June 8, 2021 | Deacon José Reyes, Parish Life Coordinator, St. Stanislaus

Most Reverend Bishop Ramón Bejarano,
Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego

Born and raised in El Salvador, he graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Catholic University of El Salvador. He spent his entire professional career, over 30 years, in the Applications Development side of Information Services. Deacon José retired from E & J Gallo Winery in 2017 after working there for 25 years.

Deacon José joined St. Stanislaus in 1990 when he and his family moved to Modesto. Since then, he has had an active participation in the life of the Church at St. Stanislaus here in Modesto as well as in the Diocese of Stockton. Deacon José received the Sacrament of Holy Orders in the Order of the Diaconate at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton in 2003.

In August 2019, Bishop Myron J. Cotta entrusted the day-to-day pastoral care of St. Stanislaus Parish to Deacon José, appointing him to the Ecclesiastical Office of Parish Life Coordinator for St. Stanislaus starting on October 1, 2019.

Deacon José and his wife Margarita have been married for 39 years and, as he would say, they have been dating for 44 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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