About Planning Area 4

  • The area is made up of portions of South City, South County and Mid-County deaneries. There are 17 territorial parishes and one oratory. Six elementary schools (on nine parish campuses) are in this planning area.
  • Registered households in the planning area declined by 17% during the past decade, compared to a decline of 7% for the diocese.
  • An aging area with baptisms now equaling funerals
  • A strong preference for Catholic schools as enrollment is 5 times that of PSR enrollment.
  • A 34% decline in Mass attendance during the past decade.
  • Currently there are 20 diocesan priests assigned to this planning area.
  • Long term, there may be only 9-10 diocesan priests available for ministry to this planning area.
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Parish Workbooks

The Parish Workbooks give parishioners relevant demographic, ministerial, and financial data about the Archdiocese of St. Louis, their local planning area, and their specific parish. The data contained in the Parish Workbook was created by the Pastoral Planning Committee and validated by pastors and Key Parish Leaders over the past several months. The workbooks incorporate data gathered over the past twenty years from parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Louis and highlights historical trends which inform future projections for parish life. The Parish Workbooks will be updated soon to include 2022 Mass counts.

Annunciation (Webster Groves)

Cure of Ars (Shrewsbury)

Epiphany of Our Lord (St. Louis)

Immaculate Conception (Maplewood)

Oratory of Sts. Gregory & Augustine

Our Lady of Providence (Crestwood)

Our Lady of Sorrows (St. Louis)

Seven Holy Founders (Affton)

St. Ambrose (St. Louis)

St. Gabriel the Archangel (St. Louis)

St. James the Greater (St. Louis)

St. Joan of Arc (St. Louis)

St. John Paul II (Affton)

St. Luke the Evangelist (Richmond Heights)

St. Mary Magdalen (Church of the Magdalen) (St. Louis)

St. Michael the Archangel (Shrewsbury)

St. Raphael the Archangel (St. Louis)

St. Roch (St. Louis)

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