German

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

St. Henry

Date Opened: 
1885
Date Closed: 
1977

St Henry's National German parish was founded in 1885. It was located at Hickory and California in south St. Louis. Its school, also begun in 1885 was staffed by Ursuline Sisters until 1890 when the Oldenberg Franciscans took over that role. In 1972 the Augustinian Fathers pastored the parish. In 1977 St. Henry’s merged with Immaculate Conception (city). It is now the property of Grace Chapel Ministries et al. (2009)

Address: 
Hickory and California

St. Joseph

Date Opened: 
1844
Date Closed: 
1979

 

St Joseph's Shrine began as a German national parish in 1844. Located at 11th and Biddle , it was closed in 1979 and reclassified at a shrine. It is frequently chosen to serve as a wedding chapel. 

Address: 
11th and Biddle
St. Louis, MO

St. Liborius

Date Opened: 
1856
Date Closed: 
1992

 

St Liborius (18th and Hogan – St. Louis) was a German National parish established in 1856. The School Sisters of Notre Dame conducted its school from 1859 – 1969. It merged in 1992 with Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Holy Name, and St. Liborius at Holy Trinity (St. Louis). The property belongs to Hogan Street Partners LLC (2009).

Address: 
18th and Hogan
St. Louis, MO
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