Fr. Rafael Querobin SCJ
Father Rafael Querobin was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1979. He joined the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1998 and professed his first vows in 2001. As a religious, he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and theology.
In 2007, he was ordained a priest. His first assignment was at Divino Espirito Santo Parish in Minas Gerais, a state in southeastern Brazil. He spent three years there in charge of many ministries, including youth groups and vocation services. In 2011, Father Rafael received a new assignment to ministry in a formation house, where he served as Formation Director and Superior of the Community for eight years. He subsequently received post-graduate specializations in spiritual counseling and logotherapy, a method of therapy created by Viktor Frankl based on the “will to meaning” principle.
While professor at Dehoniana Faculty, Taubate, Brazil, Father Rafael taught liturgy and spirituality and concurrently served as counselor of Brazil-Sao Paulo Province for three years. Father Rafael has always wanted to be a missionary, so when his Superior invited him to ministry in the U.S. Province, he left Brazil for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he studied English, Spanish, American culture and Hispanic ministry.
At the beginning of 2020, he received his first assignment in the U.S. as parochial vicar at the Parish Our Lady Guadalupe, in Houston, Texas.