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

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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 www.ocp.org/grants and may be submitted between April 30 and June 30, 2007.  Recipients will be announced in spring 2008.

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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 »

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Pilgrim Cross: The Journey Begins

This Sunday the traveling begins. A pilgrim cross 7’ high made of eastern red cedar from Missouri will take the long journey from St. Louis to Sydney, making stops along the way to parishes all over our Archdiocese. The cross will start at the Cathedral Basilica for Palm Sunday mass and make its first stop at St. Joseph’s Manchester.

The tradition of the pilgrim cross was started in 1984 by our late Holy Father John Paul II. He called the young people to “Carry the cross throughout the world as a symbol of Christ’s love for humanity and announce to everyone that only in the death and resurrection of Christ can we find salvation and redemption” This tradition still continues today and millions of people have seen the World Youth Day Cross. Read more »

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The Journey Begins

This Sunday the traveling begins.  A pilgrim cross 7’ high made of eastern red cedar from Missouri will take the long journey from St. Louis to Sydney, making stops along the way to parishes all over our Archdiocese.  The cross will start at the Cathedral Basilica for Palm Sunday mass and make its first stop at St. Joseph’s Manchester. 

The tradition of the pilgrim cross was started in 1984 by our late Holy Father John Paul II.  He called the young people to “Carry the cross throughout the world as a symbol of Christ’s love for humanity and announce to everyone that only in the death and resurrection of Christ can we find salvation and redemption”  This tradition still continues today and millions of people have seen the World Youth Day Cross. Read more »

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