Ordination of New Bishop for Archdiocese of St. Louis

May 1, 2017
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WHAT: Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Mark S. Rivituso
WHO: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, principal celebrant and consecrator
WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (4431 Lindell Boulevard)
WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (Media availability with Bishop-elect Rivituso at 1:00 p.m.)

ST. LOUIS – Bishop-elect Mark S. Rivituso will be ordained a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church during the Rite of Episcopal Ordination on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell).

On March 7, 2017, the Holy Father appointed Monsignor Mark S. Rivituso to the titular see of Turuzi and Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis. Bishop-elect Rivituso was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John L. May in 1988. For nearly 30 years, he has served the Archdiocese of St. Louis as a pastor, teacher, and Vicar General. The native St. Louisan is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in south St. Louis, Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick School of Theology. He has also earned a master’s degree and licentiate in canon law from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him a Prelate of Honor with the title monsignor.

Bishop-elect Rivituso will be available to speak with media at 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard on the west side of Cathedral between the rectory and the church building.

Information about the Rite of Episcopal Ordination and a livestream of the Mass can be found at archstl.org/Rivituso.

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