Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. - Mt 25:40
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Diocese of Monterey

November 25, 2012 | Sacred Heart Church

Greetings to the people of God of Sacred Heart Church!

At the outset, thank you for welcoming me to your parish. When I first came, I was impressed by the vibrancy of the faith of this community. I am sure there is a tsunami of the Holy Spirit happening in this church.

Bishop Richard Garcia has appointed me as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Church. I feel honored and humbled by this appointment knowing that Sacred Heart, like St. John Lateran in Rome, was the first Catholic Church in Salinas.

I am Father Noel de Lira, a diocesan priest from the Philippines. Although my cultural roots are from Southeast Asia, I was theologically educated in the West. I finished my theological studies at the University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, and I obtained a licentiate in systematic theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts. Having lived and studied on three continents has really broadened my cultural horizon.  […]

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