Get to Know our New Auxiliary Bishops

December 19, 2022

Ordination Mass

The episcopal ordinations of Bishop-elect Juan Esposito-Garcia and Bishop-elect Evelio Menjivar-Ayala will be at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle at 2pm (procession at 1:30pm) on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Due to limited seating at the Cathedral, those who are interested in joining the celebration are invited to watch the livestream on the Archdiocese of Washington YouTube channel.

Read the January 10, 2023 Catholic Standard article on the upcoming ordinations.

Get to Know our New Bishops

Find bios, explanations of the coats of arms, and prayer cards for each of our new bishops.

No 11am Confessions or Eucharistic Adoration, No 12:10pm Mass

For our regular worshippers and visitors, please note that there will be no 12:10pm Mass on Tuesday, February 21. Confessions and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, normally available in the Cathedral from 11am to Noon, also will be not available.


Read Cardinal Gregory's statement on the appointments on December 19, 2022 of our two new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Watch the Cardinal's news conference, which was streamed that morning on ADW YouTube channel. The Catholic Standard reports on the news conference - read their article.

Let us keep Bishop-Elect Juan Esposito-Garcia and Bishop-Elect Evelio Menjivar-Ayala in our prayers!