Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria Installed
The Diocese of Peoria is pleased to share the news that the Most Reverend Louis Tylka has been formally installed as Coadjutor Bishop.
The Most Reverend Tylka will become the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria when he succeeds Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, upon his retirement in March of 2022 when he turns 75, the age when bishops are required to turn in their resignation to the pope.
The formal ordination and installation of the Most Reverend Tylka as Coadjutor Bishop took place at The Cathedral of St. Mary in Peoria.
Prior to being appointed by His Holiness, Pope Francis, Coadjutor Bishop Tylka, 50, was Pastor of St. Julie Billiart in Tinley Park, Illinois. He earned a reputation as a very popular pastor in the Archdiocese of Chicago where he was known as a man of holiness and prayer, generous in service, who knows how to encourage the talents of others in collaborative ministry.
“I know that Coadjutor Bishop Tylka will bring enormous talent, zeal, and a warm personality to the service of God and neighbor here in central Illinois. I have assured Bishop Tylka that he can expect an enthusiastic welcome, and that we look forward to his pastoral ministry and leadership,” said Bishop Jenky.
In his greeting to the people, Coadjutor Bishop Tylka shared that he looks forward to many years of getting to know the faithful and walking with them on the path of discipleship. “As I begin my ministry, I ask for your prayers for me and our local church that we may continue to grow closer to Jesus each day and bring the message of our faith to all parts of the world.”
Coadjutor Bishop Tylka is a native of Harvey, Illinois and is the youngest of six children. He graduated from Marian Catholic High School, and Niles College Seminary of Loyola University. His seminary formation took place at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary and he was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ for the Archdiocese of Chicago by Joseph Cardinal Bernardin on May 18, 1996.
Video of the Mass is available for viewing on the Diocese of Peoria Facebook.
Background for photos of Bishop Lou Tylka
The items being worn by Bishop Lou at his ordination and installation have great history to the diocese.
The pectoral cross belonged to Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen, a priest of the Diocese of Peoria who Pope Francis has called for beatification.
The ring belonged to Most Reverend John Lancaster Spalding, the first bishop for the Diocese of Peoria (1877-1908)
The crosier belongs to Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, the current bishop for the Diocese of Peoria since 2002.
Interview clips - see attached transcript
View Bishop Lou Tylka - coadjutorBishop Lou Tylka - coadjutor
View Bishop Lou Tylka - first 6 monthsBishop Lou Tylka - first 6 months
View Bishop Lou Tylka - shepherdBishop Lou Tylka - shepherd
View Bishop Lou Tylka - interesting timeBishop Lou Tylka - interesting time
View Bishop Lou Tylka - getting the callBishop Lou Tylka - getting the call
View Bishop Lou Tylka - pandemicBishop Lou Tylka - pandemic
View Bishop Lou Tylka - SheenBishop Lou Tylka - Sheen
Broll of the Ordination Ceremony
Procession of Ministers
Rite of Ordination - Presentation of the Elect read by Archbishop Christophe Pierre - Apostolic Nuncio of the United States of America
Litany of the Saints - Bishop-elect Tylka prostrates himself on the sanctuary floor
Laying on of hands by all Bishops present
Anointing of the head with Sacred Chrism by Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago
Prayer of Consecration - an open book of the Gospel is held over his head. The Book of the Gospels used at Bishop Tylka's ordination was used at Bishop Fulton Sheen's ordination
Handling on the Book of the Gospels and the Insignia - presentation of the ring, mitre and crosier
9199 – Bishop Louis Tylka shows the “papal bull,” or mandate from Pope Francis, appointing him as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Peoria. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
9288 – Bishop Louis Tylka prostrates himself on the sanctuary floor of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria during the Rite of Ordination on July 23. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
9298 -- Bishop Louis Tylka prostrates himself on the sanctuary floor of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria during the Rite of Ordination on July 23. Kneeling in front of him are, from left, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio; Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, and Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
9316 – Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago lays hands on Bishop Louis Tylka during the Rite of Ordination on July 23. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
9470 – Newly ordained Bishop Louis Tylka, Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, blesses those gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral near the end of the Mass on July 23. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
5506 – Bishop Louis Tylka, right, celebrates Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on July 23 with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the representative of Pope Francis to the United States. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
9085 – Bishop Louis Tylka enters St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria during the opening procession of his ordination Mass as Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria. (Diocese of Peoria/Daryl Wilson)
Bishop Lou - Gospels - Book of the Gospels used at Bishop Tylka's ordination was used at Bishop Fulton Sheen's ordination (Diocese of Peoria/Jen Willems)
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