Celebrating Jubilarians

Friday, May. 19, 2017
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Bishop Oscar A. Solis (second from left) poses with the priests celebrating their jubilees this year: (from left) Fr. José Barrera, F. Fr. Eugenio Yarce, Fr. Albert Ndepachio Kileo, ALCP and Msgr. Terence Moore. Fr. William Wheaton was unable to be present; he was out of the state, attending a funeral for the father of a lifelong friend. IC photo/Marie Mischel

The Diocese of Salt Lake City has five priests celebrating significant anniversaries of their priestly ordination this year. At a clergy dinner on May 10 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bishop Oscar A. Solis congratulated them and thanked them for their fidelity to their vocation and ministry.

“Our Church is so blessed by your presence and your work here building God’s Kingdom in the Diocese of Salt Lake City,” the bishop said.

 50 Years

Msgr. Terence M. Moore

Ordained June 10, 1967 at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, Ireland by Bishop Thomas Morris, D.D., for the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Assignments in the Diocese of Salt Lake City:

Cathedral of the Madeleine: 1967 – 1970

St. Catherine of Siena Newman Center:  1972 – 1975

St. Joseph the Worker: 1975 – 1977

Sacred Heart: 1978 – 1980

St. James the Just: 1980 – 1983

Immaculate Conception: 1983 – 1984

St. Peter: 1985

St. Thomas More: 1985 – 1999

St. John the Baptist: 1999 – 2013

In addition, Msgr. Moore served as director of the Diocesan Development Drive in 1973; counselor at Holy Cross Hospital in 1978; co-chaplain for the Vietnamese community in 1981; worked as coordinator of the State of Utah Refugee Resettlement Program from 1982 to 1985, served as diocesan consultor from 1981 to 1986, director of the diocesan Peace & Justice Commission from 1983 to 1984, and director of Catholic Community Services of Utah from 1987 to 1994; was the DDD clergy moderator from 1999 to 2000 and a Tribunal advocate from 2001 to 2007.

Msgr. Moore also obtained a Master of Social Work from Catholic University in 1972 and a doctorate in social work from the University of Utah in 1981. He studied in Louvain, Belgium, in 1989.

Msgr. Moore was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness on Nov. 5, 2008. He retired from active ministry on Aug. 6, 2013.

25 Years

Father Eugenio Yarce

Ordained Feb. 22, 1992 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ogden, by Bishop William K. Weigand.

Assignments in the Diocese of Salt Lake City:

St. Joseph (Ogden): 1992 – 1993

Sacred Heart, St. Marguerite and San Felipe: 1993 – 1994

Notre Dame de Lourdes: 1994 – 1995

St. Bridget and St. John Bosco: 1995 – 1997

San Felipe: 1997 – 2007

Sacred Heart: 2003 – 2013

St. Francis Xavier: 2013 to present

25 Years

Father Albert Ndepachio Kileo, ALCP

Ordained June 28, 1992 in Moshi, Tanzania by Bishop Amedeus Msarikie for the Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti. He served in the Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania for three years, then in the Moshi Regionalate for five years before coming to Utah in 2001.

Assignments in the iocese of Salt Lake City:

St. Joseph (Ogden): 2001 – 2002

St. Helen: 2002 – 2012

St. James the Greater: 2005 – 2012

St. Anthony of Padua: 2012 – present

In addition, Fr. Kileo has served as the priest moderator for the DCCW Eastern Deanery since 2003.

25 Years

Father William Wheaton

Ordained June 27, 1992 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Salt Lake City by Bishop William K. Weigand.

Assignments in the Diocese of alt Lake City:

St. Vincent de Paul: 1992 – 1993

Blessed Sacrament: 1993

St. Peter’s Mission: 1993 – 1996

St. Patrick (SLC):

 1994 – 1995

St. Francis of Assisi: 1995 – 1996

Notre Dame de Lourdes: 1996 – 1999

St. Francis Xavier: 1999 – 2004

St. Ambrose: 2004 – 2010

St. Pius X: 2009 to present

Holy Family: Assignment effective Aug. 1, 2017

In addition, Fr. Wheaton served as the diocesan director of religious education from 1992 to 1996, dean of the Southeastern Deanery from 1996 to 1999 and director of the diocesan Office of Vocations from 2000 to 2003. He was an advocate for the Tribunal from 2001 to 2007 and has served as dean of the Eastern Deanery from 2015 to present.

He holds a master’s degree in education from Utah State University, and in 1984 received a doctoral degree in educational studies from the University of Utah.

25 Years

Father José Barrera 

Ordained Dec. 12, 1992 in San Vicente, El Salvador by Monsignor José Oscar Barahona Castillo for the Diocese of San Vicente. He served for seven years in the Diocese of San Vicente for seven years, then in the Diocese of Ponce,

Puerto Rico for eight years, and returned to San Vicente for two years before coming to the Diocese of Salt Lake City in 2009.

Assignments in the Diocese of Salt Lake City:

Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Therese of the Child Jesus: 2009 – 2010

St. Joseph (Ogden) and St. Rose of Lima: 2010 – 2012

Cathedral of the Madeleine: 2013 – 2015

St. Therese of the Child Jesus: 2015 – present

In addition, Fr. Barrera has served as the spiritual director for the Diocesan Charismatic Latino Group since 2012.

He obtained a master of education degree with a concentration in school psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico in 2006.


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