Dear Parishioners and Friends,
On Monday, Sept. 14, our diocesan community begins a new chapter as the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic assumes the cathedra (meaning, chair) and officially begins pastoral care and governance as the 12th bishop since the Diocese of Cleveland was founded in 1847.
This special edition of our Sunday parish bulletin not only commemorates this momentous occasion but also gives us the opportunity to reflect upon the essential relationship between every member of the baptized and the bishop of a local Church.
Please be sure to join the diocesan community in the celebration of Bishop Malesic’s installation Mass via livestream on Monday at 2:00pm. Visit the diocesan website for a biography, record of the bishop’s accomplishments, and other news and videos, or just follow this link to be taken straight to the livestream page.
Gathered with our local shepherd, may we welcome this as a graced moment for the whole diocese, giving thanks to God for the gift of apostolic succession in fulfillment of Christ’s promise that he would remain with us until the end of the ages.
May the Lord continue to bless Bishop Malesic as he assumes his ministry here in Northeast Ohio!
Sincerely yours in Mary, Queen of the Apostles,