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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