We are going to have a series of rituals for Bishop Flores.
As has become custom in the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, the bishop will take possession of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Brownsville. Then there will be an Installation Mass at the Basilica National Shrine of the Nuestra Senora de San Juan del Valle in the afternoon.
It looks like it's going to be big. Both Cardinal DiNardo and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Sambi will be there.
Here is the news release from the Diocese of Brownsville (www.cdob.org).
SAN JUAN, TX -- Bishop Daniel E. Flores will be installed as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle - National Shrine.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo will preside over the installation Mass and papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will read the official decree of the Holy Father announcing the appointment. More than 40 bishops from the United States and Mexico are also expected to be in attendance.
On the eve of the installation, Monday, Feb. 1 Bishop Flores will pray the Solemn Vespers at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral with priests, religious and deacons of the diocese.
Pope Benedict appointed Bishop Flores as the new shepherd of the diocese on Dec. 9, 2009.
Bishop Flores who has been an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit since 2006, replaces Bishop Raymundo J. Peña who is at the mandatory retirement age of 75.