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Consecration of Msgr. Lopes as Bishop - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

posted Feb 1, 2016, 2:27 PM by Rochester Ordinariate   [ updated Feb 1, 2016, 2:28 PM ]
On Tuesday, the Ordinariate in these United States and Canada will receive its first bishop, Steven J. Lopes.

It is an exciting event for us!

The Consecration will be broadcast live on EWTN at 8pm ET, on Feb. 2.  Don't miss it.


Cardinal Müller, head of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, will be the Principal Consecrator, with Cardinals Wuerl and Levada as Principal Co-Consecrators.

There is a nice article at the Houston Chronicle at gives some of the background about Steven Lopes' history and personal details.

For his motto, Bishop-elect Lopes has selected the Latin phrase, “Magna Opera Domini,” or in English, “Great are the works of the Lord.”

Below is his Episcopal Shield:



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