Fr. Roger Lopez featured in 'A Friar Life'
A Friar Life
Fr. Roger Lopez is a Theology teacher and Director of Community Outreach at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, OH. He really enjoys the opportunity to share in the young men and women’s journey to adulthood.
As Director of Community Outreach, he is in his element. Service has always been a huge part of his life and he enjoys seeing students enter into the program and appreciate it just as much as he does. Later this month he will oversee a group of 50 students from Roger Bacon traveling by bus to March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Mary Kate DeWees ’19, Outreach Board member says, “Community Outreach Board is my favorite part of being at RB. Before Father Roger took it over, I wasn’t sure what it was or what they did. Fr. Roger got me to enjoy service, has shown me the true meaning of our Franciscan values, and introduced me to some of the most amazing people in my life. Not only has he helped me grow in my faith life, but also as a person. I’m now comfortable giving speeches, leading groups through service projects, and planning big events with my peers. He has been a big part of my life here at RB, and I’m so grateful to have him as a mentor.” Fr. Roger is without a doubt someone who makes an impact in whatever he does.
He is a blessing to the Roger Bacon community, and particularly, our students. He is involved with so many elements of the school: teaching, community outreach, campus ministry and many extracurricular activities. I view Fr. Roger as the ultimate Franciscan, living the Franciscan values on a day-to-day basis. On a personal note I am honored that he is willing to be my mentor, and even more importantly, my friend. I not only consider him a deserving “Face of RB”, but he is also the heart of RB.
-Tom Burke, President of Roger Bacon High School
Fr. Roger also loves to laugh, cook, watch movies, write poetry, sing karaoke, watch college football, and hike.