Bishop Request Form

Please complete this form to request Bishop Stephen Berg’s appearance at a meeting or event. We will make a concerted effort to honor your request. However, due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we are unable to accommodate every request. Please note:

  • Scheduling requests submitted through other channels will not be reviewed.
  • Completing this form does not guarantee the Bishop’s participation or attendance at your event.
  • Submit requests at least 30days prior to the event’s occurrence.
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Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg

Most Reverend Stephen Berg is a native of Miles City, Montana. He is the son of Connie and Jeanne Berg and the oldest of 10 children. He attended Catholic schools in Miles City, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1969. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1973 and a Master of Music from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1975.

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Resources

The USCCB invited all Bishops you encourage all Catholics to unite in prayer for the peace in Iraq.
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Coat of Arms

Symbolism in the Achievement of the Coat of Arms

The design of the coat of arms of the Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg set out to achieve numerous spiritual and theological symbolisms important to him. The design was arrived at after several days of consultation with James-Charles Noonan, Jr, Catholic heraldic authority and author. The heraldic achievement of a residential bishop in the United States continues the ancient custom of impaling the bishop’s personal coat of arms with the arms of the diocese in what long ago became synonymous with the symbolic marriage between a new bishop and his new see. Just as a man and woman merge their family coat of arms into one at marriage, so too do bishops with their sees. This was the custom of the church universal for many centuries but today only the bishops of the United States keep to this custom. In an impalement of the bishop’s arms, the diocese’s arms appear on the left side as one views the design and his personal coat of arms appears on the right side as one views the achievement.

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Bishop Fernando Isern

Most Reverend Fernando Isern, D.D., Bishop of Pueblo, was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1958. In 1963 his family went into exile in Venezuela and then in 1967 to Miami.  He graduated from Florida International University in 1982, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.

He also studied at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 16, 1993.

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