Blessed with a new bishop

Categories: Around the Diocese

Nov. 15, 2013, edition

The following photos were taken by Paul Middlestaedt for The Visitor

Acolyte Gabriel Walz swings the censer down the center aisle of St. Mary’s Cathedral as he leads the procession beginning the Nov. 7 installation Mass in which Bishop Kettler became the bishop of St. Cloud.


Bishop Edward Burns of Juneau, Alaska, looks up as prelates and other clergy process into the cathedral in St. Cloud.


Gregory and Mary Kuhn, members of St. Mary’s Cathedral of St. Cloud, pray during the installation Mass.


People, priests and prelates gather outside St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud as newly installed Bishop Donald Kettler offers his blessing of the city and the diocese from atop the steps of the cathedral.


Installed as the bishop of St. Cloud, Bishop Kettler presides at Eucharist, joined by his predecessor, Bishop John Kinney and other archbishops, bishops and priests in attendance.


Father Gregory Paffel, center, lifts up his prayer with other priests of the diocese.


Young people greet Bishop Kettler outside the cathedral doors after the installation Mass.


At a reception at St. Paul Parish in St. Cloud, several hundred people welcomed Bishop Kettler, including, from the left, Sandy Koenig, Sheila Gardner and Little Falls Franciscan Sisters Fabian Schneider and Bernarda Sanoski.