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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ACTS Bible Study - EXTENDED DATES - You can still join inThe Catholic Renewal Center along with the Archdiocese's Mission Office is offering a bible study Mondays 1pm to 3pm,  April 25th  - October 3rd (no meeting May 30, July 4, Aug 15, or Sept 5).  Meetings are held at the Renewal Center. See the  FLYER for more information and RSVP to Kim Specht at [email protected] or 314-792-7664.

Zechariah Men’s Prayer Breakfast– July 9, 9am at the Cardinal Rigali Center in the Fleur de Lis room with speaker Mike Theby. Find it on Facebook and YouTube  Live at 10am) Cost is $15.  Register by July 5th online at or Contact Gary Whitlock at (636)215-0973 or [email protected].  

Area-wide Prayer Meeting - July 27 at the Catholic Renewal Center 7:30 pm.  Michaela Rodriguez will be our speaker.

Healing Service - Wednesday August 3rd at 7pm in the chapel at the Cardinal Rigali Center with Fr. Holway.  For more information contact Anne Hruz at [email protected]

Jonah Prayer Ministry Training -   One Day Training - August 13 from 9am to 4pm at the Catholic Renewal Center.  Applicants will need the signature of their pastor on the application form. Contact Tina Ferder @ 314-731-6100. Find more information about Jonah Prayer Ministry  at


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
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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