Quintessential

1)

Young Catholic Musicians

Lauren Koesterer, a rising junior at Cor Jesu Academy (right), played the trumpet alongside her twin brother, Justin Koesterer, a rising junior at St. Louis University High School, left, on June 18 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, Ill. They have been playing trumpet regularly at different Masses for about three years. Lauren has been awarded a scholarship through Young Catholic Musicians.

Instrumentalists, singers use talents to glorify God - to these young musicians, music is a gateway to faith, fun.

2)

Project Life

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Signs of God's presence emerge from Perryville tornado wreckage via Project Life teens - weeklong service retreat drew more than 100 teens. 

3)

Landmark meeting

Historic 'Convocation of Catholic Leaders' conference will be attended by 20 delegates from the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

4)

God's Garage Sale

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Legacy of Jane Corbett's concern for others continues - 'God's Garage Sale' is a huge testaments to love of neighbor. 

5)

Jesus in the Loop

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The Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine processed Jesus down Delmar in the Loop, exposing the Blessed Sacrament to all nearby.


As a bonus, here are the weekly messages from
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Pope Francis.

BEFORE THE CROSS

Archbishop Carlson uses the readings from this week to explain that everything happens in God's timing, not our own.

POPE'S MESSAGE

Pope Francis says that you don't have to spend long hours in prayer in order to live life like a saint, but rather, be open to God in good times and in bad.

Pope Francis received a letter from a girl as he arrived for his general audience June 21 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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