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Most Reverend Michael Sheridan, Second Bishop of Colorado Springs, dies at 77-years-old

Official portrait of Most Reverend Bishop Michael Sheridan.
Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-07 18:50:19-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Most Reverend Michael Sheridan, Second Bishop of Colorado Springs, died on the morning of September 27 at the age of 77 years old.

The Bishop was reportedly moved to hospice on Monday night at Penrose Hospital, where he passed away just after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday with his rosary in his hands.

Bishop Sheridan served as Bishop from 2003 to 2021, during which he had an hand in the construction of the St. John Henry Newman Chapel and Catholic Student Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

"Part of our faith teaches us that we hope to see him again one day... That is what we believe eternity is and we believe that death is not the end, but it's still very, very sad," said Father Kyle Ingels, Director of Campus Ministry and Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

In a statement to News5, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said:

“Bishop Michael Sheridan was a faithful servant of his flock in the Diocese of Colorado Springs and his presence in our community will be missed. I appreciated knowing and working with him. May God bless him.”
Mayor John Suthers

Bishop Sheridan was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 4, 1945.

He was ordained a priest on May 29, 1971

His vigil was held Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Bishop James Golka presiding.

Final farewell for Bishop Michael Sheridan

Mass of Christian Burial will be on October 7 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Apostles Church with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York as the principal celebrant.

Memorials can be sent to the care of Esperanza Griffith at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903.

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