Installation details and COVID-19 restrictions

The installation of Archbishop-designate O’Regan will take place in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral at 10.30am on Monday May 25.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions there will be a small group of people at the installation, including Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ who, in the absence of the Apostolic Nuncio, has been deputed to read the Bull of Appointment and witness the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity.

Concelebrating priests will be Fr Philip Marshall, Administrator Delegate, Fr Anthoni Adimai SdM, Cathedral Administrator, and Mgr Robert Rice. John Lochowiak, NATSICC Chairperson, and Alex Agius of the Kaurna people, will conduct the Welcome to Country. Other attendees include a small number of students, lay members of the Archdiocese, servers and choir members.

Under the advice of SA Police, the installation has been deemed an approved workplace gathering with no more then 30 people permitted to attend. Due to the size of the Cathedral the current social distancing principles of one person per four square metres can easily be observed.

For the rest of us, the installation was live streamed via the Archdiocesan website ( and replayed on local community TV station Channel 44. Click here to view.

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