Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In a few months, we will welcome our Bishop Elect Audrey Scanlan.
As is customary, she will be presented with gifts during the consecration service. The diocese has been asked to provide our new bishop with a rochet ($535), chimere ($649) and tippet ($122), bishop cassock-purple ($787), and gold mitre ($668). We invite laity, clergy and parishes of our diocese to make a contribution toward these gifts. Other episcopal appointments (ring, crozier and other vestments) are being given by the Bishop Elect's family and colleagues in Connecticut.
These gifts will be presented to Bishop Elect Audrey at the time of her consecration on Sept. 12 at the Harrisburg Hilton.
Please make your check payable to the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and notate "Gifts for Bishop Elect" in the memo line. Mail your check to the Diocesan Center at P.O. Box 11937, Harrisburg PA 17108-1937. We look forward to welcoming Bishop Elect Audrey into our diocesan family.
On behalf of the Transition Committee and the Subcommittee for Gifts,
Mary Amato, Chair of Transition Committee
Jan Rose and Anne Yellott, Subcommittee for Gifts
Save the Date - Make Hotel Reservations
The consecration for Bishop Elect Audrey Scanlan is Sept. 12, 2015. This will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg at 9 a.m.
Click here to make room reservations. Book by Aug. 11, 2015.
As part of the consecration of our new bishop, we are planning for a Diocesan Choir for this event. We would like to invite your choir members to be a part of this special occasion. If possible, please let me know by Wednesday, May 20 how many of your singers will be participating, and the breakdown by voice parts. If you know of non-choir singers in your congregation who might be interested, please talk to them also. A rehearsal of the choir is planned for Saturday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Andrew's in the Valley, on Linglestown Road outside Harrisburg. The choir will meet at 8 a.m. on Sept. 12 to get ready for the service. We will of course provide copies of all music to be sung at that service.
We hope as many as possible will be able to join in this celebration. If you have any question, feel free to contact me via email or via phone: