Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Diocesan Administrator Visits CMH

For this morning's all-school mass, the CMH community was joined by Bishop William Callahan, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee. Yesterday, Bishop Callahan was elected by the College of Consultors to be the Diocesan Administrator. With Archbishop Dolan having officially become the Archbishop of New York last Wednesday, Bishop Callahan will now be the caretaker leader of the archdiocese until Pope Benedict XVI names a new archbishop.

We are thrilled that this previously planned event was Bishop Callahan's first public activity since being named. The CMH community can be very appreciative of the support that the wider diocesan church has shown it. In the last eleven months, all three of Milwaukee's bishops (Dolan, Sklba, and now Callahan) have celebrated mass with our kids. This is a sign of the genuine esteem in which CMH is held by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

At the masses, two special blessings were bestowed by the bishop. One upon all of the juniors who, through their many parishes, have or will soon, be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. They are all to be praised for having worked so hard for the completion of the Church's sacraments of initiation.

The second blessing was prayed for our senior who will leave for senior retreat tomorrow. For over thirty years now senior retreat has been one of the most impressive experiences for a CMH student. For the next three days, please keep our senior, their retreat leaders and chaperones, in your prayers.

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