Father Yovanny Dorado Dies June 22
June 27, 2019
WOODSTOCK—Father E. Yovanny Dorado Burbano, died June 22, 2019, at JourneyCare Hospice here after a courageous battle with cancer. 
 
Father Dorado was born Nov. 22, 1969, in Ipiales Narino, Colombia, to Luis Felipe Dorado and Teresa del Carmen Burbano. 
 
Father Dorado attended Major Seminary Valmaria de los Padres Eudistas CJM in Colombia and Pontifica Universidad Javeriana where he received a master’s degree in Canon Law. 
 
Father Dorado was ordained to the priesthood Dec. 17, 1994 by Archbishop Gustavo Martinez Frias in the Diocese of Ipiales, Colombia. He came to the Diocese of Rockford in July, 2011 from Colombia and his first assignment in the Diocese of Rockford was as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Harvard. 
 
Father Dorado was incardinated into the Diocese of Rockford on April 11, 2012. He served as Spiritual Director of the Hispanic Catholic Emmaus for the diocese. 
 
In July 2015, he was appointed to be coordinator of Hispanic Ministry for DeKalb County, then in April 2016 he was assigned as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Aurora. In June 2017 he was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Elgin.
 
Father Dorado is survived by his brothers Luis Antonio, Buenaventura, Gerardo Samuel, Francisco Javier, Jesus Guillermo, and sister Socorro de la Paz Dorado, many brother priests and friends, and caregivers Katalina Sumano and Guadalupe Cortez. He was predeceased by his father, mother and brother Alvaro.
 
The funeral Mass was celebrated June 26, 2019, at St. Joseph Church in Harvard. There will be a private interment at a later date in Colombia.