The Addams Family" is Jim Leibrecht's favorite production, since the Bishop DuBourg educator's favorite always is the one he's working on at the moment.
The Guild Players at DuBourg will present their 150th production under Leibrecht's directorship Thursday-Saturday, March 30-April 1.
"They're working real hard. This year we've had some new blood, which is good," Leibrecht said in an interview almost three weeks before the curtain rises. "We have some seniors and some younger kids. They're working together ... we're where we need to be."
Using superior quickness and intense pressure on defense, Incarnate Word Academy won its record-setting eighth state basketball championship on March 18, defeating St. Pius X High School of Kansas City 59-37.
Early on in the Class 4 contest, Incarnate Word's rebounding stood out. St. Pius thrived on accurate shooting and ballhandling. In the second quarter, Incarnate Word took a 22-13 lead but St. Pius pushed forward, nearly evening the score at 22-21 at halftime.
In a happy circumstance — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson dubs such a coincidence a "God-cidence" — Bishop-elect Lawrence S. Nicasio of Belize just happened to be at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary at the perfect time on March 16, with Bishop-elect Mark S. Rivituso scheduled to celebrate the regular midday Mass.
Bishop-elect Nicasio concelebrated Mass with Bishop-elect Rivituso in the Chapel of St. Joseph, the Kenrick-Glennon alums wearing amaranth (reddish-rose color) zucchettos symbolic of their new roles and thus standing out from their brother priest concelebrants.
Several Catholic ministries in the Archdiocese of St. Louis are organizing a "Solidarity Walk and Mass With Our Immigrant and Refugee Brothers and Sisters" on Saturday, April 8, from St. Louis University to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Participants will assemble at noon at the Clock Tower on the SLU campus for an opening prayer. They then will embark on a prayerful procession west on Lindell Boulevard to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue, for a multilingual Mass at 1:30 p.m.
More than three weeks since a tornado hit near Perryville, Catholic Charities of St. Louis has been formulating a plan to provide long-term care to households affected by the storm.
The EF4 tornado on Feb. 28 killed one person and leveled several homes and other structures, according to the National Weather Service. Others were left with extensive damage.
Catholic Charities of St. Louis was among agencies that participated March 4 in a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), a one-stop shop, if you will, to provide information and disaster-related assistance.
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