Fr. Alberto is originally from California where his family currently resides. After high school he joined the religious order, The Oblates of Mary Immaculate. After two years he left the Oblates to pursue and complete his education. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a minor in philosophy. Fr. Alberto held various positions working for the Austin Independent School District and Austin Community College.
In 2000 he was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Austin. In May 2006 he received a master’s degree in Divinity from the University of St. Thomas. On June 10, 2006, he was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ.