Local pastor to serve in leadership role with national priest group

Father David Sánchez, center, is pictured with Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, at St. Joseph Church’s 150th anniversary in 2016. (Record File Photo by Marnie McAllister)

Father David G. Sánchez, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Butchertown, was elected vice-president of The National Association of Hispanic Priests (ANSH) during the association’s 30th annual convention that was held in New York City from Oct. 7-10.

Priests from across the United States attended this year’s convention, entitled “Time for Priestly Reform and Renewal,” as part of a three-year program for the renewal, fraternity and continuing education of priests working in a variety of ministries in dioceses across the country.

Father Sánchez will serve with Father Juan J. Molina of the Archdiocese of San Antonio who was elected president of the association last year; Father Jiobani D. Batista of the Diocese of Venice, Fla., who will serve as secretary; and Father Claudio Díaz of the Archdiocese of Chicago, who will serve as treasurer.

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