The Misión de Amistad family in Mérida, Yucatán, México rejoiced with the entire Diocese of Erie upon the appointment of Msgr. Lawrence T. Persico as tenth Bishop of Erie. Msgr. Persico was ordained and installed as Bishop on October 1, 2012 at St. Peter's Cathedral in Erie, PA. We ask God's blessings on him as he shepherds all of us with faith being the guiding principle. In his own words when he was announced Bishop-elect, "I come with only one agenda, and that is to share with you my faith in Jesus Christ."
We hope that, in the near future, Bishop Persico's schedule will allow him to visit Misión de Amistad and enjoy Yucatecan hospitality while getting to know the Mission programs that the Erie Diocese has supported for the last 41 years.