By Joseph Kenny | firstname.lastname@example.org | twitter: @josephkenny2
Parishioners returned Feb. 25 to celebrate Mass at St. Monica Church for the first time since late December, when an arsonist burned its Nativity scene, severely damaged the altar and caused extensive smoke and water damage.
After the arson, the parish in Creve Coeur held sacramental events in the school, with Sunday Masses in the gymnasium. This displaced many basketball games that had already been scheduled there for the coming season. That's when other parishes in the West County district of the Catholic Youth Apostolate's CYC sports program stepped in to fill the void.
Jennifer Brinker | email@example.com | twitter: @jenniferbrinker
t's not unusual to have childhood friends in your wedding. But when more than half of your grade school class is in attendance? That's a sign of a special bond.
Playing with matches and gasoline resulted in a horrific accident at the age of 9 that burned John O'Leary over 100 percent of his body. He was certain to die. The accident was a redefining moment for the class of 1991 at St. Clement of Rome School in Des Peres.