Press Releases

November 2019

November 15, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Following the 2019 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Fall General Assembly

November 12, 2019 - "The Word Was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us": Archdiocese of St. Louis Offers Advent Faith-Formation Oportunity

October 2019

October 29, 2019 - Media Alert: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson to Offer Blessing for Border Mass Pilgrims

September 2019

September 13, 2019 - Statement from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the Archdiocese of St. Louis Regarding Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s Report on Clergy Abuse in the State of Missouri

September 10, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Urges Parishes to Participate in Weekend Mass Collections for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

August 2019

August 5, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Victims of Terror in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

July 2019

July 26, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Releases List of Clergy with Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

June 2019

June 29, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Has Submitted Letter of Retirement to Pope Francis 

May 2019

May 24, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Commends Governor Mike Parson for Signing the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”

May 23, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Offers Prayers, Support for Storm Victims

May 17, 2019 - Archbishop Robert Carlson's Response to the Passage of House Bill 126: Missouri Stands for the Unborn 

May 9, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Pope Francis' New Mandate on Reporting Abuse

May 6, 2019 - Archdiocese of St. Louis Hires New High School Superintendent, Dr. Todd Sweda

April 2019

April 15, 2019 - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Statement on Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Update on Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (Old Cathedral)

 

Press Releases > MASS OF REPARATION FRIDAY AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS
MASS OF REPARATION FRIDAY AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS

MASS OF REPARATION FRIDAY AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINT LOUIS


WHAT: Mass of Reparation for the Catholic Church
WHEN: Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis (4431 Lindell Blvd.)
WHO: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and St. Louis-area Catholics

ST. LOUIS – Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, will offer a Mass of Reparation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis for the sins of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

In Catholic tradition, an act of reparation is a prayer or devotion with the intent to ask God for pardon and forgiveness not only for one’s own offenses but for the sins of others as well. The Church is considered to be the mystical body of Christ, and as such, Catholics understand that one person’s sin has an effect on the entire body.

In a statement released following the disturbing grand jury report detailing clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, Archbishop Carlson said he would be “inviting the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to join [him] in offering Masses for all victims of sexual abuse.” Several Catholic parishes around St. Louis have already offered Masses of Reparation or other devotions.

This Mass of Reparation is open to the public. A Holy Hour, Confessions, and the singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet will follow Mass.



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