In the Heart of the Church- Priesthood Ordination

Archdiocese of Miami

Cathedral of Saint Mary
May 12, 2007



Roberto Manuel Cid, 41 was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 14, 1965.  He is the fifth child of Oscar and Raquel Jacqueline Abadi. He received his elementary and high school education at the Colegio de La Salle in Buenos Aires. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Upon graduation he worked for Arthur Andersen and DuPont in Argentina. In 1991 DuPont offered him a job in Coral Gables, at the Latin American headquarters of their Agricultural Products Business. In 1994 Roberto finished his MBA studies at the University of Miami and in 2000 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in Economics.

Roberto taught Accounting and Finance at the University of Buenos Aires (1985-1991) and Economics at the University of Miami (1997-2001). He entered St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach in August 2001. His pastoral experience includes visitation of patients at Doctor's Hospital in Coral Gables with other volunteers from St. Augustine, his home parish, and prison ministry both at the Federal Detention Center in Miami and Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City. He has also done volunteer work at Vida Humana International, the Miami-based outreach of Human Life International.

During his seminary formation he taught confirmation classes at St. Luke Catholic Church in Lake Worth, he visited Alzheimer patients in Delray Beach and hospice patients in Fort Lauderdale. He also facilitated Bible Study groups with students from Florida Atlantic University at the Boca Raton and Jupiter campus and other activities with Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Palm Beach. He has taught in the lay formation program of the Archdiocese of Miami and is currently teaching a course on the Catechism in the Permanent Diaconate Program of the Archdiocese. Since 2005 he is a chaplain in the Boynton Beach Police Department. During his years of formation he has been assigned to St. Timothy, St. Catherine of Siena and Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Dade County. Roberto was ordained a deacon on March 25, 2006, the solemnity of the Annunciation. 


Israel Eduardo Mago, 37 was born in Caracas, Venezuela on March 25,1970 to Margarita Gonzalez and Israel Mago. He is the youngest of two children. His sister is two years older than him and is an attorney. His mother is retired and his father is still working. Israel came to United States in January of 2000. He graduated and received a bachelor in Marketing in 1994 in Venezuela. He had work experience in the area of Customer Service and Sales. Before entering the seminary he worked in American Express Co. for four years, BellSouth Co. for two years and Hilton Chain for five years.

He was raised in Caracas until 1994 but after that he moved to Margarita Island, part of Venezuela, where he started to be part of a prayer group in the Parish San Nicolas de Bari. It was there that his vocation began to grow and finally he felt the calling to priesthood. He spent two years as pre-theologian at Saint John Vianney College Seminary and was a transitional deacon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Miami.

His Pastoral Assignments includes: San Isidro Parish, Broward County; Saint Andrews Parish, Coral Springs; Camillus House, Miami; Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Pompano Beach; Saint Mark Catholic School, Boynton Beach ;Corpus Christi Parish, Miami; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Miami.


Hector Angel Perez, 34 was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba on July 9, 1972 to Rodolfo Perez and Dinorah Lopez. He is the second of a family of two children. He completed in 1984 his primary education at Jose Marti School in San Luis, Pinar del Rio. He then completed in 1987 his secondary education in Raul Sanchez School in Pinar del Rio. He completed his college education in 1990 at Hermanos Barcon School and later he graduated in 1993 from Primero de Mayo Technical Institute in Pinar del Rio. He then entered the Hector Alfredo Pineda Saldivar University in Havana City, and in 1994 he left the University to join the religious Congregation of the Passionist in Havana City. After six months he was sent to Queretaro, Mexico, for two years where he did the novitiate and professed his religious vows in June of 1997. As a Passionist he went to Guatemala City in Central America to study Philosophy for two years.

Moved by the guidance of the Spirit he left the community in 1999, and in the summer of that year he came to Florida, U.S.A. with the firm desire to become a priest. He applied to the Archdiocese of Miami and was accepted in 2000. He entered St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami where he continued his philosophy studies for two years. He then attended St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary.

His Pastoral Assignments includes: Our Lady of Charity, National Sanctuary, Miami; Our Lady of Divine Providence, Miami; Palmetto Hospital, Hialeah; Maya Ministry, Palm Beach; The Caring Kitchen, Palm Beach; Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami; Prison Ministry, Palm Beach; and St. Catherine of Siena, Miami.


Lucien Eugene Pierre, 35 was born on July 24, 1971 in Lory, Cap Haitien, Haiti to Serge Eugene and Marie Lita Pierre.He completed his elementary school at Fondation Vicent directed by the Salesian of Don Bosco, Cap Haitien, Haiti. Then, he graduated from his high school at Dominque Savio in Petion Ville also directed by the Salesians. He joined the Salesians in the aspiranta and pre-novitiate in Haiti. He did his novitiate in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. He studied two years of Philosophy at Notre Dame Seminary in Port-au Prince. He spent some times in Aibonito, Puerto Rico.

He left the Salesians and moved to the United States of America in 1996. He went to Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus to study English as a second language. He moved to Boston for a year and two months with the Salesians and worked at the Boys and girls Club of America in East Boston, MA.

Lucien came back to Miami and after a studying English and working; he joined the Archdiocese of Miami in 1999. He obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in Philosophy from Saint John Vianney College Seminary in 2002. He spent two summers at Barry University.  His home parish is Holy Family Catholic Church, North Miami. His Pastoral Assignments includes: Holy Family Catholic, North Miami; Mayan Ministry in Lake Worth; St Mark Parish in Boynton Beach; St Catherine of Sienna in Miami; St Agatha Parish in Miami; Immaculate Conception in Hialeah; Migrant Ministry in the Eastern Shore, Richmond Virginia; Women Circles, Boynton Beach; St Brendan Parish in Miami; and Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville.

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