Life is filled with moments that are profound and pivotal...moments when everything changes! Like your wedding day, the birth of a child, First Communion, Confirmation, graduations, and kids going away to college to name a few.
Next week the Diocese of Memphis, our Church family, will have one such moment.
Next week the Diocese of Memphis, our Church family, will have one such moment. On Wednesday, October 19th, at 2pm at the Cook Convention Center, the fifth Bishop of Memphis will be installed.
You are cordially invited to attend! Go to the Diocesan Website to find out more and to register.
For the Catholics in our diocese, the installation of a bishop can be a once-in-a-lifetime event.The bishop of a diocese is more than just its local authority: he is there to show us the Father's love, guidance, and most of all, his mercy. Bishop Steib was our Shepherd for 23 years and we truly thank him for his devoted and selfless service. Now, at the request of Pope Francis himself and by the grace of God, Bishop Martin D. Holley will come to us here in the Diocese of Memphis to lead the people of God of West Tennessee to experience the Father's enduring mercy.
Bishop Holley recently sent you a letter inviting you to attend his installation, but more importantly, to stand with him to help bring the mercy of the Father to ALL the people of West Tennessee. In this letter, Bishop Holley asks that you offer your prayers to the Holy Spirit on not only his behalf, but for the Church and the entirety of the people being entrusted to his care. Please say yes! We are truly blessed to have a bishop!
In this singular and pivotal moment for our diocese you are being asked to set aside other tasks and activities and come be a witness to the beginning of the next great chapter in our diocesan story! What an opportunity to recommit yourself to the life or the Church! Please take the afternoon off, pull the kids out of school and head downtown! Help us proclaim from the mountaintops of West Tennessee, We have a bishop! See you on October 19!