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Teen ACTS Workshop

Sacred Heart - Valley Park will be hosting a Teen ACTS Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27, which will be facilitated by Eric J. Martinez, Director of Teen ACTS, ACTS Missions, San Antonio, TX. It will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Sacred Heart room below the Church.

This workshop is intended for anyone who is interested in being considered for the Teen ACTS Team that will start formation in April, or who simply wants to learn more about this powerful weekend (perhaps on behalf of a high school age child). Attendees must have attended an adult ACTS Retreat.


Meet our new Coordinator of Faith Programs

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On Monday, February 1st, we welcomed Joe Dobrynski to the Office of Youth Ministry as our new Coordinator of Faith Programs. We are excited to have him be a part of our ministry family!

Joe has great passion for his Catholic Faith and Youth Ministry. Joe graduated from Benedictine College in May 2011 with his B.A. in Theology. Following college he served as a FOCUS Missionary for two years and then was called to the mission field of youth ministry. Joe returned to St. Louis in the summer of 2013 and became the Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordintor at St. Anselm Parish. Joe is also a married with two young boys. His passion, knowledge, experience, and servant heart will help OYM strengthen youth ministry and support all those who wish to empower young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ.


Hope and Holiness

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Pastoral Care for Those with Same-Sex Attraction

March 1, 2, 3, 2016

Click here for the flyer.


Generation Life IN STL

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We don’t have to go to DC to be witnesses.

Are we upset we can’t make it to Washington DC this year to attend the March For Life? Absolutely! After all, it’s an extremely important event for our nation and our cause, and we’re glad to be a part of it when we can. Read more »


Generation Life Pilgrimage Canceled

Important Generation Life Statement

The Catholic Youth Apostolate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has been closely monitoring the severe weather anticipated later this week in Washington, D.C.  

As the potentially hazardous weather situation in our nation’s capital develops, our main priority is the safety and well-being of the youth in our care. After prayerful consideration of numerous factors and consultation with archdiocesan leadership, professional metorologists, the Catholic Youth Apostolate has decided to cancel the Generation Life pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Read more »


Dr. and Mrs. Gresham to Youth Ministers: God is With Us

Advent Prayer Breakfast

If you missed this year's advent prayer breakfast fear not. Dr. and Mrs. Gresham shared a beautiful reflection looking at advent through the eyes of Mary and Joseph, looking at the Annunciation that each of them recieved. Click here to listen.