Deacon Andy Orosco of the Ipai San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
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Deacon Andrew (Andy) Orosco
Deacon Andrew (Andy) Orosco is Ipai and is registered as a lineal with the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians where his deceased father Donald Orosco was a member and his mother Chris Orosco now lives and where he plans to retire. He is the first Ipai Ordained Deacon serving Bishop Gerald Barnes for the Diocese of San Bernardino—a diocese that has within its boundary 13 Federally recognized tribes consisting of Cahuilla, Luiseno, Serrano, and Chemehuevi peoples. Six of these tribes have Catholic Mission churches located on their lands (Our Lady of the Snows – Cahuilla, Sacred Heart of Mary and Jesus – Torres Martinez, St. Mary – Morongo, St. Michael - Pechanga, St. Joseph – Soboba, St. Rose of Lima – Santa Rosa ).
It is at these Mission Churches where Deacon Andy shadows Father Earl Henley MSC, with Rosanne, his wife of 39 years. Deacon Andy has been invited to occasionally serve at the Mission Churches located at Barona, Mission San Diego de Alcala, Pala, Rincon, Sycuan and Viejas, all churches within the Diocese of San Diego. He is very passionate and active in Native causes locally and nationally that gives a voice to America’s first people and recognizes the accomplishments of our people as being the first peoples of this land for over 10,000 years. Our Native Americans' accomplishments include being the first neophytes to faith throughout the United States and building the 21 Missions in California.
Professionally, Deacon Andy is a Licensed Land Surveyor for the State of California and is a consultant (Orosco and Associates) who has performed many land surveys for our people on their Trust and Non-trust lands throughout Southern California.