OBITUARY

Very Rev. Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez

January 10, 1952May 4, 2021

The Very Rev. Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez has died at age 69

" Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and have faith in me. In my father's house there are many rooms''. John 14:2

It is with great trust and hope in the Lord that we also grieve in announcing the passing of our brother in Christ, The Very Rev. Trinidad Fuentez, 69, parish rector of the St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown El Paso.

Born in Pecos, Texas, Fr. Trini was one of 15 children born of Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Joaquina Fuentez. He faithfully served the Diocese of El Paso for over 40 years in various parishes, ministries and capacities. Among them he served the parish communities of St. Joseph's, San Antonio de Padua, St. Joseph's - Fort Davis, Christ the King- Balmorhea, Santa Lucia, San Elizario, Most Holy Trinity, Queen of Peace and St. Patrick Cathedral.

For a number of years he served on the Presbyteral Council, Personnel Board and Finance Council, and served as Vicar for several vicariates throughout his priestly service. He also served as Vocation Director for six years, and was loved and respected by his brother priests.

Very Rev. Trini is preceded in death by his brothers; David Fuentez, Santiago Fuentez, Raymundo Fuentez and Rodolfo Fuentez. He is survived by his loving mother Joaquina N. Fuentez, Brothers; Agustin Fuentez, Manuel Fuentez, Daniel Fuentez Jr., Armando Fuentez, Javier Fuentez, Rogelio Fuentez, Sisters; Teresa Hemilla, Raquel Contreras, Martha Griffin and Maria Fuentez.

"The Diocese is in mourning for the loss of this beloved priest," Bishop Mark Seitz said. "We ask the entire El Paso community to pray for his soul and the souls of all faithful departed," he added.

Services for Very Rev Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez will be as follow in Pecos, Texas

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Church, 620 E. 4th St. Pecos, TX 79772. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic, 620 E. 4th St. Pecos, TX 79772.

Services for Very Rev Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez will be as follow in El Paso, Texas

Visitation Will be on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St Patrick Cathedal, 1118 N. Mesa St. El Paso, Texas 79902 with Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10:00 a.m. at St Patrick Cathedral. Rite of Committal will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 401 S. Zaragoza Rd. El Paso, Texas 79907.

P. Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez ha fallecido a la edad de 69 años.

"No dejéis que vuestros corazones se turben. Tened fe en Dios y tened fe en mí. En la casa de mi Padre hay muchas habitaciones:. Juan 14:2

Con gran confianza y esperanza en el Señor, también nos apenamos al anunciar el fallecimiento de nuestro hermano en Cristo, el Rvdo. Trinidad Fuentez, de 69 años, rector de la parroquia de la Catedral de San Patricio en el centro de El Paso.

Nacido en Pecos, Texas, el Padre Trini fue uno de los 15 hijos del Sr. Daniel y la Sra. Joaquina Fuentez. Sirvió fielmente a la Diócesis de El Paso durante más de 40 años en varias parroquias, ministerios y capacidades. Entre ellos sirvió a las comunidades parroquiales de San José, San Antonio de Padua, San José - Fort Davis, Cristo Rey - Balmorhea, Santa Lucía, San Elizario, Santísima Trinidad, Reina de la Paz y la Catedral de San Patricio.

Durante varios años fue miembro del Consejo Presbiteral, de la Junta de Personal y del Consejo de Finanzas, y fue vicario de varias vicarías a lo largo de su servicio sacerdotal. También fue Director de Vocaciones durante seis años, y era querido y respetado por sus hermanos sacerdotes.

Padre Trini ahora se reune a descansar junto a sus hermanos; David Fuentez, Santiago Fuentez, Raymundo Fuentez Y Rodolfo Fuentez. Padre Trini deja atras a su madre la Sra. Joaquina N. Fuentez, hermanos; Agustin Fuentez, Manuel Fuentez, Daniel Fuentez Jr., Armando Fuentez, Javier Fuentez, Rogelio Fuentez, Hermanas; Teresa Hemilla, Raquel Contreras, Martha Griffin y Maria Fuentez

"La Diócesis está de luto por la pérdida de este querido sacerdote", dijo el Obispo Mark Seitz. " Pedimos a toda la comunidad de El Paso que rece por su alma y por las almas de todos los fieles difuntos", añadio.

Los servicios para P. Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez se llevaran acabo los siguientes dias en Pecos, Texas

La Visitacion se llevara acabo el dia Martes, 11 de mayo del 2021 de 2:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m. seguido de un servicio de vigila a las 7:00 p.m. en la Iglesia Catolica Santa Rosa De Lima, 620 E. 4th St. Pecos, TX 79772. La Misa de Sepultura Christiana se llevara acabo el Miercoles, 12 de mayo a las 10:00 a.m. en la Iglesia Catolica Santa Rosa De Lima, 620 E. 4th St. Pecos, TX 79772.

Los servicios para P. Trinidad (Trini) Fuentez se realizaran los siguientes dias en El Paso, Texas

La Visitation se llevara acabo el dia Jueves, 13 de mayo del 2021 de 8:30 a.m. a 10:00 a.m. en la Catedral de San Patricio, 1118 N. Mesa St. El Paso, Texas 79902 seguido de la Misa de Sepultura Cristiana a las 10:00 a.m. de la iglesia partiremos a el santo sepulcro en el cementerio Mt. Carmel, 401 S. Zaragoza Rd. El Paso, Texas 79907.

  • FAMILY

  • Daniel C. Fuentez, Father (deceased)
  • Joaquina N. Fuentez, Mother
  • Agustin Fuentez, Brother
  • Manuel Fuentez, Brother
  • Daniel Fuentez Jr., Brother
  • Armando Fuentez, Brother
  • Javier Fuentez, Brother
  • Rogelio Fuentez, Brother
  • David Fuentez, Brother (deceased)
  • Santiago Fuentez, Brother (deceased)
  • Raymundo Fuentez, Brother (deceased)
  • Rodolfo Fuentez, Brother (deceased)
  • Teresa Hemilla, Sister
  • Raquel Contreras, Sister
  • Martha Griffin, Sister
  • Maria Fuentez, Sister

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Vigil Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

  • Rite of Committal

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Claudia Dominguez

May 12, 2021

Mi más sentido pésame por la muerte del Padre Trini.

Era una gran persona, muy amable y lo voy a extrañar muchísimo. Cuando le llevaba Starbucks para que platicáramos me la pasaba muy bien. Se fue un amigo muy querido con el que compartía confidencias y me siento muy honrada que él se llegó a apoyar en mi en algunos momentos.

Le agradezco a Dios el hecho de que me haya permitido conocerlo y llamarlo mi amigo.

The ContrerasSisters

May 11, 2021

It was always a pleasure to attend mass with our paisano, Father Trini (since we are from the same hometown of Pecos, Texas). He was always delighted to see us and gave us a big smile and hug . May the perpetual light shine upon him and may he rest in peace ☮️. Julia, Olga and Carolina Contreras

Pontifical College Josephinum Pontifical College Josephinum

May 10, 2021

Father Trini was a double alumnus of the Pontifical College Josephinum, which is the only pontifical seminary outside of Italy. Father Trini earned his bachelor's degree here in 1974 and was ordained from the Josephinum in its Class of 1978. The seminarians, faculty, staff, and administration of the Josephinum send their love, prayers and deepest sympathies to Father Trini's family, his Bishop, and brother priests during this time of loss and grieving. "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace. Amen."

Theresa Oren

May 9, 2021

Father Trini was a very special man who loved God. I have some great memories of him when he was at Queen of Peace. We were from the same home town so once I drove to Pecos with him it was nice having someone to travel with. When I worked at Dillards he would come in an would look to see if we had Waterford crystal on sale. My condolences and prayers are with the family.

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