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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Revival logoT For Information on Revival Events including:

 Bible Study,  Picnic Aug 15, Festival of Praise Aug 25 







Area Wide Prayer Meeting -

 July 22th at the CATHOLIC RENEWAL CENTER  (not Rigali) at 7:30 pm.   Our speaker is Jane Guenther - "Living More Fully the Baptism in the Holy Spirit."   Mickie McCool has to postpone her talk due to family hospitalizations.  Please pray for them.  You do NOT need to RSVP.  This meeting will NOT be LIVE on Facebook but will be posted on Facebook at  at a later date.

Memorial Mass for Sr. Charlotte Struckhoff-

Saturday, July 24 at 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The celebrant is Bishop Hermann.  A reception will follow in the St. Elizabeth cafeteria.


NEW - Encore Zoom Zechariah 

Recordings of prior Zechariah Prayer Breakfasts are now routinely available.  Our new Encore Zoom Zechariah is more than a recording of a prior event.  It features enhanced online participation in faith-sharing, second only to live attendance.  Your gifts and opinions are sought out and the interactive experience of Catholic community is made deeper.  Register for free by phone, email, or online to receive a Zoom invitation to the August 1,  2pm Archbishop Rozanski Encore Zoom Zechariah and the August 8, 2pm Dr. Ed Hogan Encore Zoom Zechariah.  Warning: No breakfast is served online.  REGISTER ONLINE 


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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
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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

Mary Quante
[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, Cholita Aguayo