"Friends of the Poor"

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“Friends of the Poor – walk a mile in my shoes”

On Saturday, September 27, 2008, the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, there will be a nationwide walk for the poor. “Friends of the Poor – walk a mile in my shoes” is being sponsored by the National Office of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help bring awareness of the needs of the poor. The money collected for participation in this walk will stay with the St. Vincent de Paul Society in your local parish. Many times, people in your own area will contact the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help with utility payments, food and the necessities of life. This is a way you can help! Read more »

Young Neighbors in Action 2008

This summer the Center for Ministry Development invites you to do something that will make a real difference in people's lives. We invite you to...


Young Neighbors in Action is a week-long experience of service, faith learning, prayer, literagy and community building designed for groups of youth from catholic parishes and high schools.

For more information visit or call (203) 723-1622

Project Life

Feet washers unite for another amazing week of service!  More details to come....visit soon!


Did you know that 1 out of 8 teens suffer from clinical depression and that in our St. Louis community alone there is an average of 35 adolescent suicides per year? Here's your chance to DO SOMETHING…get your friends together and join the CHADS Coalition for Mental Health for the KIDS WALKING FOR KIDS team fundraising drive on Saturday, May 12, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Creve Coeur Park. This celebration will feature live bands, loads of fun activities, refreshments, great prizes, and most importantly, a memorial walk honoring those who h Read more »


Youth for the Third Millinnium Mission!!


Join Us for a Mission!Holy Trinity Parish, St. Ann, MO, September 16th 8am - 7pm

Catholic missionaries heeding Pope John Paul II's call to a "new evangelization" will be going door-to-door to connect (or re-connect) local souls with their parish. Everyone, 16 years of age or older, is encouraged to participate in the mission. Nothing strengthens a person's faith like a generous dedication of a weekend to spreading God's life-saving news! Missionaries will be provided with a t-shirt, training, and meals.  The men's mission will begin Friday evening and the women will join the mission on Saturday at 8:00am mass, ending around 7:00PM with Dinner. Read more »


Outreach Opportunity for Youth Groups, Young Adult Groups, Newman Center communities, Parishes, & Campus Ministry Clubs

Every day in the St. Louis area, thousands of children attend school without the most basic school supplies including books, crayons, and even pencils. These children do not lack the desire to learn... they simply lack the resources. [KidSmart--Tools for Learning][1] is the only free school supply store in Missouri and is dedicated to ensuring that children and classrooms in the Greater Metropolitan St. Louis Area have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community's surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need. It is because of this great need that KidSmart is asking for your participation in our Gift of Heart supply drive throughout the month of February. The donations from this school supply drive will help restock our shelves, so area students in need have supplies to last them through the end of the school year.

We are very eager to make this drive as successful as possible, but realize its success depends largely on your willingness to participate. Please contact Megan McBride at (314) 291-6211 x 53 or by January 15th regarding your desire to participate in KidSmart’s 2006 Gift of Heart supply drive. We are more than willing to accommodate your ideas and concerns and have a year-round need for volunteers and supplies. Thank you for your interest in partnering with KidSmart--Tools for Learning for our 2006 Gift of Heart supply drive. We look forward to working with you.

Top Ten most needed Items: Pencils, Markers, Crayons, Spiral Notebooks, Glue, Scissors, Loose Leaf Paper, Children’s Books, Pencils Sharpeners, and Backpacks