Resolution J1606-2013

Congratulating Bishop Robert J. Coyle upon the occasion of his ordination as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Bishop Robert J. Coyle upon the
occasion of his ordination as an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for
the Military Services, on April 25, 2013

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community  life  in
this  noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit  their  energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition  and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate  Bishop
Robert  J.  Coyle  upon  the  occasion of his ordination as an Auxiliary
Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services; this  august  occa-
sion took place in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, As one of four auxiliaries, Bishop Robert J. Coyle will serve
the  Archdiocese  for  the  Military Services as Episcopal Vicar for the
Eastern Half of the United States; and
  WHEREAS, The Archdiocese for the Military Services provides  the  full
range  of pastoral ministries and spiritual services to Catholics in the
United States Armed Forces, serving more than 220  installations  in  29
countries,  patients in 153 Veterans Administration Medical Centers, and
federal employees serving outside the boundaries of the United States in
134 countries; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Robert J. Coyle was  born  in  Brooklyn  in  1964,  to
Robert and Kathryn Coyle; and
  WHEREAS,  The product of a life-long Catholic education, he received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Fordham University in 1986,  a
Master of Divinity degree in 1991 and a Master of Arts degree in Theolo-
gy  in  1998 from Immaculate Conception Seminary; he was ordained to the
priesthood in 1991; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Robert J. Coyle was  commissioned  an  ensign  in  the
United  States  Navy  on  June  3,  1988  where he served with honor and
distinction for 24.5 years  on  Active  and  Reserve  Duty,  before  his
retirement  from  the Naval Reserve on January 1, 2013, with the rank of
Commander; and
  WHEREAS, A decorated Navy chaplain,  Bishop  Robert  J.  Coyle  was  a
command chaplain aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carri-
er  based  out  of  Norfolk,  Virginia;  he also served on the USS Harry
Truman on deployment to the Persian Gulf, as well as command chaplain at
the U.S.  Merchant Marine Academy; and
  WHEREAS, While assigned to the USS Eisenhower, Bishop Robert J.  Coyle
was named a chaplain of honor with the title of Monsignor by Pope Bened-
ict XVI in 2008 in recognition of his outstanding service caring for the
spiritual  needs  of  Catholics  and  others of all faiths in the United
States Navy; and
  WHEREAS, In August of 2009, Bishop Robert J. Coyle began his  ministry
as  Pastor  of  Corpus  Christi Parish in Mineola, New York, serving his
diverse community of parishioners with zeal and vigor until his  ordina-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, Bishop Robert J. Coyle has brought to his ministry a profound
spirit  of  charity and compassion, acting from vision and enlightenment
in conducting his administrative  and  spiritual  duties,  while  always
displaying  the highest standards of personal and professional integrity
and dedication; and

  WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and  has  adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend  that  indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Bishop Robert J. Coyle upon the occasion of his  ordination
as  an  Auxiliary  Bishop  of the Archdiocese for the Military Services,
noting his unremitting and compassionate faith and his exemplary service
to God, humanity, and his community, and extending to him the  heartfelt
best  wishes of this Legislative Body for a future of purposeful success
and well-being; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bishop Robert J. Coyle.

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