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The Diocese of the Rio Grande was formed in 1952 by the General Convention of The Episcopal Church from the Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest Texas.
The Diocese encompasses 154,000 square miles of the State of New Mexico and Far West Texas from the Pecos River to the border with Mexico along the Rio Grande.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Vono serves as Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande and its 63 congregations, and spiritual leader for the 15,000 members of the Diocese.
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Retirement celebrations are planned in each of the four deaneries, and everyone within the Diocese is encouraged to attend any or all the events.
When a bishop is ordained, it is customary to present the new bishop with gifts and accoutrements for his/her new role.
Of the Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn as the next Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande
Laser tag, bowling, arcade games and pizza at Main Event. Followed by sleep over at the Cathedral of St. John, Alb.