Sister Barbara A. Moore, CSJ, entered the St. Louis Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1955. Having spent most of her religious life in Kansas City, Missouri, Sister Barbara ministered at St. Joseph Hospital, Avila University, and Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center. She spent three years at Heart of America United Way as Project Director of Kansas City Healthy Start, a comprehensive empowerment program to reduce infant mortality by serving pregnant women, infants and families in areas of highest incidence at ten sites in Kansas and Missouri.

In January 2002 Sister Barbara returned to St. Louis as a member of the Congregational Leadership Team for a six-year term followed by a year’s sabbatical. She has served on many state and national boards and has been active in several organizations in the diocesan and health care sectors. She served on the Ascension Sponsor, the largest Catholic Health System in the United States. In addition, she serves on several boards in St. Louis, including St. Joseph’s Academy, St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, and EXCEL Inc in Okolona, Mississippi. Sister Barbara volunteers with Microfinancing Partners in Africa and Nia Kuumba, a spirituality center for African-American and African women.

The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was ordained to the priesthood in 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He went on to receive a master’s degree in divinity from St. Paul Seminary in 1976 and a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America in 1979. Archbishop Carlson was installed as Archbishop of St. Louis on June 10, 2009.

His passion for education, vocations, youth ministry, and priestly formation have contributed to the growth and vitality of all the Dioceses he has served. Archbishop Carlson serves on several committees. Hepreviously served as chair of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations and as co-chair of the Mission Advisory Committee for the Institute for Priestly Formation.

The Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018, and the Commencement ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Both celebrations will be held at St. Francis Xavier College Church on the campus of Saint Louis University.

For more information, contact: Dave Moore | 314.256.8805 |

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