Liam S. Cary
|Bishop of Baker|
|In office||March 8, 2012 – present|
|Predecessor||Robert F. Vasa|
|Ordination||September 5, 1992
by William Levada
|Consecration||May 18, 2012
by John George Vlazny
August 21, 1947|
Early life and education
Liam Stephen Cary was born in Portland, Oregon. Three years later the family moved to Prineville, Oregon. He studied for the priesthood at Mount Angel Seminary near Mt. Angel, Oregon, St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California, the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he received a bachelor's and a licentiate in sacred theology. From 1970, he took a leave of absence from the Menlo Park seminary, eventually returning to his studies in 1988.
After ordination Father Cary served as the parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Salem, Oregon (1992–1995), archdiocesan vocation director (1995–1999) and pastor at Sacred Heart Parish Medford, Oregon, St. Luke's in Woodburn, Oregon (1999–2011) and St. Mary's Church in Eugene, Oregon (2011–2012).
Bishop of Baker
Father Cary was named the bishop of Baker by Pope Benedict XVI on March 8, 2012. His episcopal ordination took place on May 18, 2012. Archbishop John George Vlazny of Portland in Oregon was the ordaining prelate. Bishops Robert F. Vasa, the previous bishop of Baker, and William Stephen Skylstad, who had served the Baker Diocese as Apostolic Administrator, were the co-consecrators.
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