Welcome Fr. Martín Estrada to Holy Rosary as our Associate Pastor!
I am Father Martin Estrada. I was born in a small town of San Julian, Jalisco, Mexico on July 17 of 1983. I was born and raised on my parent’s farm. My father is Jose Guadalupe and my mother is Maria del Socorro. I am the youngest son of a family of ten siblings: two sisters and seven brothers. My family has been the pillar of my faith and vocation to the priesthood. The importance of God and solidarity with others are some of the most important values that my parents infused on all of my brothers and sisters.
These values helped me to see God as the center of my life and others as my brothers and sisters. When I was eighteen years old I started attending my parish youth group and other movements in the Church. At the age of 22, I realized that Christ was calling me to follow him. To say the least, this was really an unexpected experience. One of the first recollections that I have about sensing that I have a vocation to follow Christ closer occurred during a mission to one of the poorest places in Mexico. It was there that I felt that I had a special mission in life. The mission to give myself to the service of God and of his people. Since the moment I started to feel a deeper love to God, and especially of the idea to serve Him as a good servant, I did not know what to expect, but I knew that I could trust God and that He was going to be with me if I chose to leave everything behind for the sake of his kingdom.
Then, I started my discerning journey in the Archdiocese of Chicago. I spent a year learning English, then three years to finish philosophy and three more years in Mundelein Seminary and one more in CTU to finish theology. During these years in the seminary, I learned more the teachings of the Church and deepened more my spirituality. I became more in love of my God and faith.
My vocation journey has been a blessing. I truly believe that it started in my family. Therefore, I invite all the families of Holy Rosary to pray for your own children because God continues calling men and women to His Church, we just need to listen careful. I also trust in your prayers that I can be a good shepherd of this community. Dios les bendiga!
Sincerely Yours, Martin Estrada
Tuesday: 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM and a Mass in Spanish at 6:00 PM
Thursday and Friday: 7:00 AM
Thursday School Mass*: 8:00 AM (Aug. to May)
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM
Sunday: 12:30PM Spanish Mass
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00-4:00 PM
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