Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bishop Pates extends invitation to installation in Des Moines

The Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, and Bishop Richard Pates are ex­tending an invitation to those who would like to attend his installation ceremony as bishop of the diocese at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Iowa Event Center.

Travel by bus to and from the Mass and reception is being ar­ranged through the Chancery in St. Paul.

Buses will leave at 9 a.m. from the Cathe­dral of St. Paul, St. Ambrose of Wood­bury and Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis.

They will return by about 9 p.m. A free-will offering of $35 is suggested, but no one will be turned away.

For more information about the trip, call Connie Howard at (651) 291-4427 or e-mail

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Pates, 65, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 2000, to the Diocese of Des Moines on April 10. Catholic Spirit

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