Suburban Catholics see 'something new' in Blase Cupich
Suburban Catholics ready for the installation of Blase Cupich
Suburban Catholics feel a mix of hope and nervous anticipation as they look ahead to this week's historic event -- the installation of new Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. "Something new is coming, and whenever there's something new, you say, 'OK, I got comfortable with what was. What's it going to be like now?'" said Beth Lawrence, of Arlington Heights
Where to watch, listen to the installationThe Installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich will be televised live at 2 p.m. Tuesday on WGN-TV Channel 9, CBS 2, NBC 5, ABC 7, Fox 32, Telemundo 44 and EWTN, according to the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also will be broadcast live on Relevant Radio, 950 AM, 930 AM and 1270 AM.
Installation ritualsThe installation of Archbishop Blase Cupich will span three days, and includes several rituals, none of which is open to the public due to limited seating:
• A Monday night procession of representatives from Archdiocesan parishes. Archbishop-to-be Cupich will symbolically knock on the front door of Holy Name Cathedral at 7 p.m. before Monday night's Liturgy of the Word with Rite of Reception. He'll be welcomed in, given an Archdiocesan stole, and greet civic, ecumenical, interreligious and Archdiocesan parish representatives.
• An Installation Mass at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Cardinal George will present the crozier (an item like a shepherd's staff) to Cupich and Cupich will be seated in the cathedra (chair). Archbishop Cupich will deliver the homily.
• Cupich will preside at 10 a.m. Morning Prayer and 7 p.m. Evening Prayer on Wednesday for men and women who are leaders and deacons in the church.