Watch livestream Wednesday of Bishop-elect Ned Shlesinger's ordination

The episcopal ordination of Bishop-elect Bernard E. "Ned" Shlesinger, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will take place at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 2 p.m.

The faithful may watch the Ordination Mass live at

Bishop-elect Shlesinger was appointed May 15, 2017, to serve in Atlanta.

He was ordained for the Diocese of Raleigh in 1996. After his ordination, he served at St. Mary Church in Wilmington (1996 – 1998), Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton Grove (1998 – 2000), Maria, Reina de las Americas Parish in Mt. Olive and Mission Churches of Santa Teresa del Nino Jesus & Santa Clara (2010-2012.)

He served as assistant director of vocations (1998 – 2001) and director of vocations (2007 – 2013) for the diocese. In 2013, he joined the faculty of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary as the director of Spiritual Formation for the Theologate. He served in that role until he was appointed bishop in May.