19.10.2022 - After some years, he deeply felt part of this country and the closeness to the people, especially the Filipino migrants and Spanish-speaking parishioners. More importantly, he has planted the seed of the Rogate in the Diocese of Brentwood, where the Rogationist presence right now is highly appreciated, particularly by the local Bishop and the clergy of the Deanery. Fr. Alex becoming a British Citizen is a way of ensuring the trust he established with the Diocese, expanding the possibilities of Rogationist presence permanently in this land, and embracing the local culture where he is called to serve.
Before his present assignment, Fr. Poblador was assigned to St. James the Less in Colchester, the oldest English town in England, for three years as Assistant Priest (2015-2018). Then, He was sent to Our Lady Help of Christians and Saint Helen at Westcliff, Southend-on-Sea, as the Parish Priest. The parish is a medium-sized community characterized by diverse cultures and ethnic and religious backgrounds. He has been the pastor in this parish for the past four years.
The Rogationist congregation in England is now composed of two members: Fr. Viktor Aurellana and Fr. Alex Poblador. Let us continue to pray for their noble mission in the United Kingdom.