30 years ago tomorrow I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. I have been blessed to serve in a variety of parishes. After ordination I served for 5 years as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker (Canoga Park), then 2 1/2 years as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe (Hammel Street in East Los Angeles). I was then asked to Pastor another Our Lady of Guadalupe (Rosehill, near El Sereno in Los Angeles) where I remained for over 8 years. I was then sent to Sacred Heart (Lancaster) where I was Pastor for 11 years, followed by 1 year at St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Santa Clarita), 1 year at St. Anselm (South Los Angeles) and now Pastor here at St. Rita Church.