Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Home Parish: San Juan Diego

Juan Mendez

I grew up in a religious family, but I felt the calling after being engaged at my parish.  I was involved in many of the church ministries, and from there the calling intensified.  I felt very special being in the parish, going to church and being involved with the community.  I would envision myself doing what the priest did.  And, that’s when I knew.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“What then shall we say to this?  If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31

Fun Fact

During my pilgrimage to the Holy Land this past summer I had the opportunity to play soccer with the locals of Bethlehem. We could not really communicate through language so we had to use signs and gestures. Who won the game? THEY DID!