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From the Bishop

Jan. 10, 2019

My last chemotherapy treatment has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, at UT Soutwestern Medical Center in Dallas. If all goes according to plans, I will then have a series of radiation oncology treatments, beginning in February. I began treatment for stage IV lymphoma at the end of September and have made great progress. A December PET scan showed an 80 percent reduction in tumors.

Your continued prayers for complete healing, recover, and full remission are deeply appreciated. I will slowy return to my regular Sunday visitation schedule as health allows in the weeks to come. What a blessing to receive an answer to prayers, through the mercy of God!

In Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Jack. L. Iker


Bishop Iker with Fr. HamptonWhile I was unable to attend Christmas Eve mass at St. Vincent’s Cathedral this year, following my doctor's instructions to avoid large crowds, I was delighted to be invited by Fr. Joel Hampton to celebrate and preach at a smaller Christmas morning service at the Church of the Holy Apostles. It was a particular joy to have my family in attendance.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




Click here to read the Bishop’s Address to the 36th Annual Convention