Standing before more than 20 bishops, dozens of priests and more than 2,000 of his “closest friends,” Los Angeles native Msgr. Marc V. Trudeau was ordained as the newest auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles just a few miles down the freeway from where he was born.
The Episcopal Ordination Mass took place June 7 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and was presided by Archbishop José H. Gomez, who in his homily called Trudeau a “good priest, with a heart for your people.”
“But now our Lord is calling you to go deeper, to go where you have never gone before,” said Archbishop Gomez, referring to the words of Jesus to Simon Peter that Trudeau chose for his episcopal motto: “Put out into deep water.”
“Every bishop is an ordinary worker: ‘A man with a boat,’ like Simon Peter in the Gospel,” Archbishop Gomez said.