Quintessential

1)

Smile for life

Ugandan husband-and-wife team Fred and Stella Mugagga founded Smile Again Families in Masaka, Uganda. The organization is planned to be a home for young, pregnant women to help them choose life and finish their education. While in the United States for a conference, the Mugaggas met with the staffs at Birthright of St. Louis and Our Lady’s Inn, two organizations that provide similar services to Smile Again Families.

A Ugandan couple started a new organization in Masaka, Uganda, called Smile Again Families, to help young moms choose life. 

2)

Building bridges

Priory student Sohan Kancherla, left, founded Bridges to America to raise awareness and assist refugees and immigrants assimilating into U.S. society. He helped teach a citizenship class at the International Institute and talked with former student Firas Kazlee who immigrated to St. Louis from Mosul, Iraq. “I just used Google to pick a place in the U.S. that looked nice,” Kazlee said, explaining how he came to St. Louis.

Priory student Sohan Kancherla founded a program to raise awareness and assist refugees. 

3)

Bishop DuBourg's arrival

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Bishop DuBourg's arrival 200 years ago helped transform St. Louis into the 'Rome of the West'.              

4)

New tax law

Tuition for Catholic grade and high schools now qualifies for Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan.         

1)

Filling bellies and minds

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St. Matthew parishioner Kim Davis is commited to strengthening her Ville neighborhood through Project Read and Feed. 


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

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