“To not be afraid, God is never pushing you, you can choose freely. Sometimes we don’t feel worthy of these vocations, but God is going to give you the gifts and strength that you need.”
-Father Juan Martinez
Hometown: Colima, Mexico
Home parish: St. Finbar, Burbank
First parish assignment: St. Mariana de Paredes, Pico Rivera
First Mass: Sunday, June 5, St. Finbar Church, 12 p.m.
Read the Angelus News article about our new LA Priest, Juan Cesar Carrasco Martinez.
“When you raise up your arms to give a blessing, I hope you will always recall how Jesus stretched out his arms on the cross — to offer himself as a sacrifice for others; to heal, and to make peace.”
-Archbishop Gomez, 2022 Ordination Homily
Learn more about this year’s Ordination and meet the “Class of 2022” – our eight newly ordained priests.