Dear friends in Christ:
Thank you for the generous welcome that you extended to Carly, Lauren and me on Sunday at St. Paul’s Cathedral. I was glad to see so many of you and to have the chance to worship together. I am especially grateful that we were able to begin our ministry together by expressing heartfelt thanks for Bishop Bill and his faithful leadership. You can find some photos of the day on the diocese’s Facebook page.
In the next few weeks, I will meet with the standing committees, diocesan councils and staffs of the Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania to begin the next phase of our partnership. I look forward to updating you on our work after Easter. Before the work of planning our future begins in earnest, the clergy of the diocese and I will spend a day in prayer and conversation in advance of Holy Week, and I will begin the Triduum with the people of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
As you make your own preparations for Holy Week and Easter, know that my prayers and gratitude are with you. Serving as your bishop provisional is a great privilege, and I look forward to our ministry together.
Photo credit: Libby March