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Msgr. Meyer Remembered with Gratitude and Love

Msgr. Louis F. Meyer

We remember, with graditude and love, Msgr. Meyer’s service to the CYC, the Catholic Youth Apostolate, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  A Funeral Mass for Msgr. Meyer will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on May 20 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 4924 Bancroft Avenue in St. Louis.

Following are links to articles about the life of Msgr. Meyer:


Before the Cross | Campus ministry connects college students to Christ

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson - submitted May 11, 2011 22ssuu 

"Catching fire" and "connecting students to Christ" are frequent expressions of Father Bill Kempf. Working with students, forming and shaping them as people and as committed Catholics, is what Father Bill enjoys most about his ministry to students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He believes that campus ministry has the potential to help students come to know, love and serve Christ. He says watching that happen and sharing in a student's experience of spiritual awakening and conversion is a source of hope and real joy.

Father Bill wears two very large hats. His time is divided between his duties as pastor of a parish with a school, St. Ann in Normandy, and overseeing the Newman Center at UMSL. Read more »


Eucharistic Congress 2011

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Join Catholics from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and surrounding dioceses to celebrate the Eucharist as the center and heart of our faith!  This will be an awesome weekend for all ages with live music, various presentations, activities, adoration, and Mass at St. Louis University High School.  The fun begins Friday, June 24th, and concludes Sunday, June 26th.

To find more information check out all these links:

Eucharistic Congress Fan Page

Eucharistic Congress Event Page

Archdiocese Website


Before the Cross | Parish youth ministers share Christ with young Church

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Column

Dan Huss has been a youth minister at Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield for 13 years. He gave up his job as an accountant — and took a significant cut in pay — to share Christ with young people. He says he wouldn't go back on that life-changing decision for anything. He thanks God every day for the gift of his vocation as a husband and father of three children and as a minister to the young Church. Read more »


Ordained to Transitional Deaconate Today!

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Article By Barbara Watkins | 

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will ordain five seminarians to the transitional diaconate for the Archdiocese of St. Louis at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Four of the men to be ordained at Kenrick-Glennon seminarians. The fifth, Donald Anstoetter, attends Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Transitional deacons are seminarians in their last year of preparation for ordination to the priesthood. A transitional deacon may baptize, distribute Holy Communion, witness marriages and lead rites for Christian burial. Read more »


Behold the Pierced One: A Meditation on the Cross

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(from Archbishop Carlson's Pastoral Letter on Penance, Jesus Christ, the Divine Physician) 

The human heart is converted by looking upon him whom our sins have pierced.

(CCC, 1432; see Jn 19:37, Zech 12:10)

 By contemplating the cross we can come to a greater understanding of the wonder of God’s love for us, especially of His ardent desire to heal us.  The cross reveals to us both God’s character and the human situation. Read more »