New bishop to be in­stalled in Calgary Dio­cese on Feb.27

Medicine Hat News - - COMMUNITY - TIM KALI­NOWSKI tkali­nowski@medicine­hat­ Twit­ter: MHNTimKal

The Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Ed­u­ca­tion chose del­e­gates to at­tend the in­stal­la­tion of in­com­ing Dio­cese of Calgary Bishop Wil­liam Ter­rence McGrat­tan at Tues­day’s meet­ing. The bishop will be in­stalled with a for­mal mass on Feb. 27 at St. Mary’s Cathe­dral in Calgary.

McGrat­tan comes to Calgary after serv­ing as bishop in the Dio­cese of Peter­bor­ough for the past two years. He re­places the out­spo­ken, some­times con­tro­ver­sial, Bishop Fred­er­ick Henry, who served 19 years as bishop in Calgary be­fore an­nounc­ing his re­tire­ment ear­lier this year due to chronic health prob­lems.

Mother Teresa School statue com­mis­sioned

Board trustees ap­proved an hon­o­rar­ium of up to $1,000 to com­mis­sion a sculp­ture of the late, de­parted Mother Teresa in hon­our of her el­e­va­tion to saint­hood in the fall of 2016. The sculp­ture will be cre­ated by lo­cal artist Ma­rina Cole, whose stu­dio is called Chain­saw Spirit.

In a gen­eral de­scrip­tion of the work given to board trustees on Tues­day, Cole said she plans to make a life-size sculp­ture of Mother Teresa out of cedar. She is do­nat­ing her time. The $1,000 would cover her costs.

The statue, once com­pleted, will be dis­played promi­nently at Mother Teresa School.

McCoy School fac­ing ad­di­tional de­lays

Mod­ern­iza­tion work at Mon­signor McCoy School will likely not be com­pleted un­til the end of May, six weeks be­hind the orig­i­nal com­ple­tion date.

Trustees were in­formed on Tues­day night there have been “un­fore­seen con­struc­tion is­sues,” in­clud­ing as­bestos re­moval, data ca­bling, and ven­ti­la­tion and plumb­ing prob­lems from pre­vi­ously un­doc­u­mented al­ter­ation projects.

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