Livestream: Installation of Bishop McElroy


Mass of Installation: Bishop McElroy

Location: St Thérèse of Carmel, San Diego

Time: 1:00pm



In case anyone wanted to see what an installation of a Bishop as the ordinary of a Diocese looks like, you can check out the livestream of the Mass of Installation of Bishop McElroy for the Diocese of San Diego. Maybe you'll even see some of the folks you met at UCCC San Diego. 

Many of us in the Bay Area have met or served with Bishop McElroy because he has served as an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco since 2010. He succeeds the late Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died September 6, 2014. 

Hit the jump for more info.
From the Diocese of San Diego Website:
Bishop Robert W. McElroy will be installed as the Sixth Bishop of San Diego on April 15, 2015 during a 1:00 pm ceremony that will be held at St. Therese of Carmel Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails, San Diego, CA 92130. 
On March 3 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, publicized that Pope Francis had named Bishop McElroy to San Diego. Bishop McElroy has served as an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco since 2010. He succeeds the late Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died September 6, 2014. 
Archbishop Viganò will be joined by Cardinal Roger Mahony, Cardinal William Leveda, Archbishop José Gomez (Los Angeles) , Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Francisco), Archbishop Blase Cupich (Chicago), and retired Archbishop Vlasny (Portland, 1997-2013), at the installation ceremony. Also in attendance will be retired Bishop Robert Brom (Bishop of San Diego from 1990-2013) and Bishop Gilbert Chavez (Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego 1974-2007). 
Several hundred Priests, Permanent Deacons, Religious Men and Women, cultural group representatives and parish representatives will be on hand to witness the reading of appointment letter signed by Pope Francis, the act that officially places Bishop McElroy in charge of the diocese.  
The Diocese of San Diego includes 98 parishes in San Diego and Imperial counties, covers 8,852 square miles, and has a total population of 3,236,492 people, of whom 998,127, or 31 percent, are Catholic. 
The ceremony will be live streamed at http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/livestream beginning at 12:30 pm.