Bishop-elect Gerardo J. Colacicco Eager for His Unexpected New Role

Dec 06, 2019 469


Auxiliary Bishop-elect Gerardo J. Colacicco is by nature a humble and shy person who fulfilled his dream of being a parish priest and now waits for what the next chapter entails as an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese. Bishop-elect Colacicco will be ordained an auxiliary bishop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dec. 10.

“I still wake up and wonder if this is a dream. It’s going to take a while for it to sink in,” Bishop-elect Colacicco told CNY. “I’m very excited and very honored, and getting more excited as I speak to my family and friends who are very very excited and happy. It’s nice to hear their excitement and that makes me excited.”

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