Today is the 10th Anniversary of Bishop Burbidge's installation as the Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. In the video below, Bishop Burbidge looks back on the last 10 years--the highs and the lows--and shares some of the most memorable moments. He also answers some questions submitted via Facebook.
Bishop Burbidge reflects on a decade
Anniversaries as well as birthdays always provide us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon our lives and God's many blessings. As I celebrate my 10th anniversary as the bishop of Raleigh, I find myself engaging in such a reflection. One of my most fond memories is having both of my parents present at my installation Mass. Though they have both passed away since then, I continue to rely on their prayers for me and our diocese. I have also looked back at the press conference ten years ago when I was first introduced as the new bishop. I am so happy that I have not aged one bit ---- if only that was true! Read more
The faithful celebrate anniversary Mass
On Thursday, August 4, Bishop Burbidge celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his installation as bishop of Raleigh. More than 40 of his brother priests concelebrated. Women religious, deacons, seminarians, friends and Catholic Center employees attended the special Mass.
"Upon reflecting upon all that the Lord has done for me, I am in awe of how He has sustained me with His grace, especially when I felt overwhelmed, when I doubted my abilities to accomplish what He was asking, and when I met some challenges and setbacks," said Bishop Burbidge in his homily. "Yet, is that not what the Lord does for all of us as our First Reading proclaimed----providing us with the strength and the help we need and upon which we must rely."
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