German

St. Barbara

Date Opened: 
1893
Date Closed: 
1992

St Barbara, located at Hamilton and Minerva, was a German national church established in 1893. A school, completed in 1895, was staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. A second church building was erected in 1906. In 1995, it became part of the merger of St. Edward, St. Mark, and Notre Dame of Lourdes in the newly established St. Augustine Parish, at the St. Barbara site.

Address: 
Hamilton & Minerva

St. Bernard

Date Opened: 
1874
Date Closed: 
1973

St. Bernard Parish (St. Louis City) was established as a German national parish in 1874. The first church, built at 4019 Gratiot in an area then known as Rock Springs, was replaced in 1898 by a second edifice.
The school was initially operated by the Ursuline Sisters (Kentucky) and then shortly replaced (1889) by the Sisters of Christian Charity. St. Bernard closed in 1973. The building was razed for highway construction.

Address: 
4109 Gratiot St
St Louis, MO 63110

St. Boniface - St. Louis City

Date Opened: 
1860
Date Closed: 
2005

St. Boniface was founded as a German ethnic parish in 1860 in what was known in that period as Carondelet, Misssouri. It was built at Michigan Avenue and Schirmer Streets. The school was staffed initially by the Sisters of Christian Charity and in later years by a lay faculty. In June 2005, due to the declining number of active Catholics in the area, St. Boniface Church closed. Its faith community was welcomed into the parish of St. Stephen Protomartyr. The St. Boniface church building was sold by the Archdiocese to a financial group that renovated it as the Ivory Theatre. The school is currently used as a charter school.

Parish area map

Address: 
7622 Michigan
MO

St. Engelbert

Date Opened: 
1891
Date Closed: 
1994

 

St. Engelbert (St Louis City) was formed as a National German parish in 1891. The 2nd church was built at 4330 Shreve (Marcus and Carter) in 1927. Its school, begun in 1891, was staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Due to a declining number of parishioners, the parish merged with Most Holy Rosary in December 1994. The new parish was given the name St Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist and is located at the former St. Engelbert site. Students now attend St. Louis Catholic Academy.

Address: 
4330 Shreve
St. Louis, MO

St. Francis De Sales

Date Opened: 
1867
Date Closed: 
2005

 

St. Francis de Sales was established in 1867 as a National German parish. The extant church was built in 1908 at Ohio and Lynch. Its school was built in 1869 and was staffed in the latter years by Notre Dame Sisters. In 1993 the parish of St. Agnes was merged with de Sales under the St. Francis de Sales name. In 1999 the Vincentian Fathers were put in charge of the parish. In 2005 it closed as a parish and was opened as an oratory of the same name.

Address: 
Ohio and Lynch
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