Changes in our Pastoral Team


As has been noted in the parish bulletin for the last two weeks, Fr. Mark Martinez has joined our pastoral team.
Fr. Mark was born and raised in Highland Park; the Northeast region of Los Angeles. He attended college and
graduate school in the San Francisco area. Fr. Mark was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los
Angeles in 1996. For the past 7 years he has been the associate at St. Monica in Santa Monica.

Jaime MuƱoz will be our Parish Catechetical Leader. In years past the position was identified in the archdiocese
of Los Angeles as the Director of Religious Education. Beginning this year, the archdiocese is changing this
position title.
Jaime will be responsible and have oversight for all catechesis in our parish: Rite of Christian Initiation, the
parish Religious Education Program, St. Frances of Rome School religion program, our First Communion Preparation Program, Youth Ministry Program, our Confirmation Program, Baptismal and Marriage Catechesis. Previous to taking on the position of Catechetical Leader Jaime was the Religion and Science teacher for the middle school section at St. Frances of Rome School.


Jamie Gutierrez is coming on board as our new Youth Minister. Jamie will take be directing our Jr. High, High
School and Young Adult Programs. Prior to St. Frances of Rome, Jamie was the Youth Minister at Sacred Heart
Church in Covina. Jamie has also been part of the team for City of Saints, the annual archdiocesan Youth Event.
Jamie also served as assistant to the San Gabriel Regional Representative.


Rafael Cabezas is coming on as our fulltime Music Director. Prior to St. Frances of Rome, Rafael was the
fulltime Music Director for St. Genevieve in Panorama City.