Archdiocesan News Briefs | Aug. 12-18, 2013

Il Ritiro retreats

Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat Center in Dittmer will offer several upcoming retreats, including "Our Vocation As Gospel Preachers," Sept. 26-28; "Matriarchs In Scripture," Oct. 5; and "Autumn Leaves and First Frosts, Bless the Lord: An Eco Spirituality Retreat," Oct. 11-13. For information go online to, call (636) 274-0554 or email

Young Catholic Musicians to hold auditions

The Young Catholic Musicians (YCM) program is holding auditions for the archdiocesan-wide orchestra and choir. The YCM consists of young people who want to develop their musical talent in a leadership role in the Church.

Auditioners must be between the ages of 10-17. For more information, see

To arrange an audition, contact Father Bruce Forman, (314) 231-7464 or 

Archdiocesan News Briefs | May 13-19, 2013


The Catholic Renewal Center will host an archdiocesan-wide Pentecost Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Holy Redeemer Church, 17 Joy Ave. in Webster Groves. Bishop Robert J. Hermann will be the celebrant.

Scholar Bowl champs

Congratulations to St. Louis Priory School, which won in Class 3 in the state Scholar Bowl Championships, held May 4 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Priory, which had a record of 27-8, beat Hallsville High School by a score of 400-390 in the final match. Team coach is Gayle Reichle.

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