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Peter Carota
November 15, 1948 - July 8, 2016
Santa Cruz/Stockton
Fr. Peter Carota, 67 year of life passed away peacefully in the presence of angels 7:00 am. July, 2016 in Escalon, CA. Born in Santa Cruz, CA. November 15, 1948 to parents Mario Carota and Estelle Field-Carota. Attended Watsonville High School and graduated from Carleton University, Canada. Worked as a Realtor, and Missionary work in Brazil. Established St. Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen, Jesus, Mary, & Joseph Housing Shelter, in Santa Cruz, CA. Attended Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon.
Priestly ordination May 24, 1997. Assistant pastor of the following catholic churches St. Georges, Stockton, CA. St, Jude, Ceres, CA., Our Lady of Fatima Modesto, CA., St. Catherine of Sienna Phoenix, AZ. Pastor of St. Patrick's church in Escalon, CA for more than 10 years. Many years of Missionary work in Malinalco, Mexico. Built the Chapel of the Holy Angels, and procured 22 acres in Ripon, CA., for the Catholic Church, through prayer, sacrifice and the help of the Community. Maintained a Traditional Catholic Blog until his illness.
Father Peter came fro a large family of nineteen children. He is preceded in death by his Mother Estelle, brothers Charles, Joseph, and John. He leaves behind his father Mario, brothers Emmanuel, Michael, Paul, Benedict, Vincent, Gregory, Lawrence, David, Mark, James, and Mario. Sisters Mary, Martha, Marie, and Louise.
Father Peter will be greatly missed. He will forever be in the hearts of his community. He leaves a great legacy to be courageous in speaking the truth and a defender of life. A good priest and shepherd of his flock that sacrificed his life for the poor, sick and the marginalized.
The service for Father Peter will be at The Cathedral of the Annunciation 425 West Magnolia, Stockton, CA. July 14, 2016, reception of the body 5:00 pm., rosary 6:00p.m. vigil 7:00p.m. Funeral July 15, 2016 at 10:00a.m. Holy Mass. Procession following from Stockton, CA to Ripon, CA. Grave site service at St. John Cemetery 19399 E Highway 120 Ripon, CA. There will be no reception.
The Santa Cruz Community has been blessed by Peter's total sacrifice of living the gospel according to St. Francis of Assisi. As a local Realtor he sold all his possessions to purchase and start a soup kitchen "St. Francis Catholic Kitchen" and later the Jesus Mary and Joseph Home shelter. They have served Santa Cruz for 35 and 27 years respectively. A local service is planned for Saturday August 6th 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church with a reception following at the kitchen 205 Mora St. Santa Cruz. Fr. Peter touched and inspired so many who continue his ministries in our community today. Contributions can be sent to St. Francis Catholic Kitchen at 205 Mora St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060. or stfrancissoupkitchen.org
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Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel on July 15, 2016
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