Rev. Vincent Pineda, Pastor
Fr. Vincent Fabros Pineda was born in January 22, 1976 in Manila, Philippines. His family resides in Olongapo City, where there used to be a US Naval Base. He is the eldest of seven children, and entered the seminary when he was 14 years old. His paternal great grandmother had a great influence on his decision to enter the seminary and eventually become a priest. He attended both Minor and Major Seminaries in the Philippines, and finished his theological studies at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, CA. During his seminary formation, he served at Christ the King Parish in San Jose for his pastoral year and at Holy Family Church in San Jose for his diaconal year.
Fr. Vincent was ordained to the priesthood by our very own Bishop Patrick McGrath in June 4, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown San Jose. Since ordination, he has served as parochial vicar at Holy Spirit Church in San Jose, St. Cyprian’s and Church of the Resurrection in Sunnyvale, St. Joseph of Cupertino Church in Cupertino, and lastly at St. Mary’s Church in Gilroy.
He is very excited and thrilled to be back at St. Cyprian’s after ten years to serve as pastor, and delighted and humbled by the community’s warm welcome and graciousness on his return.
Rev. Thierry Geris, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Thierry Geris is the Parochial Vicar of St. Cyprian's. He was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium in a French-speaking family. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering in Paris, France. He worked for more than 30 years in the technology industry in the United States, first in Houston, Texas and then in the Bay Area. After studying at the Institute for Leadership in Ministry in the Diocese of San Jose, his vocation grew and led him to further studies at Santa Clara University. He was ordained permanent deacon in 2005 and received an M.A. degree in Pastoral Liturgy. After spending a few years at Saint Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of San Jose in 2009. His first parish assignment was at Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Palo Alto.
Fr. Geris plays a leading role in our church's Hispanic Ministry, by preparing Hispanic couples for marriage and giving counseling and spiritual direction. Fr. Geris celebrates baptisms, marriages, quinceańeras, funerals, and hears confessions in both English and Spanish. He works to promote social justice within and beyond the parish community, particularly in relation to the Hispanic community.