Fr. Sergio Perez is Director of Vocations and Youth Ministry for the Oblates of St. Joseph in Loomis, CA. He was raised Catholic, but it was while attending California State University at Bakersfield that he discovered more about his faith. Involved in a youth group and other parish ministries in Bakersfield, he was told that he should consider becoming a priest. He visited the Oblates and that’s where he “felt at home.”

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis