Some Great Stuff!

Jubilee Year of Mercy

On April 11, 2015, Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis issued Misericordiae Vultus, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, to highlight teh Catholic Church's "mission to be a witness of mercy"

The Jubilee Year begain on December 8, 2015, with the opening of the holy door at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome, and continues until the closing of the Jubilee Year on November 20, 2016.

For information, videos, and how you can participate please go to: http://archstl.org/mercy

 

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women)

A Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society.

We believe that education is one of the fundamental aspects of cultural change. Pope John Paul II’s 1995 World Day of Peace message included this important reminder: “Time dedicated to education is time truly well spent, because it determines a person’s future, and therefore the future of the family and of the whole of society.”

Women and Girls

Endow attracts women from all walks of life who are at various places on their faith journey, as well as pre-teen and teenage girls who are discovering their individual and spiritual identity.  We have developed a comprehensive program that is understandable and embraced by women and girls in the pew—because that is who we are too: faithful wives, mothers, daughters, and career women.

http://endowgroups.org/about-us-2/

Face it. Own it. Heal it.

Women Made New encourages and supports women in need of personal healing, empowering them to become the women God created them to be.

http://www.womenmadenew.com/

 

History of U.S. Catholic Scouting

The history of Catholic Scouting in the United States:

http://www.catholicscouting.org/NCCS_History/nccs_history.html

May Jesus Christ Be Praised!

Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius's website is a great resource! 

Resources for you to grow in your faith and also a place to go for many cool resources!  

He has so many suggestions for Ice breaker games, Retreats and Faith Formation programs!

Be sure to check out the Spiritual Ponderings if you are working on the    Mary, the First Disciple Program!   October 30, 2011  Spiritual Ponderings  Blessed Virgin Mary In Art & Theology

Check out his Spiritual Ponderings section and sign up to get them emailed to you!

The mission and purpose of his website is to attempt to answer the call of Pope Benedict XVI to use the internet to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Welcome :: May Jesus Christ Be Praised (St. Louis, MO)

WWW.MAYJESUSCHRISTBEPRAISED.COM

 

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE 45th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age

Read the message from Benedict XVI for the 45th World Communications Day issued by the Vatican on January 24, 2011

http://www.nfcym.org/documents/BenedictXVI_45thWorldCommunicationsDay_20110124.pdf

 

Theology of the Body Resources

Theology of the Body for Teens

An exciting new way to discover God's plan for love and life for teenagers. Download a PowerPoint presentation with more information, and visit the Theology of the Body for Teens website.

The following links are provided to further assist youth ministry leaders in their efforts to catechize youth on the topic of Human Sexuality.

Catechetical Materials for Youth

Pastoral Letters from U.S. Bishops

Other Sources

Serra International

Serra International

The Serra International Clubs hope to:

  • Educate and inform our members, collaborators, and the Catholic Community of our commitment to promote the ordained priesthood and religious life.
  • Encourage and affirm the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life as a positive lifestyle.
  • Inspire and call forth a well-trained and dedicated corps of leaders at all levels of Serra by spiritual and practical formation.

Therefore, that by our works, we will be recognized and sought after as the organization that actively works and promotes vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life.

Link: Venturing and Serra International

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus - In Service to One, In Service to All

Members of St. Louis Council 453 helped the council-sponsored Boy Scout troop collect 1,300 donated food cans and deliver them to the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry at St. Mary Magdalen Church. The Scouts performed the project to earn the Catholic Ad Altare Dei award.

Link: Knights of Columbus - News

PDF: Supporting the Troop - Knights, Scouts celebrate a long history of collaboration

General Scouting Links

NCCS Endowment

The International Catholic Committee on Scouting (not the International Committee of the NCCS) - Americas Region (North and South America) covers Catholic Scouting committees in North and Scout America. The ICCS - Americas Region secretary is Roberto Linn.

Reading Room

 

Other Links of Interest