A longtime fixture within the North Facet Fort Value group, Father Stephen Jasso died Friday, in keeping with the Fort Value diocese.
Father Jasso had battled with ALS also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Illness.
Father Jasso, a priest at All Saints Catholic Church served the North Facet Catholic parish of All Saints for 23 years earlier than his retirement in 2018.
Bishop Michael Olson launched a press release Friday saying:
“Father Jasso’s service prolonged past the confines of All Saints parish to women and men of all faiths in Fort Value and all through Texas. He was a vigilant advocate for immigrants and the disenfranchised in our group.”
Educated in Rome, skilled in Mexico Metropolis, Jasso served on the Fort Value mayor’s religion leaders cupboard and met with quite a lot of politicians advocating on points like immigration for the rising Hispanic group.
Training was the priest’s greatest focus, particularly within the Catholic faculty connected to All Saints, the place college students greeted him like a celeb.
“I believe the long run goes to rely on us being well-educated, well-trained,” Jasso stated in a 2017 interview with NBC 5.
In that interview he added, “There is not any doubt in my thoughts that this was a calling from the great Lord, and I do not deserve it. I actually do not deserve that, however I am doing my greatest.”