It's been about a year and a half since Bishop Milone announced his resignation from our diocese. On Jan 15th we will have Solemn Vespers and on the 16th we will install our new bishop, Bishop Michael Warfel from Juneau, Alaska. It will be nice to have a bishop again. It will be interesting to see the course our diocese will take under his leadership. We currently have 5 seminarians. If they all stay through ordination, we should ordain one each of the next five summers. We will have many more priests than that eligible to retire and I'm sure many will. It could mean a lot of disruption in the diocese as we try to serve the people in our remote state.
Please pray for our new bishop, our priests and our people as we prepare for whatever changes might await us.