Remember, the state food pantry tax credit ends on Sunday, Aug. 28. Until that time, any donations to food pantries up to $2,500 can receive a 50 percent credit on your Missouri State Income Tax form. Donations after Aug. 28 are, of course, also welcome. Times are tough -- help people in need now and later by giving to local food pantries.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will celebrate the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th or 50-plus anniversaries during 2011 are invited to register before Thursday, Sept. 15, to have their names in the program and receive certificates of congratulations. To register call the archdiocesan Office of Apostolic Services at (314) 792-7170.
Angel Baked Cookies are now being sold at Shop 'n Save locations in St. John and St. Ann. The cookies are part of a program for teens through North Grand Neighborhood Services and Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish, which empowers them with practical work and business experiences. For a full list of locations where the cookies are available, visit angelbaked.org.