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Hello, I’m Fr. Juan Pablo Patiño, Missionary of the Holy Spirit. I entered the congregation on June 1999 and completed my seminary formation on June 2010. During these eleven years I followed Jesus as His disciple. He led me through ways I had never expected and all through these years He has led me to grow in friendship with Him and in service to His Church.
I began as a novice living for two years in Long Beach, CA. Then, after my profession of temporary vows, I lived four years in Mt. Angel, Or. There completed my philosophy studies and graduated in 2005. I stayed one more year in Oregon but this time in St. Matthew Parish as an intern (remember me?). I was given the responsibility to coordinate the Spanish Religious Education Program for children and also helped as a liaison for the English speaking community.
I returned to Southern California on 2006 to continue my theological studies in St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. After two years (the program is usually four years), I was sent to complete my theological studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. There, I completed the last two years of the formation program. I graduated on 2010 with an M.Div.
My superiors asked to continue my studies in Rome while administrating the house where I was being sent to live. It was a definitely a completely different plan but I decided to give myself wholeheartedly to this new mission. Thus, after the deaconate ordination (June 26th, 2010) I flew to Rome. Then, I returned the following year for the priesthood ordination (September 3rd, 2011) at St. Matthew Parish, but right away went back to continue my work in the Eternal City. In total, I spent five years in Rome, studying part-time at the Salesian University and administrating the house that Fr. Felix bought in the year 1926.
I returned to the US and live one year in the Novitiate community just before coming back to St. Matthew. It has been a great opportunity serving the St. Matthew community as a priest. I look forward growing together as one multicultural community in Christ.