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Perryville here we come!

Project Life, a week-long service retreat sponsored by the OYM, is heading back to Perryville this summer.  After two years of dedicating a week of their summer to service in the St. Louis/St. Charles areas, the teens of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will once again serve the community of Perryville, MO, where we've served many years before. Read more »


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May you have the gift of faith the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tom, Tony, Kathleen, and Amy - OYM

The OYM will be closed from December 25, 2013 to January 1, 2014. The office will open on January 2, 2014.


Advent Calendar and Prayers

Do you less than a minute in your day to devote some time in prayer this Advent?

 If so, chech out the Archdiocese of St. Louis ADVENT CALENDAR!

It provides you with a great focus for your daily prayer and it is  free and easy, just click!


Fortnight for Freedom Mass makes note of critical need for religious freedom

by Jennifer Brinker |

(This story can be also found on the St. Louis Review website

On the eve of Independence Day, Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis put aside their holiday planning to pray for the protection of the thing the Fourth of July celebrates — freedom. Read more »


New Beginnings at the OYM

The Office of Youth Ministry (OYM) would like to announce that Rosanne Twellman, Coordinator of Events, will retire in September of 2013 after 15 years of service to the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Read more »


Generation Life: A Success?


Last month 1600 teens, chaperones and young adults from the Archdiocese of St. Louis attended Generation Life, a pilgrimage to Washington, DC to participate in the annual March for Life.  Travels were safe and relatively incident free.  The evening programs were met with rave reviews.  The weather, during the March and the touring day, was great for January in DC.  We were even able to join the half-million plus person March smoothly and without incident, keeping our entire group intact.  But the success of the trip is yet to be determined. Read more »