which includes an
auction, dinner and dancing. Tickets and tables are still available at www.cardinalritterseniorsservices.org or by calling the development office at (314) 961-8000, ext. 1323.