The Installation Mass of the new Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, Joseph Cistone is now viewable online free of charge and in full-screen at CatholicTV.com. The archived video at CatholicTV.com includes commentary by Fr. Joe Krupp and Bill Harris from ABC Channel 12. The papal nuncio Archbishop Pietro Sambi is also featured in the video, reading the letter of appointment from the Pope. The archived video includes 2 hours of footage.
On March 14, 1998, Bishop Cistone was named as an honorary prelate by Pope John Paul II, giving him the title of monsignor. That same year, he was appointed as Vicar General and Vicar for Administration for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
John Paul II recognized him again on June 8, 2004, when he appointed Monsignor Cistone to become an Auxilary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was consecrated as a bishop on July 28, 2004, at the city’s Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Cistone chose for his episcopal motto, a phrase from his daily devotion to Philadelphia’s Saint John Neumann: Father of Mercy and Love.
Bishop Cistone was appointed Bishop of Saginaw by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on May 20, 2009 and installed on July 28, 2009 - the fifth anniversary of his episcopal ordination.
The Installation Mass of Bishop Cistone can be viewed at http://www.catholictv.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=111&videoID=779