The Elements

The Elements is a four-year program that provides today’s young men with the elements of professional and personal excellence they need to be the leaders of society tomorrow. Through a curriculum of classes, one-on-one mentoring, interactive sessions, and career presentations by successful professionals, The Elements challenges students not only to excel academically, but also to stand out among their peers in character, breadth of vision, and a magnanimous spirit of service.  More more information please check out the website here.
 

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The OYM's New Director

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The Office of Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Lancia to Director! This coming August will mark Tom’s 11thanniversary working for the Archdiocese of St. Louis full-time.  He has served as Coordinator of Youth Ministry in the office for four years.  Prior to his time in the Curia he was the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Manchester for 7 years, which is also the parish he grew up in. Read more »

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Group Registration for Project Life opens Thursday, March 8th!

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Every year the Office of Youth Ministry takes a week in June to serve those in need with over a hundred teens from around the Archdiocese of St. Louis in an event call Project Life.  Project Life will be taking place from late Sunday, June 10thto Saturday morning,  June 16th.  Throughout the course of the week, teens (a.k.a. “Feet Washers”) come to know and recognize Jesus Christ in themselves and in the people they serve.  Through powerful programming, hard work, sharing in the Sacraments, and great music, Project Life has given many youth groups and teens many awesome experiences. Read more »

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XLT invites you throughout 2012

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Once a month teens from all over the Archdiocese come together for an awesome night of prayer called, "XLT."  XLT stands for "Exalt" and this program was created as an opportunity for teens to gather in community before the Blessed Sacrament. 

Over the years XLT has expanded to upwards of 200 teens and young adults gathering each fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Catherine Laboure for a night filled with talented musicians, speakers, Reconciliation, and of course, Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Many youth ministers and leaders help organize and facilitate these monthly prayer events, which allows for a variety of teens from all over St. Louis to join.  If you have never attended an XLT or have never taken a group, this event is great opportunity for teens. Read more »

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HHS Mandate

Read what Archbishop Carlson has to say http://archstl.org/archstl/post/archbishop-carlson-implores-catholi

Share our short 30 second clip in response to the HHS Mandate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEougqLdrog&feature=g-upl&context=G22c5cadAUAAAAAAAAAA

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