Our Joyful Encounter with the Lord

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"In the summer of 2017, the U.S. Bishops and diocesan leaders from across the country gathered in for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel. Listening to each other, we sensed the Holy Spirit calling us to a time of urgent renewal. As I thought about how to bring that urgency and renewal to the Archdiocese of St. Louis, my mind went back to Pope Francis' exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel." The reflection on these pages is the introduction to a series on living the joy of the Gospel in St. Louis. Subsequent sections will be published in December, February, and April."
Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson
Archbishop of St. Louis 

Born and raised in St. Louis. I am a memeber of St. Joseph Church in Manchester. I was a core member for two years at Incarnate Word Parish and was a youth minister for seven years at St. Joseph Church. I was a coordinator of youth ministry for the OYM for four year and became the directer of the OYM in June of 2012. I am married to my lovely wife, Samantha, and we have an awesome son, Angelo and beautiful daughter, Gabriella.