Ordination Ceremony of Auxiliary Bishop of Incheon
The ordination ceremony of the Most Rev. John Baptist Jung Shin-chul, Auxiliuary Bishop of the Diocese of Incheon and Titular Bishop of Cuicul, was held in Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon on June 16, 2010.
His Eminence Nicholas Cardinal Cheong Jinsuk, Archbishop of Seoul, the Most Rev. Hyginus Kim Hee-joong, Archbishop of Kwangju, and the Most Rev. Peter Kang U-il, Bishop of Jeju and the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, participated in the ceremony with other bishops, priests and the faithful of Incheon. It is going to be the 50th anniversary of establishment of the diocese next year, so all the participants of this ceremony prayed for Bishop Jung to lead the diocese to take a leap.
After promising to faithfully carry his episcopal ministry, to proclaim Gospel, and to protect religious heritage, he made his resolution to be the humblest servant of God, prostrating himself before the altar.
Bishop Jung said that he knew well that the burdens on his shoulder would be heavy because he did not have enough pastoral experience at his age. However, he also said that he would pay more attention to find out God's will as carefully listening to other priests in unity with the Diocesan Bishop, the Most Rev. Boniface Choi Ki-san.