Catholic Renewal Center


"To stir into flame the grace of Pentecost within and beyond the Church, calling forth the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit used to build up the Kingdom. This mission seeks to broaden and deepen the understanding that baptism in the Holy Spirit is the Christian inheritance of all."

The Catholic Renewal Center facilitates the awakening of the Holy Spirit in our lives through prayer, conferences, spiritual direction, life in the spirit seminars, teaching, retreats; witnessing to the spiritual gifts that come from surrendering to the Holy Spirit. These spiritual gifts are for the building up of the church bringing forth wholeness for the body of Christ.

The Center in Crestwood has a variety of uses including private rooms for spiritual direction, prayer rooms, small meeting facilities, an extensive library of books, audio tapes and other resources for promoting the Holy Spirit and the Catholic faith.

The Catholic Renewal Office is located at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, 63119, Room 1314, phone number 314-792-7734.


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Pentecost Novena -   Starting Friday May 22 going thru Saturday May 30th.  Each day a taped video will be assessable on the Archdiocesan website

Here is the text/prayers for each Day of the Novena that goes with the video: 

May 22  Day 1 - Gifts of the Spirit

May 23  Day 2 - Wonder and Awe

May 24  Day 3 - Piety

May 25  Day 4 - Fortitude

May 26  Day 5 - Knowledge

May 27 Day 6 - Understanding

May 28 Day 7 - Counsel

May 29 Day 8 - Wisdom

May 30 Day 9 - Fruits of the Spirit

Pentecost Vigil Mass - May 30 at 7pm will be live streamed on the Archdiocese Facebook Page as an event at




ALL events/ministries/prayer groups/masses/meetings have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.


Our Prayer ministers are here for you!

During this time of pandemic many can be experiencing stress and filled with worry. We turn to our faith in God in these moments and sometimes talking and praying with a brother or sister in faith is just what we need to ease our mind when we are struggling. The sharing of our faith and the accompaniment of one another on the journey is a core value of the Archdiocese. If you would like to talk, pray or otherwise faith share with a representative of our Local Church, please respond to the email address below and leave your contact information with a preference of time to be called. One of our prayer team members will reach out to you. May God bless you and ease your suffering.  We are here for you and look forward to connecting.

Please contact us at: [email protected]























Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann
Liaison, [email protected]

Msgr. Ed Griesedieck
Chaplain, [email protected]

Jane Guenther, M. Div.
Director, [email protected]



Staff at the Cardinal Rigali Center

Jane Guenther, Director
present at the Cardinal Rigali Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Mary Jo Barczewski
Executive Assistant to Bishop Robert Hermann and Jane Guenther
[email protected], 314-792-7414

Nancy Werner
Chancellor (Renewal Ministry Team Advisor)


Staff at the Renewal Center

Jane Guenther
present at the Renewal Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Anne Hruz
Coordinator Healing and Deliverance
 [email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays


Volunteer Staff at the Renewal Center

Bob Gleason
Financial Volunteer
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center Monday-Friday in the mornings

Cheryl Nelson
Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Tina Ferder
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Tuesdays

Elaine O'Sullivan
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Tuesdays

Gary Whitlock
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Wednesdays

Marty Scrima
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Thursdays

Julie Steurer
[email protected]
present at the Renewal Center on Fridays


Service Committee

Msgr. Ed Griesedieck, Jeff Barczewski, Mary Jo Barczewski, Jane Guenther, Maria Knapp, Carol Nowak, Gary Whitlock,  Modesta Perales, Lizett Mata de Crooks, Cheryl Nelson, Rita Baughman, Paula Klump, Lynn Verbrugge, Kim Becvar