Archdiocese of St. Louis

Archdiocesan news briefs


Souls and Goals

The fifth annual Souls and Goals soccer game will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Christian Brothers College High School, 1850 De La Salle Drive in Creve Coeur. The match pits seminarians against archdiocesan priests. The seminarians have three wins in four previous meetings. For information, visit

St. John's Bible at St. Alexius

Our Joyful encounter with the Lord

Something has to change. Everyday, our news is full of stories of hatred, violence and a clearly divided nation. It's easy to look around at everything that's wrong in the world and not know where to begin. Let me suggest that we begin with the one thing most in our control: us.

Even in the midst of the obvious hurt, confusion and even despair among our brothers and sisters, we can be a people of hope — a hope that's rooted in our redeemer and the gift of life that He offers us.

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Catholic St. Louisans drive successful Beyond Sunday campaign


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.

Archdiocesan news briefs

Franciscan Sister of OLPH makes perpetual vows

Catholic school grads average 24.8 on ACT test

College coursework here we come.

The ACT is the nation's most popular college entrance exam, accepted by all universities and colleges in the United States. It tests high school students' knowledge and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

Data released from ACT on Sept. 7 show the average composite score for 2017 Catholic school graduates in the archdiocese was 24.8, an increase from the 2016 average score of 24.7. The Missouri state average is 20.4.

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