Deacon Jose M. Naranjo
Deacon Naranjo was born in Cuba, arriving in the U.S. in September 1962. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and former Police Officer with Miami Dade Police Department. Married to his wife, Mayda, in July 1969, the Naranjos have two daughters, one son and four grandchildren.
Ordained Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Miami on December 4th, 2010 by His Excellency Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Deacon began a second career of service to the Miami Archdiocese.
Deacon Naranjo was assigned by Archbishop Wenski to Our Lady of Lourdes Church where he serves his ministry under Reverend Monsignor Kenneth Schwanger.
In addition to his parish work, Deacon now serves as the Chaplain for Catholic Cemeteries providing compassionate care and service to the families of the Archdiocesan cemeteries.