His Grace Bishop John, the bishop of the Western Rite Vicariate, will visit St Michael’s on the weekend of September 25-26. During His Grace’s visit, he will ordain a new subdeacon and bless the icons which will complete the icon project for the Sanctuary and Nave.
Following the Sunday Mass (September 26), a dinner honoring Bishop John will be offered. A Taco Truck will provide and safely serve several different street tacos, together with various accompaniments. Tickets for the dinner are $15 per person or $40 per family. In addition, those with means may sponsor guests and those with limited resources by donating additional tickets.
The schedule for His Grace’s visit is as follows:
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
- 9 a.m. – Solemn Reception of the Bishop
- 9:10 a.m. – Mass with ordination of a subdeacon
- 10:30 a.m. – Parish Council meeting
- 4:00 p.m. – Holy Hour of Adoration
- 5:00 p.m. – Vespers with Benediction
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
- 9:15 a.m. – Lauds
- 10:00 a.m. – Mass with blessing of new icons
- 11:30 p.m. – Dinner with Bishop John as Guest of Honor
The icons that will be installed and blessed include 10 females saints and an icon of the Last Judgment. These icons will be visible on the west end of the church temple.