Father Ramon Bolatete became the fourth pastor in St. Faustina’s history on June 1, 2018 following the paths of Fathers David Gillis, Jean Desir, and Stephen Phillips, who founded the parish in 2006.
Father Ramon comes to St. Faustina after spending nine years as Parochial Vicar and the past six years as Parochial Administrator at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Academy in Lakeland, Florida, the oldest Catholic Church in Polk County.
Born and raised in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines, Father Ramon entered the Divine Word Seminary and studied at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines. He attended the Divine Word Major Seminary in Tagaytay City, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Philosophy. Fr. Bolatete was ordained a Divine Word missionary on October 19, 1985 and spent the next four years as a missionary in Papua, New Guinea. He also has a Master’s Degree in Missiology, from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, Canada.
While in Canada Fr. Ramon took graduate studies for two years before working with the Diocese of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, as Parochial Administrator to the parishes of Harbour Main and Clarenville for the next three years. He then enjoyed his next five years serving God as Pastor of the Immaculate Conception Parish of Harbour Grace.
From there he moved to the United States and was incardinated into the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, in early 2010.
Elaine Goth, Accountant
Marylu Mariniello, Coordinator of Faith Formation
Carol Arroyo, Parish Secretary
Donna Cuttita, Receptionist
Mike Ratovski, Maintenance/Sacristan
Kelly Mucci, Music Ministry
"THANKS" to our hard-working and dedicated St. Faustina Volunteers. May God Bless you, your families and your friends.
VOLUNTEERSare the backbone of St. Faustina's parish. Dozens of our women, men, teens, and kids share their Stewardship of Time, Talents and Treasures; from everything to fixing a squeaky door to teaching our faith to our youngsters to....well you name it, if there is something that needs to be done in our parish or in our community, our volunteers answer the call everytime with the willingness of God's grace, love, and committment.