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The Catholic Racial Justice Collaborative, Pax Christi USA and the Institute for Peace and Justice held an engaging and enlightening discussion, Exploring White Nationalism, with Rev. Joseph A. Brown, SJ, Ph.D. and over 200 participants. Please share this video with those eager to expand their understanding of this topic.  

upcoming events: 

Addressing Gun Violence: Promoting a Culture of Life :: July 29, 9 am - 3 pm, Cardinal Rigali Center 

Addressing Gun Violence: Promoting a Culture of Life, a one-day summit exploring the Catholic perspective on the crisis of gun violence in communities throughout the archdiocese, will take place on Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St. Louis, MO. For more information and to register visit

Black History Bus Tour :: July 29, 9 am - 12 pm 

Fr. Gerry Kleba will be hosting a bus tour of Black History in St. Louis on July 29th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The tour will leave from and return to St. Cronan’s Catholic Church at 1202 S. Boyle Ave.  You are invited to bring a lunch and stay after the tour to discuss the experience.  The cost is $10 per person payable the day of the event.  Please email Paul Loida at if you would like to attend. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? :: August 5, 9 am - 12:30 pm, Sacred Heart (Valley Park) 

A presentation and discussion on the racialization of America and housing segregation—facilitated by Joyce Jones, Director of the Office of Racial Harmony and Jeff Schulenberg of the Sacred Heart (Valley Park) Peace and Justice Ministry—will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the St. Cletus Catholic Church parish hall, 2705 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks :: August 13, 12:15 pm, St. Alphonsus “Rock’ Church 

A film based on the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be shown on Sunday, August 13, in the St. Alphonsus “Rock’ Church gymnasium, at 12:15 pm Dr Helen Lach, Associate Dean of Research at St Louis University School of Nursing, will give remarks and lead a short discussion. A light lunch will be served. Admission is free, but a donation will be appreciated. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, August 10 by text/voice mail to Wilma Locke at 314-229-3376 or email at Include your name and the number of persons attending.

Faith & Racial Healing Registration (Summer 2023) : Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Faith & Racial Healing (FRH) will be hosted by St. Catherine Laboure, in-person at SCL and via Zoom, this summer, May 24-August 23, 2023. Don't miss this chance to engage with other Christians in the difficult and essential conversations on race and reconciliation. SCL asks participants to contribute $25 to offset the cost of the program. Click here for event flier and registration information.


Monthly CRJC meetings are held by Zoom. Email for meeting link. 

June 27, 2023, 6pm 

July 25, 2023, 6pm 

August 22, 2023, 6pm 

Area Vigils:

3rd Fridays  |  5-6pm  Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Vigil for BLM and racial justice

Join the St. Cronan faith community for a monthly vigil for Black lives every third Friday.


Friday  |  1pm  First Friday Prayer Vigil - VIRTUAL

On the First Friday of each month, Catholic Mobilizing Network holds a Virtual Prayer Vigil to lament upcoming executions and bear witness to the inviolable dignity of all human life. These virtual spaces offer a place to pray together as a faith community in response to the injustice of the death penalty.


Tuesdays  |  5-6pm (winter hours)
Eliot Chapel (Kirkwood)

Third Fridays | 5-6pm

Corner of Manchester & Kingshighway (The Grove)

Saturdays  | 11:30am-12:30pm
Rotating West County sites (WE CAN)

Past Collaborative Events:

Black catholic history: Vision, Voice, and Vigilance   

A CRJC webinar and discussion exploring Black Catholic leaders whose vision, voice and vigilance still speak to us today. Recorded on February 28, 2021.

Sunday, October 31  Catholic Racial Justice Sunday 

An observance of Catholic teaching affirming love of all neighbors and a commitment to racial equity. 
Event materials are available for all to use. 

October 16, 2021 The Giftedness of Black Spirituality  
CRJC and Aquinas Institute of Theology invite you to join this free webinar on the theology of Black spirituality. Keynote speaker, Dr. Valerie Lewis-Mosley, DMin. will explore the roots of Black Spirituality, how it enriches the Church and empowers our faith. Learn more.

June 2020  Standing for Justice Prayer Vigil

St. Louis Review article covering the event can be found here

October 2019  Conference on Hope in the Struggle against Racism

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