Parish Organizations

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Office Volunteer: Offers time as needed to fill in for staff absence, enter computer data, or assist with bulk mailing.
Contact: Laura Voegelie                 314-373-8202

Parish Health Ministry: Develops programs to identify health related needs of parishioners.
Contact: Mary Moore            

Young Adults: Married and single adults in their 20’s and 30’s who are interested in growing the fellowship of our young adult community are invited to meet for dinner, prayer, and activities.
Contact: Fr. Joseph Jiang               314-373-8204

Coffee and Donuts: Provides an opportunity for parishioners and guests to meet each week in the school cafeteria after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.
Contact: Monica Vogel 636-530-7042 or Cherie Eckelkamp 314-361-5068

St. Patrick’s Casserole Program: Volunteers prepare and supply salad, main course dishes, etc., for delivery to St. Patrick Center on the second Friday of each month.
Contact: Skip & Nikki Batchelor       916-834-4843

Pro-life Committee: Members implement the goals and programs of the Archdiocesan Respect Life Program. We pray and educate about the sanctity of human life.
Contact: Gaylene Engelbrecht            314-373-8200

St. Vincent De Paul Society: This society provides assistance to the less fortunate within our parish boundaries.
Contact: Barbra Lutey                           314-373-8202

Welcoming Committee: Welcomes new Cathedral parish members to parish life.
Contact: Rectory Office                         314-373-8200


Archdiocesan Handbell Choir: Plays for some of the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Masses, for some Archdiocesan events, and Masses/concerts outside of the Cathedral Basilica.
Contact: Burnell Hackman                        314-650-9415

Cantor at Sunday Mass: Cantors serve at Parish and Archdiocesan Masses and events. Membership is by audition. Must be able to read music.
Contact: Karen Finnegan                        314-373-8227

Cathedral Choir: Provides musical leadership primarily for the 10:00 a.m. Mass as well as various Parish and Archdiocesan celebrations.
Contact: Karen Finnegan                       314-373-8227

Archdiocesan Children’s Choir: This choir is made up of students from all parishes of the Archdiocese, grades 4 – 8.
Contact: Karen Finnegan                        314-373-8227

Communion Ministers to the Sick and Homebound: Takes Communion to shut-ins every Sunday and serves the elderly and handicapped and area nursing home residents by participating in activities such as bingo, and arts and crafts.
Contact: Rectory Office                           314-373-8200

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Sunday Mass: Each weekend, nearly 20 Communion Ministers are needed to share the Body and Blood of Christ with their fellow worshippers at liturgies. Ministers also serve at daily Mass and for special liturgical celebrations throughout the year.
Contact: Msgr. Joseph Simon                314-373-8200

Episcopal Event Ushers: Ushers and greeters minister at Bishops’ ceremonies and special parish liturgies. Duties can include welcoming the faithful, handing out bulletins, seating people, answering questions, and gathering the gifts.
Contact: Jerry Danekas                            314-531-1159

Parish Ushers: Ushers and greeters exercise the ministry of hospitality of the Parish. Duties include welcoming the faithful, seating people, answering questions, giving directions and gathering the gifts.
Contact: Jerry Danekas                             314-531-1159

Lector at Sunday Mass: Lectors not only proclaim the word of God, but they also communicate their own faith in that word.
Contact: Msgr. Joseph Simon                 314-373-8200

Altar Servers: Altar servers assist at Masses on weekends and occasionally weekdays. Children in 5th grade and older as well as adults are invited to volunteer.
Contact: Fr. Nicholas Smith                      314-373-8200

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Association of Hebrew Catholics: A pastoral work to preserve the identity and heritage of
Catholics of Jewish origin, to learn the Jewish roots of the Catholic faith, and to develop prayer/study groups .
Contact: David Moss                                    314-535-4242

RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic community. Mentoring opportunities.
Contact: Rectory Office                                314-373-8200

Catholics Come Home: A discovery process for Catholics who have been away from the Church. Meet and talk to parish clergy, catechists, and other parishioners in the hope of being one in faith and in full communion with the Catholic community.
Contact: Rectory Office                                314-373-8200

Legion of Mary: Members devote themselves to prayer and ministry by visiting shut-ins, contacting active and inactive Catholics, and new parishioners. They provide information about the faith to non-Catholics. Auxiliary members support active members through prayer.
Contact: Paula Littleton                                314-535-0246

Continuing Adult Education: Adults meet to study scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, oftentimes using nationally recognized multi-media study programs.
Contact: Rectory Office                                 314-373-8200


Stewardship Committee: Carries out the Archdiocesan Stewardship Program, providing encouragement and avenues for all parishioners to share their time, talent, and treasure with the Cathedral Parish.
Contact: Laura Voegelie                                314-373-8202

Gardening Angels: This is the ministry for those who like working outside and want to help maintain the parish grounds.
Contact: Barbara Murray                              314-974-6900         

Friends of the Cathedral Basilica: This group of donors was organized in 1993 to raise the
necessary funds for restoration and preservation projects. Volunteer opportunities include giving tours, working in the gift shop, or the Mosaic Museum.
Contact: Carole Less                                        314-226-3121

Tourist Hospitality: The Cathedral hosts approximately 250,000 tourists and visitors annually. Volunteers staff the Gift Shop and Museum, as well as provide guided tours. Training is provided.
Contact: Sr. Pat Donnelly                                 314-373-8241

Concert Series Volunteer: Assist in presentations of major concert events by artists from throughout the United States and Europe.
Contact: Ruth Ferris                                           314-373-8226

Archives: Relocated and catalogued in 1994, this facility houses the artifacts, memorabilia, etc., for the Cathedral Basilica.
Contact: Tom Fasl                                              314-373-8231


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