"Greetings to all the parishioners of St. Monica Church. I am Fr. Thomas Park, your new Associate Pastor. I was ordained on August 8, 2020, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, after six years of formation at the St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo.
Prior to choosing the diocesan priesthood, I had joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin as a postulant to discern if that’s where our Lord was calling me to be. And before that, I worked in the engineering and IT fields.
It has been a great journey with our Lord Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, and all I have met along the way. My journey has now led me to St. Monica Catholic Community, for which I am very excited. I look forward to getting to know each of you and serving our Lord together with you.
God bless you, and thank you so much for welcoming me! "
-Fr. Thomas Park
You can learn more about Fr. Park in his feature in the Angelus News entitled New LA Priest: Thomas Park