Springfield September 2021
4 September 2021
Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 East Adams Street
The central part of the liturgy is when the ordaining bishops lay hands on the bishop-elect, a biblical and ancient gesture of consecration and blessing. In recognition of the priesthood of all the baptized, everyone assembled is invited to lay hands as well. Due to Covid, the laying on of hands was touchless. Bp. Mary’s parish (Holy Family in Springfield, Illinois), family, friends, clergy and leaders from other communities, priests and deacons and candidates from throughout the Great Waters Region all rejoice with our new bishop! (International friends and clergy from Canada and Europe were prevented from coming by Covid travel restrictions.)
Mary Keldermans was installed as Bishop of the Great Waters Region. Mary is the pastor of Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Springfield, Illinois. The installation was at 10am on 4 September 2021 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre.