On April 27th, 2019, I completed my Certificate in Catholic Theology. It was one of the happiest days because, by the grace of God, I was able to complete these past two years of studies. I never wanted to go back to do more studies because it was something that I was afraid of. Now I know that with a lot of hard work and dedication I can do it. It was exciting to graduate with some of my classmates who started out with me in my first year, especially knowing that we were able to complete our program together. Even though it wasn’t easy, we made it through. It was also a blessing that my cousin Nanci, my niece Nanci, my friend Omar, and his mother Doña Enriqueta were able to come for my graduation all the way from Phoenix, Arizona.
After completing my first two years of formation for the permanent brotherhood, I was assigned to reside and to serve at Holy Redeemer Parish here in Detroit, Michigan, for one year as I continue my formation. I am really thankful to be able fully to serve the parish. Now I’m able to focus more on ministry and simply to be with the People of God.
Br. Uriel López, SOLT