Praise be the Lord Jesus Christ!
To the faith
communities of Our Lady of Sorrows,
Snoqualmie and St. Anthony, Carnation:
The Lord be with you!
As your incoming Priest Administrator, I would
like to humbly introduce myself to you. I am Rev. Roman Roy Chavez
Baroma, Jr.You can call me Fr. Roy.
I was born
in the Philippines on November 28, 1969.
As I was approaching the age of 13, I entered the seminary and after
14 straight years in seminary formation, I was ordained a priest.
So, I spent my high school and college years where I studied philosophy,
theology and spirituality in the seminary. Following this I spent
a year ministering both in and outside a parish. I was ordained
a priest on April 3, 1997 for the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines.
As a priest,
I served pastorally for ten years in the Philippines; and presently
I have spent almost 4 years in the Archdiocese of Seattle serving at first the Tri-Parish
community of St. Edward, St. George and St. Paul in Southeast Seattle as a
Parochial Vicar and most recently the Tri-Church communities of
Sacred Heart, St. Mary and St. Joseph in Battleground in the role
of Priest Administrator.
Indeed, I love and enjoy my ministry here in
the Archdiocese of Seattle. I am grateful to God and to the Archbishop
for my new assignment here with you. In the name of mission, I have
come to work with you in the vineyard of the Lord.
May the Good Lord bless us all!
In Christ, Fr. Roy
Fr. Roy Baroma, Pastor