February 28 - CatholicTV to Air Episcopal Ordination Mass of Former CatholicTV Show Host and Bishop-Elect Christopher Coyne*

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February 28, 2011

WATERTOWN, MA- On March 8th, CatholicTV will air the Episcopal Ordination Mass of Bishop-elect Christopher Coyne.

The ordination Mass will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church in Indianapolis. Archbishop Daniel Buechlein will serve as principal consecrator.

This broadcast will air on March 8th at 12noon on CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV cable outlets.  It will be rebroadcast at 8:00pm later that night.

CatholicTV.com now offers full episodes of the show “Sacred Time” hosted by Fr. Christopher Coyne before he was named as Auxiliary Bishop of Indianapolis. This show also currently airs each week on CatholicTV cable. Full episodes can be viewed now by visiting: http://www.catholictv.com/Catholic-church-liturgy

On January 14th, The Vatican named Christopher Coyne as the new Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. Bishop-elect Coyne has hosted several programs on CatholicTV. He was also an instructor at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. Several employees of CatholicTV including Bonnie Rodgers, Kevin Nelson, and Jay Fadden had the Bishop-elect as their instructor at St. John’s Seminary.  

Bonnie Rodgers said, “Bishop-elect Coyne was one of my first instructors at the St. John’s Seminary Master of Arts in Ministry program. His strong family ties fostered an incredible work ethic. This, coupled with his commitment and energy in sharing the Catholic faith and traditions, made him a great teacher. This will also be a strong foundation as he serves the people of Indianapolis as auxiliary bishop.”

Fr. Robert Reed had this to say about Christopher Coyne : “Bishop-elect Christopher Coyne has always been so generous with his time and talent to the CatholicTV Network family. As he prepares for his new ministry in Indianapolis, his lived understanding of the Liturgy as the time when we are most the Church, its seasons and sacred space will continue to nourish our viewers for years to come.  Our prayers certainly go with him.”

More information about Bishop-elect Coyne is available at http://www.catholictv.com/Bishop-Christopher-Coyne

Christopher J. Coyne was born June 17, 1958 in Woburn, Massachusetts ("the city of priests" according to Humberto Cardinal Medeiros, Archbishop of Boston (1970-1983)). He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston on June 7, 1986. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts, a Masters of Divinity degree from St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, and a licentiate and doctorate in liturgy from the Pontifical Liturgical Institute (St. Anselmo) in Rome.

Pope Benedict XVI named Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on January 14, 2011.  He will serve as auxiliary to Archbishop Daniel Buechlein. Bishop-elect Coyne will be the first auxiliary the 250,000-member diocese has had since 1933.
He has hosted numerous television series for the CatholicTV Network including Sacred Space, Sacred Time, Liturgy & Worship and has appeared as a guest on other shows as well as the annual CatholicTV Telethon.
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