14 August 2009

Archbishop Carlson Appoints New Secretary

Saint Louis Catholic has learned that Archbishop Carlson has appointed Father Brian Fischer as the new Secretary to the Archbishop, replacing Monsignor Henry Breier, who is the new pastor at St. Raphael's. In this capacity, he will serve as Master of Ceremonies for Masses and liturgical celebrations. He will continue part-time in the Catholic Youth Apostolate as Director of Youth Ministry, and will be in residence at the Archbishop’s Residence. Father Fischer will begin his service as Secretary September 1st.

Nancy Werner, who begins her services Monday as Chancellor, will oversee scheduling in the Office of the Archbishop.

6 comments:

Peter said...

Fr. Fischer is an amazing young priest. He previously spent time in the Bolivian missions. He was excellent with the youth this past summer at the Stuebenville retreats. The Archdiocese is lucky that a man like him answered God's call.

Andy said...

My reservations are precisely due to that whole Steubenville thing. Will we see the liturgies of the Archbishop reflect this change?

Peter said...

Andy... I can understand because I had the same misconception about the Steubenville retreats before I started helping out at them. At the university as well as the retreats there is the utmost reverence shown to the sacred liturgy and the Eucharist (grant it, the music is different) but especially the Eucharistic procession, seeing 2000+ kids all on their knees before the Lord is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

http://stlouisreview.com/images/galleries/2009/steubenville-st-louis-mid-america-youth-conference

Take a look at the link above. I am afraid it says everything.

Peter said...

Anon:
I am not sure what is so disturbing about it... the teens are not gathered around the altar, Fr. Fischer is wearing a hummeral veil...
Those conferences if anything re-catechize our teens to have reverence.

Anonymous said...

To the person who said: "I'm afraid is says everying."

?????????????????????

Yes, it says that at least someplace in North America, teens are valued enough that over 50 priests and bishops were there to serve them and hopefully meet them at their level. I see the 2,000 of our youth paying attention to the priests. I see reverend Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the youth. And then I see other pictures of our youth praying, singing, shopping and laughing. And I see an entire auditorium full of Catholic youth happy to be together in God's sacred presence.

To what, pray-tell, does your comment refer???