On Saturday, June 28 Robert Francis Ray – known locally as simply Robert of the Paul Roberts Salon, one of Boca’s more upscale beauty salons – fulfilled a life long ambition and was ordained as a priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Most Reverend Terry Gordon Villaire, presiding Bishop of the National Catholic Church in North America. Fr. Robert is now a priest of G-d for the people of G-d. Fr. Robert is also the Community Servant of the Province of the Apostolic Society of Franciscan Communities.
The Reverend Robert Francis Ray, SFI, or Father Robert as he is now entitled to be called, was born in 1953 in Monrovia, California and completed his theological studies at the Sanctus Theological Institute in California. Fr. Robert’s seminary degree is a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. Fr. Robert also holds a number of other secular degrees.
As a priest he will serve G-d’s people with extra emphasis on the disenfranchised, unwelcome and those that feel separated from a faith community.
His many clients will be relieved to know that he will not give up his Present calling but will fulfill his priestly duties in his time off from the salon.
Wouldn’t a beauty salon owner becoming a priest in the National Catholic Church be a hairesy? It’s no surprise that working around split ends would make you tend towards a schismatic church. Now I usually don’t attack beauty salon owners. My attitude is “live and let dye.”