July 21, 2017

Installation Mass will be broadcast on TV, website and Catholic Radio Indy

Criterion staff report

Three events marking the beginning of Archbishop-designate Charles C. Thompson’s ministry to the Church in central and southern Indiana will be held the last week of July.

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, Solemn Evening Prayer will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral, 1347 N. Meridian St., in Indianapolis.

This event is open the public. Parking will be available across the street at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center, 1400 N. Meridian St., and on the streets around the cathedral.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, will preside. Archbishop Thompson will be the homilist. During the liturgy, a gift from the clergy of the archdiocese of a new miter, crosier, ring and pectoral cross for Archbishop Thompson will be blessed.

Archbishop Thompson will be formally installed as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis during a 2 p.m. Mass on Friday, July 28, at the cathedral. (Watch it live here)

Due to the large number of people that need to be accommodated, seating for this Mass will be by invitation only, with the presentation of a ticket necessary in the narthex.

Those unable to attend the Mass will be able to watch it live on WHMB-TV40 in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, and on all cable and satellite networks throughout the archdiocese that carry the television station.

Also, the television feed from the Mass will be streamed live on the Internet and can be watched by logging onto the archdiocesan website at www.archindy.org. Catholic Radio 89.1 FM and 90.9 FM, based in Indianapolis, as well as EWTN also plan to broadcast the installation Mass. Those who have free long distance and unlimited minutes on their cell phone can use Catholic Radio Indy’s Audio Now app to listen to the Mass. Dial 641-552-5881.

Archbishop Thompson will celebrate Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1752 Scheller Lane, in New Albany, in the southern region of the archdiocese. This Mass is open to the public.

For updates on Archbishop Thompson’s schedule, visit www.archindy.org. †


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