Archbishop visits Our Lady’s Inn in Defiance
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski visited Our Lady’s Inn in Defiance on Nov. 7 to bless the home and visit with mothers, children and staff. Our Lady’s Inn is a maternity home and aftercare support program for pregnant women and their dependent children who are homeless. With locations in St. Louis City and St. Charles County, Our Lady’s Inn offers shelter in a private room setting while providing for their immediate and basic needs. Case management with individualized services to address personal health, educational and psychosocial needs is also offered.
Learn how to donate, volunteer and support the programs of Our Lady’s Inn at www.ourladysinn.org.
#iGiveCatholic is a giving day event for the faithful from participating dioceses across the nation and the world to unite and donate — both online and offline — to their favorite participating Catholic parishes, schools and ministries. #iGiveCatholic presents an opportunity for Catholics to support the organizations they are most passionate about on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29. Find a parish, school or nonprofit ministry within the Archdiocese of St. Louis to donate to at stl.igivecatholic.org.
Thankful for St. Patrick Center
De Smet Jesuit High School President Father Ronny O’Dwyer, SJ, center, and students delivered 22,000 pounds (11 tons) of food to St. Patrick Center in November. De Smet participated in the Great Ignatian Challenge, a national food collection competition among 18 Jesuit schools nationwide. The Spartans exceeded their original goal of collecting 18,000 pounds of food. Students pictured are Henry Anyimadu, Jacob Winkelmann, Ethan Rubbelke, Alex Renschen, Father O’Dwyer, Hank Walbert, and Tommy Ruder.
Mercy Healing Services
The Eucharistic Revival of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be offering Mercy Healing Services at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13. The service includes Scripture, reflection, adoration, reconciliation, prayer teams and benediction and will begin at 7 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m. Priests from the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be available for reconciliation, and for those who are seriously ill, Anointing of the Sick will be available. The Nov. 29 event will be in Spanish.
All Things New
Mass of Unity
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will celebrate an All Things New Mass of Unity at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. All are invited to come together to pray for the future of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Advent Day of Recollection
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will lead an Advent Day of Recollection on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The day will begin with an opening conference from Archbishop Rozanski at 1 p.m., followed by a second conference from Sister M. Karolyn Nunes, FSGM, at 2 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will follow the second conference. A sung Vespers and Benediction will take place at 4:15 p.m., and confessions will be available throughout the afternoon until Mass at 5 p.m.
Naval crew visits Marian Middle School
Members of the crew of the USS St. Louis visited Marian Middle School on Nov. 7 to meet and thank students for writing letters to them as part of a social studies class project. The crew members gave a brief history of the eight U.S. Navy ships that have been named for St. Louis, stretching from the Civil War until present day and including the only fully intact ship to make it out of Pearl Harbor with zero casualties. The Navy officers and personnel also answered questions from the students.