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Fr.Erasmus B. Soriano, Pastor
Fr. Erasmus B. Soriano.
- Born November 25,1963 Bauang , La Union , Philippines
- Parents : Antonino L. Soriano (+) Fe Consuelo R. Banina – both are retired teachers .
- Age 57
- Years in priestly ministry – 28
- Ordained priest on March 26,1993. MA –Spiritual life
- Seminary : Holy Apostles senior seminary –Makati , Philippines
- Second in a family of 3 brothers and 1 sister .
- Graduated in college : Bachelor of science in Accountancy , 1984 ( Cum Laude)
- College : St. Louis College , San Fernando, La Union
- Worked as auditor for two years before entered the seminary.
Previous assignments in the Philippines:
- Oeconomo of Diocese of San Fernando , La Union ( 1995-2003)
- Seminary Spiritual Director and procurator – San Pablo seminary , Baguio City, Philippines
- Pastor Holy Family Church , St. Joseph the Worker Church – Philippines
Assignments in Archdiocese of Los Angeles:
- Associate pastor – St. John the Baptist , Baldwin Park , Ca. (2009-2013)
- Administrator – St. Thomas More Church , Alhambra , Ca. ( 2013- 2016)
- Administrator and Pastor – St. Paul’s church , Los Angeles , Ca. ( 2016-2021)
Father Ambrose Udoji
Fr. Ambrose Udoji, Associate Pastor
Ambrose Udoji. From Nnewi Catholic Diocese of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, Anambra State, Nigeria. From a family of six and traditionally Catholic. Developed interest in the priesthood as an altar boy at about the age of eight and eventually became a Roman Catholic priest on July 15, 1995.
Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy – 1990: Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, affiliate of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome.
Bachelor’s Degree in Sacred Theology/ Master’s Degree in Divinity – 1995: Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, affiliate of the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome.
Postgraduate Diploma in Education – 2007: National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Awka Branch, Nigeria.
Clinical Pastoral Education – 2009: Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Certificate of Cultural Orientation for International Students – 2011: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles California
Advanced Studies in Ministry, Pastoral Counseling – 2012: Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana
Advanced Studies in Philosophy, in Education /Administrative Management – 2016: Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana
Associate Pastor – 1995: All Saints Parish Nkpor and St. Peter Clever Parish Nnewichi. Pastor – 2000 – 2008: St Marin Parish Inyaba Nnewi and St. Andrew Azia and other diocesan assignments as appointed by the Bishop.
Arrived US – 2008 Professional Hospital Chaplain – 2010: Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, California. Associate Pastor – 2014 / 2020: St. Philip, Pasadena and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey. Currently Associate Pastor – St. Linus, Norwalk, September 1, 2020.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Father Marco Reyes
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.
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.
Deacon Chuck Baker
Deacon Mario Guerra
Deacon Ruben Sainz
Deacon Mario Mejia
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