My brothers and sisters, Welcome Fr. Sergio Perez, a priest of the Institute of the Divine Word, as our Mission-Co-op Appeal priest. Fr. Sergio was ordained priest on August 9, 2001. This year is his 15th anniversary of priesthood. He studied in the seminary in Argentina, was ordained Deacon in Rome, and as a priest in Argentina. Later, he was sent to Italy to finish his studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome. After his studies, he was sent to South Sudan, and Kenya. He spent almost 9 years in Africa. Fr. Sergio was then appointed to another mission in Europe and currently serves in Albania since 2011. I am sure that Fr. Sergio’s vast experience in the mission fields of the Church will help us understand more fully the universality of the Church and the various needs of our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
As always, thank you for your generosity in supporting the missionary nature of the Church and support of our brothers and sisters throughout the Universal Church. Have a great week!
Fr. Tony Lonzo
Associate Administrator Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist