St. Louis Catholic girls’ schools unite
Eight all-girl Catholic high schools in St. Louis will join together this month for the second Girls Schools Unite Alumnae Giving Challenge. In last year’s inaugural challenge, more than $230,000 was raised to benefit all-girl schools in St. Louis.
The eight schools are Cor Jesu Academy, Incarnate Word Academy, Nerinx Hall, Notre Dame High School, Rosati-Kain High School, St. Joseph’s Academy, Ursuline Academy and Villa-Duchesne.
Each school will ask its alumnae to make a monetary donation during the three-day challenge, June 14-16. The winner is determined through the highest percentage of alumnae participating rather than by dollar amount, to further emphasize every dollar counts for these schools. The schools, on average, see just 10% of their alumnae contribute financially in any given year, and the challenge was designed to increase alumnae support.
Members of each school community are invited to attend Mass together at noon on Sunday, June 12, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. A reception with alumnae and students will follow.
Theology on Tap
The next St. Louis Young Adults’ Theology on Tap Summer Six-Pack event will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Sunset 44 Bistro & Banquet, 118 W. Adams Ave. in Kirkwood. As the next installment of the summer series on the Eucharist, Father Charles Samson will speak about “The Eucharist in Scripture: Sacrifice, Gratitude and Coherence.” For more information about upcoming events, visit stlyoungadults.com/calendar.
Real Presence presentation
Kristi Dentinger of the Real Presence Education Foundation will give a presentation on the eucharistic miracle of Lanciano, Italy, on Tuesday, June 21, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and include eucharistic adoration, celebration of the Word of God, silent reflection, Benediction and Dentinger’s presentation. Cost is $10 to attend. For more information or to register, visit www.snows.org/ eucharist-bread-of-life.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend experience for married couples of all ages. Couples will learn more about effective communication tools during the weekend. The next weekend will take place Aug. 5-7 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in St. Peters. COVID-related precautions will be in place to provide a safe environment for participants. For more information or to apply, go to wwme.org, or call Terry and Eric Engholm at (314) 649-7317.
Pauline Books & Media summer hours
The Daughters of St. Paul at Pauline Books & Media (9804 Watson Road in Crestwood) began summer hours on June 1. The adjusted schedule June 1-Aug. 31 is Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The store also will be closed Aug. 5-23. The Daughters will resume a normal schedule in September.
St. Bernadette relics on display
Relics of St. Bernadette will be on display in the Archdiocese of St. Louis July 8-10. The relics will be on display July 8 and 10 at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral) and July 9 at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. The stop in St. Louis is part of a tour of 32 parishes in 26 dioceses in the United States organized by the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, in partnership with the Conference of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, North American Volunteers, Hospitalité of Miami and the Order of Malta. For veneration times and more information, see oldcathedralstl.org.