Fr. Ernesto Orci
Below are some facts to get to know Fr. Ernesto:
Fr. Ernesto Orci was born Dec. 26, 1963, in Tucson, Arizona the third of four children of Delia and Enrique Orci.
Education and Employment:
University of Arizona (1981-85) – Bachelors in Business Administration - Accounting/Finance; St. Patrick’s Seminary and University (2002-09) – Bachelor of Sacred Theology(STB), Master of Arts(MA) - Theology; Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Worked at IBM Corp. in San Jose (1985-2002), starting as Accountant/ Financial Analyst, then Manager of Cost Accounting, and from 1999- 2002 was Manager of Financial/Cost SAP System for storage division with worldwide sites.
Parish Affiliations in the Diocese:
Holy Family Parish; Pastoral Year Seminarian at St. Mary’s in Los Gatos (2006-07); Deacon year at Sacred Heart in Saratoga (2008-09); Parochial Vicar at Saint Lawrence the Martyr (2009-12) and Sacred Heart of Jesus in San Jose (2012-13)
Been involved with the Young Adult group at Holy Family Parish (1986-92); Communion Minister and Lector; St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Family Conference as treasurer and president (1999- 2002); and Knights of Columbus as a charter member at Holy Family Council. Has also been engaged in Bible Study, prayer groups and faith -sharing.
Quotes from Ordination Article 2009:
“It was through this service in other ministries and learning about my faith that I felt the call to give more of myself for Christ and to do His work. Understanding the importance of the faith and sacraments in my own life helped me understand the call to share this with others in their own faith journey.” “Being Catholic is a beautiful thing and a wonderful way of living one’s life for Christ. I believe the priest is called to share this with others and help them live it out in daily life.”
Other Diocesan Assignments:
- ILM Instructor (2009-2013)
- Vocations Evaluation Board (Since 2011)
- Council of Priests (2011-2016); Chair of Council 2013-2015
- Santa Clara Serra Club for Vocations Chaplain (Since 2011)
- Clergy Personnel Board (2012-2015)
- Ongoing Formation Committee (Since 2013)
- Priest's Retirement Board (Since 2015)