Welcome to our website and our Parish! My name is Father John Guzaldo, and I am the pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church here in Waco.
I was born in Chicago, Ill, but raised in San Marcos,Texas. I went to high school and college in San Marcos and became a teacher and a coach. I taught for 6 years on the junior high level (it's not for everybody) and coached football and soccer on both high school and junior high levels. Although I really loved teaching and coaching, in 1999 I decided to try the seminary. I felt called by God and I followed. In 2006, after seven years of seminary, I was ordained a priest. My first assignment was as an associate pastor at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Georgetown, Texas. I was there for three wonderful years and then transferred to St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School in Austin. I was the campus minister as well as the Theology teacher there at our new school. It was the best time in my life and I really miss all of my students. I was only there for one year before I was transferred here to St. Louis in Waco.
Since coming here, I have discovered what a dynamic and active parish St. Louis has. Feel free to visit anytime and if there is anything I can do for you don’t hesitate to contact me.
Fr. John Guzaldo