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 in the fall 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. 

Our next Training Day will be Saturday, August 25, 2018. We are excited to be working with Life Teen this year! This is a day for All adults who serve in youth ministry. Registrations will be made through the Life Teen website, but you do not have to be a Life Teen member to attend. This Empower Training Day is designed to help all types of youth programs and it's leaders!


Event: EMPOWER St. Louis Training 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.


Podcast: Conversion of the Heart

Lent may be over, but that shouldn't stop you from continuing to develop a closer relationship with our Risen Lord (Alleluia!)The OYM has made available to you an audio version of the 'Conversion of the Heart' prayer series, available to you in Podcast form.  It centers around cutting through our own frailty and homing in on the strength of God, and building out our perception of ourselves through Him and the sacraments He gave us, with a special focus on reconciliation.These talks can be used on a personal level, in a youth ministry setting, or even for a retreat.  Even if you don't have time to listen to the entire series, each talk can be listened to individually on an as-needed basis.   Read more »