Reverend Monsignor Joseph Mayo, Pastor
Msgr. Joseph Mayo has deep roots in Utah and the diocese of Salt Lake City. He is the son of Deacon and Mrs. Silvio Mayo who was a member of the first class of men who had permanent diaconate training in Utah, and was ordained deacon in 1976 (recently retired).
Msgr. Mayo attended local parochial schools and graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School. He attended the University of Utah and received his B.A. Degree from St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He did his graduate studies at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon and the University of San Francisco. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Salt Lake City on November 23, 1973. Msgr. Mayo has served in numerous assignments in Utah: most recently he has been the pastor of the Cathedral of the Madeleine ('00 - '13).
Msgr. Mayo was given the special papal honor of 'Monsignor' the centennial year of the Dedication of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, November 5, 2009, while he was serving as rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Msgr. Mayo also received a very unique honorary. On September 22, 2010 Msgr. Mayo was presented the honorific of Honorary Ecumenical Canon of the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark presented to him by his friend the Very Reverend Rick Lawson, dean of St. Mark's in recognition of the long and significant association of the two cathedral churches.
Msgr. Mayo has helped foster Catholic Education through out the diocese. He helped with the building of the catholic school at St. Francis in Kearns and then again helping with the purchase of Rowland Hall-Saint Mark's property for the Madeleine Choir School. Msgr. Mayo was Superintendent of Catholic Schools ('94 -'98) and on the first committees that met, discussed and facilitated the purchase of land and began the building plans for Skaggs Catholic Center.
Reverend Denis Reilly, O.P.
I was born on August 15th in 1944 (I'll keep you from doing the math: I'm 69) in New Orleans, the home city of the Mother's family with whimsical surnames like DeVillier, Robin, Arceneaux and Olivier; alas, I got "stuck" with my Father's last name, Reilly. After he came home from WWII, he moved us to Pleasant Hill, California, which was about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. As a club footed, only child, my childhood was uneventful.
I went to St. Mary's College and then entered the Dominicans and was ordained at 25. Throughout my ministerial life, I was chaplain at the U of W Newman Center; Vocation Director (twice); superior of our seminary community in Oakland for three terms; Pastor of ASU Newman Center; went on a round the world sabbatical (including a four month study program in Israel); pastor of the U of U Newman Center during which time we built a new church, parochial vicar at St. Dominic's in Benicia, California; and then four wonderful years at St. Therese's in Midvale. At this point, I plan on being at St. John the Baptist for at least three years, although provincials and bishops often have their own thoughts on such matters. In any event, I look forward to this new journey with you as we walk together, encountering Our Lord in the ups and downs of our daily living....
Rev. Mr. Paul Graham, Deacon
Rev. Mr. Dale Dillon, Deacon, Pastoral Associate