Father Patrick Dooley
San Carlos Cathedral
500 Church St., Monterey
(831) 373-2628, www.sancarloscathedral.org
Father Patrick Dooley of San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey exemplifies the modern role of a Catholic clergyman. He’s accessible to the average Joe and delivers understandable sermons that leave parishioners inspired and spiritually restored. He is known for his warmth and empathy when handling the heaviest issue of all theological issues: mortality. He has a special connection with the sick and terminally ill, according to San Carlos Parish Secretary Kathryn Doubeck. What it comes down to is that Father Dooley is a quintessential people person, doing God’s work with humble efficiency.