September 23, 2009
Rev. Domingo Estrada, OMI, born in San Antonio, Texas on December 1, 1942, died on Monday, September 21, 2009 at the age of 66. Fr. Estrada was educated at St. Anthony's High School Seminary in San Antonio, Texas and at Our Lady of the Snows Scholasticate in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He entered St. Peter's Novitiate on June 12, 1964 in Mission, Texas and professed vows as a member of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on June 13, 1965. Having completed studies in philosophy and theology at the Oblate College of the Southwest, now Oblate School of Theology, in San Antonio, Texas, he was ordained to the priesthood on December 12, 1972 by Bishop Patrick Flores. Fr. Estrada's first assignment was as Assistant Pastor and Administrator at St. Joseph's Parish in Brownsville, Texas. He also served as Parochial Vicar and as Pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Midland,Texas. He held assignments at St. Thomas Parish in Huntsville, Texas and St. John the Baptist in San Juan, Texas. Due to his declining health, Fr. Estrada lived in Pipe Creek, near his family who looked after him until his death. In addition to his Oblate family, Fr. Estrada is survived by brothers, Arthur Estrada and Jerry Estrada, his sisters Virginia Weltens, Wanda Seifert, Catherine (Bernie) Almaraz and numerous nephews and nieces. Besides his parents, Louis H. Estrada and Ramona Gonzales Estrada, he was also predeceased by his brother Homer Estrada. He will be remembered with respect and esteem by his Oblate brothers and all the people who were recipients of his pastoral care. Funeral services will be held at Immaculate Conception Memorial Chapel at 285 Oblate Drive. Rosary will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in the Oblate Cemetery.
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