Final farewell for Lismore Bishop John Satterthwaite
THE FUNERAL for the Emeritus Bishop of Lismore, John Steven Satterthwaite, is now under way at St Carthage's Cathedral in Lismore.
He died on April 23 at Port Macquarie. He was 87.
Bishop Satterthwaite was named Coadjutor Bishop of Lismore on March 6, 1969. His Episcopal Ordination took place in in St Carthage's Cathedral on May 1 the same year.
With the retirement of Bishop Farrelly on August 31, 1971, Bishop Satterthwaite became the fourth bishop.
Over the next 30 years, he established a Diocesan Pastoral Council and a Council of Priests. He was also heavily involved in Catholic school education and supported a number of charities and homes for the aged.
He retired on December 1, 2001 and was succeeded by his coadjutor bishop, the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett.
Bishop Satterthwaite's remains were received into St Carthage's Cathedral during a Vigil of Prayer last night, ahead of this morning's Mass of Christian Burial.