Welcome to the National Shrine of Mary,
Mother of the Church
The Shrine was constructed in the mid-1980's as a way to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, and to handle the overflow crowds as the summer services.
SAT 5:00pm in Church
8:00pm outside at the Shrine
SUN 8:30am outside at the Shrine
10:00am in Church
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Camp Siena for young women
“Captivating Beauty” will be the theme for this year’s Camp Siena, to be held July 24-28 in at St. Patrick parish in Laurie.
This camp experience for high-school-age young women will include many kinds of daily adventures, such as zip-lining, ropes courses, hiking and swimming at Camp Windermere and the Lake of the Ozarks; service at Wonderland Camp for people with physical and mental disabilities; and numerous shared experiences of fellowship and authentic spirituality.
Inspired by God and planned by women for young women, the camp will include inspiring talks, daily Mass and uplifting spiritual moments, along with service, singing, sacraments and self-growth.
Leah Darrow (www.leah darrow.com), a former contestant on the popular “America’s Next Top Model” reality TV show, will give a presentation about about “Reclaiming Beauty, Truth and Love.”
Camp Siena is named for St. Catherine of Siena, an outspoken reformer of the Church who was equally comfortable challenging laypeople and Popes. She challenged people to “be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
The camp’s organizers are committed to helping young Catholic women deepen their relationship with God and others by exercising, understanding and living their uniquely feminine spirituality.
They invite participants to “strengthen your sense of the unique and essential roles you have in the Church and in the world” and to “become the woman God is calling you to be.”
All high-school-aged young women are encouraged to attend.
The cost is $150 per person, payable to the Diocese of Jefferson City. Need-based financial aid is available.
Contact José Lopez at (573) 635-9127, ext. 221, or e-mail email@example.com for information.
Former “America’s Top Model” contestant Leah Darrow to speak on reclaiming beauty, truth and love
A woman who became famous for her looks will be in Laurie on July 26 to talk to young woman and men about something much less fleeting and much more important.
Leah Darrow (www.leah darrow.com), a former contestant on the popular “America’s Next Top Model” reality TV show, will talk about “Reclaiming Beauty, Truth and Love” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, in St. Patrick Church, 176 Marian Drive off of Highway 5.
“I’m a Catholic speaker, author, former model on ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ a sister, daughter, wife and mother,” she said. “But I’m most especially a redeemed daughter of God. And I’m here for you, to encourage you that Truth, Beauty, and Love are real.”
Mrs. Darrow will share her inspiring story of finding emptiness in fame, beauty and money, and then encountering Jesus in the most unlikely of places.
She will share ways to find real happiness and explore authentic relationships by reclaiming their worth.
Her mission is to challenge her audiences to have courage to embrace real love and conversion.
“I also offer some killer shoe and fashion advice!” she said.
Her presentation is appropriate for women and men from junior high through adulthood.
There is no charge for this event, but free-will offerings will be gladly accepted.
Call (573) 635-9127, ext. 233, for information, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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