Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas, SCJ, ordained to the priesthood!
On February 16, 2019, Juan Carlos Castañeda Rojas, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood in his hometown of Rionegro, Colombia, at the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas el Magno. Bishop Fidel Leon Cadavid Marín was the ordaining bishop. Thousands of miles from the place he now calls home – the US Province – the ordination brought Fr. Juancho full circle back to where his vocation first took root. “It means a lot to me to have my ordination in Colombia because it was here where my vocation began, my journey in answering God’s call,” said Fr. Juancho. Among those from the US Province who traveled to Colombia for the ordination were Fr. Jack Kurps, Fr. Duy Nguyen, Br. Duane Lemke, Fr. Vien Nguyen, Fr. David Szatkowski, Fr. Mark Fortner, Fr. Tim Gray and Frater Henry Nguyen.Read More