Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Update on Fr. Cary's Episcopal Ordination

Latest update here.

Rumors abound about the episcopal ordination of Bishop-Elect Fr. Liam Stephen Cary! 

However, I do have this information circulating in an email from Peggy at the Diocese of Baker Chancery office:

The date of Vespers is May 17th at 7:00 PM at St. Francis Church on 27th Street. 

The Ordination is May 18th at 2:00 PM followed by an open reception at St. Francis Church on 27th Street. 

We will have a banquet for bishops, priests, Diocesan Staff, family and a few invited guests at 6:00 Pm. I am not sure of the location for this. I am having difficulty finding places for these events because that weekend is a Pole Peddle Paddle weekend here in Bend which brings in thousands of people. Motel space is at a premium. I have reserved space at the following three motels. If you want to reserve a room, when you call say you are part of the Diocese of Baker group and your rate will be $70.00 per night. We can accommodate 15 I believe at the Retreat Center at Powell Butte. These will be the usual $50.00 per night and are on a first come first serve basis. Call Patti if you want to reserve one of these spaces.

The Motels I have reservations at are:

Sleep Inn
600 NE Bellevue D

Comfort Inn & Suites
62065 SE 27th Street
Bend, OR 97701

I am working on securing more rooms but for now these are the best choices
We are hoping most of you can stay over the night of the 18th as we are planning an early brunch goodbye for Bishop Skylstad that morning at the retreat center. More about that later.

Bishop Cary has asked Father Paul Thomas from Mt. Angel to be MC. He is coming over Monday to get things going. His first of many trips I am sure.

So…there you have it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this info! We have been anxiously following the news for the ordination information. And I also appreciate your insights on ordination ceremonies in general. God Bless. ~ a fellow former secretary/bookkeeper in Baker Diocese =)


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