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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Confraternity of the Most Blessed Holy Trinity - Feb 2nd, 7pm at the Catholic Renewal Center.  A confraternity is a voluntary association of the faithful, established and guided by competent ecclesiastical authority for the promotion of special works of Christian charity or piety.  I am inviting anyone who has the charism of healing and who would like to gather monthly to pray together to join us. 


H&D Hispanic Prayer Ministry - Feb 4 , 8:30am to 2pm at the Catholic Renewal Center - Contact Lizett Mata at [email protected].


Prayer N Praise Afternoon - Sunday Feb 5th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Cardinal Rigali Center, Fleur de Lis Room, Carrie Bajzath and friends. Prayer teams will be available. The relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis will be available for veneration at this event.


Jonah Prayer Ministry Training, English - Saturday Feb 11 & Feb 18, 9:00 am  - 3:00 pm, at the Catholic Renewal Center.  Both days are required. Applicants will need the signature of their pastor on the application form.  For information about Jonah Prayer Ministry, contact Tina Ferder at the Catholic Renewal Center, 314-731-6100. 


Jonah Prayer Ministry Training, Spanish - Feb 11 @ 8am - One day training.  Contact Lizett Mata at [email protected].


Life in the Spirit Seminar - Feb 17 from 7-9pm & Feb 18 from 9:30am-5pm at St. Joseph's Parish Center in Manchester, MO - Sign up HERE



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