Rev. Eric Lofgren
Father Eric Lofgren was appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln, replacing Father Pol Gumapo, who was appointed parochial administrator of Holy Family Parish in Citrus Heights. Previously, Father Eric served as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Red Bluff, Sacred Heart Parish in Anderson, and of St. Francis Parish in Burney. He also served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Redding. A native of Sacramento, Father Eric  studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park and was ordained to the priesthood in May 1993. Father Eric became pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in July of 2009.
Father Julius
Parochial Vicar

Father Julius Kiogora Kaburu was born on March 1,1980 at Mikumbune Parish, Meru County, Catholic Diocese of Meru, Kenya. He is the eldest child in his family and has two brothers and one sister.

On June 20, 1993, when he was in six grade, he attended the ordination for Fr. Simon Kithinji at St. Pius X Seminary in Nkubu. The ceremony was very colorful and it influenced his decision to become a priest. He considered the event to be the turning point in his life.

After high school, he joined the Mary’s Molo Seminary for priesthood formation. Later, he joined Christ The King Seminary in Nyeri, Kenya, where he studied  philosophy and theology. He did his pastoral work at Cathedral Parish, St. Daniel Boys High School and St. Mary’s Antubetwe Parish.

Father Julius was ordained a Roman Catholic Deacon on June 5, 2010, and a Roman Catholic Priest on December 18, 2016.

Prior to coming St. Joseph Parish, Lincoln, he served in three parishes in his native Kenya.

He is very happy to be working in our parish as the Parochial Vicar serving the people of God, spreading the gospel to all the corners of the world, as our Lord Jesus Christ mandates.

He thanks his Bishop Rt. Rev. Salesius Mugambi, Bishop Rt. Rev. Jaime Soto, and Fr. Eric Lofgren for the opportunity to serve the people of St. Joseph Parish.

Jesus RodriguezDeacon  



      Roberto Ruiz          Deacon

 Stanley RudgerDeacon



      Emmett Pogue            Deacon


Juvencio Vela  Deacon

 Aida GonzalezAdministrative Assistant


Rodrigues Rubio
      Office Assistant

 LaRita Gruenwald Bookkeeper

 Juan AvalosCustodian