On February 27, Bishop Stephen Berg celebrated his first anniversary as the bishop of Pueblo. Here, he answered some questions about his first year in Pueblo as he looks back but also looks to the future.
Q: Reflect back on your first year in the diocese.
A: Yesterday afternoon, newly-ordained Deacon Stephen Injoalu was driving me to Trinidad to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation at Holy Trinity parish. At about Walsenburg we ran into a sudden, heavy, wet snowstorm. At the same time, Deacon Allan Medina’s truck, driving from Lamar to assist us in the Confirmations in Trinidad, had broken down on the road and a tow truck was on the way to bring Deacon Allan into Trinidad. We all arrived in time to enjoy a hearty meal, conversation with the candidates, and a brilliant, spirit-filled celebration of Confirmation for 23 young people. Thank you, Fr. Steven Murray and the people of Holy Trinity!
The short answer: My first year in Pueblo has been “on the go.” Watch out, be ready, be flexible. Everything we do requires cooperation and adjustment. And, everything we do turns out accordingly to the Lord, and thank you, Holy Spirit, for all of that!