Hello!! Sisters and Brothers in Christ, my name is Fr. Gilbert Rushubirwa Mashurano, the associate pastor of Saint Raymond De Penafort Parish a Catholic Christian Community in Mount Prospect. I was born and raised in Africa in the country called Tanzania, the eastern part of Africa. I was ordained to the Order of Priest in May 12, 2012 at Holy Name Cathedral by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George. I came to United States of America as the seminarian of the Archdiocese of Chicago, I was sent to St. Joseph College Seminary under Loyola University to study for two semesters. I then moved to St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein to continue with my study in master’s degree.
I feel that I belong in this family of St. Raymond. St. Raymond is blessed to have a wonderful parishioners. From day one I experienced the joy, the kindness and welcoming from this catholic community in Mount Prospect. The staff here works hard every day making sure that the gospel is proclaimed among the people of God from the worship office, to religious education, to adult formation, to music director, to school principal, to our deacons, and to our secretaries. What a great place to minister!!!