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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OYM Podcast

Whip out your ear buds, charge up those iPods, fire up the internet: The Office of Youth Ministry has entered the realm of Podcasting!

We hope to bring you downloadable audio content to satisfy your youth ministry pallette. Our podcast will include guest speakers, retreat recordings, music previews, prayer series and whatever other youth ministry resources we can concoct.

How do I subscribe? What is a podcast? What if I don't have an iPod or other mp3 player? The answer to these questions and more can be found on the Podcast page. Simply click on the graphic to the left titled 'OYM Podcast', or navigate the menu at the top (It's under 'Services'). Read more »

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Recap: Inside-Out Retreat

The retreat may be over, but the experience continues!

You can check out some pictures, listen to the talks, or read some hip quotes. Check it out!

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Pillars of Prayer - OYM Intercessory Group

St. Joseph is the man! And we are inviting you to join him in intercession for us here at the Catholic Youth Apostolate – Scouts, Sports and Youth Ministry! Will you make a commitment to pray for us, young people, and those who serve them in the Archdiocese? Is that a yes, I hear? Great! Thank you! Our ministry needs to be supported by prayer and that’s why we are starting the Pillars of Prayer.

What will this entail? All we simply ask is for you to pray the Litany of St. Joseph daily for the intentions of the office, young people, and those who serve them throughout the Archdiocese. We will also have monthly times to gather together for adoration and Mass. Mark your calendars for the 3rd Mondays of the Month from 5-6pm beginning on March 19th – the Feast of St. Joseph! We will have a half hour of adoration and then celebrate Mass together here at the Cardinal Rigali Center. Each month we will pass on prayer intentions for the following month. All you have to do is contact Liz Buncher at 314.633.2503 or lizbuncher@archstl.org to simply sign up! She will give you the Litany of St. Joseph and you can begin interceding today. We appreciate your joining the PILLARS OF PRAYER!

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