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July 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020

The Ordination Masses for Bishop-elect Michael G. McGovern and Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka set for July 22, 2020 and July 23, 2020

The Ordination Masses for Bishop-elect Michael G. McGovern and Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Belleville, Ill. and at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Peoria, respectively. Pope Francis recently appointed the two Archdiocese of Chicago priests as bishops.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, will present the mandates from the Holy See at the Masses.

Bishop-elect McGovern will serve as the ninth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Ill. Coadjutor Bishop-elect Louis Tylka will serve as the Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria, Ill. until Bishop Daniel Jenky retires, and then serve as the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Peoria.

Due to concerns over the health and safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at the liturgies will be limited and social distancing will be observed.

The Diocese of Belleville and the Diocese of Peoria are exploring options for broadcasting the liturgies online for those who cannot attend the ceremonies. More information will be released to media closer to the installation Masses.

WHEN:
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 2 p.m.: Bishop-elect McGovern’s ordination and installation Mass.
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2 p.m.: Coadjutor Bishop-elect Tylka’s ordination Mass.
WHERE:
  • Bishop-elect McGovern’s installation Mass location: Cathedral of St. Peter, 200 W. Harrison St., Belleville, Ill.
  • Coadjutor Bishop-elect Tylka’s installation Mass location: Cathedral of St. Mary, 607 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, Ill.
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