Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2005
Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S. is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.
He received a bachelor’s degree in theology and a canon law degree from the Gregorian University in Rome. In 1984, he was ordained a priest of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, a religious congregation of men consecrated to God for the service of the Church, who provide spiritual direction for priests and consecrated religious.
He was assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bothell, Washington in the year 2000 to provide ministry to the growing Hispanic community in Western Washington upon the request of Archbishop Alex Brunett. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle by Pope Benedict XVI on May 12, 2005 and was ordained by Archbishop Brunett on June 6, 2005.
Bishop Elizondo is the first Hispanic bishop in Seattle. He is appointed Vicar General ,Vicar for Hispanic Ministries and Vicar for Vocations of the Archdiocese.