|Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York|
Titular Bishop of Alton
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||October 30, 2001|
|Installed||December 12, 2001|
|Term ended||February 1, 2014|
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Alton|
|Ordination||December 23, 1962|
|Consecration||December 12, 2001|
by Edward Egan, Henry J. Mansell, and Robert Anthony Brucato
|Born||December 19, 1938|
|Motto||Dominum et vivificantem|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Early life and education
Iriondo decided to pursue the priesthood and then entered the minor seminary of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, an independent Augustinian community, at age 12. He later joined the Canons Regular, and attended Sagrado Corazon Seminary in Oñati and the Collegio San Vittore in Rome. From 1958 to 1962, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Ordination and ministry
Iriondo was ordained for the Diocese of San Sebastián on December 23, 1962.[better source needed] He then served as professor and master of discipline at a seminary of the Canons Regular, and traveled through Europe on duties related to his religious order. He also taught at the National Institute, a regional public high school, where served as school secretary as well.
Iriondo came to the United States in 1968, accepting an invitation for Spanish priests to the Archdiocese of New York. He then served as chaplain to the Sisters of the Servants of Mary until 1969, whence he became parochial vicar at St. Joseph's Church in Middletown. He later served as St. Lucy's Church (1973-1974) and Holy Rosary Church (1974-1976) in Manhattan.
Iriondo was named parochial vicar (1976) and then pastor (1978) of Our Savior Church in the Bronx. In 1990, he was appointed director of both the Hispanic Catholic Center and the Charismatic Renewal Movement. He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of New York in 1996, and named Vicar for Hispanics in 1997. Iriondo became pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in 2001.
Auxiliary Bishop of New York
On October 30, 2001, Iriondo was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York, New York and Titular Bishop of Alton by Pope John Paul II.[better source needed] He received his episcopal consecration on the following December 12 from Edward Cardinal Egan, with Bishops Henry Mansell and Robert Brucato serving as co-consecrators. He selected as his episcopal motto: "Dominum et Vivificantem"
- Poust, Mary Ann. "'Tremendous Strength'". Catholic New York. Archived from the original on 2007-10-27.
- "Pope Accepts Three Resignations, Appoints Three Auxiliary Bishops in New York". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 2001-10-29.
- "Bishop Josu Iriondo". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
|Catholic Church titles|
| Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of New York
| Auxiliary Bishop of New York