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Fr. Adrian Mercado San Juan

e-mail: fradriansj@stlinus.org

Fr. Adrian Mercado San Juan is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and an aggregate-in-process of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception (MIC) of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

He was born in Manila, Philippines in 1976 and his immediate family lives in Walnut CA and are parishioners of St. Lorenzo Ruiz-Walnut and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton-Rowland Heights.

His recent assignment as associate pastor was at St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley (July 2015- June 2019). Also, at Divine Savior and St. Anne Parishes, Los Angeles (July 2010- August 2011); St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park (August 2011- November 2012). He also served as administrator of St. Madeleine, Pomona (November 2012- June 2015). He is currently the administrator of St. Linus, Norwalk (since July 2019).

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Fr. Adrian also served the Archdiocese of Manila for 6 years (2004-2010) serving the Catholic school system in campus ministry and integral formation of teachers.

Fr. Adrian holds a Bachelor both in Classical Philosophy and Sacred Theology, a Master in Pastoral Ministry and another Master in Educational Management.

He was formed by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was ordained priest on March 20, 2004.

A stage two testicular cancer survivor, in remission since 2003, Father is indebted to the Divine Mercy, Our Blessed Mother and St. Therese of the Child Jesus for his healing.

Padre Adrian Mercado San Juan es un sacerdote diocesano de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles y está en un proceso de los marianos de la Inmaculada Concepción (MIC) de Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Nació en Manila, Filipinas en 1976 y su familia inmediata vive en Walnut, California, y son feligreses de St. Lorenzo Ruiz-Walnut y St. Elizabeth Ann Seton en Rowland Heights.

Su reciente asignación como pastor asociado fue en St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley (julio de 2015 a junio de 2019). Además, en las parroquias del Divino Salvador y en San Anne, Los Ángeles (julio de 2010 a agosto de 2011); San Juan Bautista, Baldwin Park (agosto de 2011 a noviembre de 2012). También se desempeñó como administrador de St. Madeleine, Pomona (noviembre de 2012 a junio de 2015). Actualmente es el administrador de St. Lino, Norwalk (desde julio de 2019).

Padre Adrian también sirvió en la Arquidiócesis de Manila durante 6 años (2004-2010) al servicio del sistema escolar católico en el ministerio universitario y la formación integral de maestros.

Padre Adrian tiene una licenciatura en Filosofía Clásica y Teología Sagrada, una Maestría en Ministerio Pastoral y otra Maestría en Gestión Educativa.

Fue formado por la Compañía de Jesús (jesuitas) y fue ordenado sacerdote el 20 de marzo de 2004.

Un sobreviviente de cáncer testicular en la etapa dos, y está en remisión des del 2003, el Padre está en deuda con la Divina Misericordia, Nuestra Santísima Madre y Santa Teresa del Niño Jesús por su curación.

Fr. Marcos Villanueva

e-mail: frmarcosv@stlinus.org

Marcos Villanueva Ramirez I was born on  September 19, 1970, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. I am the 10th child of a family of 16 siblings. I have 5 brothers and 10 sisters. My parents: Francisco Villanueva and Felicitas Ramirez (deceased).
1990-1993: Entered the Minor Seminary of Guadalajara

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1993-1996: Philosophy stage in the Major Seminary of Guadalajara

1996-1999: First and Second year of Theology and one year of service as a seminarian in Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Church in Ameca, Jalisco.

2000-2003: Studied English and Theology in the University of Dallas and lived in Holy Trinity Seminary

2003-2005: Returned to the Seminary in Guadalajara and completed the 3rd and 4th course of Theology. In December of 2005 I was ordained as a deacon, and on June 4th of 2006 I was ordained as a priest.

2006-2009: First assignment, Magdalena Parish in Jalisco

2009-2011: Pastor at Our Lady of Refuge Parish

2011-2014: Pastor at San Jose Parish

2014-2016:  Served in the Missions in Cuba, in the Matanzas Diocese. Summer 2016, I returned to help Father Juan Manuel in Fresno, CA.

2016-2018: Pastor in San Francisco of Assisi in Juchipila, Zacatecas. August 10, 2018 arrived to the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

DATOS BIBLIOGRAFICOS DEL PADRE MARCOS

Mi nombre es Marcos Villanueva Ramírez. Nací el 19 de septiembre de 1970, originario de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México . Soy el número 10 de 16 hermanos, cinco hombres y 10 mujeres.  Mis padres: Francisco Villanueva y Felicitas Ramírez (los dos finados).

De 1990-1993. Ingrese al Seminario Menor de Guadalajara a la Preparatoria.

De 1993-1996. Etapa de Filosofía en el Seminario Mayor de Guadalajara.

1996-1999.Primero y Segundo  de Teología y Año de Servicio como Seminarista en la Parroquia de Nuestra Sra. De Guadalupe en Ameca, Jalisco.

2000-2003. Estudiando Ingles y teología  en la Universidad de Dallas y viviendo en el Seminario de la Santísima Trinidad.

2003-2005. Regrese al Seminario de Guadalajara y curse tercero y cuarto de teología. En Diciembre de 2005 recibí la Ordenación Diaconal. Y el 4 de Junio de 2006 Recibí la Ordenación Presbiteral.

2006-2009. Primer destino en la Parroquia de Magdalena, Jalisco.

2009-2011. Párroco de Nuestra Señora del Refugio.

2011-2014. Párroco de San Jose.

2014-2016. Misiones en Cuba, en la Diócesis de Matanzas. Y en el verano de 2016, volvi a ayudar al Padre Juan Manuel de Fresno CA.

2016-2018. Párroco de San Francisco de Asís en Juchipila, Zacatecas. Y el 10 de octubre del presente llegué a la Arquiocesis de Los Ángeles.

Father Brian Delaney

Father Brian Delaney

In Residence

Father Marco Reyes

Father Marco Reyes

In Residence

Fr. Marco was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California.  A graduate of Salesian High School in Boyle Heights, CA. Fr. Marco graduated from UCLA, class of 1975, GO BRUINS!!
Fr. Marco attended St. John’s Seminary, in Camarillo, CA.  He was ordained a priest in 1985.

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Preceding parishes that Fr. Marco has been assigned to include:

  • Resurrection Church in Boyle Heights, CA
  • Mary Star of the Sea in San Pedro, CA
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe in East Los Angeles, CA
  • St. Anthony in San Gabriel, CA
  • St. Clement in Santa Monica, CA
  • Immaculate Conception in Monrovia CA
  • St. Emydius in Lynwood CA

In 2012, Fr. Marco was granted permission by Archbishop Gomez to serve the spiritual needs of our military personnel in the armed services, and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.  Upon completion of training, Fr. Marco was assigned as a chaplain to the Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  Deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, he ministered to the Marines, sailors and soldiers at Camp Leatherneck and the surrounding bases.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge in 2015, he was assigned to St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Santa Clarita and St. Agnes in Los Angeles.

While residing here at St. Linus, he will serve as the new priest chaplain at both St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs and St. Joseph High School in Lakewood.

On a more personal note, Fr. Marco enjoys exercising and a daily workout.

While Fr. Marco will be spending most of his time at St. Paul High School, he will also celebrate Sunday masses here at St. Linus.

DIACONATE TEAM 

Deacon Chuck Baker

Deacon Chuck Baker

Deacon

Deacon Mario Guerra

Deacon Mario Guerra

Deacon

Deacon Ruben Sainz

Deacon Ruben Sainz

Deacon

Deacon Mario Mejia

Deacon Mario Mejia

Deacon

PARISH OFFICE TEAM 

Ana Engquist

Ana Engquist

Business Manager

email: a.engquist@stlinus.org
562.921.6649

"Faith" Cherisse Reyes

"Faith" Cherisse Reyes

Parish Secretary

email:
bulletin@stlinus.org
562.921.6649

Rafael Alvarez

Rafael Alvarez

Parish Office Receptionist

email:
ralvarez@stlinus.org
562.921.6649

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 

Greg Climaco

Greg Climaco

School Principal

email: schooloffice@stlinuslions.com
562.921.0336

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE TEAM

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Mauricio Centeno

Mauricio Centeno

Music Director

email: mcenteno@stlinus.org
562.921.6649

Christina May

Christina May

Director of Religious Education

email: cmay@stlinus.org
562.921.5179

"AC" Anthony Cerna

"AC" Anthony Cerna

Confirmation Coordinator/ Youth Minister

Crystal Diaz

Crystal Diaz

Religious Education Secretary

email: re@stlinus.org
562.921.5179