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Bishop Walkowiak begins his episcopal ministry

Bishop Walkowiak, Ss. Peter & Paul Church, IoniaOn Tuesday, June 18, members of the clergy of Grand Rapids and Cleveland, 21 U.S. Bishops, two archbishops including the apostolic nuncio to the United States, members of the interfaith community, civic leaders and laity of the Dioceses of Cleveland and Grand Rapids joined with Bishop David J. Walkowiak and his family and friends to celebrate his Mass of Ordination and Installation. During the Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Most Reverend Walkowiak was ordained a bishop and installed as the bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We welcome Bishop Walkowiak as the twelfth bishop of the diocese! 
Video on demand & photos
Press Conference announcing Bishop Walkowiak's appointment - April 18, 2013
Solemn Vespers, Monday, June 17, 2013
Watch the video | Photo album
Mass of Ordination & Installation, Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Watch the video | Photo album
Resources & Information
Resource ​Description
For the Mass of Ordination &

Includes photos of Bishop Walkowiak and graphics for download;
information about the bishop and about the Mass.

​About Bishop David John Walkowiak

About the new bishop, the office of the bishop and past bishops
of the diocese.

Bishop Walkowiak's messages &
​Watch a video of the bishop's remarks made during the Mass of
Ordination & Installation on June 18.
Appointment by Pope Francis

​Read about the April 18 announcement that
Pope Francis had appointed Bishop Walkowiak
to be the twelfth bishop of Grand Rapids & watch
the press conference.


A prayer for our new bishop as he begins his episcopal
ministry in Grand Rapids.

Photo credit: Bishop Walkowiak greets parishioners and guests following Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Ionia.