Bishop McClory column for June 21, 2020
Most Rev. Robert J. McClory, Bishop of Gary, responds to the recent death of George Floyd and to the protests that ensued.
Next week we will begin gradually reopening the public celebration of the Mass on a limited basis. I write today to give you some details and prepare you for our next steps.
On Friday May 1, I had the extraordinary privilege to reconsecrate our diocese to the Blessed Mother under the titles Mary Mother of the Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Pope Francis began his early morning Mass praying that people would be prudent and obedient as governments begin lifting restrictions imposed to stop the coronavirus pandemic.
During these days, I have been in regular consultation with our Diocese of Gary COVID-19 Task Force, the College of Consultors, various work groups, and members of the faithful as we do our best to respond pastorally and practically to the current pandemic.
During this time of challenge and uncertainty, I want to encourage us to remain faithful servants, who are full of hope as we proclaim Jesus as Lord.
The diocese continued its warm embrace of Most Rev. Robert J. McClory as the fifth bishop of Gary through a series of welcome Masses.
As many of the 58 catechumens and their godparents gathered at Holy Angels Cathedral on March 1 to celebrate their Rite of Election.