Reverend David M. Velazquez died Tuesday, August 3, 2021. He was 70 years old.

Fr. David was ordained on September 14, 1980 for the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, and he was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 2001. While serving as a priest in the archdiocese, these were his assignments:

  • Pastor, Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Oxnard
  • Resident, Missionaries of the Holy Spirit Convent, Long Beach
  • Director of Hispanic Vocations, Archdiocesan Catholic Center, Los Angeles
  • Associate Pastor, St. Martha Church, Huntington Park
  • Associate Pastor, San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura
  • Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Church, Maywood
  • Pastor, Resident, St. Joseph Church, Carpinteria

Funeral services will be held in Mexico.