Today our hearts and prayers are united as Bishop Michael F. Burbidge is installed as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington.
I am privileged to be attending the Installation Mass at 2:00 p.m. with two of our eighth grade students, Lily Feltman and Aidan Parker. I am delighted that they will represent our school and that Lily will have the opportunity to be part of a group that will officially congratulate and welcome Bishop Burbidge during the liturgy.
A Live Stream of the Installation Mass will be offered on the Arlington Diocese home page beginning at 2:00 p.m. You can also listen to the Mass Live on the radio at WMET 1160 AM or watch the Mass in its entirety on EWTN at 3:00 p.m.
On the occasion of his Installation, the students have offered many prayers for our new bishop, all of which will be included in a spiritual bouquet to be presented to him at a later date. Please see the link below that includes photos from the spiritual bouquet project and a special message for Bishop Burbidge.
May God continue to bless Bishop Loverde as he transitions to his retirement and may our new shepherd, Bishop Burbidge, be guided by the Holy Spirit as he begins his leadership of our diocese.
David E. Conroy, Jr.