"Consider the priesthood"
Deacon Sierra, 54, was born Aug. 2, 1964, in Miami, to Jose (deceased) and Stella Sierra. He is the oldest of three, with one brother and a sister. He graduated from Miami Southwest Senior High School in 1982 and earned an Associate Degree in Science in Emergency Medical Services in 1994 from Miami Dade College. After 21 years working as a firefighter/paramedic for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, he retired four years early to pursue God’s call to the priesthood. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. John Vianney in 2015 and is currently completing his formation at St. Vincent de Paul.
He has served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami; St. Timothy, Miami; St. Louis, Pinecrest; Blessed Trinity, Miami Springs; and most recently as deacon at St. David, Davie. He also took part in the Rome Experience, a summer program for diocesan seminarians.
Deacon Sierra’s home parish is Our Lady of Lourdes, where he will celebrate his first Mass May 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Currently Fr. Sierra is Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.