New auxiliary bishop of Archdiocese of San Antonio ordained

Auxiliary Bishop Michael Boulette ordained Monday

By Dawn Jorgenson - Web - News Editor
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Auxiliary Bishop Michael Boulette

SAN ANTONIO - Michael Boulette was ordained Monday as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, while Archbishop Christophe Pierre confirmed the appointment at St. Mark the Evangelist Church.

Those in attendance at the 66-year-old's ordainment was his 96-year-old mother, additional family members, as well as consecrators that included Auxiliary Bishop Arturo Cepeda of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Bishop Emeritus Charles Grahmann of the Diocese of Dallas and more than 20 archbishops and bishops.

Chamberlains to Boulette were Msgr. Lawrence J. Stuebben and Father David Garcia.

The new auxiliary bishop was presented several symbols of his pastoral ministry, including:

  • A pectoral cross which belonged to recently-deceased Archbishop Patrick Flores.
  • Two miters with embroidery crafted by the Cloistered Passionist Sisters of Mexico.
  • A crozier hand-crafted by colleague and friend David Dominguez and Dominguez's son, Luke.

A reception was held following the liturgy in the St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Hall.

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