WASHINGTON (June 28, 2004) —- Pope John Paul II appointed two New York archdiocesan priests as auxiliary bishops of New York.
Msgr. Gerald T. Walsh, 62, pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, New York City, was appointed to the titular see of Altiburo. Msgr. Dennis J. Sullivan, 59, pastor of Sts. John and Paul Parish, Larchmont, N.Y., was appointed to the titular see of Enera.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointments.
Gerald T. Walsh was born April 25, 1942, in New York. He attended Good Shepherd Elementary School, New York City; St. Charles High School, Baltimore; Powers Memorial Academy, New York City; Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y.; St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y.; and Fordham University.
He earned a master's degree in theology at St. Joseph's and a master's degree in social work at Fordham.
Msgr. Walsh was ordained a priest May 27, 1967, by Cardinal Francis Spellman at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Following ordination he was assigned as parochial vicar, Holy Trinity Parish, New York City. In 1980, he joined the staff of Catholic Charities; in 1989, he was named pastor of Incarnation Parish, New York City.
Bishop-elect Walsh was named secretary to Cardinal John O'Connor in 1996, and in 1998, was named pastor of St. Elizabeth's.
He was named a Prelate of Honor to His Holiness in 1990.
Dennis J. Sullivan was born March 17, 1945, in New York City. He attended Public School 102 and Mt. St. Michael Academy in Bronx, New York; Iona College; and St. Joseph's Seminary. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master of divinity degree from St. Joseph's.
Bishop-elect Sullivan was ordained a priest on May 29, 1971, by Cardinal Terence Cooke in St. Patrick's.
Following ordination he was assigned as parochial vicar, St. Elizabeth's Parish, New York City. In 1976, he was named parochial vicar, Sts. Philip and James Parish, the Bronx; in 1981, parochial vicar, Ascension Parish, New York City; in 1982, pastor of St. Teresa's Parish, New York City; and in 2004, pastor of Sts. John and Paul Parish. He was named a Prelate of Honor to His Holiness in 1999.