Festival Latino 2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will present Festival Latino 2019 Sunday, Aug. 18, at January Wabash Park, 501 N. Florissant Road in Ferguson. The event begins with an outdoor Mass at 11 a.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m. The festival includes live music, dance and authentic Hispanic food.
Bridges info sessions
The Bridges Ignatian Retreat, also known as the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life, will be offered at four St. Louis area sites on various days and times beginning in September through May 2020. Free information sessions will be offered Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. Francis Xavier College Church, Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Annunziata, and Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Webster Groves Christian Church. For addresses and times, visit bridgesfoundation.org/
information-sessions or contact Linda Leib at (314) 313-8283 or
The Daughters of St. Paul will again host WINE, Women in the New Evangelization, and their Fall Book Club on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., beginning Sept. 4, at Pauline Books & Media, 9804 Watson Road in Crestwood. Participants will read local author Colleen Carroll Campbell’s new book, “Heart of Perfection: How the Saints Taught Me to Trade My Dream of Perfect for God’s.” For more information and to register, call (314) 965-3512.
An Awaken! young adults retreat, “Freedom in the Spirit,” will be held from 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 to noon Sunday, Sept. 8, at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive in Glencoe. Jeff Barczewski will be leading the retreat using teachings from the book “Holy Spirit 101” by Victoria Harris.
Cost is $135. Register at
www.archstl.org/renewal. Registration deadline is Aug. 28. Scholarships are available upon request. For information, contact Becky Lograsso at [email protected].
Marriage on Tap
Vince and Marianne Burkemper will be the featured speakers at the next Marriage on Tap, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Pasta House, 8213 Delmar Blvd. in University City. The Burkempers, members of St. Joseph Parish in Manchester, will talk about “Living Our Faith as a Family.” The Burkempers have three grown children. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a buffet dinner, tax and tip. Cash bar will be available. Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the evening, is open to all married couples.
RSVP by Sept. 13 to
[email protected], or visit Marriage on Tap STL on Facebook.
‘Songs of Hope’
Arts & Faith St. Louis is presenting a free concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall to build a harmonious St. Louis. “Songs of Hope,” the ninth annual interreligious concert, will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd. in St. Louis. Tickets are available for pickup starting an hour before the event. This year’s concert will feature both adult and young singers and musicians from six religious communities, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist vocal ensembles from across the metropolitan area. Also featured will be soprano Christine Brewer, performing new music by composer and clarinetist Stephanie Berg that was recently premiered at Powell Symphony Hall, and an interreligious youth chorus led by Maria Ellis. New this year will be a storyteller chosen in collaboration with the MU Extension Division Storytelling Festival. Arts & Faith St. Louis began in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For more information, contact Barbara Murray at [email protected] or
(314) 533-9900. (The phone number provided to the Review in a previous briefs item was incorrect.)
A celebration of marriage
The annual Silver and Golden Jubilee Mass for couples celebrating 25, 50, or more than 50 years of marriage in 2019 will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson is the celebrant. Couples registered by Aug. 24 will receive a certificate of congratulations, and their names and wedding date will be printed in the Mass program. To register, visit
www.archstl.org/jubilee or call (314) 792-7170.
The 2019 Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference will be held at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Saturday, Oct. 5. The theme is “Raising the Next Generation of Catholic Advocates.” Keynote speaker will be David Bereit, former CEO of 40 Days for Life. The next session will be held in the House Chamber, where all attendees of the assembly will gather to hear Catholic advocates who have championed for the common good in varying areas speak about their experiences advocating for poor, unborn, and underserved people. Workshops will follow in the afternoon before the Missouri bishops celebrate Mass at St. Peter Church. The event is free and includes lunch. To register, visit the Annual Assembly 2019 page at www.mocatholic.com.
The 3rd Annual St. Louis Rosary Run (formerly King to Queen Rosary Run) will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Mary of Victories Church, 744 South Third St. in Downtown St. Louis. There will be a timed 5K run/walk for serious athletes as well as the “St. Stephan’s Mercy Mile” fun run/walk suited to families with children and others. After the race there will be a Marian Procession and the opportunity to venerate a relic of Our Lady’s Veil; an award’s ceremony; vendor booths; and fellowship. For information or to register, visit