Thank you so much for your prayers for the Presbyteral Convocation March 14-16th.
This was the chance for Bishop Fabre to meet with all the priests of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux for one last gathering before he leaves for Louisville.
Bishop has had a very particular love and care for the priests of the diocese. And the priests have definitely felt it! He has been a true Bishop-father.
He desired the time of convocation serve three purposes:
1. To celebrate all that God has done in the diocese and amongst them as a presbyterate over the past 8 1/2 years!
2. To help the priests be well prepared for the time until the next bishop is appointed.
3. For noble closure.
The Holy Spirit allowed these to be accomplished and MUCH more! The time was joyous, at times tearful (from the emotions of love and celebration), and, for certain anointed. Praised be to God for His goodness.
It was a humbling gift to be able to help in the planning and preparations and to support this time on-site throughout. Please join me in prayer for Archbishop Fabre as he transitions to Louisville and for all of the priests of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux!
I personally will miss him terribly and am grateful for cherished time of serving him over these many years. I am also so deeply grateful God had gifted me with him to be the bishop who received my consecration. He has been a great gift. While I will miss him, I know for certain God will use him in a great way to bless the local Church in Louisville.
Many of us will travel next week for Archbishop Fabre installation in Louisville... to pray and celebrate with him.
Prayer during this time of transition :
We thank you for Bishop Fabre and for all the priests of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux.
Give each of them the particular graces they need.
Bless them with unity.
And draw them into deeper communion with your Son, Jesus, through their One Priesthood.
During this time of transition, we ask you to bless, guide and protect the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux. Please provide for every one of our needs, spiritually, financially and practically as we work to recover from Hurricane Ida and to advance the mission of making missionary disciples.