May 28, 2017

Rev. Mauricio Abeldaño


Father Mauricio Abeldaño became the Associate Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church on June 24, 2015.  Father Mauricio was born and raised in Monterey, Mexico.  His parents, José Abledaño and Magdalena Flores, and one of his brothers are deceased.  His family now consists of one brother and one sister.  Prior to entering seminary, Father Mauricio earned his law degree and a Masters degree in tax law.  He was a tax attorney for fourteen years in Monterey.

In preparation for priesthood, Father Mauricio studied Philosophy in Mexico for three years and graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana.  He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Memphis on June 7, 2014.  Prior to his appointment to St. Francis, Father Mauricio was the Associate Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Memphis, where he also worked as a seminarian and as a transitional deacon.  He enjoys watching movies and swimming.