Please read the following letter about the next phase of ALL THINGS NEW:
As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, we recognize the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us. In this moment, as Archbishop Rozanski prepares to share the future structure of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, we are struck by the constant need for Pentecost to happen in our Church each and every day. It is the Spirit that allowed the early Church to move from fear to courage – from silence to a bold proclamation of the Gospel. As we have arrived at this moment in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, this indeed is a new Pentecost for us.
After nearly two years of gathering data and feedback, Archbishop Rozanski will announce his decision regarding All Things New on Saturday, May 27, the day before Pentecost.
Pastors will be sharing information regarding the announcement as it pertains to their parish at all Masses Pentecost weekend, as well as through their usual communication outlets. On Saturday evening, information regarding all parishes and priest assignments will be posted on allthingsnew.archstl.org
As we prepare our hearts to be open to follow where the Holy Spirit will lead us, consider joining parishioners all over the archdiocese in praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit in the days leading up to Pentecost. The Novena prayers and audio can be found at allthingsnew.archstl.org/Resources/Novena-to-the-Holy-Spirit
Let’s continue to pray for each other as we discern the best path toward a renewed Catholic presence in every part of our archdiocese.
F rom Fr. Tom,
Okay, folks, next weekend parishes in the archdiocese will learn all the who’s, what’s, where’s, and when’s concerning ALL THINGS NEW! As we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord this weekend, let us be reminded of o ur duty and call to go make disciples of all nations. The questions and issues we may still have about ALL THINGS NEW are identical to those the early apostles had when Jesus departed from them to enter into heaven. We are in good company and together with the same Advocate we will not fail. Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. If there was ever a time to invoke the Holy Spirit to help us, this is the time. Let us pray for each other!