Fr. José Luis González Molina was ordained during Mass at Parroquia San Francisco Galileo in El Pueblito, Querétaro, Mexico, on Nov. 18, 2023.

Family, friends, and members of the Marianist community attended the ordination Mass, including the following from the Marianist Province of the U.S., Fr. Oscar Vasquez, Provincial, Assistant Provincial of the Office of Religious Life Fr. Tim Kenney, and Chaplain of Comunidad Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Fr. Quentin Hakenewerth, along with Bros. Larry McBride, Francisco Gonzalez, Frank Paco Gomes, and Ed Longbottom.

At the end of the Holy Mass, Fr. Jose Luis told the congregation, “I am thankful to God for the gift of life, my parents for the gift of faith, the vowed Marianists for welcoming me and helping me grow and to the Marianist Family for the love and support these many years.” He also said he’s looking forward to learning and living what it means to be a Marianist priest.

José Luis, 54, was born in Tuxtla in Chiapas, Mexico. He earned a degree in administrative technology and worked for the state government in human development, public works, and the development of the family.

He began the pre-novitiate with the Marianists in August 2008 in Querétaro and entered Novitiate in 2010, in Santiago, Chili. He professed first vows in 2012 and lived in the Marianist Community in Puebla, Mexico until 2015. During these years he earned a licentiate degree in philosophy and was spiritual director for Lay Marianist groups in Mexico.

In 2016, he spent nine months in Marianist schools in Lima, Peru, learning and understanding how a Marianist school is administered. Then in 2018, he professed perpetual vows in Querétaro where he served at Comunidad Nuestra Señora del Pillar until 2020. He entered the Seminario Internazionale Chaminade and studied at the Gregorian University in Rome from August 2020 to 2023.

In his first year as a Marianist priest, Fr. José Luis will be a part of several ministerial experiences to assist him in learning how to be a Marianist priest.

Please keep Fr. José Luis González Molina in your prayers.