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Youth Leader Retreat 2017

Date: February 10-12, 2017

Place: King's House in Belleville, IL.

Online Registration is Open. Registration Deadline is Friday Feb 3, 2017

Price: $100.00

Who should come?: All adults who work in youth ministry. This is a great opportunity to pray and retreat with fellow youth workers and hear presentations given by dynamic voices in youth ministry.

Start Time: We will have check-in/registation from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with Dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.

Closing Time: We will close with Mass on Sunday Morning at 10:00 a.m.

Questions?: Call the OYM at 314-792-7650 or Tom Lancia at 314-792-7618 /

The retreat is only $100.00 and it includes lodging and meals. Please send payment to the Office of Youth Ministry at 20 Archbishop May Dr. 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 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 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 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!

Encounter Conference 2015 Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for considering volunteering for the Encounter Conference for Young Adults at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. This will take place May 29-31, 2015. We could not have this event without the help of great volunteers!

We are able to accept volunteers who can work individual shifts or multiple throughout the weekend. Please indicate on the form which shifts you would be available/interested in working. We need the most volunteers at set-up & take-down.

Volunteer Shifts:
Friday: 9 AM - 3 PM (set- up!)
Friday: 2 PM - 11 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 2 PM
Saturday 2 PM - 11 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 1 PM (includes Mass)
Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM (take-down!)

As a volunteer, you will receive meals & a t-shirt - but will not be provided a hotel room.

In order to be a volunteer for the Encounter Conference, we will need ALL volunteers to be present at ONE of two informational meetings at the Cardinal Rigali Center. These dates are: May 11th & May 20th. The meetings will take place at 7 PM at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archdiocese May Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Filling out this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE a spot as a volunteer, but it does makes us aware of your interest. We are excited about this opportunity to expand support for our Young Adult Ministry. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to plan this conference.

Thank you for your willingness to serve, & please let me know if you have any questions! You will be contacted no later than April 15th, 2015.

Kasia Sullivan
Coordinator of Events - Office of Young Adult Ministry

Day of Recollection - Youth Staff Registration

Youth staff constitutes high school and college/young adult boy scouts and venturers up to the age of 25. Read more about the Day of Recollection, and register for staff using the form below.Cost is FREE, and lunch is included!

Day of Recollection - Adult Staff Registration

Read more about the Day of Recollection, and register below.

Come join us for a day of Adventure, Faith Building, Games, Fun, Food & Mass! Ideal for scouts who are working on the Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII programs. (This day fulfills the requirement.) We run two separate programs, one for grade school youth and one for high school youth. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 11:00am-5:00 pm

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119

Scouts-$8.00 each, includes programs, supplies, and lunch
Adults-$4.00 each, for lunch

Open to all interested Boy & Venture Scouts. Parents and leaders are welcome!

Join us!:
Come on, what are you waiting for?? This is your invitation! Families are invited to join us for Mass at 4:00 pm. (fulfills Sunday obligation)

Sponsored by:
Catholic Youth Apostolate, Office of Youth Ministry and Catholic Committee on Scouting, BSA