Quintessential

1)

Faith in the streets

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First 'Rosary Run' at St. Mary of Victories brings faith to the forefront of the running world, and serving as an example of evangelization in the streets.

2)

Beyond Sunday success

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The Beyond Sunday campaign exceeds $100 million goal to boost education and benefit parishes. 

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Southside cleanup

From left, St. Mary’s High School student Brendan Seyss joined teacher Ty Van Valkenburg and students Jackson Cummings and Darius Harris in cleaning a street and sidewalk near the intersection of Osceola Street and South Grand Avenue Oct. 9. Students spent the day cleaning up streets and public areas near the school in south St. Louis.

St. Mary's High School cleaned up the Southside neighborhood on a day of service by well-meaning students.

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Papal nuncio praises MCC

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, delivered the keynote speech Oct. 7 at the Missouri Catholic Conference’s annual assembly in Jefferson City, Mo. The public policy arm of the Missouri bishops is marking its 50th anniversary.

Papal nuncio praises the Missouri Catholic Conference on its golden anniversary; Bishops' public policy arm described as 'building up the Kingdom of God'.

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Villa field hockey

Villa Duchesne's Arden Duffy made a long reach for the ball. Villa Duchesne won their match 2-0.

Four seniors lead the way for field hockey team; confident Villa Duchesne team helps coach to 200th win. 


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

BEFORE THE CROSS

Archbishop Carlson reflects on the Protestant Reformation and how positive things are happening that are drawing both Catholics and Protestants back together.

POPE'S MESSAGE

Pope Francis says that Christians are never pessimistic, resigned or weak, thinking life is an unstoppable train careening out of control.

Pope Francis gestured as he left his general audience Oct. 11 in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Continuing his series of audience talks on Christian hope, the pope reflected on a reading from the Gospel of St. Luke, in which the disciples are asked to be like faithful and vigilant servants.

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