We are thrilled to share with you the joyous moments from Bishop Matthew Elshoff’s ordination. This historic event marked a significant milestone in Bishop Elshoff’s journey and in the history of the Capuchin Order.
From the solemn laying on of hands to the moment he donned his bishop’s attire, each moment captured the spirit of this significant occasion. Bishop Elshoff’s transition from the traditional Capuchin Franciscan habit to the black clerical shirt and white collar symbolizes his new role. However, his heart remains firmly rooted in the Capuchin order, reflecting his unwavering commitment to our values and mission.
Bishop Elshoff’s ordination is particularly noteworthy as he is the first religious order priest to serve as a bishop in Los Angeles in over three decades. Moreover, he is the inaugural Capuchin bishop in California’s history. This achievement is a testament to his dedication, service, and the profound impact he has made within our community.
We are incredibly proud and grateful to have Bishop Matt as part of our Capuchin family. His journey continues to inspire us all, serving as a powerful reminder of the strength of faith and the beauty of serving others. His commitment to the Capuchin order and his new role as a bishop exemplify the essence of our mission.
As we celebrate this historic moment, we look forward to sharing more updates from Bishop Matt’s journey as a bishop in the Los Angeles Diocese. His story is a beacon of inspiration for our community and beyond, reminding us of the transformative power of faith and service.
Stay tuned for more updates and photos from this joyous occasion. We are excited to share this journey with you and are grateful for your continued support.