A memorial Mass for Jesuit Father William Barnaby Faherty, who died Aug. 22, will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine, 1 rue St. Francois in Florissant. Father Faherty, a well-known historian and author, was involved with the shrine and other Catholic historic sites in the Florissant area, including his long-time service as curator of St. Stanislaus Musum, site of the original Jesuit novitiate in Florissant. Call (314) 837-2110 for information about the Mass.
Three of four students named Future Soccer Stars by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame are attending Catholic high schools: Louis Berra, DeSmet Jesuit High School; Maddie Friedmann, Ursuline Academy; and Jacob Wieser, St. Mary's High School. The students will be recognized at the Soccer Hall of Fame Banquet in October.
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.