Deacon Frank Moreno
Born and raised in Texas, moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, where I met my wife of 18 years, Maria de Lourdes. We have two daughters - Kali 16 yrs. and Kasandra 14 yrs. My first real encounter with Jesucristo was in 2006 at a Charismatic Marriage Retreat. It was my first retreat ever. It was there He (Jesus) talked to me and I listened to him. But most importantly, I let Him into my heart and He healed me. Since then I have been a servant of the Lord and church for 10 years this November. I have about six years preaching/giving talks all the way from New Jersey to Mississippi to Texas, and all the states surrounding Nebraska. I was ordained as a permanent Deacon in the Grand Island Diocese in 2001. This will be my first trip to the West coast so I ask for everyone's prayers and blessings.
Fr. Paul Gawlowski OFM Conv.
Fr. Paul became a Franciscan Friar in 1991 and has ministered as a school teacher, a chaplain at St. Anthony's foundation and at St. Mary's Hospital, and served in parish ministry at St Paul of the Shipwreck in San Francisco. Fr. Paul is currently the pastoral associate at Our Lady of Grace in Castro Valley, and the Vocation Director for the Western Province of the Conventual Franciscans. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1999, after studying at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley CA. Prior to joining the Franciscans, Fr. Paul was an electrical engineer for 10 years.
He ministered at St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish in San Francisco for 17 years, first as Social Outreach Director where he had been involved in starting and operating a food pantry which serves over 300 clients a week, worked in community organizing helping to secure funding for homeless programs, directed after school athletic, art and tutoring programs, been involved in coaching and teaching our youth and participated in street ministries to promote peace in our neighborhoods. He spent his last 10 years at St. Paul of the Shipwreck as Pastor, where in addition to Pastoral Care of the Parish, became involved in the Charismatic Movement and New Evangelization, and continued his involvement in anti-violence, peace and justice work.
Fr. Vito Perrone
Contemplatives of St. Joseph, Mater Dolorosa Church, South San Francisco. Fr. Perrone, ordained a priest of the San Francisco archdiocese in 2001, founded the Order on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2009.
Msgr. James Tarantino, Pastor, St. Mark Church, Belmont, CA