July 14, 2017

Solemn Evening Prayer at cathedral, July 30 Mass in New Albany are open to the public

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.

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-streamed by logging on to the archdiocesan website at www.archindy.org.


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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