We celebrate his memorial this Thursday, July 25th. The Spanish, Santiago de Compostela, links Saint James with a place in northern Spain. What we know of St. James can be found in scripture but his connection to Compostela is something of tradition and legend. James is one of the first to follow Jesus. The Gospels record that James and John were with their father, a Galilean fisherman named Zebedee, by the seashore when Jesus called them to discipleship (Mtt.4:21-22, Mk.
Pictured above, standing left to right: David Atkins, Beatrice Micalizio, Fr. Greg, Matthew Feldman. Seated left to right: Fr. Thomas, Dave Owens, Maloy Dadivas, Delfina Hernandez.
Can you sense the momentum growing each time you visit the Santiago de Compostela campus? Can you feel the renewed energy within every ministry? If your answer is NO, then you may need to sharpen your “situational awareness” skills. How wonderful it is to experience the welcoming inertia that Father Thomas brings to each gathering before every Mass.
My name is Gregory P. Márquez, although I prefer to simply be called Father Greg. Since July 1, 2014, I am the new parochial vicar of this (our) parish of Santiago de Compostela. It is a great pleasure for me to be here with all of you. I generally prefer to not talk so much about myself, but since I am new to this place, I know that some may want to know a little bit about me, perhaps specifically about my past, and how and when my vocation to the priesthood came about. My past: I was born in Los Angeles County, CA, and we lived in the city of South Gate.
JMJ My Dearest Parish Family, God be with us always.
We welcome with open hearts and arms Fr. Greg Marquez who will be part of our Parish Family as Parochial Vicar. Due to time constraint his profile and message will be published in our next bulletin. Allow me to share with you a meaningful prayer Fr. Troy provided for me, for us in this period of transition and change: ~PRAYER TO ACCEPT CHANGE~ Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Lord, things change again. When will I be able to rest in the comfort of knowing what comes next?