Parishes

St. Anthony of Padua Church to host next Mass Mob Nov. 12

Originally founded as a parish for German immigrants, St. Anthony of Padua Parish continues its mission today as a sanctuary for immigrant families from all over the world.

Joyful enthusiasm about the faith = missionary disciples

From left to right, Kim Becvar of Seven Holy Founders Parish, Joe Slama of the Catholic Newman Center at Truman State University, and Beth Hake of All Saints Parish in St. Peters spoke with Father John Seper, pastor of St. Richard Parish in Creve Coeur, at the Pastoral Assembly Oct. 21 at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The assembly explored the theme of living the joy of the Gospel in St. Louis.

A small group of students at Truman State University didn't know they were spreading their faith until one day a friend told them she was already in the process of entering the Catholic Church because of them.

Joyful enthusiasm about the faith = missionary disciples

From left to right, Kim Becvar of Seven Holy Founders Parish, Joe Slama of the Catholic Newman Center at Truman State University, and Beth Hake of All Saints Parish in St. Peters spoke with Father John Seper, pastor of St. Richard Parish in Creve Coeur, at the Pastoral Assembly Oct. 21 at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The assembly explored the theme of living the joy of the Gospel in St. Louis.

A small group of students at Truman State University didn't know they were spreading their faith until one day a friend told them she was already in the process of entering the Catholic Church because of them.

Catholic St. Louisans drive successful Beyond Sunday campaign

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The Beyond Sunday capital campaign is the outgrowth of the seed Archbishop Robert J. Carlson planted eight years ago, soon after his arrival in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

He identified Catholic education as his top priority in the Alive! In Christ initiative, later included it among the four pillars of the beONE vision then made it the primary focus of the historic Beyond Sunday campaign, which was launched in June 2015 by the newly formed Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri.

My, how the archbishop's education seed has grown.

Fun times, and a worthy cause

Wearing designer clothes from West County Center, about 60 models will walk the runway at the annual fashion show and luncheon fundraiser to benefit the Rural Parish Workers of Christ the King.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary for the "Friends" of the ministry, the fashion show is slated for Friday, Oct. 13, at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton, with the festivities kicking off with the Boutiques at 10 a.m.

According to Vicki Messmer, a co-chair of the fashion show, the models range in age from from 5 years old to 75 years young, with multiple wardrobe changes for some models.

Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe still has tight-knit, family atmosphere 150 years later

Father Rich Rath, pastor of Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, talked with Christina Gnade after she finished helping at a school activity. The Lincoln County parish is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Families in the parish have been there for generations and have a strong commitment to their Catholic legacy.

If you want to know the history of a country parish, just look for the stained-glass windows.

In them, you'll likely find the surnames of the earliest parishioners inscribed on the bottom of those windows. At Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, the cognomens on the windows are plentiful — Burkemper, Gnade, Heitman, Kaimann, Prinster and Wilhelm, to name a few. And to boot, those names are still very much alive at the Lincoln County parish, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary next month.

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