The Coat of Arms of Archbishop Cupich
The Ninth Archbishop of Chicago
A Prayer for Our New Bishop
Heavenly Father, from age to age you call forth and anoint shepherds to tend your flock.
We thank you for the pastoral leadership of Cardinal Francis George these past years
and ask you to bless him.
We celebrate your calling forth our new bishop,
Blase Joseph Cupich, to lead us forward in faith.
As we joyfully welcome him into our midst, pour forth the gifts from your Holy Spirit to
strengthen him for his ministry in our church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Through his faithful response to your call, may he come to know the vibrant faith of, as
well as the love and support of the clergy, religious and lay people of the Archdiocese.
United with our bishop in the mission of the Eternal Good Shepherd, we make this prayer
through your son, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God forever and ever. Amen.