New Archbishop Named!

Archbishop Hebda’s Installation Mass & Events
“Celebration of Welcome and Evening Prayer” on Thursday, May 12: 7:00pm at the Basilica of St. Mary, 1600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; a reception will follow in Teresa of Calcutta Hall, lower level of the church

Installation Mass on Friday, May 13: 2:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul; 1:45 pm procession

Public reception on Friday, May 13: 4:00–6:00pm at Cretin Derham Hall High School, 550 Albert St. S., St. Paul

Note: St. Edward’s Church will celebrate Mass at 9:00am on May 13th, with Archbishop Hebda as the Mass intention

Watch and Listen (Archbishop’s Installation):
On May 13, Eternal Word Television Network will broadcast the Installation Mass live on cable. It will also be broadcast locally on channel 16.2 (St. Michael Broadcasting)
A live stream of the Installation Mass will be posted at archspm.org, courtesy of Town Square TV and EWTN

Listen to the Installation Mass live May 13 on Relevant Radio 1330 AM

More Information (Archbishop’s Installation):
installation@archspm.org
651-291-4486
archspm.org

A letter from Archbishop Hebda:
When I arrived in Minnesota for the first time last June, I considered myself a visitor: on temporary assignment as an Apostolic Administrator to help with the operations of the Archdiocese and keep the ship on an even course until Pope Francis would name a new Archbishop. With this morning’s announcement in Rome, appointing me to serve as the 9th Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, I transition from being a “visitor” to a resident–a permanent resident. As Pope Francis often states, “we have a God of surprises.”

I am humbled by the Holy Father’s confidence in me and pray that I will be able to be a shepherd who imitates the One who “came to serve rather than to be served,” as we will remember at this evening’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

I am aware that there is still much work to be done to overcome the daunting challenges before us but I find great hope in the Sacred Triduum that we begin this day, which reminds us that we have a God who can bring Easter victory even out of the ignominy of the cross. As our Archdiocese patron, St. Paul, wrote to the Philippians, we can truly do all things through Christ who gives us strength.

I am grateful that the Lord has so consistently blessed this Archdiocese with talented and generous laborers. It will be an honor to serve in this vineyard with Bishop Andrew Cozzens and you, the priests, deacons, consecrated women and men, and laity of this local Church. In the course of these past nine months, I have already been privileged to witness your deep faith and commitment to Christ’s Church, His people, and the Eucharist. I have been impressed with your resilience and perseverance and I hope that I will learn both of those traits from you.

As I prepare to begin this new ministry, I will be counting more than ever on your prayers and support. I pledge my best efforts in return and promise as well my prayers for you, your families and this local Church. May the Lord of the Harvest bring fruit to our common labors.

Sincerely in Christ,
The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda
Archbishop-Designate
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis