National speaker, author, radio talk show host, attorney and constitutional expert KrisAnne Hall will appear in the area on back-to-back nights in mid-October to speak about protecting religious freedom. She'll speak Wednesday, Oct. 15, at St. Joseph Church (Father Pezold Hall), 1355 Motherhead Road in Cottleville, and Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 50 Rue St. Francois in Florissant. Both events start at 7 p.m. and are free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 807-3362.
A special collection will be held at Masses throughout the archdiocese on Sunday, Oct. 5, for the formation of permanent deacons in the archdiocese. The funds will defray the costs for men who go through five years of formation, plus three more years of post-ordination formation. Deacons serve in parishes, hospitals, archdiocesan agencies and elsewhere, carrying out the mission of the Church.
The 2014 High School Nights are being held in September and October. Ten locations are hosting the events that give an opportunity for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders and their families to attend three presentations from high schools in an evening. For information, visit www.archstl.org/education/page/high-school-nights or call the Catholic Education Center at (314) 792-7390.