Home News / Events Bulletins Ministries Education P S R Social History Photos Catholic Links Forms Contacts Fr. Jim Memorial

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Rev. Mr. Silverio Rubio Roman, Deacon

January 30, 1944

  August 27, 1987
      by Most Reverend Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez
  Diaconate Ministry:
  1987-1993   St. Aloysius Parish - Puerto Rico
  1993-2006   St. Victor Parish - Pittsburgh, PA
  2006-2009   St. Francis Xavier - Birmingham, AL
  2009-present   St. Theresa of the Child Jesus - Leeds, AL


Rev. Mr. Silverio Rubio Roman, Deacon*

E-mail Silverio



Deacon "Sal" was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and immigrated with his parents to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1950 when he was 7 years old.  He later met his wife, Julia Guzman Arce, in Milwaukee.  Ironically, Julia was also born and grew up in Arecibo.  They were married on October 12, 1963 and have 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl) and 10 grandchildren.

Silverio worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 35 years in a variety of positions - clerk, letter carrier supervisor, superintendent and Postmaster.  His move to Pittsburgh was the result of a transfer at the Post Office.  He and his wife moved to Birmingham in 2006 to be closer to two of their children who live in this area.  They live in the nearby town of Margaret (near Odenville / Branchville).

The Deacon was assigned to St. Theresa in 2009 to serve the Pastor with a variety of necessary and important administrative and ministerial duties.

In addition to his deaconate and related duties, Silverio sells real estate for Four Star Realty of Odenville.

Call him "Sal" or "Sil" (but not "silly")!



The ministry of Deacon (which means "servant") has been around since biblical times.  Deacons may read the Gospel and administer the sacraments of Baptism and Marriage.

* More on the ministry of Deacons