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Utah Catholics honor five priests on their silver and golden anniversaries

First Published      Last Updated May 25 2017 12:30 pm

The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City has honored five longtime priests for reaching anniversary milestones in their ecclesiastical careers.

During a recent celebratory dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Bishop Oscar A. Solis declared that Utah Catholics are " blessed by your presence and your work here building God's kingdom in the Diocese of Salt Lake City."

Leading the five clerics in longevity of service is Monsignor Terence M. Moore, a priest for half a century. He was ordained June 10, 1967, at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles, Ireland.

Moore was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness in 2008. He retired from active ministry in 2013, according to the Intermountain Catholic newspaper.

Four other priests have marked 25 years: Eugenio Yarce, ordained Feb. 22, 1992, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ogden; Albert Ndepachio Kileo, ordained June 28, 1992, in Moshi, Tanzania; William Wheaton, ordained June 27, 1992, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Salt Lake City; and José Barrera, ordained Dec. 12, 1992, in San Vicente, El Salvador.

— Bob Mims