Meet the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish staff
Conozca el Equipo Parroquial de San Nicolás de Tolentino
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
Mr. & Mrs. Sergio E.
& Edith Robles
Deacon Couple /
Meet Deacon Sergio
One of our very own has been ordained to St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, please keep them in your prayer.
Cardinal Cupich ordain 27 men as permanent deacons to serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago on September 26, at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel.
The permanent deacons who completed four years of formation. Married men may be ordained permanent deacons; Permanent deacons often work outside the church in addition to their diaconal ministry.
Uno de los nuestros ha sido ordenado para nuestra Parroquia de San Nicolás de Tolentino, por favor mantenerlos en sus oraciones.
El Cardenal Cupich ordenó 27 hombres como diáconos permanentes para servir en la Arquidiócesis de Chicago el 26 de septiembre en la Capilla Santa Rita del Santuario de Cascia. Los diáconos permanentes que completaron cuatro años de formación. Los hombres casados pueden ser ordenados diáconos permanentes; los diáconos permanentes a menudo trabajan fuera de la iglesia además de su ministerio diaconal.
Permanent Deacon Sergio E. & Wife, Edith Robles
A Catholic Deacon is one who is ordained to diakonia, that is, a service to God’s People in communion with the bishop and his body of priests. “The principal function of the deacon is to collaborate with the bishop and the priests in the exercise of a ministry which is not of their own wisdom but of the Word of God, calling all to conversion and holiness” (National Directory, USCCB, 2005, p. 16-17). Deacons are official teachers and preachers of the Word, they also officiate in baptism, matrimony and funerals. They visit the sick, the home-bound and those in prison. Their ministry also involved an outreach to the marginalized, those most in need of care, education and social justice.
Diakonissa is a Greek title of honor that is used to refer to a deacon's wife. It is derived from diakonos—the Greek word for deacon (literally, "server"). ... Diakonissa was also the term used in the ancient Church for the order of deaconess, a class of ordained women who saw to the care of women in the community.