Staff Member: MARIA "LULU" TORRES
MARIA "LULU" TORRES
Lulú Torres is North Catholic Parishes’ bilingual assistant. Lulú assists with translation for Spanish-speaking families within North Catholic Parishes’ community. She is also an assistant to the church’s Northside Faith Formation Program directors.
Lulú was born and raised in León, Guanajuato Mexico. After moving to the United States, Lulú felt a calling to dig deeper into her family’s Catholic faith. She became a choir member and became involved in a religious education program as a catechist. “I was a catechist for several years and I truly enjoyed it. Later, I was approached by someone that said I should consider becoming more involved in the program because I was bilingual and very good with the children.” After taking the position and playing a vital role in the spiritual communication to Spanish-speaking families, Lulú decided to earn her certificate in Lay Ministry from Cardinal Stritch University and build upon her knowledge and abilities.
Lulú's is passionate about using her unique skill set to help spread God's love and joy. "I love serving and fulfilling the needs of our faith communities, it gives me a lot of gratification. I feel blessed to do this and I truly feel God has called me to this ministry.”
Outside of her role within the church and Northside Faith Formation Program, Lulú spends most of her time furthering her education at Lakeshore Technical College. She also volunteers her time helping Spanish-speaking families enrolled in the Private School Choice Program.
North Catholic Parishes’ mission to offer spiritual guidance to people of all backgrounds is what Lulú feels is the best reason for people to come experience the church community. “We strive to bring God to everyone in many different ways. We offer a variety of programs, activities, and opportunities to experience the presence of God for many people and their families. We welcome everyone to join us.”