A public prayer service will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in honor of Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, S.J., who will be installed as Bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica on September 26.
On July 6, Pope John Paul II named Bennett the Bishop of Mandeville, where he will succeed the recently retired Bishop Paul M. Boyle, C.P.
A reception will take place in the Cathedral School auditorium immediately following the prayer service.
Bishop Bennett was born in Denver, Colorado on October 21, 1946. After graduating as the valedictorian of his class at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, he entered the Society of Jesus at age 17 and embarked on a career with the Church as a teacher and school administrator. Bishop Bennett’s academic achievements include a M.Ed. in Secondary School Administration from Loyola Marymount University. He became President of Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1996, before being appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and Urban Vicar in 1998.
The service and reception are open to the public.