A letter from Bishop Christensen

Bishop Peter F. Christensen
Bishop Peter F. Christensen

Dear Fathers, Parish Life Coordinators, Parish Directors and Deacons,

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that I have been appointed the next Bishop of Boise, Idaho. The sadness, obviously, comes with having to say so long to you and the wonderful Catholics of the Diocese of Superior. I want you to know how much I have appreciated the opportunity to serve with you in this Diocese. You have offered me a sense of belonging and a home that I would not have thought possible prior to being assigned here. Now the joy comes in knowing our Lord has other plans for me, and I trust in time I will feel that same belonging and sense of home that I felt with you.

Thank you for educating me in what it means to be a Bishop. I will carry your blessings on to Idaho. The date of my Installation is set for December 17 with a Vesper Service the evening prior. Please know that you are welcome, but I understand if you are unable to make it.

Please pray for my successor and your next Bishop. I trust the Lord will be good to you. Pray for me as well, especially that I have an understanding heart. i will be in touch hopefully to say goodbye to you personally sometime within the next month.

As I remain sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Rev. Peter F. Christensen
Bishop of Superior


View Bishop’s Nov. 4 press conference in Boise, Idaho. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9715477/events/3542185

4 thoughts on “A letter from Bishop Christensen”

  1. You will be missed in Wisconsin. May God bless you with this endeavor. I hope you can squeeze one more mass in Medford. The Folk Choir would love to sing at it.
    God Speed.

  2. David & Michaele Lucca

    Thanks for your time in this diocese. We have enjoyed your homilies and talk about them (and remember them) afterwards. We appreciate the fact that you answered our letters. God bless you in your new placement. (Hayward)

  3. Wayne and Sharilyn Stevenson

    Thank you Bishop Christensen, for all you have
    done for our diocese. Thanks for our beautiful out door mass at St . CAtherine this fall. It was extra special for us all!!!! Prayers and best of luck in your new appointment!!! We will miss you. Keep us In your prayers as we will keep you in ours!! God Bless!!!

  4. Thank you for being our bishop. I am a returned Catholic and you were one part of my choice to come home. You will be missed. God bless you. Idaho is lucky to have you.

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