Auxiliary Bishop-emeritus, Archdiocese of St. Louis
As one of two Vicars General in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Bishop Hermann assists Archbishop Carlson in his many responsibilities for the Archdiocese, and represents the Archbishop in overseeing the parishes in five deaneries: Northeast St. Louis County, Northwest St. Louis County, Festus, St. Charles County and Washington. His responsibilities also include Catholic education, stewardship and development, and several other agencies and ministries.
For more than four decades, Bishop Hermann has connected with parishioners as a pastor. That cherished connection continues today. As an Auxiliary Bishop, he shares in the Archbishop’s responsibility of teaching, sanctifying and governing the faithful of the Archdiocese. As a bishop, he has the power to ordain candidates for the presbyterate and for the diaconate.
There’s nothing I love more than evangelization, especially through homilies during weekday and Sunday Masses. In preparing for the homilies, I reflect on how the Scriptures are calling me to change my life. Only after that reflection can I speak from my heart to others.
—Bishop-emeritus Robert J. Hermann