Very Rev. James PowersSUPERIOR – Liturgies related to the ordination of Bishop James P. Powers as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Superior are open to the public.

Solemn Vespers will be celebrated at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, with a reception to follow in Kress Hall.

Bishop Powers will be ordained at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, with a reception to follow.

Both liturgies and receptions are open to the public. However, given the seating capacity of the Cathedral, seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with accommodations for overflow viewing of the ordination in Kress Hall.

Planners of these events ask that parishioners notify their parish office if they plan to attend. Parishes will be asked to provide an estimated count by Thursday, Feb. 4, in order that organizers can plan adequately for hospitality.

Those unable to attend the ordination will, due to the generosity of several area businesses and organizations, be able to watch the liturgy live on WDIO-TV, Channels 10/13, the ABC affiliate in Duluth/Superior. The Mass will also be simulcast on EWTN as well as live-streamed at That link will be made available as well on the Diocese of Superior website: