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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Upcoming Events

The First National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years

July 17-21, 2024 / Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana

Learn more



Confraternity of the Most Blessed Holy Trinity 

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.  Anyone who has the charism of healing and who would like to gather monthly to pray together is invites to join us. The meeting begins at 7pm– meeting dates for 2024 are the first Wednesday of the month - June 5 - July 3 - August 7 - September 4 - October 2 - November 6 - December 4


Life in the Spirit Seminar

6 Tuesday Evenings (7pm) / May 21 - June 25, 2024
Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 7717 Town Square Ave., Dardenne Prairie, 63368
To Register:
  Call the Catholic Renewal Center at 314-731-6100 or email: [email protected]


Jonah Prayer Ministry Training (2-day training session)

August 10 & 17 (9am-3pm) at the Catholic Renewal Center
(English & Spanish)
To receive an application go to:, call 314-731-6100, or email [email protected]


Prophecy Workshop -- June 4 / 7-8:30pm

Offered in person at the Catholic Renewal Center (6120 Pebble Hill Drive) OR online 
– Contact Mary Jo @ ’[email protected] for the link

Topic: How Can We Know If an Inspiration is from God? Guidance from: “In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Philippe”

Speaker: Anne Hruz


Generational Healing Service -- June 9 from 1-3pm

Cardinal Rigali Center - St. Vincent de Paul Chapel
Contact Anne at (314) 731-6100 or email [email protected] for more information


Christ Alive Through Mary, Women's Witness Ministry

June 15 @ 8:30am
Cardinal Rigali Center - Fleur de Lis Room
Speaker:  Carol Savage
Cost:  $20
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS BY JUN 6TH  by calling the Catholic Renewal Center at (314) 731-6100, or by emailing [email protected], or Click on the following link to REGISTER ONLINE


Area Wide Prayer Meeting

June 26 @ 7:30pm at the Catholic Renewal Center, 6120 Pebble Hill Road, 63123
Patty Kernell will be speaking on, 'Come take My hand, tell Our story of Love'




Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann
Liaison, [email protected]

Msgr. Ed Griesedieck
Chaplain, [email protected]

Jane Guenther, M. Div.
Director, [email protected]


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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

Very Reverend Christopher Martin, VE
Vicar for Parish Mission and Vitality


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

Lizett Mata

Hispanic Coordinator, healing and deliverance
[email protected]    

Mary Jo Barczewski
Business Auditor
[email protected]


Volunteer Staff at the Renewal Center

Bob Gleason
Financial Volunteer, [email protected]
present at the Renewal Center Monday-Friday mornings

Cheryl Nelson
Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]
Present at the Renewal Center 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, Kim Becvar, Cholita Aguayo Alexander, Tammie Stevens