On Tuesday, May 7th at 2 p.m. Bishop James Ruggieri will be ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of Portland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland.

The Mass of Ordination and Installation will be celebrated by Séan Patrick Cardinal O'Malley in the presence of Christophe Cardinal Pierre, apostolic nuncio (ambassador of the Holy See) to the United States.

Upon the installation of Bishop Ruggieri, Bishop Robert Deeley, who has led the Diocese of Portland for 10 years, will retire from active ministry.. Bishop Deeley will continue to live in Maine and serve as Bishop Emeritus.

For those wishing to watch the ordination and installation, you may do so HERE.

According to the Diocese of Portland's website

Bishop-elect Ruggieri was the pastor of Saint Patrick Parish beginning in 2003 and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish beginning in 2020. In 2009, he, along with parishioners and supporters, founded Saint Patrick Academy, a Catholic college-preparatory high school in Providence. Prior to Saint Patrick Parish, Bishop-elect Ruggieri was an assistant pastor at Saint Matthew Church in Cranston, All Saints Parish in Woonsocket, and Holy Spirit Parish in Central Falls.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Providence College and a Master of Divinity from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. A native of Rhode Island, he was ordained a priest in 1995 for the Diocese of Providence at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.

Due to space limitations, attendance at the ordination and installation Mass is by invitation only.

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