Monday’s 6:00pm Solemn Vespers on the eve of Ordination of our Bishop
Vespers is a wonderful opportunity for us to offer prayers of thanksgiving for our new bishop and to witness the blessing of his coat of arms, miter and crozier. Vespers will be in the Cathedral. Live Streaming: https://sjbcathedral.org/cathedral/webcast/.
On Tuesday, the Ordination Mass procession begins at 1:30pm, with Mass at 2:00pm.
Come early to the Shreveport Convention Center; complimentary parking in their garage. Join us as we joyfully welcome our new bishop. This is an exciting and important event in the life of our diocese! Live Streaming of Mass: https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofshreveport/?ref=ts.
Present for the Ordination events will be: Archbishop Gregory M.Aymond, Archbishop Emeritus J. Peter Sartain of Seattle and the Bishop-elect’s family.
Pope Francis Appoints the Rev. Msgr. Francis Malone as Bishop of Shreveport
WASHINGTON— Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Francis Malone as Bishop-elect of Shreveport.
Monsignor Malone is a priest of the Diocese of Little Rock and currently serves as Chancellor for Ecclesial Affairs and Pastor of Christ the King Church in Little Rock. The appointment was publicized today in Washington, D.C, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Bishop-elect Malone was born September 1, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Little Rock on May 21, 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (1973), and Masters in Divinity (1977), and Education (1977) from University of Dallas, TX, and a Licentiate of Canon Law (J.C.L.) from The Catholic University of America (1989).