FR. RODOLFO Cal-Ortiz Jr. was born to Rodolfo Jasareno Cal-Ortiz (deceased) and Milagros Binaday Loza on January 5, 1965 in Sagpon, Legazpi City, Philippines. He has four brothers and a sister, has five nieces and six nephews.
Fr. Rod finished elementary at Bibincahan Elementary School, Bibincahan, Sorsogon, high school at Colegio de la Milagrosa, Sorsogon, Sorsogon, and attended Pre-College Formation Institute at Holy Rosary Minor Seminary, Naga City. He has a Liberal Arts degree, Major in English after attending Our Lady of Peñafrancia Seminary, Sorsogon (from first year to third year, first semester) and Colegio de la Milagrosa, Sorsogon.
He finished theology at Holy Rosary Major Seminary, Naga City with a Bachelor in Sacred Theology Degree.
Fr. Rod was ordained a Deacon on December 30, 1992 and a priest on December 4, 1993. He served in the Diocese of Sorsogon for 9 years and as a Chaplain for the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, New York, for one year. Then, he worked for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston,Texas, as a Hospital Chaplain from 2003 to 2006 and was incardinated into the same archdiocese in February of 2006.
Presently assigned as Administrator of Christ Our Light Church in Navasota, Texas and St. Stanislaus Church in Anderson, Texas, Fr. Rod has been serving in the US for nine years. His areas of Ministerial Training/Experience are in Parish, National / Diocesan Administration, Elementary / High School Education, College Education, Post Graduate Education, Hospital Chaplaincy, Youth and Young Adult Ministry.