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Discipulus Institute - Christology

Register today for the next Discipulus Institute course for Young Adults! This Discipulus course will explore "Christology" with Fr. Chris Seiler, Lecturer of Systematic Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and Associate Pastor at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.

Classes will be held at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary from 7 to 8:30 PM for five Thursdays - October 13 through November 10.

"Who do you say that I am?"

This questioned posed to Simon Peter is THE question, one whose answer holds temporal and eternal weight. Who is Jesus of Nazareth? Is he simply a nice person? A great moral teacher? Or is he God incarnate? This course will look at the historical foundations of Christian belief in Jesus. Having examined belief in the divinity of Christ with the help of Sacred Scripture, we will take a tour through the first six centuries of Church history to develop an understanding of Jesus as fully God and fully man.

We will read large portions of Dr. Brant Pitre's "The Case for Jesus". We will also read the texts of the early Church Councils and related patristic texts.

October 13 - The Historical Jesus
October 20 - The Lord Jesus Christ
October 27 - The Consubstantial Son: Nicaea and Constantinople I
November 3 - The Son of Mary: Ephesus and Chalcedon
November 10 - "He knew me and gave himself for me": Constantinople III

Register today! The cost of the class is $25 plus $16 for the cost of the class text (Brant Pitre's "The Case for Jesus"). Please bring a check to class or mail to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

Discipulus Class - St. Augustine's "City of God"

Register today for the next Discipulus Institute Class for Young Adults! This Discipulus class will explore St. Augustine's "City of God", taught by Dr. Andrew Chronister, Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Classes will be held at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary from 7 to 8:30 PM on five Thursdays - June 16 and 23, and July 7, 14, and 21.

Written following the sack of Rome in 410, St. Augustine's "City of God" delves into deep and important topics at the heart of the human condition, topics like virtue and sin, life and death, peace and war, and the quest to live the Christian life in the midst of a secular world. Although he wrote 1600 years ago, Augustine's words are deeply relevant for our own times. Over the course of five sessions, we will read and discuss important excerpts from Augustine's City of God. We will talk about why bad things happen to good people (and vice versa!), what true peace is, and what awaits us in heaven.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other young adults and learn more about what it means "to be in the world, but not of the world", a theme at the heart of this theological masterpiece. Discipulus courses are designed to be spiritual enrichment and engaging catechesis.

Register today & tell a friend! The cost of the class is $25. Please mail a check to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

Gospel of John Discipulus Institute Class

Register today for the next Discipulus Institute Class for Young Adults! Fr. Randy Soto, SThD, professor of Sacred Scripture at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, will be teaching a course on the Gospel of John.

STLYA's next Discipulus Institute course will be held on Wednesday evenings: February 17th to March 16th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Join Fr. Soto and other young adults for a journey through the Passion, Death and Resurrection narratives found in chapters 13-21 of the Gospel of John, known as the book of glory. Make time this Lent to grow in your understanding of Christ's mission of redemption and mercy.

Discipulus Institute courses are a great way of diving deeper into your faith, while building community with other young adults.

Register today & tell a friend! The cost of the class is $25. Please mail a check or cash to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

Generation Life Registration 2016

Thousands of young people from the Archdiocese of St. Louis are once again traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in the March for Life! Join us for Generation Life 2016!

Similar to last year’s trip we are planning once again to have three different programming tracks! The tracks will be broken down, one for 8th grade students, one for high school students and one for young adults. We will have different programming spaces for each track but will all be in the same hotel, caravan together, and will have Mass together at the end of the trip.

This year we will be staying at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202. The pilgrimage includes two nights in the hotel. This hotel is conveniently located near many restaurants in an underground mall - and a Metro stop.

Buses will depart from satellite locations on Wednesday, Jan. 20th around 5:00 PM (TBD). Each satellite location will have Generation Life volunteer present for registration.

Buses will arrive to the hotel on Thursday afternoon, January 21st. We will be hosting our night of programming at 7PM on Thursday evening. Programming will be in the hotel, and we will offer dinner for everyone beforehand. Our speaker for this night is national speaker John Foppe, who will share his story of being born without arms and how a person's worth does not depend on their ability, time or money. There will also be time to mix and mingle among each other.

Friday, January 22nd is the day of the March; we will have Mass at 9AM before the March with Bishop Rice. Groups will then head to the March; there is no programming on Friday evening. You are free to grab dinner or tour DC!

On Saturday, January 23th, we will check-out of the hotel in the morning and will have additional time to tour Washington DC before we gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Saturday Evening Vigil Mass. We will celebrate Mass at 7:00pm. After Mass we will load the buses to depart for St. Louis and return home Sunday morning, January 24th.

The cost of the trip is $250 per person. Registration includes a quad occupancy hotel room, bus and all programming. Food is not included, other than dinner on Thursday evening before programming. Single or double rooms may be available upon request, for an additional fee. Email stlya@archstl.org for details on other room options.

Registration will close Tuesday, December 1st (or earlier, if the trip is sold out). Final payment is due December 15th. We do expect this trip to sell out!

A $50 deposit is due to secure your spot within 10 days of registration. Checks should be sent to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
ATTN: Generation Life
20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119

*Each of your group members must fill out this registration. If you have more than 25 going in your group, please contact Kasia Penna for a registration spreadsheet to fill out.*

Spaces can be reserved with a $50 non-refundable deposit; please email stlya@archstl.org for more information about reserving spots.

Again, we do expect this young adult track of Generation Life to sell out, so please register your group as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, you can contact Nick Lee at 314.792.7009 or stlya@archstl.org,

Discernment Discipulus Class

Register today for the next Discipulus Institute Class for Young Adults! This Discipulus class will be on Discernment, taught by Fr. Chris Martin, the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

This class will be held at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary from 6:30 to 8 PM on Wednesday's, October 14th to November 11th.

This is a great opportunity to get to know other young adults and learn more about discernment for the big & small moments of life. Discipulus Classes are designed to be spiritual enrichment and engaging catechesis.

Register today & tell a friend! The cost of the class is $25. Please mail a check or cash to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

World Youth Day - High School Youth

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is headed to Krakow!

Join the Catholic Youth Apostlate as we take a pilgrimage to World Youth Day.

A deposit of $400 is due no later than Friday Dec. 12th.

10 Day Pilgrimage Option in apartment or guest house lodging $3599

Package Includes: Round trip airfare from STL, current airport taxes and fees, converted apartment, guest house or similar lodging, public transportation in Krakow, airport transfers, WYD registration fees (up to $300), WYD backpack and credentials, breakfast in accommodations, WYD meals, JMJ Youth guide assistance during WYD, City tour of Krakow, two day trips with one extra night’s lodging

Prices based on official exchange rates published on Aug 15, 2016 (1.32 USD = 1 Euro)

Does Not Include: Passport or visa fees, gratuities, drinks, one meal per day pre and post WYD

Apartment Style lodging will include or be similar to:

Trzy Kafki Guestrooms http://www.noclegi.krakow.pl/accommodations.html

Atelier Aparthotel http://www.atelieraparthotel.pl/

Promien Guest Rooms http://www.pokoje.turystyka.pl/

Payment Schedule (Est. Per Person) Cancellation fees per person

Dec 15, 2014 $400 $400 after deposit
Apr 15, 2015 $800 $500 after April 15th, 2015
Aug 15, 2015 $800 $800 after August15th, 2015
Jan 15, 2016 $800 $900 after October 15, 2015
$900 + 50% airfare after January 15th, 2016

Mar 15, 2016 Balance No Refunds available after March 15, 2016

Registration information:

World Youth Day - Young Adults

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is headed to Krakow!

Join the Catholic Youth Apostlate as we take a pilgrimage to World Youth Day.

A deposit of $400 is due no later than Friday Dec. 12th.

10 Day Pilgrimage Option in apartment or guest house lodging $3599

Package Includes: Round trip airfare from STL, current airport taxes and fees, converted apartment, guest house or similar lodging, public transportation in Krakow, airport transfers, WYD registration fees (up to $300), WYD backpack and credentials, breakfast in accommodations, WYD meals, JMJ Youth guide assistance during WYD, City tour of Krakow, two day trips with one extra night’s lodging

Prices based on official exchange rates published on Aug 15, 2016 (1.32 USD = 1 Euro)

Does Not Include: Passport or visa fees, gratuities, drinks, one meal per day pre and post WYD

Apartment Style lodging will include or be similar to:

Trzy Kafki Guestrooms http://www.noclegi.krakow.pl/accommodations.html

Atelier Aparthotel http://www.atelieraparthotel.pl/

Promien Guest Rooms http://www.pokoje.turystyka.pl/

Payment Schedule (Est. Per Person) Cancellation fees per person

Dec 15, 2014 $400 $400 after deposit
Apr 15, 2015 $800 $500 after April 15th, 2015
Aug 15, 2015 $800 $800 after August15th, 2015
Jan 15, 2016 $800 $900 after October 15, 2015
$900 + 50% airfare after January 15th, 2016

Mar 15, 2016 Balance No Refunds available after March 15, 2016

Registration information:

Young Adult - Group Registration - Generation LIFE - Young Adult Track 2015

In the 41 years since Roe v Wade, thousands of young people from the Archdiocese of St. Louis have traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the annual March for Life to tell our government leaders and our nation that abortion must end. We will be taking up to 1,800 participants this year.

Similar to last year’s trip we are planning once again to have three different programming tracks! The tracks will be broken down, one for 8th grade students, one for high school students and one for young adults. We will have different programming spaces for each track but will all be in the same hotel, caravan together, and will have Mass together. The different tracks are important to this trip because it allows different age levels to engage with their peers through unique programming appropriate for their age group, while the unified celebration of the Holy Mass and Sacraments fosters the growth of the community.

This year we will be staying at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202. The pilgrimage includes two nights in the hotel.

Busses will depart from satellite locations on Wednesday, Jan. 21st following school hours. Each satellite location will have Generation Life staff members present for registration followed by a send-off Mass at that location. Departure will follow immediately after Mass.

Thursday, January 22nd is the day of the March for Life. Since we will be arriving in Washington DC Thursday morning, we will be dropped off at the National Mall for the Pro-Life Rally & then take to the streets to march for life! After the march each group will go directly to the busses to check-in to the hotel and have dinner. Thursday night’s programming will include mass with Archbishop Robert Carlson.

Friday, January 23rd is a free day for groups to tour Washington, DC, with programming following in the evening at the hotel. On Saturday, January 24th we will check-out of the hotel in the morning and will have additional time to tour Washington DC before we gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Saturday Evening Vigil Mass. We will celebrate Mass at 7:00pm (following their 5:15 Mass). After Mass we will load the busses to depart for St. Louis and return home Sunday morning, January 25th.

The cost of the trip is $250 per person. Registration includes a quad occupancy hotel room, bus and all programming. Food is not included. Single or double rooms may be available upon request, for an additional fee. Email brianmiller@archstl.org for details on other room options.

Registration will close Friday December 19th (or earlier, if the trip is sold out)

If you have any questions, you can contact Brian at 314.792.7083 or brianmiller@archstl.org

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A $50 deposit is due for each spot within 10 days of registration. Checks should be sent to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
ATTN: Generation Life
20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Young Adult Track Generation LIFE - Individual Registration

In the 41 years since Roe v Wade, thousands of young people from the Archdiocese of St. Louis have traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the annual March for Life to tell our government leaders and our nation that abortion must end. We will be taking up to 1,800 participants this year.

Similar to last year’s trip we are planning once again to have three different programming tracks! The tracks will be broken down, one for 8th grade students, one for high school students and one for young adults. We will have different programming spaces for each track but will all be in the same hotel, caravan together, and will have Mass together. The different tracks are important to this trip because it allows different age levels to engage with their peers through unique programming appropriate for their age group, while the unified celebration of the Holy Mass and Sacraments fosters the growth of the community.

This year we will be staying at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, 22202. The pilgrimage includes two nights in the hotel.

Busses will depart from satellite locations on Wednesday, Jan. 21st following school hours. Each satellite location will have Generation Life staff members present for registration followed by a send-off Mass at that location. Departure will follow immediately after Mass.

Thursday, January 22nd is the day of the March for Life. Since we will be arriving in Washington DC Thursday morning, we will be dropped off at the National Mall for the Pro-Life Rally & then take to the streets to march for life! After the march each group will go directly to the busses to check-in to the hotel and have dinner. Thursday night’s programming will include mass with Archbishop Robert Carlson.

Friday, January 23rd is a free day for groups to tour Washington, DC, with programming following in the evening at the hotel. On Saturday, January 24th we will check-out of the hotel in the morning and will have additional time to tour Washington DC before we gather at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Saturday Evening Vigil Mass. We will celebrate Mass at 7:00pm (following their 5:15 Mass). After Mass we will load the busses to depart for St. Louis and return home Sunday morning, January 25th.

The cost of the trip is $250 per person. Registration includes a quad occupancy hotel room, bus and all programming. Food is not included. Single or double rooms may be available upon request, for an additional fee. Email brianmiller@archstl.org for details on other room options.

Registration will close Friday December 19th (or earlier, if the trip is sold out)

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A $50 deposit is due to secure your spot within 10 days of registration. Checks should be sent to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
ATTN: Generation Life
20 Archbishop May Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63119

If you have any questions, you can contact Brian at 314.792.7083 or brianmiller@archstl.org

STLYA Men's & Women's Retreat

Register here for the STLYA Men's and Women's Retreat on Saturday, October 17th! This retreat will provide time for community, Reconciliation, Mass, talks & quiet prayer. This is a great way to not only get to know other Catholic young adults, but also reflect upon how we find God in our everyday lives.

The retreat will begin at 10 AM, and end around 6PM, after a Vigil Mass at 5PM. The men will have their retreat at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary & the women will have their retreat at the Cardinal Rigali Center. Lunch will be provided, and there will be an optional breakfast at 9AM.

The cost of the retreat is $25. Please mail your check or cash ahead of time; however, you can also bring cash/check to the retreat itself. Checks should be made out to the Office of Young Adult Ministry. Please mail to:

Office of Young Adult Ministry
Archdiocese of St. Louis
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63117

More details will be communicated with you via email! We look forward to seeing you on October 17th!