Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bishop Tarrant will make Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls his first episcopal visit!

Thanks be to God!

Bishop-elect John Tarrant will make his first episcopal visitation to Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls on All Saints' Day (Nov. 1), the day after he is consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of South Dakota.

Our parish will present candidates for Confirmation and Reaffirmation of Christian Faith. The Bishop will lay hands on the head of each and pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen and protect them as they serve as Christ's ambassadors to the world.

John Tarrant was elected with widespread support around the Diocese of South Dakota, needing only two ballots cast at a special meeting of its Convention. He will serve under Diocesan Bishop Creighton Robertson, and will become the Diocesan Bishop upon Bp. Robertson's retirement at a later date.


Anonymous said...

Lucky! I wish he would come to our neck-o-the-woods! By the way, when is Robertson going to (finally) retire once and for all. He's milking that salary for all it's worth.

David Handy+ said...

Congratulations. Bp. Tarrant should be in a good mood the day after his consecration, and eager to start things off on the right foot. And visiting your healthy, thriving parish should be a happy occasion that will encourage him too.

There may be various reasons why your parish was selected to be first, Tim, but it's certainly apt and fitting that the one parish in the diocese that's shown consistent growth over the last five years or so should be the first place he'd visit.

Anonymous said...

funny the way it is that the Cathedral can't even get a date for confirmation from a bishop. hello out there