For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
(Colossians 1: 20)
The diocesan Bishop is the chief teacher, sanctifier, and shepherd of God's people. He is the principal teacher…the primary dispenser of all the sacraments… The Bishops have been given a special outpouring of grace, to continue the work that the Apostles started.
(“Understanding the Role of Bishops”, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops)