Pope Names Msgr. Sheltz Auxiliary Bishop Of Galveston-Houston

February 21, 2012 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named65-year-old Msgr. George A. Sheltz, vicar general, chancellor and moderator ofthe curia of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as an auxiliary bishop ofthe Texas archdiocese.

Theappointment was publicized in Washington, February 21, by Archbishop Carlo MariaViganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

GeorgeA. Sheltz was born April 20, 1946, in Houston, where he attended St. Mary’sSeminary of St. Thomas University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophyand a master’s degree in theology. He was ordained a priest for the archdiocesein 1971.

Assignmentsafter ordination included parochial vicar, Assumption Parish, Houston, 1971;parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, 1973; parochial vicar, St.Vincent de Paul Parish, Houston, 1976; founding pastor, Christ the RedeemerParish, Houston, 1980; pastor, Prince of Peace Parish, Houston, 1990; Dean ofSan Jacinto Deanery, 1994; episcopal vicar of Northern Vicariate, 1997; pastor,St. Anthony of Padua Parish, The Woodlands, Texas, 1999; and SecretariatDirector for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services, 2007.

In2011, he was named vicar general, chancellor and moderator of the curia.

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