finds perfection in imperfection





Parishioners, Family and Friends celebrate Fr. Ariosto Coelho's Silver Jubilee of Ordination to Catholic Priesthood

 and Installation as Rector of St. John's Parish Church in Hayward, CA on Dec. 21, 2002. (In the picture above L to R:

Rev. V. Jackson, Fr. G. Caprio, Bishop J. Rose, Bishop R. Dittler, OSB, Abbot of White Robed Monks of St. Benedict,

Fr. R. Frances, Pastor of El Buen Pastor Church, and Br. M. Savio, OMI).

On December 21, 2002 Fr. Ariosto Coelho completed 25 years of ordination to the Catholic Priesthood. Throughout these twenty-five years he has been a disciple of Christ and God’s instrument of love for the little, the lowly, the lonely or the lost and their leaders among:


The Salesians of Don Bosco in the Province of Bombay, India (1977-93)

    Don Bosco Agro-Ed Complex in Sulcorna, Goa, India (1977-87)

    Pontificia Studiorum Universitas Salesiana in Rome, Italy (1987-89)

    Mission et Oeuvres de Don Bosco, Lyon, France (1988)

    Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1988-89)

    Archdiocese of San Francisco, California, USA (1989-93)

    St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Beach (1989-92)

    St. Paul’s Church in Noe Valley (1992-93)


The White Robed Monks of St. Benedict in California, USA (1994- )

    Abbey Church of St. Benedict in San Francisco (1994- )

    Christ Church [Anglican Catholic Parish] in San Mateo (1994-97)

    St. Thomas a Becket AC Parish in Sacramento (1995-97)

    St. John’s 1928 Book of Common Prayer Parish in Hayward (1997-2006 )

    El Buen Pastor Catholic Church, San Mateo, CA [2000- ]


The Community of Spiritual Direction both within and beyond religion

    San Francisco International Airport Operations, CA (1995-1997)

    North Peninsula Family Alternatives, South San Francisco CA(1996-1997)

    Stanford University Hospital Chaplaincy Services, Stanford CA (1997-98)

    Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, Burlingame CA (1998-2000)

    Convalescent Hospital Ministry of Santa Clara Valley, Campbell CA (2000-03)

    South Central Youth Team of SMC Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Redwood City (2000- ).



Celebrating the Wedding of Michael Basus and Maria Ramos at St. Joseph's Workshop

The Salesian Garden - San Bruno, CA.  August 4, 2007.


To make a request for a ritual, retreat or prayers,

 please contact Fr. Ariosto Coelho [650-952-9456]






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