NEXT NATIVITY MEN’S GROUP:
Thursday, November 5th
6:00 - 8:30 beginning in the Holy Family Chapel
Join us for an evening of Faith, Fellowship, Food, and Inspiration
Speaker: Bishop Ramon Bejarano
Bishop Bejarano, 51, was born in Seagraves, Texas. His family moved back to Mexico soon after his birth, and he spent his early life in Aldama, Chihuahua, México.
Bishop Ramon felt the call to become a priest at an early age in the Church of San Geronimo as he was preparing for his First Holy Communion. The family moved in the late 1980s to Tracy, California, where he worked in the fields and in hotel maintenance. Two years later, Ramon was able to act on his long-standing desire to become a priest and applied to be a seminarian for the Diocese of Stockton. He received his college degree from the Archdiocesan Seminary of Tijuana and completed his theological studies at Mount Angel Seminary in Oregon.
Fr. Bejarano was ordained August 15, 1998 for the Diocese of Stockton. He served in many parishes and eventually pastor of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton. During his priestly ministry, he also served as chaplain to the Migrant Ministry, celebrating Mass with the families and workers in the migrant camps along with providing the sacraments and counseling.
Bishop Bejarano was consecrated a bishop on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. He is the first priest ordained for the Diocese of Stockton to become bishop, and the second Mexican-American Bishop for the Diocese of San Diego.
Bishop Bejarano has two brothers, a sister, his mother and four nephews who live in Texas. His father passed away in 1995.
Dinner deliciously prepared by Chef Hubert Lorenz,
Culinary Wizard (www.theculinarywizard.com)