From Fr. Oriol

Thank you for visiting the St. Patrick Parish website. As you navigate our pages, it is my hope that you will be excited about who we are; encouraged by our many Faith Formation opportunities; and above all inspired by the many blessings God continues to provide us.

Hospitality has always been a hallmark of our parish. Now, more than ever, we all need to embrace each other and welcome more brothers and sisters to our cherished community.

At St. Patrick Parish, we exist to PRAY recognizing diversity,GROW while placing higher values on Faith Formation for all and SERVE with Christian compassion.

As Catholics we value ALL life...including our own parish life.  It is important that all feel part of this St. Patrick family that feeds all spiritually.

One of my many prayers for you is that you will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ our Savior and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and love.  Please join us and see where it leads. Come and pray with us.

- Fr. Oriol Regales, Pastor


Biography

I was born in Barcelona, Spain, in the year 1971. I am the oldest and only boy of a family of five who grew up together with two younger sisters.  In the year 1992, after finishing my graduate studies in Philosophy and Education at the University of Barcelona, I went to Kenya, Africa, to work as a lay missionary for three (3) years, helping with some human relief projects. 

After several years of discernment and consultation with friends and missionary priests, I answered God’s call to become a priest and serve the people of God wherever God would send me. Therefore, I came to study theology at Saint Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI, in the year 1996. After five (5) years of theology studies, I was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2001.  

After ordination I was appointed associate pastor for two (2) years at St. Mary’s in Kenosha, WI, and thereafter I was assigned as administrator of the bilingual parish of St. Patrick’s in Racine, WI. In 2004 I was requested to work as a missionary priest in the sister Archdiocesan parish called La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) in the Dominican Republic where I ministered for six (6) years. In 2011, I returned to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and I was appointed the associate pastor of St. Andrew’s in Delavan, WI, and St. Patrick’s in Elkhorn, WI. In the year 2012, I was named pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn for six (6) years. 

Some of my interests outside the parish include reading historical novels and watching all kind of movies, listening to music and playing guitar, traveling and scuba dividing, hiking and playing racquetball. I also like seafood and Italian cuisine.