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DISCUSSION GUIDE: Feb. 16

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

Page 1

1. What feast day was the same day as the ordination and installation of Bishop Robert J. McClory?
2. What was one ritual that took place during the Mass?
3. Explain the symbolism of the laying on of the hands.
4. Why do you think Msgr. McClory said yes to becoming a bishop?
5. What three things were given to Bishop McClory as a reminder of his new role within the Church?

WEEK OF SERVICE
Page 9

1. What is the vision statement of the Diocese of Gary schools?
2. What does Catholic Schools Week celebrate?
3. What was one topic schools focused on during Catholic Schools Weeks?
4. Discuss a few projects schools became involved with during the week?
5. Why do you think it's important for people to help one another?

CAREER DAY

Page 13

1. Why might it be important to introduce children to careers at a young age?
2. Discuss what talents you feel God has given you?
3. Discuss how careers and faith might intertwine at times during your life?
4. In what ways has God helped you to succeed in school and with tasks?

COAT OF ARMS
Page 2 of 'Our New Shepherd' special section

1. Explain why a coat of arms is created for a bishop.
2. Describe some of the elements in the coat of arms of the Diocese of Gary.
3. What symbols are included in Bishop McClory's coat of arms?
5. Discuss how symbols are images are used in other aspects of the Catholic religion.

BISHOP McCLORY 
Page 3 of 'Our New Shepherd' special section

1. Who introduced Bishop McClorys first to the Catholic Church?
2. What areas of study did Bishop McClory pursue in college?
3. How do you think Bishop McClory's previous roles as a priest will benefit him as a bishop?
4. What were some steps Bishop McClory took in preparation for his ordination?

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