Pastor’s Postcard – Introduction

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Taking some inspiration from Saint Augustine, I declare that for you I will be a pastor but with you I am a Christian. The former is a duty, the latter a grace.  I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange in the jubilee year 2000.  The first seventeen years of my ministry were as a parish priest and these last six as a chaplain at the University of San Diego.  I graduated from USD in 1991 with a Business Economics Degree and after a few years in technical sales entered Saint John’s Seminary.  I see my duty as leading you in love, nourishing you by the Word and strengthening you through the sacraments.  I am also a waterman who enjoys surfing, swimming, and fishing—and I look forward to becoming a Sea King at Saint Joachim!  

In Christ,

Rev. Robert P. Capone