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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Area-wide Prayer Meeting - August 24 at the Catholic Renewal Center 7:30 pm.  Mickie McCool will be our speaker.

Walk-Up Prayer Ministry Practice -This session is designed to give some review of best practices for serving on walk-up prayer ministry teams for The Catholic Renewal Center Fall Conference, Spring Retreat, Prayer & Praise nights or other prayer services where walk-up ministry is offered.  We will spend most of the time praying with each other in small groups.  If you have been away from ministry for a while or have recently been Jonah prayer ministry trained and would like more practice, this will be a great opportunity to be prepared to serve. RSVP to [email protected]
September 7th 7-9 pm      September 8th 1-3pm      September 19th 7-9pm 
All sessions held at the Catholic Renewal Center 1406 S. Sappington Rd
Prerequisite: Jonah training* (Next Jonah training: 1-day training Aug. 13th 9am-4pm)
*See Jonah Ministry Page for application process

Life in the Spirit Seminar - at the Catholic Renewal Center - Thursdays - 10 am to noon, September 8 - October 20.  Register online HERE or call the Renewal Center at 314-731-6100 or email [email protected]  See the FLYER 


Christ Alive Women’s Witness Prayer Breakfast - September 10 at St. Charles Borromeo cafeteria, 601 N 4th St,  St. Charles MO.
Registration 8:30 a.m., Speaker and Breakfast 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Our speaker is Mary Allhoff  Salmerón.  The cost of breakfast is $20.   Make reservations by Sept 1 by calling Catholic Renewal, 314.731.6100 or emailing: [email protected] or REGISTER ONLINE  For more information see the Christ Alive Page

Flyer September 14


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 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, Carol Nowak, Gary Whitlock,  Modesta Perales, Lizett Mata, Cheryl Nelson, Rita Baughman, Paula Klump, Lynn Verbrugge, Kim Becvar, Cholita Aguayo, Tammie Stevens