Father Mauricio Hurtado
ST. THERESA CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE
The eldest of five children, Father Mauricio Hurtado was born into a farming family in El Calvario, Michoacán, Mexico. His interest in the Catholic church was renewed when he was 19 years old when he found God’s love and mercy in the sacrament of Confession. As his knowledge of his vocation in the priesthood became apparent, he traveled with his parents to Seminario de Santa Maraia de Guadalupe and enrolled in the seminary that very day.
At the seminary, Father Mauricio worked very hard to catch up and complete his high school education and also study the college philosophy and theology classes which he found to be very interesting and enjoyable. Upon completion of his initial seminary classes he agreed to join the Diocese of Sacramento and then spent a year studying English at UC Davis before entering St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park in 2005.
After two years of studying theology and the culture of the American Catholic Church, Father Mauricio was assigned to St. Paul Parish in Sacramento for his pastoral year.
He was ordained on May 31, 2010 and has served as Parochial Vicar in parishes in Redding, Fair Oaks and Davis. His assignment to St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe began July 1, 2015 and he has been a devoted leader to the parish church and a tremendous supporter of the ministries of the Parish which include the Bread & Broth Program.