Very Reverend Robert Webster
After leaving Basilica of St. Paul in 2006, and following a sabbatical in Rome, he returned full time to the diocese as Director of Liturgy. He was appointed pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Clermont in 2008 until 2020. While at Blessed Sacrament Parish, he assisted with the construction of the Santo Toribio Romo Mission and the community of faithful who worship there; worked to create a permanent Youth Center and Ministry Building on the Blessed Sacrament Parish grounds; developed our Catholic Neighborhood Associations, an effort to help network Catholics with each other by establishing smaller Catholic Communities within Blessed Sacrament Parish; and expanded the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound, which experienced a period of very rapid community growth. Under Father Bob’s leadership, the parish provided outreach ministry to nine healthcare facilities and a hospital.
He also established the parish’s Outward Sign Ministry, which assists families and individuals in catastrophic need. When asked why he chose the name of Outward Sign for this ministry, he simply said, “The very definition of a sacrament is ‘an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace’”.