BROKEN Bay’s third bishop Peter Comensoli spoke of “exciting times as we proclaim Christ crucified” during his Solemn Mass of Installation at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara, on December 12.
“On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, for who I have had a special devotion, I entrust my ministry and our diocese to the loving protection of St Mary, Star of the Sea, our sure light leading us to Christ,” he said.
Apostolic nuncio Archbishop Paul Gallagher and Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher escorted Bishop Comensoli to the cathedra, his Chair of Office as Bishop of Broken Bay.
“What exciting times lie before us as we together proclaim Christ crucified to the people of the Central Coast, the northern Peninsula and the North Shore,” he said.
The importance of parish life and young people in a “young diocese” were on his mind.
“It is you young people who are our particularly refreshing streams of grace,” Bishop Comensoli said.
“We need your vitality, hope and energy flowing into our diocesan river to replenish us.
“It is you young people who will courageously take up the challenge, now and into the future, to respond generously to Christ in whatever your call will be.”