Formerly of the Wichita diocese, His Excellency Bishop James D. Conley of Denver CO. will celebrate Holy Mass at St. Anthony, Wichita, this Sunday June 21 at 8:00 a.m. in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite.
Previously as Monsignor, Bishop Conley served St. Anthony as both celebrant (alternating with Fr. Jarrod Lies) and as liaison for the EFLR community of St. Anthony to Bishop Jackels.
Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M Cap., ordained the Most Rev. James D. Conley as the new auxiliary bishop on May 30, 2008 the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, at Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Conley has chosen as his episcopal motto, “Heart speaks to heart.” As auxiliary bishop, he assists Archbishop Chaput in the pastoral care of the diocese. He resides at Mother of God parish in Denver.
Bishop-elect Conley, 53, is a native of Overland Park, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, and a convert to Catholicism. He has been a Catholic for 33 years and a priest for 23 years. His most recent assignment has been as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in the Diocese of Wichita. He previously served the Holy Father for 10 years as an official in the Vatican Congregation for Bishops in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him auxiliary bishop on April 10, 2008.
Please plan on attending this special day (bring your fathers...it will be Father's day!)and invite family and friends to show Bishop Conley our love, support and gratitude for all he has done for St. Anthony, those attached to the Traditional Latin Mass, Catholics in Denver and our faith in general.