Rev. Guillermo Rodriguez

07/02/1930 – 04/21/2024

Father Guillermo Rodriguez passed away peacefully at 93 years of age on April 24, 2024.

Father Rodriguez was ordained as a Catholic priest in Cuba on July 15, 1958, and served the Archdiocese from 1955 to 1983. His ministries included St. Patrick’s Parish in San Jose and St. Phillip the Apostle Parish in San Francisco. Father Rodriguez continued to be very active beyond his retirement at the Monastery of the Perpetual Adoration, St. Brendan Catholic Church, and as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital. He extended the hand of Jesus to the needy throughout San Francisco until his passing.

As a master artist and painter, Father Rodriguez spoke six languages, loved the opera, and was an accomplished concert pianist. His work and sense of humor will be remembered by many, as well as the motto he lived by, “The greatest sin of all is wasting time.”

Father Rodriguez is survived by his nephew and niece, Steve and Francis Cajote; grandnephew, Christopher Cajote; grandniece, Wendy Kennedy; and niece-in-Iaw, Betty Cajote.

His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone will be the principal celebrant at the funeral services to be held at St. Brendan’s Church, 29 Rockaway, San Francisco, Calif. 94127, on May 8, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Monastery of Perpetual Adoration is sincerely appreciated, at 771 Ashbury St., San Francisco, Calif. 94117; 415-566-2743.

Read Father Rodriguez‘s story in Aleteia.