Our Lady of Perpetual School welcomes our new pastor!

Father Hector Lopez
Father Hector Lopez

Father Hector was born in Veracruz, Mexico. He entered seminary in 1998 in Xalapa, Veracruz. After completing his philosophical studies, he joined the Diocese of Fresno in 2004. For a year, he attended St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California. In 2005, he began his theological training at the Pontificial Gregorian University while a student at the North American College in Rome. Upon completion of his theological training in 2008, he returned to the Diocese and was assigned to St. Helen’s Parish in Fresno where he carried out his internship and transitional diaconate.  He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Steinbock on January 30, 2010 at St. John’s Cathedral in Fresno. After his ordination, he was named associate pastor of the Cathedral. On March 1, 2012, he was assigned to St. Philip’s as their associate pastor. On July 1, 2014, he was named pastor of Saint Peter Prince of the Apostles Church and Mary Immaculate Queen School in Lemoore. We are overjoyed to welcome him as pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and School!