August 23, 2016 - Cardinal Seán O’Malley to Ordain Bishops-Elect Reed & O’Connell to the Episcopacy August 24th

 On August 24 beginning at 1:30pm ET, the CatholicTV Network will provide live coverage of the Episcopal Ordination Mass for Bishops-elect Robert P. Reed & Mark O’Connell, JCD from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.  Media is invited to cover the ordination.  

Bishops-elect Reed and O’Connell were named Auxiliary Bishops of Boston by Pope Francis in June.

Bishop-elect Reed serves as the CEO of iCatholic Media, Inc., President of the CatholicTV Network, and the Archdiocese of Boston’s Cabinet Secretary for Catholic Media.  For more information on Bishop-elect Reed click here.

Bishop-elect O’Connell serves as Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Boston and is on the faculty at Saint John Seminary and Pope St. John XXIII Seminary.  For more information on Bishop-elect O'Connell click here.


  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016  
  • 1:30pm – Procession begins  
  • 2:00pm- Mass begins  
  • *CatholicTV LIVE coverage begins at 1:30pm.  The ordination will be rebroadcast on Weds, Aug 24 at 8pm. 

Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington St, Boston, MA  

Media planning to cover the ordination are asked to RSVP at [email protected] 

Please visit for information on the ordination and to view official portraits.  

The Pilot  

This week’s Pilot provides full advance coverage for the ordination.  A special edition is available online by clicking here. Get this Friday’s edition to see all the post ordination coverage.  To read the Pilot, click here.

CatholicTV schedule and guidance for broadcast media outlets

For up to date information and coverage of the ordination on CatholicTV click here.

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016


  • 12:30 ET Test  
  • 13:30 ET Liturgical Procession Begins  
  • 14:00 ET Mass of Ordination  
  • 16:30 ET  End  

1080i/60 (Nearly Clean, Names will be keyed in, but there will be no “Live” or “CatholicTV" bugs) 


  • English Commentary with Closed Captioning  
  • Boston Switch Source:  BOS Pool-1 (HD/SDI)  
  • This service is available free of charge as a local switch to customers with output connections on The Boston Switch.  
  • For all others, standard ICOD rates apply.  
  • Questions regarding the Switch should be addressed to:  
  • Steve Sasso, CatholicTV, [email protected] , 617-923-0220 

To view images following the ordination please click here.  Photo credit: George Martell/The Archdiocese of Boston 

For more information on this event, please visit