World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday 2018

Sunday, October 21st is World Mission Sunday. The Mission Office of the Archdiocese would like you to prayerfully consider incorporating this into your weekly program. They have created a sample Youth Night outline that could be used either on or in the weeks prior to or following Mission Sunday. You can also get more information by reading the Fact Sheet or Pope Francis' 2018 Message for World Mission Sunday

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STL Gathering for Youth Ministers

This school year we are continuing to gather with fellow youth leaders for fellowship, prayer, and collaboration. We have already had three gatherings. The first was in August at the OYM office, the second was a fun-filled fellowship at Rosalita’s Cantina, and our most recent was a special gathering hosted by Kristina Radley at Duschene High School for both youth and campus ministers. Last year we invited campus ministers to join us for the first time and both gatherings have sparked great conversation and collaboration. We meet with youth ministers every month to discuss various topics in youth ministry. Campus ministers are always welcome to join; twice a year our gatherings will focus solely on youth minister and campus minister collaboration. Read more »

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Day of Recollection

Come to join us for a day of adventure, faith building, games, fun, food, and Mass. We run two separate programs: grade school and high school youth. Families are invited to join us at the closing Mass at 4 PM. This retreat is open to all scouts and ideal for scouts working on Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII programs.

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The Art of Accompaniment

On April 24th, 2018 Fr. Chris Martin shared with us the 10 Commandments of Accompaniment. A step by step guide for walking with teens on their journey toward Christ and foster vocations. If you weren't able to be there you can watch the entire talk below.

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Teens, Guns, and Walkouts

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Yesterday teens all over the country, and many in St. Louis, walked out of school for 17 minutes to honor the 17 students who died in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida last month. In addition to honoring their fallen peers, they also were calling for stricter gun control. Next Saturday, March 24th, there will be a “March for Our Lives” in downtown St. Louis, ending at the Arch, with the same goal.

As you talk with your teens over the coming days, weeks, and months, you might find yourself confused about what to say, how to support them, and what the Church teaches on this very divisive topic. Hopefully this will help. Read more »