St. Joseph Church invites you to meet our new Parochial Administrator, Fr. Cromwell Cabrisos
My Dear People of God -
I am delighted to become the pastor of a vibrant, loving and deeply spiritual people as we have here at St. Joseph Church. How do I know this? We have met before! I was here as part of the Filipino clergy for the Year of Priests “Ah-Men” Concert. If you do not remember me, it was certainly because Fr. Peter’s rose rewarded performance was hard to follow.
Before that, I was here assisting with annulments for the Tribunal of the Diocese of Orlando and spent some of my time at St. Matthew. But I know you are interested in more personal details.
I was born in the southernmost Philippine Islands January 23, 1953. For those interested in such things, that makes me an Aquarius. Witty, clever, a humanitarian, inventive and original. The negative aspects of my astrological makeup I leave for your interpretation.
I studied philosophy at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Bohal, the Philippines and Theology at the Royal Pontifical Catholic University in Manila. My Licentiate was obtained at Santo Tomas in the Philippines followed by Doctorate studies in Rome for Canon Law.
Summers were spent working in the United States; Long Island and New Jersey then locally at St. Matthews, St. Peter in Deland and then seven years in Clermont. On my downtime, I play an aggressive game of tennis and wind down with the piano. My prayer is that there will be many common goals to share together in building the future of St. Joseph Church. For that I will rely on what I hear from you, the living bedrock of this Church. With God’s grace and your patience, I pray my service to you will be rewarded with much fruit. That is certainly a better reward than roses.