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June 6th, 2021 Bulletin & News

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Welcome to Fr Carlos Alberto Encinas!

My name is Carlos Alberto Encinas. I am from Corrientes, Argentina. My family consists of my parents Elena (retired nurse) and Alberto (Retired Military of the Armed Forces), my sisters, Susana (dance and piano teacher) and Vanessa (dentist). I have a nephew, Enzo (studying architecture) and a niece Maria Constanza (studying medicine). After I finished high school, I entered medical school in my hometown. During my last year of studies I began to discern a call to the priesthood. In 2010 I traveled to New York City to volunteer at Saint Anthony Shelter with the Franciscans of the Renewal. There, I had the opportunity to make a deeper discernment.

After almost a year of discernment in the Franciscan community, I decided to enter priestly formation. In 2011, I entered the “Immaculate Conception House of Formation” seminary in Queens. I completed three years of Philosophical studies at the Archdiocese of New York. In 2014, when I finished my studies and after having discerned and prayed more deeply for my vocation, I moved to Florida to begin my Theological studies at the Seminary “San Vicente de Paul” in Boynton Beach, for the Diocese of Venice. I was Ordained a Priest for this Diocese on October 5, 2019. My first assignment was with the community of Saint Peter the Apostle here in Naples. I am very excited to continue serving the Lord as a Priest now here in the Saint Elizabeth Seton community.