I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Felicia Rodriguez. I am a wife, a mother to a beautiful five-year-old girl (Audrey), and the newest addition to the mission’s team here at the diocese of Joliet. Before accepting this position, I worked as an account manager, secretary, and accountant for two businesses. Although I appreciated the jobs I have had in the formerly, nothing has satisfied the longing I have had to serve God in every facet of my life. This position as assistant to the operations of missions has been an answer to prayer, and what I truly sense God has been preparing me for all along. As I explained to Bruce and Nancy, each job I have held, since I was fifteen no matter how insignificant I thought it was at the time, has given me the skills and training instills the confidence that I can be a helpful role in the mission’s department. While my work history had some influence on accepting this role, my true desire originated with a heart for missions. I went on my first missions trip to Cameron, Africa when I was sixteen. I never thought for a moment that I would be able to fulfill this passion in the realistic sense of being a young mother and wife, but God is good. He says, “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
I am so excited to be part of this team, and I look forward to getting to know each one of you throughout this mission. If there is anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to reach out.
May God Bless,