Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, S.T.L., S.T.D.


Bishop Arturo Cepeda

Presentation: “A Band of Joyful Missionary Disciples:
International Priests Serving our Multicultural Church”

In the light of the New Evangelization, this presentation will explore the blessings and the opportunities our fellow international priests bring to the unique makeup of the multicultural U.S. Church.

Biography: Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, S.T.L., S.T.D.

In April 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named the Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, a priest from San Antonio, as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. One month later he was ordained by Archbishop Allen Vigneron, becoming the youngest bishop in the United States at age 41.

Bishop Cepeda had most-recently served as rector of Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. He was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. with his family at age 19. Bishop Cepeda later studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) where he received a licentiate and doctorate of sacred theology. He was ordained a priest in 1996.

Bishop Cepeda serves as episcopal vicar and regional moderator for the Northwest Region of the archdiocese.  He is also the episcopal liaison to the NFPC.