Fr. Ervin Pio M. Caliente
Fr. Ervin Pio M. Caliente is the Pastor here at St. Rita in Rockford. He was born in the Philippines and came to the United States in 2002 as a religious brother in a monastic community for eight years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Our Lady of Peace College Seminary in the Philippines and theological studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 2015 for the Diocese of Rockford, IL. Fr. Caliente is the Spiritual Director for Carpe Verbum.