This year, Conventual Franciscan Friar Lazaro Sandoval celebrates the seventh anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He works as the associate pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Hermosa Beach, California and is very active in service to others.
At Our Lady of Guadalupe, Friar Lazaro runs the Hispanic Ministry. This ministry sees him listen to the spiritual needs of all Hispanic people at his parish and solve them as best as possible. Most recently, he ran a mission for his Hispanic brothers and sisters. In the past, Friar Lazaro has also celebrated a midnight mariachi Mass on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If there is a need to help nourish the faith of people outside of his parish, Friar Lazaro is also always ready to be of assistance as he as when he traveled to St. Hilary Church in Pico Rivera to celebrate Mass.
Friar Lazaro Sandoval
In the past, Friar Lazaro served St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish in San Francisco. Even today, this faith community in the north of California remembers Friar Lazaro for his exceptional organization skills and leadership that saw St. Paul of the Shipwreck grow. Today, on the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish thanks Friar Lazaro for his important work and wishes him all the best in the future.
(Source: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Hermosa Beach, California.)