Priests from all parishes should create video intros like this to inform their parishioners of what is available in their parish and encourage their parish community to come and get involved with what the parish has to offer. Sometimes all you need is a simple and well-made video like this to encourage everyday Catholics to get involved with what the parish has to offer.


Father Alvaro Perez was born in Lima, Peru, and he is the youngest of four. He comes from a devout Catholic family. Most of his family still lives in Peru. Right after graduation from college, where he studied to become an industrial engineer, he joined his religious community Pro Ecclesia Sancta at the age of twenty-three. In 2009, he was sent to Minnesota to finish his theological training at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. He was ordained a priest in St. Paul on May 30, 2015. Father Alvaro moved to the Diocese of Sacramento in 2018 to become a pastor of the Churches of St. Anthony in Walnut Grove and St. Therese in Isleton. He is very excited and happy to begin this new adventure at the helm of the beautiful Parish of St. Lawrence in North Highlands. He is excited about getting to know all of you and celebrate the Eucharist with you all.

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