Father Jimmy Barrozo
Father Jimmy Barrozo, 44, died in his sleep at the Catholic rectory in Meade October 28, 2010. He was the parochial administrator of St. John the Baptist, Meade; St. Anthony, Fowler; and St. Patrick, Plains.
Father Barrozo was a priest from the Diocese of Sorsogon in the Philippines . He began his assignment in the Diocese of Dodge City on December 4, 2009. This was his only assignment in the United States .
The Most Rev. Ronald M. Gilmore, bishop of Dodge City , issued this statement: “Father Jimmy came quietly. Father Jimmy left quietly. We were blessed by the grace of his movement among us. And so we were shocked Thursday morning to have it, to have him, moving no more. There is a painful emptiness in our Diocesan house, and we grieve.”
Father Barrozo was born July 12, 1966, in Marikina , Metro Manila, Philippines the son of the Juanito Salazar Barrozo and Celerina Antiado Barrozo. He was ordained to the priesthood December 4, 1993, by the Most Rev. Jesus Y. Varela, bishop of Sorsogon, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Sorsogon City .
He served as associate pastor at Immaculate Conception, Sorsogon, (1993-1994) and Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, (1994-1997). From 1997 to 2000, Father Barrozo served at Lady of Penafrancia Seminary at Sorsogon as spiritual director, academic formator, and dean of students. His pastorates were at St. Raymond Nonnatus (2001-2005) and St. Michael the Archangel (2005-2009), both in Sorsogon.
Father Barrozo served his diocese in the Philippines as Diocesan Internet Program Director; Secretariat Diocesan Synod Head; Episcopal Vicar; and as a member of the Board of Consultors and Presbyterial Council.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include: his mother, and five siblings.
The vigil service was at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at St. John the Baptist Church , Meade, with Msgr. Angel Dy presiding. The funeral Mass was at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, at St. Anthony Church, Fowler, with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore presiding. The Mass of Christian Burial and interment will take place later in the Diocese of Sorsogon.
Memorials can be sent to the Seminary Fund of the Diocese of Dodge City, PO Box 137, Dodge City , KS 67801 .