“We look forward to seeing you at Dolores Mission. Stop by for Mass, spend time in our plaza. Meet new friends, experience the Spirit we share here, come back soon.”
Born and raised in Sacramento, Ted attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic grade school and then moved on to Jesuit High School. After graduating from Jesuit, Ted entered the Society of Jesus in Montecito, CA. Following two years in the Jesuit Novitiate, Ted attended Santa Clara University. These early years in the Jesuits were filled with studies, ministry with incarcerated youth, and the beginning of a lasting relationship with the Casa de los Pobres in Tijuana, Mexico.
Philosophy studies and a Masters in Social Work brought Ted to St. Louis University where he drove a bus for the university, worked with youth in group homes, and practiced social work in a children’s hospital. After three years in the Mid-West, Ted returned to his native California to live and work in Los Angeles. Dolores Mission Church and School, Dolores Mission Alternative School, Jobs for a Future, and Homeboy Tortilleria formed Ted for a life of community, service, prayer, action, and a never ending desire for great Mexican food.
Cambridge Massachusetts would be his new home for theology studies. Three years of Italian food in Boston, a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Theology proved to be the final preparations for ordination to the priesthood. Ordained in 1996, Ted worked in Most Holy Trinity Parish in San Jose and then Dolores Mission in Los Angeles. Five years of pastoral ministry brought Ted to Los Gatos to be Provincial Assistant for Social Ministries and then Provincial Assistant for International Ministries. While working in that capacity, Ted returned to Most Holy Trinity Parish to be religious superior of the Jesuit Community and to serve the members of the parish.
Recently returned to Dolores Mission, Ted is the religious superior of the Jesuit Community, Pastor at the parish, and continues as Provincial Assistant for International Ministries. Ted enjoys working with Jesuits from around the world, hanging out at Homeboy Industries and Homegirl Café, and spending time with the people of Dolores Mission—in the Plaza, in the neighborhood, or on Peace walks throughout our community.