We are so proud of Father Eduardo Nevares, a priest of our Tyler diocese, who will be ordained auxiliary bishop of Phoenix, AZ on July 19th!
Bishop-Elect Eduardo Nevares with Sr. Mary Veronica, O.P.
Our community has known Fr. Eduardo a long time. We first met him when he was 15 and attending minor seminary. He volunteered to come and serve Mass in our chapel, and that was the beginning! Fr. Eduardo was ordained for the Missionaries of La Salette and served St. Patrick's parish in Lufkin as deacon and later priest for 17 years. In 2007, he was incardinated into the Tyler diocese, where he served as vocation director before being appointed vice-rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH in 2008. He will be the first auxiliary bishop of Phoenix, the fifth largest city in the nation and home to more than 700,000 Catholics. Despite his busy schedule, Fr. Eduardo has always made time to visit and to celebrate Mass in our chapel. We are so thankful to God for Fr. Eduardo's dedication, his love for the Lord and our Lady, and his inspiring priestly ministry.
You can count on our continued prayers, Fr. Eduardo, and we hope you will remember us in your prayers, too!