Thank God the Church and this new bishop aren't superstitious!
My bombshell news about my impending retirement, effective July 1st, also indicates that I will be living full time in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, to be exact.
Thus, when I celebrate Mass on Hilton Head or any South Carolina parish, I will pray for Francis our pope and Jacques our bishop. I need to learn the proper pronunciation though. Is it "Jock" or is it "Jack-ish"? Inquiring bi-diocesan priests want to know.
But of course, my true bishop is Bishop Stephen Parkes of Savannah. I wonder if that last name is "parks" or "park-is"?
With praise and gratitude to Almighty God, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston joyfully announces the Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Most Reverend Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS, as Fourteenth Bishop of Charleston, Friday, May 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.