Diocese of Austin

Class: Propaedeutic

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Mequite, TX

Home Parish: University Catholic Center at UT, Austin


I have always had an affinity to serve the Lord, going all the way back to my childhood. As a young boy, I would always cry if my dad did not pick me up to see the opening procession for Mass. I soon became an altar server myself. Eventually, having experienced a reversion to the faith at UT, I started realizing that the Lord may have made my heart for service in the particularity of the ministerial priesthood, and so I entered seminary to find out.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

You pleaded my case, Lord, you redeemed my life!” – Lamentations 3:58

Fun Fact

I’ve lived half my life in the USA and half my life in the Philippines!