Friday, July 22, 2016
The Rt. Rev. Daniel G.P. Gutierrez will begin pilgrimages to all parishes immediately after his consecration.
The pilgrimages will be to visit all parishes in the Diocese within the next 6 months.
The mission of these pilgrimages will be to establish personal relations with clergy and lay leaders within the Diocese, to strengthen our connections with one another, and affirm our mutual calling in Christ.
Bishop Gutierrez says, “The purpose of the pilgrimage is to listen and be present to the Rectors, Vicars and Laity of the Diocese. I want to hear your stories and continue to learn how your Diocesan Office and staff can serve your ministry. Together we will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and go out into the world.”
Deans from the respective deaneries will be in touch with clergy to arrange the time and date of the Bishop’s visits.
As the Diocese turns a page in its history and begins a new chapter with a new episcopacy, it is time to renew our commitment to Christ and our life together as a community of faith. As we embark on these pilgrimages together let us call upon Jesus to bless this new era in the life of the Diocese and to bless each and every one of us who share the Good News of our Lord and Savior as we proclaim the Gospel to those who Come and See.