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





Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann, Liaison,

Msgr. Ed Griesedieck, Chaplain,

Jane Guenther, M. Div., Director,


Staff at the Cardinal Rigali Center:

Jane Guenther, Director

Marti Ochs, 314-792-7414, Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop Hermann

Msgr. Dennis Stehly


Staff at the Renewal Center:

Bob Gleason (

Anne Hruz (

Cheryl Nelson (

Gary Whitlock (


Service Committee

Jeff Barczewski, Mary Jo Barczewski, Jane Guenther, Maria Knapp,Carol Nowak, Gary Whitlock, Pat Wiswall, Modesta Perales, Lizett Mata de Crooks, Katie Feise, Cheryl Nelson, Anne Murphy, Sony Sakhrani, Joan Odendahl, Paula Klump, Lynn Verbrugge