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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 Bible Study -

  "The Healing Stories of Jesus: Signs of the New Creation”






Christ Alive Through Mary Women’s Witness Prayer Morning

June 19, 9am at the Cardinal Rigali Center. Our speaker is Dr. Sony Sakhrani -  "Courage to Live in Hope."  We will offer a light continental breakfast. There is no cost.  Limited seating. Register by calling Catholic Renewal, 314.731.6100 or emailing: [email protected] or REGISTER ONLINE   Also find it on Facebook 

Zechariah Men’s Prayer Morning

June 26,  9:00 a.m.  at the Cardinal Rigali Center.  Our  speaker is Dr. Ed Hogan.  Free - no food will be served. Limited in person seating, so please make reservations by calling Gary Whitlock 636-215-0973 or emailing [email protected]   or REGISTER ONLINE       Also find it on Facebook at  and Youtube 

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 July 11  2pm Archbishop Rozanski Encore Zoom Zechariah and the August 1 2pm Dr. Ed Hogan Encore Zoom Zechariah.  Warning: No breakfast is served online.  Sorry. 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
[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

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