Fr. Manuel Chavez
Deacon Bruce Miroglio
Deacon Bruce A. Miroglio was born in St. Helena and resides here with his wife, Mary. The couple has 5 children, all of whom have been or are still parishioners. Deacon Bruce is a respected attorney and has been in the legal community for 30 years. He is President of the Napa County Bar Association. His legal practice focuses on dispute resolution and the wine industry. He has an office in town, blocks from the Church. Bruce serves on a number of Boards of local charities and other organizations, and is active in various legal and liturgical organizations.
A life-long Catholic, Bruce and Mary answered the call to vocation. After 5 years of study and preparation, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon in August of 2012. Deacon Bruce’s ministry is directed towards the youth and their education in the Church, as well as working with the ill and those dealing with end-of-life issues. He regularly officiates at baptisms, weddings and funerals and preaches from time to time at Mass.
Religious Education Coordinator; Youth Ministry Coordinator
Fatima Jimenez has been a parishioner of St. Helena Catholic Church since the age of three. The youngest of six siblings, Fatima’s family has lived in St. Helena for over twenty years. She attended St. Helena public schools and graduated from St. Helena High School in 2008. While in high school, she was a member of the St. Helena Catholic Church Hispanic Youth Group and choir. She also assisted the Music Director with the children’s choir. Growing up in a large extended family (six brothers and sisters, three nieces and five nephews), her passion for working with children was born. She is currently pursuing her Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development and plans to obtain her Bachelor of Arts Degree and teaching credential.
In July 2012 Fatima started working for the St. Helena Catholic Church as the Children’s Religious Education Coordinator. Fatima loves sharing her faith with the wonderful children and their families.
For bookkeeping questions, please contact Ann at 707-963-1228 x 14.
Gladys De Haro
Gladys was born and raised in St. Helena. Her family is originally from Zacatecas Mexico and has been in Napa Valley for over 30 years. Gladys, her parents and her sisters have found St. Helena to be “our home away from home” since St. Helena Catholic Church is their home parish and they all have received their Sacraments here. Gladys graduated from St. Helena High School in 2006; and, in 2012, completed a medical assistant course. Her plans are to go back to school and get a degree in nursing. She loves helping others in any way she can. Gladys has a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, and she loves to spend all her free time with her daughter nurturing her inquisitive curiosity. They enjoy watching movies, going out for walks, and baking.
Being bilingual/bi-cultural, as our parish administrative assistant, helps me to serve not only our parishioners and school families but also others from our St. Helena community by helping to meet their needs or concerns through guiding and assisting them. As a member of our parish staff, Gladys is committed to giving everyone the best care and assistance when they visit our Parish Office.