19 March 2012
Of note, there is studied speculation that the new bishop will be a priest long familiar with this stretch of the Sunbelt. Pray!
You have blessed our diocese time and again
with good and holy bishops
who have led us ever closer to you.
Aware of your profound love for us,
we ask you to bless us once again.
Send us a good and holy man
to become our next bishop.
Inspire us, the clergy, religious and the laity
of the diocese to work generously with him
so that we might grow together in your love
and continue the good work you have begun in us
for the sake of all.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever.