Deacon Andrew (Andy) Orosco is Ipai-Kumeyaay of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians a Federally recognized Tribe located in North County San Diego and Tongva/Gabrielino from the Prado area northwest of Corona both from his father’s side of ancestors. The first Ipai-Kumeyaay/Tongva-Gabrielino Ordained Deacon serving Bishop Gerald Barnes in 2014 for the Diocese of San Bernardino a diocese that has within its boundary 13 Federally recognized tribes consisting of Cahuilla, Luiseno, Serrano, and Chemehuevi peoples, 6 of these tribes have Catholic Mission churches located on their lands (Our Lady of the Snows – Cahuilla, Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus – Torres Martinez, St. Mary – Morongo, St. Michael - Pechanga, St. Joseph – Soboba, St. Rose of Lima – Santa Rosa ). It is at these Mission Churches Deacon Andy shadows Father Earl Henley MSC, (Director of Native American Ministry, Diocese of San Bernardino), with Rosanne his wife of 40 years. Deacon Andy has been invited to occasionally serve at the Mission Churches located on the reservations of Barona, Pala, Rincon, Sycuan and Viejas together with Mission San Diego de Alcala, all within the Diocese of San Diego and Kumeyaay territory. Deacon Andy is very passionate and active in Native causes (including youth) locally and nationally that helps gives a voice to America’s first people that recognizes the accomplishments of our people as being the first peoples of this land for over 10,000 years, the first neophytes to faith throughout the United States and the builders of the 21 Missions in California.
Deacon Andy Orosco
Thu October 29, 2020