Archbishop José H. Gomez formally installed Bishop Marc V. Trudeau as the new auxiliary bishop for the San Pedro Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Sunday during a special Mass at the St. Bernard Parish in Bellflower.

Priests and deacons from around the region attended the ceremony, where the new auxiliary bishop received the blessing of the archbishop, the applause of the congregation in the packed church and, in a lighter moment, the keys to the auxiliary bishop’s dwelling.

The new auxiliary bishop was appointed by Pope Francis in April and was ordained on June 6. During his ordination, the new auxiliary bishop received his pontifical insignia, a bishop’s ring, miter and staff, according to a statement from the archdiocese. The insignia signifies the bishop’s role as supervising priest. The ring represents his bond with the church, while the miter and staff signify his authority.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1991, he was born in Hollywood, practiced dentistry and is a survivor of cancer.

The new auxiliary bishop worked at supermarket for more than a decade to pay for college, graduating twice from University of Southern California.

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