You are invited to join in the installation Mass for Bishop Myron J. Cotta as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Stockton on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. via livestream of the Mass, which will be available through www.stocktondiocese.org or www.KNXT.tv.
The Mass can also be heard on Radio Unidos Por Cristo y Maria, 1390 AM in Modesto or 102.1 FM in Stockton, as well as on the Diocese of Stockton's Facebook page.
Attendance at the installation Mass in St. Stanislaus Church in Modesto is by ticket only. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco will install Bishop Cotta in the presence of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Bishop Cotta, 64, has served in the Sacramento Diocese since March 25, 2014. He also currently serves the diocese as Vicar General and director of ecumenical and inter-religious affairs. He has been instrumental in overseeing prison and jail ministry in the diocese. Bishop Cotta speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Prior to his appointment as auxiliary bishop, as a priest of the Diocese of Fresno, he served as Moderator of the Curia for the diocese for 15 years. He also served as diocesan administrator following the death of Bishop John Steinbock in December 2010 and prior to the appointment of Bishop Armando Ochoa of Fresno.