Good afternoon, friends,Holy Apostles College & Seminary is honored to announce the appointment of Fr. Mario Alberto Avilés, C.O., by Pope Francis on December 4, 2017, as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

Fr. Avilés earned his Masters of Divinity from Holy Apostles in 2000. He was born in Mexico City and joined the Congregation of the Oratory in 1986. In 1988, he transferred to the Oratory in Pharr, Texas, in the Diocese of Brownsville and ordained to the priesthood on July 21, 1998. Fr. Avilés has most recently served as the Procurator General of the Congregation of the Oratory.

Join us in prayer for Bishop-Elect Avilés and his diocesan community.

We will send out an additional email with the date, location, and any online streaming links of the ordination Mass as soon as that information is made available.

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