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Welcome Bishop Ronald A. Hicks

Vespers & Mass of Installation

Bishop Hicks will be installed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Ill. on September 29, 2020.

Due to local, state and diocesan event restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, participation will be by invitation only. The event will be live-streamed from the Cathedral through our YouTube channel.

  • PARISHES: Use this template to invite your parishioners to join us virutally for Vespers and the Installation

"A Taste of Joliet"

On the first day that Diocese of Joliet's new bishop, Bishop Ronald Hicks, was announced, our Apostolic Administrator arranged a tour of four representative sites to create a "Taste of the Diocese" experience.

Join these bishops as they tour the diocese and learn about:

  • Daybreak Center - a shelter to support those who are homeless 
  • University of Saint Francis - to meet with three religious sisters 
  • Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic School - with discussion about the value of Catholic education 
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church - where the importance of Hispanic ministry was highlighted 
On this journey, you will learn what Bishop Hicks found out on his first day of touring this diocese that he will soon be leading as the sixth bishop of Joliet.

Announcement Video

Our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Richard Pates, meets with our new Bishop-Elect, Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, and they discuss his appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Joliet. During their discussion, Bishop Hicks answers questions about his personal life and history as well as how he reacted to the big news.

View the full Press Release

About Bishop Hicks

August 4, 1967
Ordained to Priesthood
May 21, 1994
Ordained as Bishop
September 17, 2018

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Christ is our Hope Article
Bishop Ronald A. Hicks named as Sixth Bishop of the Diocese