Please join me in celebrating the appointment by Pope Francis on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, of Monsignor Greg Kelly as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas. Bishop-elect Kelly is a longtime priest of the Diocese of Dallas and has served as Vicar for Clergy since 2009. His appointment is a recognition of what a fine priest he is and also of the growth of the Diocese of Dallas which now numbers 1.3 million Catholics in a nine county area of North Central Texas.
An Iowa native, raised in Colorado Springs and ordained in 1982 for the Diocese of Dallas, Bishop-elect Kelly has served as associate pastor of All Saints Parish in Dallas, as Chaplain of the University of Dallas and pastor of the Church of the Incarnation in Irving. For five years he served as Director of Vocations for the diocese prior to his appointment as founding pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in McKinney and Dean of the North Deanery.
Prior to his appointment as Vicar for Clergy in 2009, Bishop-elect Kelly served as a member of the Presbyteral Council and a member of the College of Consultors. In 2013 he was named a Monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI.
As auxiliary bishop, Bishop-elect Kelly will serve as vicar general and join Auxiliary Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel in assisting in the administration of the diocese.
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