Father James Golka of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, named Bishop of Colorado Springs COLORADO SPRINGS. Pope Francis has named Father James Golka, a priest of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska, as the third Bishop of Colorado Springs. Bishop-elect Golka will be introduced by Bishop Michael Sheridan during a press conference today at 10 a.m. in the Hanifen Room at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 228 N. Cascade Ave. The press conference will be broadcast via Facebook Live on the diocesan Facebook page (@CatholicDioceseCOS). View full press release here.
“With gratitude to God and Pope Francis, we congratulate Bishop elect James Golka on being appointed the next Bishop of Colorado Springs. In thanksgiving for his generosity and willingness to serve, the Diocese of Pueblo lifts up heartfelt prayers and support for him in his new ministry.
We also humbly thank Bishop Michael Sheridan upon his retirement, for his loving care as our neighboring pastor for these past eighteen years. May he continue to grow ever more closely in union with Christ, the Good Shepherd, in the years to come.”
“We welcome Bishop Golka to Colorado and eagerly look forward to our mutual collaboration in the fields of the mission of Jesus. May all God’s blessings be with him and our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, as they take their next steps together in their journey of faith.”
Bishop Stephen Berg, Diocese of Pueblo