World Mission Rosary
Students at Holy Infant School in Ballwin celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in October by praying a decade each morning before school began. Students also recently came together to pray the World Mission Rosary. Each decade calls to mind an area where the Church continues her evangelizing mission. The colors of each decade and their significance include green for the forests and grasslands of Africa; blue for the ocean surrounding the islands of the Pacific; white, symbolizing Europe, the seat of the Holy Father, shepherd of the world; red, which calls to mind the fire of faith that brought missionaries to the Americas; and yellow, the morning light of the east, for Asia. Several special guests from Holy Infant Parish from different parts of the world also were invited to lead each decade. They began each prayer in their native tongues.
Four Rosaries prayer service
St. Paul Parish in St. Paul anticipated hosting a Four Rosaries prayer service from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the church, 1223 Church Road in St. Paul. Prayers will be offered for the Church and United States, the upcoming election and special intentions.
Special events at La Salle
La Salle Retreat Center will host special evening events the next two Wednesdays, starting at 6 p.m.
Nov. 7 • A 3-course Thanksgiving dinner prepared by La Salle’s chef, Brandon Coplin. Tour La Salle’s historical buildings after dinner. Space is limited.
Nov. 14 • A paint party in which participants create and design a lovely wooden sign. A local company, The Crafty Sheep, will provide supplies and instruction. La Salle will provide appetizers and beverages.
LaSalle is at 2101 Rue De LaSalle Dr. in Glencoe. For registration or information, visit www.lasalleretreat.org
Veterans Day 5k
The third annual Veterans Day 5K will be held in conjunction with the 35th annual St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance Ceremony and Parade on Saturday, Nov. 10. Included is a timed 5K, One-Mile Fun-Run, free Kids’ Dash and other activities. The family friendly event honors people who have served and are serving our country and raises awareness for veteran homelessness. Twenty percent of St. Patrick Center’s clients are homeless veterans and proceeds from the event benefit these clients and their families. Entry fee is $30 or $35 beginning on Nov. 9. Veterans receive a $5 discount. New this year is an option for team registration. To register, visit www.stpatrickcenter.org. For information, contact Maggie Kloppenberg at [email protected] or (314) 802-5418.
Meet and tour
As part of a “Meeting Our Neighbors” program affiliated with the archdiocesan Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, the interfaith community will tour the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with an option to attend Mass afterward. Anyone planning to join the tour is asked to reply at
www.goo.gl/unGxqs. For information, call (314) 792-7177 or email [email protected]
St. Rose feast day
The feast day of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne will be celebrated at a Mass at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End of St. Louis. The Mass closes the bicentennial celebration of St. Rose Philippine’s arrival in the United States and establishment of the first free school west of the Mississippi River in St. Charles. A re-enactment of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in St. Louis in 1818 followed by a Mass are part of a celebration of the saint’s feast day on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Church, 1210 Paddock Drive in Florissant. The re-enactment begins at 4:45 p.m. and the Mass is at 5 p.m. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has granted permission for all parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Louis to celebrate the feast day of St. Rose Philippine, secondary patron of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, on Nov. 18.
Conference on St. Juan Diego
A conference on St. Juan Diego and his famous tilma revealing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive in Shrewsbury. Participants will learn about the scientific, cultural and theological aspects of the tilma of St. Juan Diego who received apparitions from Our Lady of Guadalupe. Speakers include Father Bruce Nieli, CSP, theologian David Keys, and panelist Sister Cathy Doherty, SSND, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Ferguson. Matachines dancers and a mariachi band will entertainment. The conference is sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Sacred Worship and Hispanic Ministry, and the Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology. For more information contact
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