Saying Goodbye Again

This summer seems to have been the summer of goodbyes.

 In June we said goodbye to Dan Thraen who moved to Iowa to be closer to his family.  We wish him and his family well.

 Last week we said goodbye to Ray Buehler, our web developer for the Catholic Youth Apostolate.  Ray has entered the seminary to further discern his vocation to the priesthood.  Although we will miss him greatly, we continue to pray for him and all those discerning vocations.


Final Vows

Sr. M.Consolata Crews, FSGM - director of the Office of Youth Ministry - will be professing final vows on August 15th, the feast of the Assumption, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Alton, IL.  In our latest podcast , she describes how she came to be a part of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George and what it means to take Final Vows in her order.


Training Day


Every year around September the Office of Youth Ministry has  Training and ongoing Formation for all Youth Ministers, Adult Youth Leaders, Core Members, and Volunteers to better prepare them for the mission field of Youth Ministry. 

Event: Training Day

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016

What: This will be a full day of training for all adults working in youth ministry.

Where: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Time:  Check-in and breakfast is from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 Training will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Guests: Sarah Swafford and Steve Allgeyer Read more »

Beatitude Idol!

What you say? Beatitude Idol? What is that?

Well, here is your chance. . . . . .

If you are in eighth grade, a freshman or sophomore in high school this is your opportunity to come away with the Office of Youth Ministry, St. Charles Lwanga Center and Vincetian Marian Youth to focus on your leadership abilities and how the beatitudes can be a part of your daily life.

Put Saturday, April 28th thru Sunday, April 29th on your calendar and make plans to attend.

Cost is $25.00

For more details contact LIz Buncher at 314-633-2503


OCP Parish Grants

The OCP Parish Grants program provides direct financial assistance to parishes striving to enhance their worship experience!

  • Since its inception, the program has awarded nearly $700,000 of assistance
  • Large and small parishes in every diocese in the United States have received grants - over 350 in total
  • Grants are limited to Catholic parishes
  • All parishes are welcome to apply, even if they do not use an OCP worship program
  • The purpose of the grant request must be linked to liturgy and/or music

Downloadable and online applications are available on our website at and may be submitted between April 30 and June 30, 2007.  Recipients will be announced in spring 2008.