Churches and Religious Institutions – Communication Providers

Churches and Religious Institutions
The following institutions provide tours, demonstrations, programs and classes for groups.

Black Madonna Shrine and Grotto
100 St. Joseph Hill Road, Pacific, MO 63069
Franciscan Caring
PO Box 181, Eureka, MO 63025
636-938-5361
http://franciscancaring.org/blackmadonnashri.html
Mosaics and multi-colored rock sculptures dedicated to the Queen of Peace and Mercy.

The Cathedral Basilica
4431 Lindell Blvd, St Louis, MO 63116
(314) 373-8200
http://cathedralstl.com/friends/
Romanesque style on the exterior with a wondrous Byzantine style interior containing the largest mosaic collection in the world, created by 20 different artists and covering 83,000 square feet comprised of over 41.5 million pieces. Mosaic Museum housed in the basement.

Christ Church Cathedral
1210 Locust, St. Louis, MO 63103
314-231-3454
http://www.christchurchcathedral.us
The oldest Episcopal congregation west of the Mississippi River, founded in 1819, and the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. It is designed in 14th century English Gothic tradition and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark.

Concordia Seminary Bell Tower and Carillon
801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105
314-505-7000
http://www.csl.edu/library/
The seminary will provide a tour of their 49 bronze bell carillon.

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
12 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
314-432-0020
http://www.hmlc.org/
Tours of collections, exhibits, and educational programs to educate all people about the history of the Holocaust.

Midwest Messianic Center
P.O. Box 6611, Chesterfield, MO 63006-6611
636-519-1885
http://www.midwestmessianiccenter.org
Midwest Messianic Center, an evangelical faith missionary organization, began in 1924 with the purpose of proclaiming Jesus as Messiah to anyone, but with emphasis to the Jewish people. They host Passover Seder demonstrations.

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
St. Louis University, Museums of Art
221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 USA
314-977-2500 or 800-SLU-FOR-U
http://www.slu.edu/x2192.xml
Multi-denominational art gallery of contemporary religious art.

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
42 S. De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, IL 62223-1094
314-241-3400, 618-397-6700, 800-533-6279
http://www.snows.org
Largest outdoor shrine in North America, on the Shrine’s 200-acre site are a church, a visitors’ center, conference centers, motel, restaurant, chapel, an outdoor altar and amphitheatre, several gardens, a prayer walk, the Way of the Cross and a grotto. They also do a number of annual events including a Christmas program and drive thru light display.

The Old Cathedral of St. Louis
209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
314-231-3250
http://www.archstl.org/
The Old Cathedral, located near the St. Louis Riverfront, is the oldest cathedral west of the Mississippi River. The Museum contains countless religious artifacts.

Shrine of St. Joseph
11th & Biddle Streets, St. Louis, MO 63106
314-231-9407
http://www.shrineofstjoseph.org
Historic church and the only example of Baroque church architecture in the St. Louis area and at one time, the Shrine was the largest parish church in St. Louis.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1805 S. Eighth Street, St. Louis, MO 63104
314-231-4092
http://www.trinitystlouis.com/
Oldest Lutheran church west of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1839 by Saxon Lutheran immigrants who had planned to settle in Perry County, Missouri. The church’s school is the oldest continuously operating elementary school in St. Louis.

Communication Providers
The following provide tours are included in this section:
Publishers
Newspapers
Radio Stations
Television Stations

Publishers

Liturgical Publications of St. Louis
160 Old State Road, Ballwin, MO 63021-5915
636-394-7000
http://www.4lpi.com/
Will provide group tour of printing facility.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
900 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101
314-340-8000
http://www.stltoday.com/help/contact-us/
Plant tour. Students must be over 12 years of age.

Suburban Journals
14522 S. Outer 40, Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-821-1110
http://www.stltoday.com/help/contact-us/
Plant tour. Students must be over 12 years of age.

Radio Stations

KSIV – Bott Radio
1750 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 811, St. Louis, Missouri 63144
314 961-1320
e-mail ksiv@bottradionetwork.com
http://www.bottradionetwork.com/stations/missouri/st-louis/
Educational tours of radio station.

Classic 99
85 Founders Lane, St. Louis, MO 63105
314 725-0099
http://www.classic99.com/
Radio Station Tours.

YMCA – West County Branch
16464 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO
636-532-3100
http://www.ymcastlouis.org/westcounty
Local radio station. Private group programs and camps available on radio programming. Students will have the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a real operating radio station. Activities may include: actual live on-air work, news reporting, sports reporting, writing and producing commercials.

Television Broadcasting Stations

KETC Channel 9
3655 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108
314-512-9000
http://ninenet.org/
TV station tour. Students must be ten years of age or older.

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