Live coverage of the Installation of Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

Written by witf Staff Report and The Associated Press | Mar 19, 2014 7:31 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A new bishop is poised to take over the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.  

The installation of the Rev.erend Ronald Gainer is scheduled for this afternoon at St. Patrick Cathedral in the city. He is Harrisburg's 11th bishop. 

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will preside over the installation ceremony, which is expected to be attended by numerous bishops and priests as well as Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the papal representative to the United States.

A Mass of Installation and a vespers service were held Tuesday at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Harrisburg. 

The Harrisburg diocese encompasses 15 counties. 

The 66-year-old Gainer previously served as bishop in Lexington, Kentucky, for 11 years.

He succeeds Bishop Joseph McFadden, who died in May.

Live coverage of events marking the Installation of Bishop Ronald W. Gainer as the Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg will be available to the public. Coverage is planned on Broadcast TV, Radio, Cable TV and the internet.  WITF will offer video coverage via this link.  

The Mass of Installation, at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, will be televised live beginning at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 19. 

Broadcast Information & Streaming Links

Click here to view the Mass of Installation LIVE on Wednesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. streamed live on the Diocesan website. The Mass of Installation is by invitation only.  

Commentary for the Installation will be given by Father John Trigilio, Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Marysville and Saint Bernadette Mission, Duncannon PA. He has authored several books including, Catholicism for Dummies, he has also hosted numerous TV series for EWTN.

Coverage can also be found at:

WITF Live video stream of the Installation
WHYF AM 720 Live radio coverage of the Installation
WHTM ABC27, Live coverage, captioning available
The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Live coverage, re-airing at midnight. EWTN channel finder.
The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Live stream on their website and on the PCN mobile app
CatholicTV, Live coverage and also online at

For additional information visit 

WITF’s Ben Allen recently reported on how the new Bishop plans to bring people back to the Church.  Read more

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