"Then Jesus approached and said to them, 'All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.' " - Matthew 28: 18-20
“耶稣便上前对他们说:「天上地下的一切权柄都交给了我,
所以你们要去使万民成为门徒,因父及子及圣神之名给他们授洗,
教训他们遵守我所吩咐你们的一切。看!我同你们天天在一起,直到今世的终结。」”- 玛窦福音28: 18-20

Fr. Carlos Aberto Olivera

欧维礼神父一九五九年出生于阿根廷中部圣路易市的一个典型的天主教家庭,自幼在充满天主爱的环境中长大。他的父亲是银行的职员,母亲是小学教师,欧神父是七个兄弟姊妹中的长兄。

约是在十二岁的时候,他开始感受到天主的召叫。 十五岁时,在一个避静祈祷中,很清楚的分辨出他的圣召。十八岁高中毕业时,在父母的支持下,进入了教区修院。六年后,于一九八四晋铎成为阿根廷教区神父。在一九八五年加入道生修会,度过数年的牧灵生活。

于一九九四年,经台湾台中主教府的邀请,被修会派遣到台湾,开始了在台湾的福传生涯。 最初他接受王愈荣主教的派遣,在台中新成立的太平和大里的天主堂担任本堂神父。尽管有语言上的障碍,他依然满心相信天主自会成就祂的旨意。一九九八年起被转派到桃园的大园担任本堂神父有六年之久。于二○○六年,徵得修会的许可,再度成为教区神父,加入了台中教区。欧神父在台湾共服务了十二年之久。后来,欧神父用了近两年时间去罗马完成了他的”圣母神学”博士论文。

二○○八年六月, 经王愈荣主教的推荐来到美国牧灵。同年七月一日, 担任圣荷西华人天主教会的指导司铎。在二○一二年七月,”圣荷西华人天主教会”正式晋升为”圣荷西华人天主堂”,同时,欧神父被任命为本堂神父。

欧神父一直以来牢记自己博士论文的主题, 努力效法圣母的祈祷和信德, 以爱来牧养天主的子民。

Father Carlos Alberto Olivera was born in the city of San Luis, Argentine in 1959. He grew up in a typical Catholic family, where he experienced the loving presence of God during his childhood.  His father was a bank clerk, and his mother was an elementary school teacher. He has six younger brothers and sisters.

He began to experience the call of God to priesthood when he was near twelve years old. At the age of fifteen, during a spiritual retreat, he clearly discerned his vocation.

With the support of his parents and his whole family, after his graduation from high school, he entered the diocesan seminary. Six years later, in 1984, he was ordained as a priest. In the year 1985 he entered the Institute of the Incarnate Word.

After several years of pastoral experience, following the needs and invitation of the Diocese of Taichung, Fr. Olivera was sent to Taiwan for a new experience as a missionary. His very first mission was under Bishop Joseph Wang, as the first pastor of the newly established parish in Taiping – Tali, Diocese of Taichung. In spite of the difficulties of the Chinese language, he had faith that God will accomplish His purpose. In the year 1998, Fr. Olivera was appointed as pastor in the parish of Dayuan, Taoyuan, for six years. In the year 2006 with the permission of his religious superiors, he became a diocesan priest in the Diocese of Taichung. Fr. Olivera spent total twelve years in Taiwan.

In June 2008, after almost two years in Rome to finish his doctoral thesis on Mariology, Fr. Olivera came to United Stated with the recommendation from Bishop Joseph Wang. He was assigned as the chaplain of the San Jose Chinese Catholic Community (SJCCC) in July 2008. In July 2012, when SJCCC was formally erected as a Mission, Fr. Olivera was appointed as a pastor of SJCCM.

Fr. Olivera remembers his doctoral thesis, always try hard to imitates the blessed Mary in his prayer and faith, and to care with love as the pastor of God’s people.

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