Archdiocesan news briefs

Funderwear fills needs

Cor Jesu Academy and St. Joseph's Academy collected nearly 18,000 pair of new underwear and socks in their 13th annual Funderwear Challenge for clients of St. Patrick Center. St. Joseph's won the basketball game and tug-of-war Jan. 11. Cor Jesu won the Funderwear Challenge.

Wellness center

The Sarah Community, a faith-based continuum of care retirement community in Bridgeton, has opened a new wellness center, a 1,000-square-foot addition that features fitness equipment, dedicated massage areas and space to host a series of classes, including one that combines fitness and spiritual education. Executive director Mary Beth Hunt said the center "will help us to continue to deliver on our promise to be a community that is an active, vibrant and purposeful place to live." The center is used by the more than 300 nuns and seniors who reside in the community, as well as staff. Transportation is provided to the Bridgeton Community Center so residents can take water-based classes and activities in an Olympic-size pool.


Paulines plan Lenten film series

The Daughters of St. Paul's Lenten Film Series will feature four movies for the Lenten journey. The viewings will be held on the Thursdays of Feb. 15 ("Amazing Grace," 2006), March 1 ("Concussion," 2015), March 15 ("Pay it Forward," 2000) and March 22 ("Holy Winding Sheet," 2015) at Pauline Books & Media, 9804 Watson Road in Crestwood. The movies will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by discussion. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For information, call (314) 965-3512.

'Cloud of Witness'

Lynn Squires, president of the St. Charles Lwanga Center board of directors, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church, 3628 Lindell Blvd. in Midtown St. Louis. The "2018 Cloud of Witnesses" talk is part of a speaker series and revival presented by the North City Deanery Interracial Relations committee of the archdiocesan Peace and Justice Committee.

Hesburgh Lecture

Daniel K. Lapsley, professor and former chair of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, will present the 2018 Hesburgh Lecture on "The Perils and Promise of Adolescence." It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Kevin Kline Theatre at St. Louis Priory School, 500 South Mason Road in Creve Coeur. Lapsley, a specialist in adolescent development, moral psychology and moral education, is coordinator of academic programs for the Alliance for Catholic Education. The event is sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of St. Louis and Priory. There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. A reception will follow in the lobby. Anyone planning to attend is asked to register at

SLU Bicentennial Exhibition

The St. Louis University Bicentennial Exhibition will open Friday, March 2, and run through December at the St. Louis University Museum of Art, 3663 Lindell Blvd. The exhibition draws from the new book on SLU's 200-year history, "Always at the Frontier." An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. March 2 with addresses by Dolores Byrnes, author of the book, and SLU President Fred Pestello. Parking for the reception will be available at the lot at Lindell Boulevard and Spring Avenues. The book will be available for purchase at this opening reception. The exhibit is free and open to the public, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.

Coaching clinic

The "Coach It Right" Baseball Clinic will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Danis Field House at St. Louis University High School. The clinic is free for baseball and softball coaches and parents and is presented by St. Louis University High School's baseball coach, Steve Nicollerat, and the St. Louis Sports Commission. To register, call (314) 345-5130 or visit

Trivia duo

The annual St. Patrick Center "He Said She Said Trivia" event on Friday, March 9, at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark will feature two KSHE-95 radio personalities, Guy "Favazz" Favazza and Lauren "Lern" Colvin. Rusty Keeley and Ann Mar are event chairs. Pascal Beauboeuf is the emcee. For details, to register or to volunteer, visit For more information, contact Maggie Kloppenberg at (314) 802-5418 or

St. Louis Fed student board

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking high school seniors to serve on its student board for the 2018-19 school year. The program is a way to learn about the nation's central bank. Participants gain an understanding of the Federal Reserve's role in the U.S. economy and its partnership with banks, businesses and the community. Students from Catholic schools have participated in the past. Applications are being sought through March 9. To learn more, visit

Faith in action

A new television series, "Our Faith in Action: Today's Society of St. Vincent de Paul," premieres Sunday, March 4, on EWTN (the Eternal Word Television Network). Beginning March 10, the 10-episode series will air 5:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sundays and 5 p.m. Saturdays. The series will follow SVdP members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. Vincentians volunteer across the country to help people in poverty and share their stories of Christ's love along the way. The St. Louis Council is featured in episode one, including a home visit by members of the council at St. Francis de Sales Oratory. Dave Barringer and Gary Stevens of the National Council based in Maryland Heights are executive producer and co-producer, respectively.

One Classroom trivia

A trivia night to benefit the One Classroom Foundation for inclusive education in our Catholic schools will be Saturday, March 24 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Gymnasium at 4092 Blow Street in St. Louis. Trivia will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tables of eight cost $200, or $25 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle, mulligans, silent auction and raffle baskets. Refreshments and snacks are included, or bring your own. Register by Friday, March 16 at For information, call (314) 406-4797. 

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