Eduardo A. Nevares

Auxiliary Bishop at Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

The Most Reverend Eduardo Alanis Nevares was ordained as the first Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix on July 19, 2010, at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Avondale. He began his priesthood as a missionary to Our Lady of La Salette on July 18, 1981, and was later incardinated into the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, in May 2007.

Prior to his arrival in Phoenix he served as Vice Chancellor of the Pontifical Josephinum University in Columbus, Ohio, after serving as the Co-Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, from 2002 to 2008. Before serving in Tyler , was the Pastor of St. Patrick's Parish in Lufkin, Texas. For 25 years, Bishop Nevares served as a missionary to Our Lady of La Salette before he sought incardination of the Diocese of Tyler.

He grew up in a loving and devoted Catholic family. His parents were not wealthy, but they sent all of their children to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish School.

As his mother left the four oldest children at school, the two attended daily mass together. Bishop Nevares began to develop the desire to be a priest as he looked at his mother's love and devotion for the Eucharist.



  • Auxiliary Bishop

    Current role