In July 2005, the church building, and campus was given to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest to maintain and administer the sacraments according to the 1962 Missal. The Archbishop of St. Louis, His Grace, the Most Reverend Raymond L. Burke erected the church as an Oratory of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest . Today, St. Francis de Sales Oratory serves the whole archdiocese of St. Louis and is the center of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite."
The restoration project: http://www.traditionfortomorrow.com/ "Currently the Institute is raising the necessary funds to restore the magnificent church building entrusted to their care. The most immediate need involves the 300-foot-tall steeple, which is gradually pulling away from the building, because of inadequate foundation support. Repairs to the roof, restoration of the stain-glass windows, the frescos and other renovations are also needed to maintain the church’s grandeur as a place of worship and inspiration."