Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will celebrate the annual Silver and Golden Wedding Jubilee Mass at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. Couples celebrating their 25th, 50th or 50-plus anniversaries during 2011 are invited to register before Thursday, Sept. 15, to have their names in the program and receive certificates of congratulations. To register call the archdiocesan Office of Apostolic Services at (314) 792-7170.
On July 22 and 23, St. Francis de Sales Oratory in South St. Louis hosted, "Treasures of the Church," an exhibit of more than 150 relics, including those of St. Francis de Sales, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the "Little Flower"), St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Faustina Kowalska and more. Also included in the collection is a piece of what is believed to be the veil of the Blessed Mother and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross. The display was brought to St.
Angel Baked Cookies are now being sold at Shop 'n Save locations in St. John and St. Ann. The cookies are part of a program for teens through North Grand Neighborhood Services and Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish, which empowers them with practical work and business experiences. For a full list of locations where the cookies are available, visit angelbaked.org.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. bishops have launched a Facebook app and a website to serve as a "virtual pilgrimage" to World Youth Day 2011 for those who are staying home.
Users can create an avatar and use it to participate in the "pilgrimage" coinciding with the Aug. 16-21 worldwide youth gathering. A Google map also provides visuals of pilgrims' worldwide origins and shows them on a detailed map of Madrid.
A Facebook fan page for the "Virtual World Youth Day" lets users create their avatar, view live video from Madrid, follow key twitter feeds and blogs and upload photos and videos.