The Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli became the third Bishop of Broken Bay during a Solemn Mass of Installation at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara on 12 December 2014.
“On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, for who I have had a special devotion, I entrust my ministry and our diocese to the loving protection of St Mary, Star of the Sea, our sure light leading us to Christ,” Bishop Comensoli said.
“What exciting times lie before us as we together proclaim Christ crucified to the people of the Central Coast, the Peninsula and the North Shore,” he added.
During the Installation ceremony, Bishop Comensoli was congratulated by bishops from Australia and overseas, priests of the Diocese, religious and civic leaders, representatives from diocesan agencies, parishes and schools.
As a young diocese, Bishop Comensoli said, ‘it is you young people who are our particularly refreshing streams of grace. We need your vitality, hope and energy flowing into our diocesan river to replenish us. It is you young people who will courageously take up the challenge, now and into the future, to respond generously to Christ in whatever your call will be’.
A reception took place after Mass at The Light of Christ Centre, Waitara where Principals and representative students from each of the Catholic schools in the Diocese enjoyed refreshments and the opportunity to meet their new Bishop.