Episcopal Ordination Mass

Sept. 28 @ 2:00 PM
Livestream the Mass on Sept 28 at 2 PM

Livestream Begins at 2 PM

The Catholic Diocese of San Diego invites the entire Catholic community to view the joyous episcopal ordination Mass for Fathers Michael Pham and Felipe Pulido. Cardinal McElroy will be the principal ordaining bishop. The ordination Mass is a ticketed event and not open to the public, but everyone is invited to view the livestream on Thursday, September 28 at 2:00 PM.

“You are now becoming bishops and, in doing so, you take on new dimensions of Christ’s call to the disciples.”

— Cardinal McElroy, Homily for the Episcopal Ordination Mass

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Cardinal McElroy will be the principal ordaining bishop. The principal co-ordaining bishops will be Bishop Joseph J. Tyson of Yakima, Wash., and Bishop John P. Dolan of Phoenix, Ariz., who served as auxiliary bishop of San Diego from 2017 to 2022. Among the other concelebrants will be Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano of San Diego and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

Pope Francis announced the appointment of Bishops-elect Pham and Pulido as auxiliary bishops for San Diego on June 6. Upon their episcopal ordination, they will assist Cardinal McElroy and join Auxiliary Bishop Bejarano in ministering to the almost 1.4 million Catholics of San Diego and Imperial counties.