"Be not afraid"
Deacon Barros, 45, was born Sept. 7, 1972, in Santa Marta, Colombia to Gustavo Barros and Gloria Goenaga de Barros. He is the oldest of three siblings: one sister and one brother. He studied social communications at Universidad Autónoma del Caribe in Barranquilla, Colombia, and graduated from the University of Miami in 2008 with a master’s in journalism. He worked as a journalist in his native Colombia, Seattle and Miami before entering the seminary. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. John Vianney Seminary in 2013 and is completing his master’s in divinity at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary.
His home parish is Mother of Our Redeemer, Miami. His pastoral assignments include service at Mother of Our Redeemer and Corpus Christi, Miami, as well as clinical pastoral education at New York Presbyterian, New York City. He has served his diaconate year at Assumption Parish in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
He will celebrate his first Masses Sunday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi; and Sunday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at Assumption and at 7 p.m. at Mother of Our Redeemer.
Currently Fr. Barros is Parochial Vicar at St. Louis Church.