Evening prayer: A community blesses the new auxiliary bishop
The night before his ordination as auxiliary bishop, the “Order of Blessing: The Sending Forth of Fernand Joseph Cheri III, O.F.M.,” prayer service was held at the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse. Several friends and family offered their testimonies and prayerful support for his new episcopal ministry.
The group of those blessing Bishop-elect Cheri included his mother Gladys, who attended despite her recent broken hip. “This has been the most outstanding thing that can happen to our family and the people in New Orleans,” said his sister Brigid Martin on his ordination.