Fr. Heriberto Torres V. C.R.
HOLY FAMILY PARISH PASTOR
Father Heriberto Torres Velazquez C.R. was born January 15, 1971 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. He joined the Theatine Religious Community and was ordained on April 21st, 2005 at the Cathedral in Guadalajara. He was appointed to Holy Family on July 1st, 2019 for a term of six years.
YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Thirty-three years ago, Msgr. Joseph McGuiness asked if I could help out with the Religious Education program at the Shrine of St. Therese and I said yes but only for two months as I was returning to school to start my Masters in Social Work.
Well, I never left and I am so happy I stayed, as I truly love ministering in the Catholic Church. I completed my Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry, along with Advanced Certificates in the RCIA Process, Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministries. Helping people of all ages seeking the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation and Marriage brings me joy. I have fallen in love with Holy Family and have great memories of taking teens to NCYC, Just5 Mission trips, retreats and my absolute favorite part is having the children in Children’s Liturgy of the Word every weekend.
YOUNG ADULT AND FAMILY MINISTRY
My name is Lynn Cervi and I am wife and a mother of three young adults and a mother-in-law. I have a business degree from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo), and an advanced youth ministry certificate from the Center of Ministry, along with advanced certificate in young adult ministry and family ministry.
However, the most important certificate any of us can have is a Baptism certificate.
Nearly a quarter-century ago, I started in the business office with the Tri-Parish Youth Ministry program. After helping with a few lock-ins and retreats, I knew my passion was to be involved in youth ministry. And I have done just that ever since. Helping youth find their way to strengthening their faith is a passion. I feel fulfilled every time a former youth of mine greets me with a hug or a smile or a note saying that I had some impact on their lives.
Rosemary currently works in the Parish office as the Receptionist. She is a member of the Offertory Accounting Staff and is active in various Holy Family fundraiser events. She is also a teacher for the R.C.I.A. ministry program. She coordinates the Homebound program for our E.M.’s, and does reminder calls for Mass. She is the first voice you hear when calling the office and takes care of Mass intentions, baptism, communion, and confirmation requests.
Mary Rose "Gypsy" Clearo
Self-taught at age 12, Gypsy Clearo has been a professional musician, singer/songwriter and composer for close to 30 years. Her love of God and music came together when she became Director of Music at St. Francis Xavier for 7 years, and at Holy Family for the last 6. She continues to perform with her band and loves her ministry by sharing original Psalms, Mass parts and hymns with the community.
Do you have a love for Music and Ministry? Join me – let’s lift hearts and soothe souls. “He who’s sings, prays twice!’
Marco D. Vegas
After four years of learning Theology Deacon Marco was ordained by Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya 14 years ago. He supports his family by working as a Manager of Mission & Pastoral Care at St Thomas More Hospital and St Mary-Corwin Medical Center. He is married to Cassie, has two children and two grandchildren. Deacons can be married but cannot remarry if spouse dies. All his time is volunteered and is not paid by the Diocese. Deacon Marco was appointed to Holy Family in 2011.
Deacon Robert was ordained by Bishop Stephen Berg in 2017. He has been married to Jill for 22 years and they have a 20-year-old daughter, Jaycee, and a 17-year-old daughter Jocelyn. He has worked in law enforcement for 13 years and enjoys all aspects of diaconal ministry, particularly youth ministry and liturgy.
Marty joined the Holy Family Church staff on January 26, 2015. Marty’s responsibilities include but are not limited to keeping control of Accounts Payable, auditing all expense invoices, coding the preparation of checks. Reconcile and balance bank accounts. Produce monthly income statements for Finance Council. Prepare financial reports required by the Diocese of Pueblo. Marty has a business degree and has 45 years of supervisory experience in Retail and Banking. He is married (wife – Brenda), has four grown children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Beth joined Holy Family in 2014. She is a widow, has one son, two stepchildren and three grandchildren. She has worked for the City of Pueblo, H&R Block, and Farmers Insurance. For the City of Pueblo, she was the Administer Assistant for PACOG, and was responsible for the grants for the new buses and the new Administration Building and reporting quarterly grant money. For Farmers Insurance she worked on subrogation claims. For H&R Block she was the Quality Control Supervisor. Beth has been preparing personal income taxes for 25 years.
PASTORAL ASSISTANT / LITURGY PLANNING
Edgar joined Holy Family in 2011 as Pastoral Assistant after volunteering for several months. He later started to help with Liturgy. He is the main contact when it comes to funeral planning. He makes our weekly bulletin and ministry schedules for Lectors, E.M.s, Ushers, Servers and Computer Clickers. He also prepares the Liturgy books and computer presentations for the weekend Masses. If you would like to volunteer for any ministry aside from Youth Ministry or R.C.I.A. please contact Edgar.