A Welcome from our Pastor,
Fr. Thomas J. French, SM

Welcome to the OLP home on the web. We hope and pray that you will join us and come pray with us in the near future.

The Our Lady of the Pillar parish community believes strongly in its Marianist roots and in striving to continue the Marianist values of “family spirit” and “welcome.”

Our Lady of the Pillar was founded as a parish 1938. Its origins started in the humble Chapel at Chaminade College preparatory school. Since it’s inception, Our Lady of the Pillar has been staffed by the Marianists.

Our parish motto is simply, Strong in Faith and Rich in Works. We strive daily to live our parish motto in the daily life of our parish. Our Mission Statement:

Our Lady of the Pillar Parish is a welcoming Catholic community of faith in the Marianist tradition. As equal disciples, we seek to proclaim the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and to work for peace, justice, the integrity of creation and service. Firm in faith and rich in works, we follow the example of the Immaculate Virgin Mary

We invite you to come celebrate and pray with us. Come help us as we commit ourselves to living the Gospel in a committed manner. The Characteristics of a Marianist Parish guide us in our life-long mission to become faithful disciples.

The Characteristics of a Marianist Parish:

Forms in faith
Is Marian
Witnesses to a discipleship of equals
Develops community
Sends people on mission
Promotes peace, justice, the integrity of creation and service

We invite you to become involved. We have a wonderful PSR program and a terrific school. Our 8th graders achieve acceptance to their first choice school each year. We have a strong dedication to serving others. Each week, there is one outreach activity to serve others in the St. Louis area.

Continuing in the tradition of the Marianist Charism, we come together each week and more often when possible. Enjoy our website. Enjoy our community.

Please pray with me the Marianist Doxology.

May the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary.

Fr. Thomas J. French, S.M.

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Parish Office

Parish Leadership and Staff Contact the Parish

Parish Information

Bulletin Online Giving Parish Calendar Map and Directions Join Our Parish

Mission and History

The Mission of OLP Parish Parish History Who and Where Is the Original OLP The Marianists The Franciscan Sisters Archdiocese of St. Louis Marianist Mission Cards Characteristics of Marianist Parish Ministry

Prevent and Protect STL


About OLP School

Philosophy of Education/Mission Statement Facts, Figures and School at-a-glance Our Lady of the Pillar School Board


Tuition Information and Enrollment Process After Care Information Things to do before the first day of school School Contact Information

Curriculum/Teacher information

Teachers and Staff Contact Information Early Childhood PreK 3-Kindergarten Primary Grades 1-4 Middle School Grades 5-8 Library Specials

More Information

Student & Family Activites and Organizations Fast Direct Our Lady of the Pillar Parents’ Club Fast Direct Calendar Prevent and Protect STL Other Helpful Website Links Annual Education Fund – make a donation


Baptism Communion Confirmation Reconciliation Holy Matrimony Holy Orders Anointing of the Sick Planning a Funeral at OLP

Passing on the Faith

Small Faith Sharing Groups Archdiocesan Young Adult Ministry I Used to Be Catholic – How Do I Return? RCIA ACTS Retreat Spiritual Links Catholic Links Mass Times for Travelers

The Little Ones

Parish Youth Ministry Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Parish Council

Stewardship Commission Faith Formation & Worship Commission Community Life Commission Outreach Commission

Care for Our Church

Altar Society

Parish Organizations

Knights of Columbus Men’s Club Girl Scouts CYC Sports Athletic Association

PSR Information

PSR Registration PSR Staff PSR Calendar PSR Handbook