Fr Carl Assigned as Our New Pastor

July 13, 2018 - 10:06am
Welcome Fr Carl
Effective August 1, 2018

Bishop Michael Barber announced that Fr. Carl Tacuyan Arcosa has been assigned as Pastor at St Michael's

He is excited to get to know us, and would like us to get to know him!  Below are some of his "stats"...


Ordained to the Diaconate: March 10, 2007

Ordained to the Priesthood: May 18, 2007

Ordained by: Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron


Date of Birth: July 19, 1976

Place of Birth: Iloilo, Philippines

Siblings: Charles (Philippines) and Che (Hayward, CA)

Parents: Domingo Arcosa (deceased) and Amelita Arcosa (deceased)



Elementary –   Colegio Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Iloilo, Philippines

High School – St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Iloilo, Philippines

College -          St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary, Iloilo, Philippines (AB Philosophy 1997)

Theology –      Ateneo de Manila University – San Jose Seminary, Manila Philippines (2001 – 2004)

                        St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA (Master of Divinity 2004-2007)


Others:            Basic Spanish – Summer of 2006 CIRIMEX, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX

                       August 2012 – May 2013 Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA


Previous Parish Assignments:

2007-2009 – Parochial Vicar: St. John the Baptist Parish, San Lorenzo, CA

July 2009- June 2012 – Parochial Vicar: Immaculate Heart of Mary, Brentwood, CA

July 2013 – September 2013 – Parochial Vicar: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Concord, CA

September 2013- July 31, 2018 – Pastor: Good Shepherd Church, Pittsburg, CA

Others: 2012 – Present – Chaplain, Diocese of Oakland Divine Mercy Ministry and Apostolate



Motorcycle riding, walking/hiking, swimming, basketball, travel, pilgrimages to Holy Shrines, watching History and Discovery Channels, reading



When you celebrate the Mass, celebrate it as if were your first,  your last and your only Mass – Don Bosco

To see God more clearly, love God more dearly and follow God more nearly day by day

To find God in all things – For God’s greater Glory – Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – St. Ignatius of Loyola

God asks us not to be successful but to be Faithful – Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Life is Sacred, Choose Life not Death – Deuteronomy 30:19


Favorite Saints:

St. Joseph

St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Francis of Assisi

San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

St. Paul of Tarsus

Blessed Pope John Paul the Great

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

St. Faustina Kowalska

St. James the Apostle

St. John Marie Vianney


Favorite Devotions:


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

The Rosary

Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

Pilgrimages to Holy Shrines

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena

First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Favorite Ministries:

Listening to Confessions

Visiting the Sick/ Hospital Ministry

Celebrating Mass

Youth Ministry

Training Altar Servers

Liturgy Planning



Knights of Columbus – 4th Degree

Tanglaw – Member Diocesan Committee for Filipino Ministry




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