Stirring It Up - Book Release Party and Free Concert

The REAP Team is pleased to announce the release of Paul Masek's three-part book project Stirring It Up - with a book release party and a free concert featuring Adam Bitter

It is an open house, you can just stop in for a bit, or you can stay for the whole time.

This will be your first chance to buy a copy of Paul's new book project "Stirring It Up", a three-volume set which includes Stirring It Up (practical tips for growing in your faith), All Bottled Up (letters from teens answered) and Stirring It Up More (an audio cd of inspirational tidbits). The cost of this three-volume set is $15.00 - and if you buy it at this event, Paul will give you a free "Stirring It Up" sticker; how cool is that? Read more »

All Saints Candlelight Vigil and Party for Teens

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with the ancient practice of a candlelight vigil.

This event will include:

  • Readings on the Saints
  • Chant
  • Relics of the Saints
  • Party and Treats

A Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m. in the Abbey Church for any who wish to fulfill their Holy Day obligation before this event.

Candlelight Vigil: 7:45 - 8:45 p.m.Party: 8:45 - 9:30 p.m.

RSVP: Contact Br. Cassian at with questions or RSVPs for a group.

Candle Light Vigil and Party for Teens

 Would you like to celebrate All Hallow's Eve like never before?  Have you ever wondered what the ancient Church practiced?  Well then, we have just the EVENT for you!  All high school teens are invited to join the Benedictine Monks in a candlelight vigil on All Hallow's Eve, October 31, 2007 at the St. Louis Abbey.  The Vigil will be from 7:45-8:30 pm and will include chanting, readings on the saints as well as relics of the saints.  There will a party following the vigil from 8:30-9:30 pm, with refreshments provided.  Holy Mass will precede the vigil at 7pm, open to anyone.  For all those who would like to attend, please RSVP to Brother Cassian at:  For more information visit: more »


Project Life

“I wish for my first encyclical to speak of the love which God lavishes upon us and which we in turn must share with others.” How amazing that the first writing from Pope Benedict is on the power of [God’s Love]( Much of the encyclical has to do with our call to share the love of God that we experience through Christian charity. This summer teens from all over the archdiocese will be challenged to be “feet washers”, humble servants, to give of themselves to people in our community and grow in faith through Project Life. Read more »


Be There: Light the Way

The OYM has just launched it's annual Be There campaign. Have you ever wondered how you can "light the way" for the youth of our Archdiocese? [Read more]( to find out how you can contribute to the faith formation of the young people in St. Louis.

You can now DONATE ONLINE! Simple, quick and easy, just click [here]( to find out more.



24/7.....Sometimes as youth ministers that's what it feels like our work hours are, always on call, always available. Do you ever find yourself stressing out, trying to balance your ministry and your life? Are You Balanced? The OYM wants to help you find the answer to that question. Join us this Tuesday as we bring back the R&R Series.

What does R&R stand for? Resources and Renewal. Gather useful information about Youth Ministry, and have time to be renewed through the Adoration of our Lord.


Youth Ministers, Core Members, and anyone who works with youth.


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