Bishop Steven J. Lopes announced today that Vicar General Timothy Perkins has been made a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope Francis and given the title Monsignor.
Bishop Lopes writes “It is my great pleasure to share with you the news that our Holy Father Pope Francis, has bestowed an honor on one of our priests, Father Timothy P. Perkins, naming him a Chaplain of His Holiness with the title of Monsignor! Of coworkers in the vineyard of the Lord, Monsignor Perkins is the best,” he added. “I have so often benefited from his wise counsel, his prayerful discernment, and most of all from his friendship. As Vicar General, he stands shoulder to shoulder with me in service to you and in support of our priests and parish communities.”
Bishop Lopes noted Msgr. Perkins “contribution to the project of Catholic unity reaches back decades.” He pointed out that Msgr. Perkins led St. Peter the Rock as the first community into full communion with the Catholic Church via the Ordinariate. The bishop explained the community now forms part of the Ordinariate parishes of St. John Vianney in Cleburne and St. Mary the Virgin in Arlington.
Further details can be read at the Ordinariate’s own website here. Congratulations to Monsignor Perkins!