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REAP Team 25th Anniversary Banquet!

Hello, friends of the REAP Team!

This is your formal invitation, hoping that you will be able to join us for the REAP Team's 25th Anniversary Banquet.

It will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury on Friday night, August 1, 2014, from 6:30-9:30p.m. and will feature Pappy's BBQ, a bit of inspirational programming, and a chance to mingle with the many awesome people who will be there.

To reserve a spot at the banquet, please fill out the form here.  And, on that form, please let us know how the REAP Team has made a difference in your life.

AND then purchase your ticket(s) online at the REAP Team store.

If you're not able to attend the banquet on August 1st, there are other ways to celebrate with us. You could pray for us (please!), make a donation to the ministry at our online store, and/or let us know how REAP has touched your life by sending in a note or email to Paul (

Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on August 1st!

Stirring It Up - Paul Masek's Book! (Great Confirmation Gift!)

Paul Masek, coordinator of the REAP Team, has an amazing book package for Catholic teens (and adults) which includes...

Stirring It Up (practical tips for growing in your faith), All Bottled Up (letters from teens answered) and Stirring It Up More (an audio cd of inspirational tidbits). The cost of this three volume set is $15.00

Stirring it up

There is a website completely dedicated to this book project.  Check out all the details on Stirring It Up here.  Out of the Box Records is the publisher of this book.

If you would like to have a book sent to you, ordering information is here.

REAP Blogs

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The Retreat is Over - Now What?

So you've completed a Reap Team retreat. What else is there to learn? A lot! Click one of the links below to continue learning from the Reap Team!

Christmas Thoughts...

Christmas TreeRead one of our favorite, thought-provoking and challenging articles on Christmas - The Lie of Christmas: The true meaning of Christmas and the problem with "stuff", by Walt Mueller from CPYU

Ever thought of St. Nick as merely a jolly old chap? Discover some very interesting facts about this generous Saint - The Real Saint Nick Fought Prostitution.

Follow What's Happening at Steubenville St. Louis!!!

REAP Team will be LIVE BLOGGING again this summer!

The REAP Team and the Office of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be Live Blogging from the Steubenville St. Louis Youth Conferences this July for both conferences: July 12-14 and July 19-21, 2013. The website is -

If you are a teen attending the Conference either weekend, please let your parents know; this site will give them an incredible opportunity to know more of what you are experiencing - in real time.

If you have never heard of/attended this conference, I want to encourage you to check it out the live blog periodically. If you do, I think you will find yourself intrigued, inspiried, and encouraged.

Live Blogging will include articles, tweets, videos, and audio updates. It promises to be awesome - and we want as many people as possible to know about it - so whether you're attending the conference or can't make it this year but want to be in on what's happening, make sure to check it out!

REAP Team Now Accepting Applications

dudeYou know you want to,
so what are you waiting for?


We here at REAP headquarters are excited about another fun summer!  And, one of our favorite things about summer is that it's when we accept applications for new volunteers to the REAP Team.  We love adding new members to our team.
If you enjoyed your REAP retreat and have ever thought about joining, now's the time!  We always need more people and hope you would prayerfully consider becoming part of the team.  It's a great way to serve while having tons of fun and meeting amazing people.

Check out this link to find out more info and download the application.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Archbishop-Elect Carlson's Message to Young People

Archbishop CarlsonView Archbishop Carlson's Message
for the Youth of the
Archdiocese of Saint Louis


Transcript: Read more »

The REAL Jesus - Online


We on the REAP Team want to put out a challenge to you and it is a challenge that we have taken. It is a simple way that we can put Jesus first in our lives by spending some extra time with Him every time we go online.

We want to invite you to change your homepage  – Paul and Gretchen have already done so – so that before we surf the web, get on Facebook, read the news, or check our email, we can visit Jesus in this awesome virtual adoration chapel –

So change your home page and let us know by joining our Facebook Group Read more »

Imagine the Potential

 As we inaugurate our 44th President, presents a new ad promoting the sanctity of life check it out here

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