Central Purchasing

Mission

The Central Purchasing Agency of the Archdiocese of St. Louis helps Catholic and other religious organizations purchase quality goods and services at significant cost savings. About 95 percent of local Catholic parishes use the office’s services to save more than $1 million annually.

Services

The not-for-profit office, established in l971, negotiates competitive pricing on quality merchandise and services for the churches, schools, offices and agencies of the Archdiocese and other religious-affiliated groups. Its work allows others to focus their time and resources on fulfilling their particular missions and responsibilities.

We are a member office of the national Catholic Purchasing Services in Boston. By Participating with them, we have access to a number of National Contracts that provide us with excellent pricing on direct Manufacturer programs. A catalog for these national contracts is sent out to our Parishes and Schools each year.  If you would like more information on these contracts or a catalog of their offerings, please email us: centralpurchasing@archstl.org