The Office of Archives and Records is the official repository of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We collect, preserve, and make available the historical records of the offices, missions, parishes, and schools of the Archdiocese. Through our holdings, we support the larger mission of the Archdiocese by serving as the collective memory of the activities of the Catholic community of faith in the region. We welcome researchers, and we provide access to our collections as permitted by the Code of Canon Law, civil law, and conservation considerations.
COVID-19 Update: The Cardinal Rigali Center is closed to the public indefinitely. On account of the closure, it may be some time before specific requests can be answered. We appreciate your patience.
Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. We are closed on Holidays And Holy Days (See list below). Please note: The research room is available by appointment only.
The office will be closed the following dates:
- January 1 for New Year's Day
- January 20 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- February 17 for President's Day
- April 10 for Good Friday
- May 25 for Memorial Day
- July 4 for Independence Day
- August 15 for Feast of Assumption
- September 7 for Labor Day
- November 1 for All Saints Day
- November 26-27 for Thanksgiving
- December 8 for Feast of Immaculate Conception
- December 25-January 1 for Christmas and New Year
Contact us using our Request Form.
If you need a baptismal or sacramental certificate, submit the Sacrament Certificate Request Form. For school transcripts, please go to the Transcript Request Form. For questions about these, call us at 314.792.7020.
Eric Fair, Director of Archives, 314.792.7022
Shara Chin, Administrative Assistant, 314.792.7020
For research questions, contact
Sarah Coffey, Reference Assistant, 314.792.7020
For item donations or research questions, contact
Rena Schergen, Archivist, 314.792.7026
For records management questions, contact
Eric Holt, Records Analyst, 314-792-7024