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Hiring Coordinator of Youth Ministry

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The OYM's New Director

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The Office of Youth Ministry is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Lancia to Director! This coming August will mark Tom’s 11thanniversary working for the Archdiocese of St. Louis full-time.  He has served as Coordinator of Youth Ministry in the office for four years.  Prior to his time in the Curia he was the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Manchester for 7 years, which is also the parish he grew up in. Read more »

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PraySomething

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May 24 we will have the unique opportunity to gather as the teens of the Archdiocese to pray with and for our future priests! We are blessed to have five men who will be ordained in the priesthood on May 26th and we want to pray with them and for them as they enter fully into their vocations.

The five men are Rev. Mr. Fadi Thomas Maria Auro, Rev. Mr. Donald Thomas Anstoetter, Rev. Mr. Brian Steven Fallon, Rev. Mr. William Francis Dotson, Rev. Mr. Daniel Gerard Shaughnessy!

Join us in prayer as we welcome these men into the service of Christ!

Click here for a flyer to help promote the event!

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Archbishop Carlson's Speech at the Rally for Religious Liberty

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Speech from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson at the Rally for Religious Liberty in Jefferson City, MO.

 

Archbishop Carlson Challenges HHS Mandate at Rally

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OYM to Sponsor Presentation for Youth Ministers on Teen Depression and Suicide

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Did you know…

• 1 out of 8 youth, age 15-24, suffer from depression
• 90% of suicides are linked to mental illness, which is treatable
• We lose more young people to suicide than the combined top 6 medical causes of death

The Catholic Youth Apostolate’s Office of Youth Ministry will be hosting a presentation on adolescent depression and suicide lead by CHADS Coalition for Mental Health.  The presentation will help youth ministers and adult volunteers learn to recognize symptoms of depression and warning signs of suicide in children and teens, as well as about treatment and therapy resources, coping skills and appropriate ways to address the topic with young people. Read more »

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Group Registration for Project Life opens Thursday, March 8th!

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Every year the Office of Youth Ministry takes a week in June to serve those in need with over a hundred teens from around the Archdiocese of St. Louis in an event call Project Life.  Project Life will be taking place from late Sunday, June 10thto Saturday morning,  June 16th.  Throughout the course of the week, teens (a.k.a. “Feet Washers”) come to know and recognize Jesus Christ in themselves and in the people they serve.  Through powerful programming, hard work, sharing in the Sacraments, and great music, Project Life has given many youth groups and teens many awesome experiences. Read more »

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