Only if I serve my neighbour can my eyes be opened to what God does for me and how much he loves me. - Pope Benedict XVI
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Diocese of Monterey

September 18, 2016 | Sacred Heart Church

Dear Sacred Heart Community Parish, I want to start this short introduction of myself with this verse of the Psalm 123:6 “God has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy” that I have related to myself every day and indeed God has granted me the opportunity to be assigned as a transitional deacon in this parish for a year as I get ready for priestly ordination. My name is John Becerra and I am originally from Colombia. I am the oldest of three siblings and the one who left home to go on this divine adventure of giving up my life for Christ to serve others in his name as a future priest. I was born 32 years ago into a Catholic family who provided for me my faith and my love for God and also the support to follow God’s call when God called to join the Seminary in Cartago, Colombia where I did my philosophy courses (3 years of formation) and after that period of time God kept asking me to leave my family and my land to follow him in another mission. This mission was to come to the US to help and to learn how to be a good priest in foreign lands. These foreign lands became my new home and I am glad that I heard his voice and now I am in your midst sharing the graces of God. I came to the United States in 2010 to continue my seminary formation at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon. I finished my seminary formation last May (4 years of Formation) and as time passed, I was ordained a transitional deacon last year in Saint Mary cathedral in Portland Oregon. Now Bishop Richard  Garcia has assigned me to this lovely community to serve you and learn from you how to be a priest according to God’s heart. I am glad to be here with you my new dear community and I hope to see you during Masses and after them. Feel free to come to see me if you want to know me better. Let us keep each other in prayers and remember we are here to know Jesus as much as possible.

Yours in Christ,  Deacon John

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