Gilberto Fernandez


Gilberto Fernandez

infobox bishopbiog
name = Bishop Gilberto Fernandez


religion = Catholic Church
See = Miami
Title = Auxiliary Bishop of Miami " [Retired] "
Period = June 23, 1997 thru
December 10, 2002
consecration = June 23, 1997
ordination = May 17, 1959
bishops = Titular Bishop of Hirina|
date of birth = February 13, 1935
place of birth = Havana, Cuba|

Bishop Gilberto Fernandez (born February 13, 1935 in Havana, Cuba) was the Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

Priesthood at the Archdiocese of Havana

Bishop Fernandez studied at the Buen Pastor Seminary in Havana, Cuba was ordained for the Archdiocese of Havana on May 17, 1959. He served in four parishes in the Havana area as the Assistant Pastor for El Salvador Church in Cerro, Havana (1959 to 1960), as the Administrator to St. Peter's Church in Batabano, Havana (1960 to 1961), as the Administrator of the Cathedral of Havana (1961 to 1962) and as the Pastor to El Cerro Church, Havana (1962 to 1966), before coming to Miami in July, 1967.

Priesthood at the Archdiocese of Miami

In Miami he served as Assistant Pastor at St. Ann's Mission in Naranja (September, 1967 to October, 1969), as the Administrator, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Delray Beach (October, 1969 to September, 1971), as Assistant Pastor at St. Patrick Church, Miami Beach (September, 1971 to June, 1974) , as Pastor, Sacred Heart Church in Homestead (June, 1974 to May, 1979) , as the Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Miami (May, 1979 to April, 1988) , as the Pastor at San Pablo Church in Marathon (April, 1988 to December, 1989), as Pastor at St. Kevin Church in Miami (December, 1989 to June, 1996) and as the Spiritual Director, St. John Vianney Seminary, Miami (June, 1996 to June, 1997) .

Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Miami

He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Miami and Titular Bishop of Hirina on June 23, 1997 and was ordained a bishop on September 3, 1997. His Principal Consecrator was Archbishop John Clement Favalora and his Co-Consecrators were Archbishop Edward Anthony McCarthy and Bishop Agustin Roman, all of Miami. Bishop Fernández resigned as auxiliary bishop because of health reasons on December 10, 2002.

His Family

His parents were Jose Fernandez and Consuelo Villar . His siblings are Msgr. Orlando Fernandez (1926-2000), and Father Nelson Fernandez, both of the Archdiocese of Miami; another brother, Fausto Fernandez, is administrator of Marian Towers, an archdiocesan apartment complex for low-income elderly; Sister Lilia Fernandez is a Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine who ministers at Mercy Hospital in Coconut Grove; two other sisters, Ondina and Teresita, live in Miami and another brother, Miguel Angel Fernandez, lives in Mexico with his wife and two daughters.

References

* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bfergi.html Catholic Hierarchy bio]
* [http://www.fiu.edu/~mirandas/obispos/biografias-obispos-fuera.htm#Sanpedro Episcopologio de la Iglesia Católica en Cuba bio] es icon


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