Father Vince Dulock
was born in 1940 in rural Texas and raised in Houston. He is the second son in a family of 4 boys and two girls. He graduated from St. Thomas High School in Houston, where the Basilian Fathers were his teachers. He joined the Congregation of St. Basil after graduation and made his first vows in 1959 at the Basilian Novitiate in Pontiac MI. He studied at the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, Canada and then he transferred to the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX where he graduated with a BA in Modern Languages.
High School teaching was next on the agenda for this young Basilian; he taught for three years as a scholastic (seminarian) in Basilian Schools in Houston TX and Rochester NY. He then studied Theology at St. Basil’s College in Toronto and St. Sulpice Seminary in Paris, France. He received an MA in Theology at University of St. Michael’s College in 1970. He was ordained to the Basilian priesthood in December of 1969.
He served as Director of Renew for the Diocese of Las Cruces NM from 1992 to 1994. He continued his studies and completed a D. Min. degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1997. All during this time he was always involved in pastoral ministry to the People of God. Besides his ministry in parishes, he more recently served for several years as Director of Novices for the Basilian Fathers and guided young men on their first steps to becoming Basilians. He was asked by his superiors to become the Director of the St. Joseph Mission Center in Sugar Land in late February of 2017. He took up this task happily and is enjoying his new ministry.
Father Vince is fluent in Spanish and French. He loves to duck hunt, play golf, and ski. He enjoys baseball and is a fervent fan of the Houston Astros (alas!). He enjoys being with his family; his other brothers are a Nuclear Physicist, a Physician and a Lawyer. One of his sisters is a Registered Nurse and the other is a Social Worker. Father Vince will tell you that he is proud of his family all who are practicing Catholics and graduates of Catholic schools.