Father Earl K. Fernandes , Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Columbus

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced that Father Earl K. Fernandes, of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, has been appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus in Ohio. Bishop-elect Fernandes will be the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Columbus. Bishop-elect Fernandes will be consecrated and installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

While we are very sad to see him leave St. Ignatius, and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we are so excited for Bishop-Elect Fernandes!!!  Let us pray for him as he serves as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus! Read a letter from Bishop-Elect Fernandes and get more information by using the links on this page. 

Watch Bishop-Elect Fernandes’ Vespers & Ordination • May 30 & 31

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Solemn Vespers 
May 30 at 7pm

Ordination and Installation
May 31 at 2pm

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