Deacon Gómez, 37, was born Oct. 30, 1980, in Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico to Juan Gomez and Catalina Roman (deceased). He is the fifth of seven brothers and sisters. He graduated from high school in the Bachillerato in Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico and earned a bachelor of arts from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He also earned a doctorate in sacred theology at Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, Catholic Theological Institute for Oceania, affiliated to the Pontifical Lateran University. He is completing a master’s in divinity at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary.
His home parish is St. Cecilia in Hialeah. His pastoral assignments have included service at Immaculate Conception parish in Marlborough, Diocese of Boston, Massachusetts; St. Patrick in Holyoke, Diocese of Denver, Colorado; and St. Anne, Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado. He has served his diaconate year at St. Joachim Parish in Miami.
He will celebrate his first Masses Sunday, May 13, at 9 a.m. and noon, at St. Joachim.
Currently Fr. Gomez is Parochial Vicar at St. Brendan Church.