Our Sacramental Life

Catholics celebrate seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Penance 23VerticalBlessSac
and Anointing of the Sick. A sacrament  is a sacred sign instituted by Christ to give grace and share in God’s  own life and, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, these sacraments are “a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of spiritual life.”

Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist are referred to as the “sacraments of Christian initiation” and they form the very foundation of every Christian life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life.

The Sacraments of Healing are Penance and Anointing of the Sick. These sacraments offer healing from both physical and spiritual illness and suffering.

The Sacraments of Holy Orders and Matrimony are directed towards the salvation of others. For whether we are called to the priesthood or called to married life, the focus is the same: we serve to build up the People of God.

Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic

Interested in Becoming Catholic? We invite you to contact us to meet with a member of the clergy to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the process of becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

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Safe Environment

Safe Environment

The Cathedral Basilica follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

During your visit, you'll find hundreds of items in our Gift Shop, including spiritual keepsakes and unique souvenirs. You can find the gift shop off the west side of the vestibule on the main level of the Cathedral.

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