This week, Pope Francis named Monsignor Mark S. Rivituso as Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis. Bishop-elect Rivituso was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John L. May in 1988. For almost 30 years, he has served the archdiocese as a pastor, teacher, and Vicar General. His episcopal ordination is scheduled for May 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
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.
You can read more about this appointment in this St. Louis Review article.