Catholic Renewal Center

Mission -

"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 upof 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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Area Wide Prayer Meeting

-  June 28 -- 7:30-9pm at the Catholic Renewal Center - Father Brian Fallon will be speaking on the topic of  'The Work of the Spirit in the lives of Sts. Peter & Paul'.


Hispanic Life in the Spirit at St. Cecilia

- May 6th to June 17th - Seven Saturdays from May 6 to June 17, 2023 from 9am to 11:30am.
Place: Church of St. Cecilia, 5418 Louisiana Ave St.Louis, 63111 ~ 314-351-1318
Cost: Free! Donation suggested
For registrations and questions call: Lizett Mata, Hispanic Coordinator [email protected] 314-801-8688 or 314-363-1137 

Sponsored by The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of St. Louis


Christ Alive Through Mary, Women's Witness Ministry - Prayer Breakfast

- June 3 -- Begins at 9am at the Cardinal Rigali Center / Speaker:  Shirley Klump  About Our Speaker / Cost:  $20

      “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations, proclaim that his name is exalted.”  Is 12:4   

      Christ Alive through Mary, a women’s witness ministry, brings Christ to others like Mary who leads us to her son. Mary overshadowed by the Holy Spirit bears Christ to the world. Our witness is to share the current of grace, the Holy Spirit, with all women. Like Mary we are called to serve others. The ministry invites each woman to participate in a chosen outreach each breakfast. It is our joy to have our speaker share the unique way Christ is alive in their life and like Mary we hasten to serve others.

MAKE RESERVATIONS BY MAY 30 by calling the Catholic Renewal Center at (314) 731-6100, or by emailing [email protected]

See the following link: Oportunidad Hispana Carismatica for information on the next  Hispanic Christ Alive -   Next Meeting - Aug 26       

Generational Healing Service

June 4, 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel - (does not include mass).

Service focuses on healing prayer and deliverance prayer related to issues both past and present in one’s family line.  Information is available for prayerful preparation by calling Anne Hruz, 314.731.6100 or [email protected].

School of Healing Prayer - Level 1

July 11 - August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Catholic Renewal Center.  Come listen and learn from the wisdom and experience of Francis and Judith MacNutt in this audio series, which covers the essential aspects of healing prayer.  This is open to anyone who would like to explore the gift of healing from the Holy Spirit, which is so needed in our world today.  Register online at or Call 314-731-6100.

Prayer N Praise

July 12 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center - Fleur de Lis Room with Carrie Bajzath and friends.

Zechariah Men's Ministry

July 29 at 9am at the Cardinal Rigali Center (Archbishop May Room)

Speaker: Dan Gettemeier  - Cost:     $15  -- Please RESERVE a place for the meeting by JULY 25 by calling Gary Whitlock 636-215-0973 or emailing [email protected] OR calling the Catholic Renewal Center at (314) 731-6100, emailing [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

Alice Rodriguez
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

Mary Jo Barczewski
Business Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

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 and Thursdays

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

Joan Forrester
[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, Gary Whitlock,  Modesta Perales, Lizett Mata, Cheryl Nelson, Rita Baughman, Paula Klump, Lynn Verbrugge, Kim Becvar, Cholita Aguayo Alexander, Tammie Stevens

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