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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Installation Mass of Archbishop-designate George Lucas to air on CatholicTV

On July 22nd, CatholicTV will air a live broadcast of the Installation Mass of Archbishop-designate George Lucas as the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha. The television broadcast will take place from St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha and will be viewable at CatholicTV.com and also on CatholicTV where available. The Mass will air live at 3PM (Eastern) and will rebroadcast at 8PM.

The Most Reverend George J. Lucas is the fifth archbishop and tenth bishop to lead the Archdiocese of Omaha. He comes to Omaha after serving nearly 10 years in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, where he was ordained a bishop on December 14, 1999. He was named Archbishop of Omaha on June 3, 2009 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

The Archdiocese of Omaha is home to 148 parishes and missions and 76 primary and secondary schools. Archbishop-Designate Lucas will lead more than 221,000 Nebraska Catholics. Archbishop Curtiss has been appointed apostolic administrator and will act in that capacity until the installation.

Archbishop-Designate Lucas was born June 12, 1949 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He took advanced studies at Saint Louis University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and Master of Arts degree in history. In the years leading to his ordination as a bishop in Springfield, he served on the faculty of St. Louis Preparatory Seminary-North and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary. He was also the chancellor and vicar general of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He was named Honorary Prelate of His Holiness in 1994.

Bishop Lucas holds the following appointments of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, Subcommittee on the Catechism and Task Force for the 2010 Special Assembly.

For the latest information on the upcoming installation visit http://www.archomaha.org/.

CatholicTV regularly airs both Vatican events and major Church events in the U.S. and around the world. Click here to view the recent Mass of Ordination for Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, and the Mass of Installation for New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, and others as well. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111

Click here to see CatholicTV’s recent Papal Programming: http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=57

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