I am Father Héctor Matías Villela Huerta. I was born on August the 8th in Tierranueva in the State of San Luis Potosí, México. A few months after I was born, I was brought to live here in San Jose. I received my First Holy Communion in St. Leo Parish and was in school here through 4th grade. Then my parents decided we should return to México and get to know the blessings, devotions and family there. Presently, all my family is here in San Jose since the 90’s but I stayed behind in México because I was already enrolled in the seminary. I have three sisters, Elsa, Becky and Crystal, and a brother Rudy. It has been four years since my dad passed away but I still have my mother who continues to live in San Jose. My studies were done at the Major Seminary of San Luis Potosí in México and I was ordained the 21st of June, 1997. So, that makes 20 years for me this year of priestly ministry. A new facet of my ministry began on December 1st of 2014 when I arrived to San Jose to began an assignment at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. I also have childhood memories of my dad bringing us to St. Joseph’s for Mass - it was not yet the Cathedral. Little did I know I would return to San José as a priest, much less as a parochial vicar at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. I am happy to be here in this new phase of my ministry. I am hopeful that we can share in our faith and together grow in love for our God and for each other. Blessings.
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