In appreciation for the priestly and episcopal ministry of Bishop Gregory Bittman in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Archbishop Richard Smith will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Basilica. All are welcome to attend and pray for Bishop Bittman as he embarks on his new ministry in the Diocese of Nelson.

The Diocese of Nelson will celebrate the Installation of Bishop Bittman at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Kelowna. Reception to follow.

There will also be a Mass at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate in Nelson. Reception to follow.