Fr. Lawrence D’Anjou was born in Oakland in 1957. He attended Catholic school at St. Cyril in Oakland through 6th grade. Fr. Lawrence studied Business Administration, obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration before discerning a priestly vocation and entering St. Patrick’s Seminary in 1994. He was ordained a priest in May 2000 and was assigned to Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Fremont as Parochial Vicar. In 2003 he was named Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Oakland. In November 2011 he was named Parochial Administrator of St. Raymond Parish in Dublin and on November 30, 2014, he was installed as Pastor of St. Raymond Parish by Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ.
Fr. Bob Mendonca was raised in Centerville (now Fremont), California in 1947. He graduated from Holy Spirit School. After high school he attended Foothill College in Los Altos Hills and San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a composition major. In 1968 he was married to Lori Collins. They were married for twenty-four years. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College, New York. After a year of study he received his teaching credential. He taught Middle and High School in Alameda County for fifteen years. After Lori’s death, Fr. Bob felt the call to priesthood—a call he had felt when he was in grammar school. He entered St. Patrick’s Seminary and received the M.Div. 2000. He was pastor in Livermore, California for eleven years, first at St. Charles Borromeo and then at St. Michael. His interests include music, Bible languages, science—especially biochemistry, history, teaching and writing.
Deacon John Archer was born in in 1956 in Brooklyn New York where he attended St Thomas Aquinas (Flatlands) and Xavier High School in New York. He has a Bachelor’s Degree In Accounting from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Deacon John is a Certified Public Accountant (Louisiana) and has worked in corporate accounting for almost 35 years. Deacon John and his wife Judy have been married over 30 years and have four adult children all graduates of St Raymond School. Deacon John was ordained November 1, 2008 and has been assigned to St Raymond’s since ordination.