Our Lady of Mount Carmel
(815)727-7187 407 E. Irving St. Joliet, IL 60432
Pastor: Fr. José Luis Torres Pedraza, O .Carm.
Father Jose Luis Torres Pedraza, O. Carm was born in Colima Mexico and is the second of six brothers. Father Jose Luis Joined to Providence of the Most Pure Heart of Mary in the Carmelite Order in July 1994. Before joining the Order Administration, he studied Business and Accounting in Colima. Within the Order, father Jose Luis made his Novitiate in Peru. After the Novitiate, father Jose Luis had his pastoral and community experience in the Carmelite parish of Torreon, Coahuila Mexico. During his training, he continued his theological studies in Mexico City ending in December 2002. He was ordained Deacon on 20 July 2003 and priest in the cathedral of Colima on February 14, 2004. He was the administrator and pastor of the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish in Torreon city. Father Jose Luis collaborated in the council of priests of the diocese. Also, he was the prison ministry adviser from 2003 to 2011. Father Jose Luis came to Our Lady Mount Carmel Parish on August 25, 2011; this parish is his second destination as a pastor. Father Jose Luis is lively and happy to accompany the faithful of our parish to the encounter and knowledge of the Kingdom of God.
Sacerdote Asociado: José Cilia, O .Carm.