Church of Central, Eastern Oregon has new bishop
"BEND — A gentle but zealous man, Liam Cary was ordained the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Baker Friday afternoon.
The bearded former western Oregon pastor knelt silently in St. Francis Church here as bishops from around the region laid hands on his bowed head. The tradition, which goes back to the second century, expresses the unity of dioceses and the episcopacy's link to Jesus' apostles."
I am very proud to say that Bishop Cary is my uncle and I was at the ordination on Friday. Not only was this day JPII's birthday, it was also Bishop Cary's parents' wedding anniversary. While addressing the congregation at the end of Mass, he read the vows John and Patricia Cary recited at their wedding on March 18, 1946, and talked about them placing rings on each other's fingers. He then said that on March 18, 2012, their son took an oath of fidelity and had a ring placed on his finger, the only ring he has ever worn.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Michael Archangele, ora pro nobis.
Moses et Elias, ora pro nobis.
In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritvs Sancti. Amen.
Last edited by Rand Al'Thor; May 20, '12 at 1:46 pm.