Staff Member: Fr. Marcel Okwara, C.Ss.R.

Fr. Marcel Okwara, C.Ss.R.

Parochial Vicar
Phone: 763-503-3325
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My name is Fr. Marcel Emeka Okwara. I was born and raised in Nigeria. Was ordained on June 30, 2007 in Nigeria and was immediately sent to the US. Since Ordination, here are places I have ministered:
● 2007-2011— Associate Pastor: Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Memphis Tennessee
● 2011-2015: Pastor: St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, Baron Rouge, Louisiana
● 2015-2019: Associate Pastor: St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Whittier, California

What gives me hope: My entire theology of hope is based on two words: “God Knows!” It’s a theology taught and communicated to me by my late mother.

In St. Alphonsus’s Parish, I look forward to a fruitful, grace-filled, Spirit-filled and joyful stay and ministry. I also hope I will be able to cope with the cold weather.

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