Fr. Greg Schlarb

Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Fr. Gregory Joseph Schlarb was born to Carl Allen Schlarb & Doris Carmona in 1966 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange, California.  The seventh child of eight, Fr. Greg lived in Laguna Niguel, CA with his five sisters and two brothers.  He attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in Laguna Beach until the 5th grade.  His father was transferred to South Africa in 1977.  Fr. Greg and three siblings moved with his father and mother to South Africa.  Fr. Greg attended St. Stithians College in Sandton (near Johannesburg) until December 1981.  During his formative years he acted and sang in several plays (musicals) and participated in several sports including rugby, cricket, swimming, water polo and track & field.  He excelled in rugby and swimming (100m & 200m Backstroke & IM).  His calling to the priesthood began in South Africa while visiting missionary priests working with the Zulu tribe in their homeland.  Fr. Greg returned to the United States and graduated from Dana Hills High School in 1983.  He swam competitively until 1986 while he worked as the Men's Clothing Manager for J.W. Robinsons in Mission Viejo and South Coast Plaza.  He entered St. John's Seminary College in 1987 and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy.  He entered the Vincentian Community and attended novitiate (1991-1992) in Germantown, PA; St. Thomas Seminary (1992-1994) in Denver, CO.  In 1995, Fr. Greg worked in Mexico at several parishes while simultaneously studying Spanish  and returned to complete his theological studies at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA receiving a Masters in Divinity and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies.  Fr. Greg was ordained a priest on May 17, 1997 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Los Angeles.  His assignments have included:

  • Parochial Vicar: St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Phoenix, AZ (1997-2000)
  • Assistant Retreat Director:  St. Mary's Seminary, Santa Barbara, CA (2000-2001)
  • Parochial Vicar:  St. Paul Parish, Phoenix, AZ (2002-2003)
  • Pastor: St. Maria Goretti Parish, Scottsdale, AZ (2003-2006)
  • Incardinated into the Diocese of Phoenix (March 2005)
  • Vicar Forane (Dean) Northeast Deanery (2005-2007)
  • Pastor: St. Anne Parish, Gilbert, AZ (2006-2011)
  • Vicar of Stewardship, Diocese of Phoenix (2007-Present)
  • Pastor: St. Paul Parish, Phoenix, AZ (2011-2013)
  • Pastor: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Scottsdale, AZ (2013-Present)

Fr. Gregory Schlarb

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Born in 1966

Ordained: May 17, 1997

Pastor of OLPH since May 15, 2013

"Do the good that presents itself to be done.  Do it prudently, and for a long period of time" (St. Vincent de Paul)

Fr. Greg's Homilies

Pentecost Sunday

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

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