The ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Thomas Robert Zinkula as the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 2 PM at St. John Vianney Church, 4097 18th St, Bettendorf.
In December of last year, I offered my resignation to the Holy Father on the occasion of my 75th birthday. For the past four months we have prayed a Diocesan Prayer awaiting a new bishop. In part it prayed for “a pastor who will please you by his holiness and will show us your watchful care.”
Today, the Holy Father has accepted my resignation and has appointed Bishop-elect Thomas Zinkula as the 9th Bishop of Davenport. I will continue as apostolic administrator of the diocese until Bishop-elect Zinkula is installed and takes possession of the Diocese on June 22nd.
It is with joy and great pleasure that I introduce to you the answer to our prayers, Bishop-elect Thomas Robert Zinkula.
The press conference today will be recorded and posted to: https://www.youtube.com/user/dioceseofdavenport.
Greetings from the chancery of the Diocese of Davenport
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Most Rev. Martin J. Amos Bishop of Davenport
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
In the font of baptism, we were given to drink of life-giving water like the Samaritan woman, our eyes were opened like the man born blind, and we were called from death to life like Lazarus. Our story became a part of their story and Jesus’ story.
The Paschal Mystery — the life, death, and rising of Jesus — lies at the heart of our faith, of all that we are and do. We recall and live into that mystery every time we gather for Eucharist.
In our lives we experience, in big and small ways, this mystery: the mystery that proclaims that to love is to die, but that to die is to live. As we die to all that separates us from one another and from God, we are drawn deeper and deeper into the heart of the Trinity, who is Love.
Because we are anchored in the Paschal Mystery, we are called to hope. Hope does not mean looking at the world through rose-colored glasses but looking at it with eyes wide open, open enough to see the suffering as well as God’s presence in the midst of it. Hope does not mean that everything is going to work out how we want it and when we want it but that we trust in God’s promised future.
In my almost 11 years as your bishop, I have seen this mystery lived out in our life as a diocese, in our parishes and schools, in families, and in individual lives. It has been a joy and an honor to walk such holy ground with you. That’s why, as my tenure as your bishop draws to a close, I can look forward with confidence, knowing that we are never abandoned, never alone.
May the same Spirit that came upon the Apostles at Pentecost, that I have the privilege of conferring in a special way at confirmation, also be at work in our diocese and in your hearts.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Martin Amos
Bishop of Davenport
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