It's official... Bishop Lawrence Persico is ordained and ready to take on his new role as Bishop of
Inspiring...monumental...historic... Are just three of many words used to describe the ordination and installation of
Bishop elect Lawrence Persico became Bishop Persico and joins the long line of bishops from the first century on...
And it's especially significant because Bishop Donald Trautman was loved by the people of
Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput was the ordaining bishop; he tells us this was a privilege.
And what will keep Bishop Persico connected with the church are three blessed symbols...his ring, his miter, and his pastoral staff.
And as for our newest leader...he says he's ready to go.
It was a beautiful turnout today... Bishop Persico tells us it says a lot about people's faith and the excitement that they feel going into this ceremony.