Bishop invites faithful to celebrate ordinations and Bicentennial via livestream

Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone announced a weekend of celebrations and invited everyone to participate through livestreaming of the events, which includes an ordination and Bicentennial ceremonies.

“This weekend will be a busy but joyous few days for our diocese,” Bishop Guglielmone stated.

Today, Friday, July 10, the diocese will hold the presbyteral ordination of Deacons Michael Cellars and William Frei at 5 p.m. Watch live coverage at and

Watch the deacons’ invitation to tune-in virtually here:

On Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m., Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will read a proclamation declaring July 11, 2020, as Diocese of Charleston Day. Then at 1:15 p.m., Bishop Guglielmone will lead a rosary. Both of these events will be livestreamed from St. Mary of the Annunciation on

On Saturday night at 5:30 p.m., the Vigil Mass for the Bicentennial of the founding of the Diocese of Charleston will be livestreamed from the Basilica of St. Peter in Columbia on and

“Please tune in to help us celebrate these momentous and historical events for our diocese,” the bishop stated. “May God bless us with many vocations and another 200 years. Ad multos annos!”