Archbishop Hebda Reception Is May 17

Archbishop-designate for St. Paul and Minneapolis Bernard Hebda speaks at the Tommie Catholic event in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas April 19, 2016. Hebda delivered a keynote address on Pope Francis and Catholic Leadership before fielding questions from students.

Archbishop Bernard Hebda

A reception will be held May 17 at St. Thomas for faculty and staff to meet Archbishop Bernard Hebda, the new leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The reception, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Iverson Hearth Room in the Anderson Student Center, will follow by four days Hebda’s installation as archbishop. He previously held two roles – as coadjutor archbishop in Newark, New Jersey, and as apostolic administrator of the Twin Cities archdiocese here – before Pope Francis named him archbishop here on March 26.

Hebda met last month with students, faculty and staff in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas and shared his observations about the pope’s leadership of the Catholic Church. You can read about that session here.