“Everyday is Gameday - Being a Disciple in a Modern World”
Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:30 A.M-Noon (No Admission charge)
The Honorable Archbishop Hebda teams up with Pat Shurmur, MN Vikings Offensive Coordinator for the 2017 OLG Men’s Club Retreat.
8:30 A.M. – Mass
9:00 A.M. – Breakfast (Donuts, Coffee, & Juice)
9:15 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Mini-Retreat (Cassidy Hall)
12:00 P.M. – Lunch (Pizza & Pop).
Reserve your spot by signing up at the table in the back of the commons after any Mass during the weekends of Jan 7th and 14th. See the speaker biographies below.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda
The son of Bernard and the late Helen Clark Hebda, the Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda was born on September 3, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Bernard Hebda attended Resurrection Elementary School in Brookline, PA, and then graduated from South Hills Catholic High School in Pittsburgh in 1977. He continued his education at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980 followed by a juris doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1983. He was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1983 and worked as an associate in the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay.
In 1984, he enrolled at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh and pursued the required studies in philosophy at Duquesne University before being sent to North American College in Rome in 1985 where he completed his theological studies and earned his S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1989.
He was ordained a deacon on April 6, 1989 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome by Archbishop John Quinn, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl on July 1, 1989 in St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. After his ordination, he served briefly as Parochial Vicar Pro Tem
at Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Elwood City, PA, before returning to Rome to complete his licentiate in canon law, which he received in 1990 from the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Upon returning from Pittsburgh, Fr. Hebda served in the bishop’s office as Master of Ceremonies from 1990-1992, in team ministry at Prince of Peace Parish on Pittsburgh’s South Side from 1992-1995, and as director of campus ministry at the Slippery Rock University Newman Center from 1995-1996. He also served on the Canonical Advisory Council, the Priest Council and the Priest Personnel Board of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
In 1996, he was appointed to work in the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts in Rome, which is responsible for the interpretation of the Church’s laws, especially the Code of Canon Law. In 2003, St. John Paul II named him Undersecretary of the Council.
While in Rome, he also served as an adjunct spiritual director at the North American College and as a confessor for the postulants of the Missionaries of Charity (founded by Blessed Mother Teresa) and for the Sisters of that community working at a home for unwed mothers.
He was named Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord on October 7, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. His Episcopal ordination took place on December 1, 2009. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron was the Principal Consecrator, with Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio and Bishop Patrick R. Cooney as co-consecrators.
On September 24, 2013, Pope Francis named Bishop Hebda Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark.
On June 15, 2015, Pope Francis named him Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Pat Shurmur, the new interim offensive coordinator, integrates his practice of the Catholic faith with football. He dedicates time to Catholic Athletes for Christ, a Virginia-based organization that seeks to promote the Gospel through sports.
An 18-year coaching veteran in the NFL, he has shared his experience with CAC as an athlete advisory board member and as a speaker. CAC does a variety of events and serves as a resource to dioceses across the country in addition to serving professional athletes. According to Shurmur’s CAC website bio, “Pat loves his Catholic faith and is interested in sharing that faith through football.” Secular media has acknowledged the coach’s faith too. When he took the head coaching position at Cleveland in 2011, Bill Lubinger of the Plain Dealer newspaper reported as such based on what friends and colleagues of Shurmur had to say. “They describe a grounded overachiever, a doctor’s son raised in a traditional Catholic household in suburban Detroit,” Lubinger wrote.
Shurmur attended a Catholic high school, Divine Child, in Dearborn, Michigan. He went to Michigan State for college and had a standout career as a lineman for the Spartans football team in the 1980s. Shurmur also met his wife, Jennifer, at MSU. They have four children – Allyson, Erica, Claire and Kyle. Their son, Kyle, currently plays quarterback for Vanderbilt University. Pat Shurmur joined the Vikings in January this year as the tight ends coach after a two-year stint in Philadelphia.