Reverend Santiago James Merino died Monday, January 17, 2022. He was 98 years old.

Father Santiago was ordained a priest on February 24, 1946 and incardinated into the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1980. While serving as a priest, these were his assignments:

  • Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Santa Ana
  • Associate Pastor, St. Vibiana Cathedral, Los Angeles
  • Associate Pastor, St. Anthony Church, San Gabriel
  • Senior Priest, Resident, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Los Angeles

Services are as follows:

Vigil: Monday, February 28, 2022 at 4-6 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023 (323-261-3106)

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Anthony Church, 1901 S. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776 (626-288-8912)

Interment: Following Funeral Mass, at Calvary Cemetery, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles