February 25, 2011

Bishop Coyne is featured in special section

Robert Barnell of Indianapolis, an archdiocesan Refugee Resettlement Program staff member, talks with children at a parish school in Haiti last May. (Submitted photo)

Want to learn more about Bishop-designate Christopher J. Coyne? Read our 28-page supplement in this week’s issue of The Criterion.

A priest for the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop-designate Coyne will be ordained an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on March 2 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis.

Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein will ordain the new bishop. Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Bishop Richard G. Lennon of Cleveland will be the co-ordaining bishops.

The Mass will begin at 2 p.m. The doors to the historic St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., will open to the public at 12:30 p.m.

There will be between 300 and 400 seats available for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. The overflow crowd will be directed across the street to the 500 Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center, where the Mass will be simulcast for viewing only. A reception following the Mass, which is open to the public, will be held at the 500 Ballroom.

The ordination Mass will also be streamed live on the Internet at www.archindy.org.

No parking will be available at the church. People attending the Mass will need to use the surrounding parking garages. A map of the downtown parking garages can be found on the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association website at www.visitindy.com/web_files/map/DTParkMap_c040909.pdf. †

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