Transitional deacon Armando Alejandro has been assigned to St. Luke’s for his pastoral summer.
Deacon Alejandro was one of four men ordained to the diaconate on May 16 at the cathedral in Houston. Since then, he has driven across the country from Texas to join us here in DC for the next few months.
He will be assisting us in developing a Christian Formation Program for our children, as well as assisting at our Sunday and weekday Masses. We have asked him to tell us a little bit about himself. But be sure to take the opportunity during coffee hour this summer to get to know him better.
I was born and raised in D’Hanis, Texas, where I attended Holy Cross Catholic Church. Following graduation from high school, I became a parishioner of Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio, which was at the time a pastoral provision parish. After leaving seminary for the Archdiocese of San Antonio, I became a teacher at the Atonement Academy where I taught Music, Theology, Sacred Art and Architecture, and Church History.
I entered formation with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in 2017 and was enrolled in Saint Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas. I was ordained to the transitional diaconate on May 16, 2019 and anticipate my priestly ordination on June 29, 2020. I look forward to getting to know and serve the community of Saint Luke’s.