Catholic Encounter Weekend 2017

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Encounter is a weekend of camping and outdoor fun with friends, challenging games, hiking, and Activity Stations in the woods. We'll have live praise and worship music as well as Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation on Saturday Evening. The weekend concludes on Sunday with an outdoor Mass and breakfast.

 

For more info: www.catholicscoutingstl.org/EW

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Are You Being Called to Be a Youth Minister?

Do you have a desire in your heart to serve Christ and His Church? Do you feel Called to Youth Ministry? Good News, the Archdiocese of St. Louis currently has some awesome opportunities (Full-Time)! Here are few:

Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville, MO - Full Description

Youth Minister at St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood, MO - Full Description

Director of Youth Ministry at St. Thomas More Newman Ctr. & Sacred Heart Parishes - Full Description

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One Heart in Charity - ACA

Every year the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) support a number of programs and ministry across the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Catholic Youth Apostolate is one of them. A great number of people experience Christ's love and mercy through the variety of charities, services, ministries, etc. that are supported through the ACA. Please take a moment and read more about the ACA and those they support HERE. Your prayers and any financial support you can give are greatly appreciated. 

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Annual Pastoral Assembly Highlights Youth Ministry

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Every year the Archdiocese of St. Louis hosts leaders from parishes all over the diocese to discuss key issues for our Church today at the Annual Pastoral Assembly. This year the Assembly highlighted youth ministry as a vital part of the New Evangelization. 

The message sent was one of dire need but also hope. Our young people are dying for a place to be loved and call home, and our Church has an incredible opportunity to be that place for them. 

We have posted here the executive summary and a couple of videos from the event for you to look over or to share with others who may want (or need) to learn more about how youth ministry can help our parishes, our young people, our families, and our world. There are more helpful tools on our resource page as well. 

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Avoid Politics at Thanksgiving Dinner. Talk Religion!

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Avoid politics at Thanksgiving Dinner. Talk Religion. Ok, well, not really. But we should be prepared to share our witness at any time. That’s what I learned a few days ago. Last weekend I went on a hunting trip with my father, brothers, uncles, and cousins. And even in a family where everyone was raised catholic, I’m often seen as the “Catholic guy.” I’m guessing that many of you can relate. Read more »