Bishop-elect Lucia: ‘I am here to serve the people of the Diocese of Syracuse’

Bishop-elect Lucia: ‘I am here to serve the people of the Diocese of Syracuse’

The future Bishop of Syracuse, Father Douglas J. Lucia, recalled at a morning press conference announcing his appointment the words inscribed on the chalice gifted to him at his ordination in 1989: “Ordained to God’s Service.” “These words have been a beacon for the past 30 years of my priestly ministry and they set the stage for the next part of the journey with you. I am here to serve the people of the Diocese of Syracuse, Catholic and non-Catholic alike,” he said.

Getting to know Bishop-elect Lucia

Getting to know Bishop-elect Lucia

At the tail-end of a day that included a press conference announcing his appointment as bishop, concelebration of Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and visiting the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bishop-elect Douglas J. Lucia made time to talk with the Catholic Sun.

Diocesan staffers show great confidence in Bishop-elect

Diocesan staffers show great confidence in Bishop-elect

Diocese of Syracuse employees on June 4 welcomed Bishop-elect Douglas John Lucia of the nearby Diocese of Ogdensburg. The employees who already know the Bishop-elect said that he has regularly visited Syracuse and that he enjoys a great relationship with Syracuse Bishop Robert J. Cunningham.

Bishop-elect Lucia celebrates Mass at Cathedral

Bishop-elect Lucia celebrates Mass at Cathedral

Father Douglas J. Lucia celebrated his first Mass as bishop-elect of the Diocese of Syracuse in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this afternoon, concelebrating with his predecessor Bishop Robert J. Cunningham and several priests of the diocese.


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