Catholic Adventure Week

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Catholic Adventure Week July 10-16, 2016 at Swift Explorer Base Catholic Adventure Week, offered at the Swift Base of the S-F Scout Ranch, is sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the BSA, the Office of Youth Ministry, and the Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA.

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Project Life


Project Life Returns June 12-17, 2016





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When Your Mom Literally is a Saint

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"Only those who have the courage to give of themselves totally to God and to others are able to fulfill themselves"

St. John Paul II canonization homily of St. Gianna

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Scouting and the Catholic Church


According to "Renewing the Vision," the US Bishops' framework for Youth Ministry, "All ministry with adolescents must be directed towards presenting young people with the Good news of Jesus Christ and inviting and challenging them to become disciples" (page 10).

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has accomplished this in many ways, including partnering with scouting organizations and instituting Catholic faith programs to be offered through these programs. We have seen many fruits come from our Catholic Scouting programs. Additionally, the leadership and life skills offered through scouting has been a valuable resource for many of our youth. Read more »


Teen ACTS Workshop

Sacred Heart - Valley Park will be hosting a Teen ACTS Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27, which will be facilitated by Eric J. Martinez, Director of Teen ACTS, ACTS Missions, San Antonio, TX. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Sacred Heart room below the Church.

This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in being considered for the Teen ACTS Team that will start formation in April, or who simply wants to learn more about this powerful weekend (perhaps on behalf of a high school age child). Attendees must have attended an adult ACTS Retreat.