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Ajo Copper News, July 13, 2022, Page 2 FRY BREAD FRIDAY!!! 663 N. 2nd Ave., Ajo 520-387-5332 Visit covid19.pcoa.org today to learn more! Take YOUR Shot! Stay up to date on your COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. 4th COVID-19 booster shots are available for anyone who is 50 or older, or is immunocompromised. For of him, and through him, and to him, areall things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Romans 11:36 Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (EPC) 400 W. Palo Verde Ave. Ajo, AZ 85321 520-387-7374 Service Times: Sunday Worship 11:00 AM Sunday Study 9:30 AM Wednesday Study 5:00 PM 7 7 W M E A D R D At the Ajo Country Club! Starts at 6pm C h i c k e n P i c c a t a d i n n e r p l a t e , $ 1 2 Y E S , E V E R Y O N E W E L C O M E ! ISDAnet.org/business M i x e r S p e c i a l s ! M a r g a r i t a , $ 7 Wednesday, July 20th I N C L U D E S N E W S O N T H E S M A L L B U S I N E S S D I V E R S I T Y B A N K I N G P R O G R A M F E A T U R I N G C A T E R I N G F R O M T H E C O U N T R Y C L U B R E S T A U R A N T & B A R Father Jose Maria Corvera is the new priest at Ajo’s Immaculate Conception Parish. He is shown here with some of the Ajo parishioners greeting him after the Sunday 10 a.m. mass. From left to right: Concilia Ayala, Stella Krznarich, José Sepulveda, Father Jose Maria Corvera, Chalia Garcia, Eric Montijo, Christina Bustamante, and Alma Montijo. Ajo welcomes new priest, Father Jose Maria Corvera Ajo’s Immaculate Conception Parish has a new priest, Father Jose Maria Corvera. Father Joe was born November 9, 1964, in Butuan City in the south Philippines. He grew up in Cabadbaran, a small town in the Philippines. He attended college in Cebu City where he majored in computer science. For a while he worked for a rum company. He was ordained a priest on June 17, 1997. He marked his 25th anniversary this year. He came to the US in 2005 and he served at the Yuma Immaculate Conception Parish. Father Peter Nwachukwu was his roommate there and they played tennis to- gether. Father Peter was Ajo Immaculate Conception’s priest for the last 16 years. Both Father Joe and Father Peter were assis- tant priests to the late Monsignor O’Keefe at the Yuma parish. Father Joe has also served at the Patagonia and Florence Parishes. Father Joe has two older sisters and a younger sister. He is proud that two of his sisters served as nurses. Two of his sisters still live in the Philippines and one sister, Anna Maria Corvera Decker, lives in Sun City with her husband. Anna & Mike Decker can some- times be seen around Ajo when they’re paying Father Joe a visit. When asked what his hobbies were Father Joe replied that he loved to cook and loves to eat. He doesn’t know much Spanish but his favorite word is “comida”. He also enjoys playing the gui- tar. Some of his favorite musicians include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Jim Croce, Guns and Roses, and the Eagles. He enjoys folk rock and country music. Father Joe says he used to enjoy playing sports when he was thinner. Now he plays darts, shoots pool, and has enjoyed tar- get practice atAjo’s rifle range. He used to play soccer at seminary. He also enjoyed playing basket- ball and baseball. “I wasn’t a great athlete. But I had fun.” He reports that basketball was a very popular sport when he was growing up in the Philippines. He likes to watch basketball, soccer and baseball. When asked what his goals are, he said he hopes to foster a community of believers who are neighbors to one another, neigh- bors who help each other when in need, mentioning the Good Samaritan as an example. He says he is here to serve. Father Joe says he is enjoying the charm of a small town. He likes the peace and quiet and re- laxing atmosphere.