Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 6, 2018 / 04:08 am
Shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, Fr. Gregorio Hidalgo went to a hospital to give Communion to a patient. But a "mistake" in room numbers allowed him to administer the sacraments to a dying woman as well.
"Last night I went to the hospital at 11:32 pm for an emergency. By mistake, I go to the wrong room. Patient is dying. Confession, anointing, communion and then she passed away 2 hours later. Best mistake I have ever made. THANK YOU GOD FOR USING MY MISTAKES," the priest, better known as Father Goyo, posted on Twitter.
Fr. Goyo, 44, is the vicar of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Simi Valley, which is part of metro Los Angeles. He was born in La Villa de Don Fadrique, a Spanish municipality in Spain's Toledo Province, and was ordained June 4, 2016.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles assigned him to Simi Valley Hospital to spiritually care for the patients.