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 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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Catholic Renewal Center Spring Retreat @
St. Dominic Savio Church, 7748 MacKenzie Road, St. Louis 63123

For more information and to register,
click HERE to go to the Retreat Page or call 314-731-6100.

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This is the First National Eucharistic Congress in 83 Years

July 17-21, 2024 / Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
At the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, our Catholic family will gather to experience profound, personal renewal through the power of Christ’s love. Like a new Pentecost, this transformation will flow out from Indianapolis to bring revival in our communities as the Church returns to her first love—the source and summit of our faith.
Every day at the Congress is designed to facilitate this life-changing encounter with Jesus, regardless of where you are on your faith journey. Attendees will select their preferred series of impact sessions for the morning and breakout sessions for the afternoon. Then, gathered together as one, the whole assembly will experience the powerful revival sessions in Lucas Oil Stadium each evening.  Be formed by some of the most trusted voices in the Church with compelling topics for adult Catholics, youth, ministry leaders, and families.
This is a pivotal moment in both American history and the legacy of the Catholic Church. We are expecting tens of thousands of pilgrims—but space is limited. Jesus Christ will be there. Will you?



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.  I am inviting anyone who has the charism of healing and who would like to gather monthly to pray together to join us. The meeting begins at 7pm– Meeting dates for 2024 are the first Wednesday of the month:  February 7 - March 6 - April 3 - May 1 - June 5 - July 3 - August 7 - September 4 - October 2 - November 6 - December 4


Life in the Spirit Seminar

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm (2/19 - 3/18/24) @ Assumption Parish - Mattese Lower Level
To register:  [email protected]
Questions: [email protected]


Jonah Prayer Ministry Training (1-Day Training Session)

February 24 (9am-4pm) at the Catholic Renewal Center

(English & Hispanic)

To receive an application go to: 

or call 314-731-6100 

or email



“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. Events such as Fall Conference, Spring Retreat, Prayer & Praise nights and/or other Prayer Services where “Walk-Up” Prayer Team Ministry is offered. We will spend most of the time praying with each other in small groups.

If you have been away from Prayer 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:  [email protected]     
DATES:  February 26, 2024 - 6:30pm-8pm
LOCATION:  Catholic Renewal Center, 1406 S. Sappington Road, 63126        
PREREQUISITE:   Jonah Prayer Ministry Training


Area Wide Prayer Meeting

February 28 @ 7:30pm @ Catholic Renewal Center

Cheryl Nelson will be speaking on 'The Gift of Being'








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

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 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, Kim Becvar, Cholita Aguayo Alexander, Tammie Stevens

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