I would like to welcome you to our Mother of Sorrows School website. Please feel free to spend some time browsing the page to learn more about the school, faculty, staff, parents and students. As a prospective parent, I would like to encourage you to be part of this wonderful school family remarked by its excellence in education and Catholic Tradition.
I cordially invite you to visit our school and experience the opportunities we have to offer your child and to answer any questions you may have.
Rev. Abel Loera
Pastor, Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church
Mother of Sorrows Parish History
Bishop John J. Cantwell established Mother of Sorrows Parish in 1923. Father Joseph Loughran was the first pastor, and the church was dedicated in 1926. Monsignor William O’Donnell served as pastor for 31 years and was responsible for starting Mother of Sorrows School, which opened in 1948 and was staffed by The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Father Perry Leiker supervised a liturgical renovation during his 12-year pastorate as the church celebrated its 75th anniversary. Father Dario Miranda was named administrator in 1999 and pastor in 2001. In 2011, Father Abel Loera became pastor of Mother of Sorrows Parish.