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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CANCELLATIONS -ALL events/ministries/prayer groups/masses have been cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Dear Friends of the Renewal,

 I know that each and everyone of you have been affected by the Coronavirus and the Archdiocese has made some decisions that affect our upcoming events.

So the Life in the Spirit Seminars that were occurring at St. Ann and Mary Mother of the Church are canceled to be rescheduled.  The Spiritual Gifts Inventory at St. Martin de Porres and St. John the Baptist, our Area Wide Prayer Meeting with Fr. Art Cavitt March 26th, Christ Alive through Mary, March 28th will be postponed. Until further notice, any large group events are being postponed.  The Shepherd's Table Mass on Saturday Nights at 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is cancelled until further notice.   Walk-in prayer ministry on Tuesdays and Fridays at the Renewal Center is suspended until further notice.  All prayer meetings held in the parishes and at the Renewal Center are suspended until further notice.   Night Ministry April 1st at the Renewal Center is cancelled.

We want everyone to move through this without contracting the virus.  The less contact with others the greater likely hood that you will not get sick.

























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

Marty Scrima
[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