Metro-east Catholic schools to celebrate Catholic School Week

Many metro-east Catholic schools will have open houses or special activities for Catholic School Week. Some of the participating schools include: Althoff Catholic High School, Our Lady Queen of Peace Grade School, St. Clare Catholic School, Blessed Sacrament Grade School, Notre Dame Academy, Holy Trinity School, St. Joseph Grade School, St. John the Baptist Grade School, St. Teresa School, and Holy Childhood Grade School.

Times and activities vary by location. The St. Clare Catholic School’s open house is from 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 28 at 214 W. Third St., O’Fallon. The Holy Childhood School’s open house is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at 215 N. John St., Mascoutah. The St. Teresa School’s open house is from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Jan. 28 at 1108 Lebanon Ave., Belleville. Our Lady Queen of Peace’s open house is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at 5915 North Belt West, Belleville. The Blessed Sacrament Grade School’s open house is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at 8909 W. Main St., Belleville.

Presentation at St. George’s Church

Nancy Ypma, organist and choirmaster of St. George’s Episcopal Church, will present the second part of “Historical Happenings and Music Masterpieces,” from 9:15 to 10:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at 105 East D St., Belleville. The program is free and open to the public.

Marriage and annulment event

A presentation about “Marriage and Annulment in the Catholic Church — Realities and Myths” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 1411 Cross St., O’Fallon. The Rev. Jim Deiters will discuss the Catholic Church’s definition of marriage and the differences between divorce and annulment. This presentation is open to the public. Information: 618-632-3562.

Bishop Braxton to talk about race

The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, will give a lecture on “The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at St. Clare of Assisi Church, 1411 Cross St., O’Fallon. His address will examine some of the key elements in the racial divide in the United States.

Homemade tamales and salsa for sale

The Pentecostals of Troy at 8965 Route 162, Troy, will take orders for homemade tamales and salsa until Jan. 28. The tamales cost $15 per dozen or $8 per half dozen. Hot, medium or mild salsa costs $8 per quart or $4 per pint. The pick up day for the food will be Feb. 3. To order, email or call 618-667-6054. Information:

St. Stephen Catholic Church Men’s Club trivia night

The St. Stephen Catholic Church Men’s Club will have a trivia contest at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Voigt Hall, 901 S. Main, Caseyville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12 per person with 8 players per table. This event will also feature cash prizes to be awarded by flights, 50/50 drawings and mulligans. For reservations or information: 618-604-0600 or