Please join St. Paul's Newman Center in our 4th annual fundraising banquet in the Twin Cities!
Wednesday, September 5th
Located at: Providence Academy in Plymouth, MN
Social beginning at 5:00 PM
Program from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About Our Speaker: Archbishop Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda
Most Reverend Bernard Hebda began is priestly journey at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh and pursued the required studies in philosophy at Duquesne University before being sent to North American College in Rome in 1985. He was ordained a deacon on April 6, 1989 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Archbishop John Quinn, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl on July 1, 1989 in St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. In 1996, he was appointed to work in the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in Rome, which is responsible for the interpretation of the Church’s laws, especially the Code of Canon Law. In 2003, St. John Paul II named him Undersecretary of the Council. While in Rome, he also served as an adjunct spiritual director at the North American College and as a confessor for the postulants of the Missionaries of Charity (founded by Blessed Mother Teresa) and for the Sisters of that community working at a home for unwed mothers. He was named Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord on October 7, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. On March 24, 2016, Pope Francis named him Archbishop-Designate of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda’s Installation Mass took place on Friday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.