March 7, 2017
has named the Reverend Monsignor Mark S. Rivituso as auxiliary bishop of Saint
Louis, Missouri. Monsignor Rivituso, 55,
is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and currently serves as Vicar
The appointment was publicized
in Washington, March 7, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to
the United States.
Mark Rivituso was born
September 20, 1961 in St. Louis. He
holds a bachelor of arts degree from Cardinal Glennon College and earned a
master's degree in Divinity from Kenrick Seminary. He also holds licentiate and master's degrees
in Canon Law from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. He was ordained a priest on January 16, 1988.
ordination include: associate pastor at St. Ambrose Parish, St. Louis, 1988-1990;
part-time associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dardenne Prairie,
1990- 1993; part-time associate pastor and temporary administrator of St.
Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Louis, 1993-1994; part-time associate pastor
of St. Jerome Parish, Bissell Hills, 1996-2004; in residence at St. Gabriel the
Archangel Parish, St. Louis, 2004-2008; Pastor of the Curé of Ars Parish,
Shrewsbury, 2008-2013; in residence at Annunciation Parish, Webster Groves, 2013-present,
and vicar general, Archdiocese of St. Louis, 2011-present.
Mark Rivituso has also served the
Archdiocese of St. Louis as judicial vicar of the Tribunal of Second Instance
from 2005-2011, and on staff at the Metropolitan Tribunal from 1993-1994 and
1996-2004. He was also associate master
of ceremonies to the Archbishop from 1997-2008.
The Archdiocese of Saint Louis
comprises 5,968 square miles in the state of Missouri. It has a total
population of 2,246,000 people of which 515,251 or approximately 23 percent,
Keywords: Pope Francis, bishop appointment, Auxiliary Bishop-elect
Rev. Monsignor Mark S. Rivituso, Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio,
Archdiocese of St. Louis.