Meet the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish staff
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Fr. Miguel Angel
Meet Fr. Miguel
Praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ!
My name is Fr. Miguel Angel Flores Andrade. I was born in El Rodeo Jalisco, Mexico on October 17. In my family, there were 13 of us; my parents, J. Jesus, and Estela. My siblings are as follows: Victor, Jorge, Gabriela, Adriana, Jesus, Alberto, Eduardo who is a Priest in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca, Estela, and myself. Then the two youngest are Elizabeth and Yuliet.
In 2000, I became a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara where I completed my first 10 years of the priesthood formation. In 2008, I first heard of Casa Jesus program in the Archdiocese of Chicago. One of the priests, who was the rector of Casa Jesus, visited Guadalajara and asked me to come to Chicago. When I was leaving Guadalajara to come to Chicago, the bishop of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara said, “I’m letting you go, because the church is universal, serving in Guadalajara or the United States, you will be serving the same church.” With the permission and blessing of my Bishop, I joined the group of five men that came to Chicago in 2010. In 2011, I was accepted to the major seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago located in Mundelein. In May 2016 I was ordained to priesthood and St. Michael Parish in Orland Park was my first assignment. After 3 years of serving that community, the Archdiocese offered me another assignment at Our Lady of the Mount, Cicero. In July first I will start my ministry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in Chicago which is in great need of a priest. I accepted my new assignment with trust that this is where God is sending me now. it is with a full heart, and a heart on fire, that I express my gratitude to the Cardinal Blasé C, to the Bishop Andrew W and all of you for letting me be a member of your parish community. Please, pray for me.
May God bless us all!!
Fr. Miguel Angel Flores Andrade