Pastor Appointments Take Effect Aug. 1 - Fr. Marco T. Lopez
Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
Diocese of Salt Lake City
Fr. Marco T. Lopez
On Aug. 1, six priests in the Diocese of Salt Lake City will assume their duties as either pastor or administrator of a parish to which they have been newly assigned. Following is a brief profile of one these priests - Fr. Marco T. Lopez.
Fr. Marco T. Lopez, was born in San Vicente, El Salvador. He studied to be a priest in the Seminary Pio XII, Diocese of San Vicente, El Salvador. He was ordained as a diocesan priest on December 20, 1997, by the Most Rev. José Oscar Barahona, Bishop of the Diocese of San Vicente. After serving for five years in his native diocese, he moved to the United States, serving first in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas; and since 2008 he has been serving in the Diocese of Salt Lake City. He has been parochial vicar at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Park City; administrator of San Felipe Parish in Wendover, and he is currently the administrator of St. Andrew Parish in Riverton. In addition, he is part of the leadership of the Worldwide Marriage Encounter in the Diocese of Salt Lake City.
He speaks Spanish and English.
On Aug. 1 he will begin serving as administrator of Saint Bridget Catholic Church in Milford and its associated missions, Saint John Bosco in Delta and Holy Family Mission in Fillmore.
What would you like your new parishioners to know about you?
I am full of enthusiasm and dreams of carrying out my priestly ministry in this mission.
What are you looking forward to most about your new assignment?
That the community will be willing to look for new ways, in the midst of this pandemic, that could help us carry out our mission as a Church.
As a priest, what has been your greatest challenge?
The great need is for a systematic Christian formation, wherever I have been assigned as a priest.
As a priest, what has been your most satisfying experience?
Helping with the formation of the Christian community, and strengthening unity in the culturally diverse society that we live in.