Bishop Clark says he has no idea who his successor will be. He doesn't have any pull but can suggest names. The Pope has the final say.
He says no matter who is chosen, it will mean change for the Catholic Diocese.
But Bishop Clark says that happens with any organization, when there are changes at the top.
He tells us he is at peace with his retirement: "I don't think I'm sad at all, I do have a sense that there will be loss, change, leave something dear behind."
He will have to find a new place to live once his successor is found. Only one Bishop can live at Sacred Heart Cathedral. That has been Bishop Clark's home for 33 years.
He will likely live at one of the local church rectories and help with the ministry.
He also hopes to see more Geva plays and go to the RPO more often.
Something else he wants to do: research the local history of Rochester and the Finger Lakes.
He is looking forward to having some leisure time, something he hasn't had in many years.