The new bishop of Pittsburgh, H.E. Bp. Zubik, will make a holy hour after his formal arrival at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

From the Pittsburgh Catholic:

The public is invited to join Bishop David Zubik at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, the eve of his installation as bishop of Pittsburgh, for the Rite of Reception and a holy hour at St. Paul Cathedral. The rite includes the ceremony in which a new diocesan ordinary formally presents himself at the cathedral door.The holy hour will give large numbers of the faithful a chance to witness the historic rite and join with Bishop Zubik in prayer, since attendance at the installation Mass the following day will be limited to invitees only. The holy hour will be televised in Pittsburgh on Christian Associates Channel 95.In the spirit of solidarity, Bishop Zubik is also inviting all parishes in the diocese to hold a holy hour at the same time to join in prayer for the needs of the church. Those who are unable to be at the cathedral can participate in the holy hour at their parish.


Good news:  Getting things started with a Holy Hour.

Not-So-Good News: I don’t like the idea of a public mass on a high altar being “Invitation Only,” especially one as auspitious as an instalation mass.  You think they could give us low-lifes some standing room, huh?