Reclamation Center

"The Catholic cathedral, basilica or church, then, is neither mere meeting house nor temple. It is a sacramental building. This means that God is indeed intensely present in the sacramental place of worship, but this presence is of a character that meditates, reveals, and celebrates the holiness and action of God in creation, history and culture."

--M. Francis Mannion, Masterworks of God: Essays in Liturgical Theory and Practice



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The Reclamation Center of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis collects, cares for, and repurposes religious and liturgical items no longer in use. It seeks to give these items new life in the church, specifically in chapels, agencies, schools, retreat centers, and with the clergy.


Hours of Operation

The Reclamation Center stores items from parishes that were closed several years ago along with items from churches, convents, and other religious facilities in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  Priests, Deacons, Religious who may be seeking items needed for church renovations, convents, chapels, schools, etc. Those interested in visiting the Reclamation Center during normal Hours of Operation do not need to make an appointment.  To access the Reclamation Center outside normal Hours of Operation will need to make an appointment.


            Wednesday      9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 


The Reclamation Center will be closed:

Wednesday, August 7, 2024


Reclamation Center follows the Cardinal Rigali Center holiday schedule.

New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2025
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2025
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 17, 2025
*Good Friday Friday, April 18, 2025
Memorial Day Monday, May 26, 2025
Independence Day Friday, July 4, 2025
Assumption Friday, August 15, 2025
Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2025
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 27, 2025
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 28, 2025
Immaculate Conception Monday, December 8, 2025
Christmas Day Thursday, December 25, 2025
Day After Christmas Friday, December 26, 2025

Contact Us

Please contact Deacon John Stoverink, Director of the Reclamation Center; to make any inquires as to what is available or what you might want to donate. they handle all appointments and those interested in visiting the reclamation center.

     e-mail:    [email protected]

     phone:    (314) 792-6461


How to find us (location)

The building is located behind the Cardinal Rigali Center in the old powerhouse, located behind the west wing.  Please contact the reclamation center with any questions: 314-792-6461 or by email at [email protected]



Statistics of the Reclamation Center 

The Reclamation Center maintains statistics on the center's activity.  reclamation center statistics.


Church Renovations and Building resources

Here are several resources that will be helpful in renovating or building a church. We hope these resources are useful in your planning: