Following confirmation that he has been granted R1 (Religious Worker) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, Bishop Joseph Tyson today has formally appointed Father Edgar Quiroga a parochial vicar at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland. Many thanks to all who have been praying for a speedy resolution to the immigration process difficulties that had delayed a formal assignment following Fr. Quiroga’s priestly ordination May 22. We’re also very grateful for the fine work of our immigration attorney, Eamonn Roach, his legal assistant, Laura Rodriguez, and the other staff at the Roach & Bishop law firm in Pasco.
Besides his new work at Christ the King, Fr. Quiroga also will be able to formally enroll in part-time online studies this summer at Mundelein Seminary as he begins work on his STL (License in Sacred Theology). We’re grateful to the Catholic Extension Society for the scholarship that has paid for much of his education and will also help pay for the advanced degree he’ll complete over the next few summers.
Please keep Fr. Quiroga and Christ the King Parish in your prayers as we continue to pray for all those experiencing immigration difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.