FR. RIZ J. CARRANZA has served as Pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish since July 1, 2012. Was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 21, 1980. He has served at five parishes in the Archdiocese as Associate Pastor. In 1993 he served as Pastor of St. Philomena Church in Carson for one term of six years, then moved to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish up in Santa Maria and served as Pastor for two terms plus an extension of one year. Now, serving St. Peter Claver Parish and most likely, his last parish to serve until his retirement. He was born and raised in the Philippines and finished his first eight years of seminary formation there. He is second youngest of eight children. Both parents are now deceased. He is very happy to have St. Peter Claver as his home and he loves his parishioners.