New San Angelo Bishop Ordained at Ceremony 1/28/14
January 28, 2014
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Angelo says his new job is "awesome, kind of scary, and exciting."
The San Angelo Standard-Times reports the Rev. Michael Sis was ordained as the sixth bishop of San Angelo during a three-hour ceremony Monday in the West Texas city.
During the ceremony, Sis conveyed a message of gratitude, prayer and hope to the congregation.
Sis replaces Bishop Michael Pfeifer, who retired in December.
Sis is a 54-year-old Mount Holly, N.J., native who was ordained as a priest in Austin in 1986 and has served numerous parishes in Austin and College Station since.
The San Angelo diocese covers more than 29 West Texas counties. More than 77,000 of its 860,000 residents are Catholic.