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Fr. Dominic Briese, OP was born in Mineola, N.Y. After graduating with a bachelor’s
degree in finance from the University of Utah, he entered the Dominican School of
Philosophy & Theology in Berkeley, Calif. On June 1, 1996, he was ordained a priest for
the Western Dominican Province by Bishop Carlos Sevilla at St. Dominic’s Church in
San Francisco. Following ordination, he served for six years as associate pastor, first in
Phoenix, then in San Francisco. He then was appointed director of the University of Las
Vegas Newman Center before being transferred to a parish in Sacramento, Calif.,
where he served as pastor. He then was a preacher at St. Albert’s Priory in Oakland. In
2012 he came to Utah, where he has served as a chaplain and teacher at Judge
Memorial and Juan Diego Catholic high schools. He speaks English and Spanish.
What would you like your new parishioners to know about you?
I am a native New Yorker, but I feel like Utah is my home because I graduated from the University of Utah, worked at Hill Air Force Base, and have spent nearly half of my years as a priest here. I like the outdoors and I enjoy hiking, golfing, reading tons of books, and drinking really good coffee. I’m a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and I was
awarded Chaplain of the Year for the State of Utah in 2017. I look forward to supporting the charitable activities of my brother Knights in our parish.
As a priest, what has been your most satisfying experience?
The importance of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, and dedicated lay people is of paramount importance to the future of the Catholic Church. My most satisfying experience as a priest has been to mentor several men and women who have discerned those vocations, made those commitments, and are thriving in their service to
God through the ministry of the Church. I also feel that one of the most satisfying things about parish life is witnessing the development of families; meeting with engaged couples who then develop strong sacramental marriages and raise their children in the faith.
Intermountain Catholic The Diocese of Salt Lake City(Friday, Jul. 17, 2020) ‘Pastor Appointments Take Effect Aug. 1 - Fr. Dominic Briese, OP’04/19/21http://www.icatholic.org/article/pastor-appointments-take-effect-aug-1-fr-dominic-41413976
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