Msgr. Charles J. Forst

Order: 
Archdiocesan priests
Jubilee year: 
70th ordination
Birthplace: 
St. Louis
Ordination: 
Dec. 21, 1945
Service in the archdiocese: 

Assistant pastor, Holy Rosary Parish in north St. Louis, 1946-48

Assistant pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish in north St. Louis, 1948-50

Assistant pastor, St. Ann Parish in Normndy, 1950-57

Pastor, Christ the King Parish in University City, 1957-62

Pastor, Holy Angels Parish in Kinloch, 1962-69

Pastor, Resurrection Parish in south St. Louis, 1969-84

Pastor, Our Lady of Providence Parish in Crestwood, 1984-96

Retired, with residence at Most Precious Blood Parish in Lemay, 1996-2003

In residence, St. Mark Parish in Affton, 2003-present

About me: 

Msgr. Forst served as a teacher at DeAndreis and McBride high schools early in his priesthood. He has served on the Priests Council, the Annual Catholic Appeal board and Priests' Personnel Board. He has been associated with the Legion of Mary for many years. A new church was built at Our Lady of Providence Parish while Msgr. Forst was pastor, and he shared his talents as a wood craftsman, making the cross for the life-size crucifix as well as the chairs for the sanctuary and the ambo.