Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Installation Mass of Miami, Florida Archbishop will Air on CatholicTV
On June 1st, CatholicTV will air the Installation Mass of Archbishop-elect Thomas Wenski as the new Archbishop of Miami.
Archbishop-elect Wenski speaks fluent Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English and is well-known for his pastoral work with immigrants. The Installation Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami and will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV at 8PM (Eastern).
Archbishop-elect Wenski earned a B.A. Degree in Philosophy (1972), and Masters of Divinity (1975), from the Boynton Beach Seminary and in 1993 a MA from the School of Sociology of Fordham University in New York. He has also taken summer courses at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).
Archbishop-elect Wenski celebrated the weekly Mass in English for shut-ins at the Miami’s local ABC affiliate from 1992-1997.
Prior to his assignment in 2004 as Bishop of Orlando, he served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Miami from 1997-2003. His duties in the Archdiocese of Miami included serving on numerous boards including Catholic Hospice, Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities Legal Services, and St. Thomas University, and later as Coadjutor Bishop and Ordinary of Orlando, he also served as chair of CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) (1998-2001), chair of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Committee on Migration (2001-2004); and chair of the conference’s Committee on International Policy (2004-2008) and currently he continues as a consultant to the Committee on Migration, and a member of the Conference’s Secretariat for the Church in Latin America , the committee for International Justice and Peace, and CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
More information about Archbishop-elect Thomas Wenski can be found at http://www.orlandodiocese.org/who_we_are/bishop_wenski/wenski_bio.php