Support the Restoration Effort

In the short time since 2005, Saint Francis de Sales is awakening to be the anchor of south St. Louis community once again. Under the direction of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, the growing but still fledgling new congregation of Saint Francis de Sales Oratory has enthusiastically and passionately embraced the daunting task of restoring this venerable and beautiful landmark of St. Louis, the Cathedral of South Saint Louis. We need your help to carry on this work!

Inside and outside, Saint Francis de Sales will shine and glow as its majestic splendor is restored - with your help! Please consider making a generous donation to this worthy project. Join us in restoring a magnificent architectural masterpiece in St. Louis, so that it may continue to serve the community today – and tomorrow.

Ways you can help: participate in our various fundraising activities throughout the year, or make a donation now!

Donations are tax-deductible. Donors will receive a receipt of payment for tax purposes. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Consider giving to our general restoration fund. A building this large and this old always has projects that need attention.

Help us restore our Organ!

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Help us restore the North Transept Window!


Help us tuckpoint the façade!


Donate By Mail

Donations for the restoration fund are gratefully received by mail or in person at St. Francis de Sales:
Friends of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Inc. 

2653 Ohio Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
Tel. 314-771-3100

Please make checks payable to “Friends of St. Francis de Sales Oratory, Inc.”


Scrip Program

Year Round Support
Purchase Scrip from your favorite vendors and support the Oratory year-round

Scrip in the form of gift cards from many local and national merchants are available for purchase from the Oratory office and every Sunday.

Planned Giving

There are many options.  Please contact us.

The restoration of the Cathedral of South Saint Louis depends on you.

Join us today and help restore a living tradition for future generations!