Inaugural Golf Classic

Consolidated Construction Group,

St. John's Mercy Medical Group and Paddy O's present the

Catholic Youth Apostolate

Inaugural Golf Classic

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 12 noon registration

$125 per person includes Four-person Scramble - Cart - Lunch - Cocktails - Dinner Buffet - Silent Auction

Please call George Kerry at 314.792.7568 to register or for more information.


Our BE THERE - LIGHT THE WAY Campaign is under way!

This year the OYM is particulary excited about the campaign. We hope to establish a new fund: a Youth Minister Scholarship Fund! In years past we have received requests to assist youth ministers with their continued education and formation, but we just haven't had the funds to do so. We want to support our youth ministers by helping them continue their education, formation, and training in theology and youth ministry.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to raise $20,000 to do this! Please prayerfully consider a donation to the OYM to help establish this fund and/or to help with other events, programs, and services. Check out this [article]( for more information. Read more »


Help Katrina Victims

Have you been watching your TV wondering what you can do to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Now is your chance. Many families are relocating to St. Louis MO. As you know most refugees are left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. In cooperation with the Archdiocesan Education Office we are sponsoring an “adopt a family” program. As families enroll their children in schools, principals will be in touch with the Office Of Youth Ministry to inform us of any families in need.

Maybe your youth group, your family, your co-workers, your friends, would like to adopt a family that is in much need of our assistance. Please contact Liz Buncher if you are interested in helping with the project via e-mail or phone 314-633-2503. Read more »


Appealing to Your Heart

Did you know that the Annual Catholic Appeal directly supports the Office of Youth Ministry and REAP Team? Did you know that this support enables us to minister to teens through such events as REAP retreats, Project Life, and the Steubenville Youth Conference?

There have been many concerns within the Archdiocese: restructuring of parishes, St. Stanislaus, and those who have suffered from abuse by priests. With these changes and concerns, the Archdiocese is certainly aware of many who experience pain and grief during this time of transition.

Well, this year the donations for the Appeal have not flowed in quite as quickly as previous years. Read more »


Good News

We have GOOD NEWS to share with you! Our [Steubenville St. Louis Mid-America]( conference sold out within 2 weeks. This is 1/5 of the time it took last year - 10 weeks. Over half of the 2,050 participants are from the St. Louis area this year!

[Project Life]( registration will open March 1st and we anticipate another sold out event for 100 teens to experience a community service week this coming June. Throughout the week the teens will experience how their service changes their heart more than those they serve. Read more »


Be There: Light the Way

This year, 16 archdiocesan parishes enrolled in a youth ministry training program.

One hundred and twenty young people served the needy through a weeklong service project. And 2,100 traveled to Springfield, Mo., for a weekend youth conference.

Those activities were made possible through the archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry, which is embarking on its third annual "Be There: Light the Way" fund-raising campaign.

This year’s goal is $70,000, according to Sister M. Consolata Crews, FSGM, acting director of the Youth Ministry Office. The campaign will conclude in Spring 2005.

Donations will go toward staffing and services that the office provides. This past year, the office provided services to about 20,000 youths and others involved in youth ministry, said Sister Consolata. Read more »