We are pleased to announce that the bishop has appointed Fr. Ricardo Chinchilla, CJM, as pastor of St. James-St. Leo, effective September 1st. A native of Honduras, Fr. Ricardo was ordained in 1993, has served as Provincial of the Eudist Province of North America, and most recently as Associate Pastor at St. Patrick’s in Carlsbad.
Fr. George Perez, CJM, will continue as Associate Pastor, and Fr. Azam Mansha, CJM, will move to St. Patrick’s in Carlsbad as their new Associate Pastor as of September 1st. Fr. Gerard’s retirement plans are still to be clarified in the days to come.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Fr. Ricardo as our new pastor!