Apr 14, 2013

April 14th: Ordination of our new Bishop

In the joy of the Easter season, we enter into a truly historic time for our diocese.

A new Bishop to unite us, a new start to refresh us.



Press release, homily, address, etc - available in the 'Press Release' section:: HERE


Photographs from the celebration are in the Photo Gallery HERE


Some local and national media reports of the celebration :



Sacredspace102fm - our local Catholic radio program - has an interview with Fr Micheál Liston where he reflected on the ordination of our new bishop and what it means for the diocese. You can read his thoughts at or hear his interview HERE



Below are details for attendees and for those who wish to watch the Ordination live on the internet.

We hope you find them helpful.

For Invitees

Due to the large number of representatives, family and friends - attendance at St Johns Cathedral is strictly by ticket only. The tickets have been allocated and must be brought with you on the day to ensure admittance. The card admits the named person only to the grounds of St Johns and to the reception afterwards - please do not presume it includes spouses or carers, as there physically isn't the space for any more people.


Seats in the Cathedral should be occupied by 2.30pm at the latest.

Car parking details are included on the reverse of your ticket. Maps to help you are available HERE. Note that there is no parking available at the Cathedral itself, so you may need to allow time for walking from the designated carparks.



Watch live on the internet

It will be possible to watch the ceremony live from this web link:

Simply type in this address and from 2:30pm onwards, there will be a live feed from St John's Cathedral.


We hope that this will help the maximum amount of people to  feel connected with those gathered there. You might like to consider how this live link might be available in a parish or home for neighbours or friends who would like to see it.