A True Son of the Missions
Born and raised in the mission territory of Utah, Monsignor J. Terrence Fitzgerald is no stranger to the needs of isolated Catholics. During the past five decades, he has been involved in many ministries, but none as close to his heart as ensuring Catholic communities have a place to gather. Monsignor Fitzgerald has been instrumental in helping Catholics move from sharing their faith in living rooms to celebrating Mass in their own, dedicated space. As he established missions across Utah, Monsignor Fitzgerald sought to bring priests, deacons and religious to each community when possible. He has also been a passionate promoter of lay leaders. Thanks to his encouragement, Anglo and Hispanic lay leaders are receiving formal training, allowing them to share Christ throughout the missions as the Church in Utah grows.