Bishop Amos’ Farewell Liturgy
According to the Ceremonial of Bishops, “When a bishop is transferred to another see or his resignation is accepted by the Roman Pontiff, it is proper that he gather his people at a liturgical service. In this way he can bid them farewell and with them give thanks for the blessings received from God during his episcopate” (#1156).
Therefore, Bishop Amos will celebrate Solemn Vespers at St. Mary Church in Iowa City on Sunday, June 11, at 5pm. All are invited. A reception will follow.
Bishop-Elect Thomas: Vespers
It is customary for the Bishop-Elect to celebrate Vespers with the people and clergy of his new diocese on the eve of his ordination. The episcopal regalia (miter, crosier, ring) are usually blessed at this time.
Vespers is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, at 7 pm. The liturgy will take place at St. John Vianney Church in Bettendorf. Due to the large interest, this will be a ticketed event; details are still pending.
Bishop-Elect Thomas: Ordination
Bishop-Elect Thomas’ ordination to the Episcopacy will take place at St. John Vianney Church on Thursday, June 22, at 2 pm. Attendance at this liturgy is by invitation only.