Fr. Rodríguez was born in 1970 and raised on the border town of El Paso, Texas. He is the third in a family of six children (three boys, three girls). His family spent four years of his early childhood living in Augsburg, Germany. He graduated as valedictorian from high school and thereupon entered St. Charles Seminary for the Diocese of El Paso.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, with a minor in sociology, from the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated student marshal of the College of Liberal Arts. He attended major seminary at the North American College in Rome and completed his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Father Rodriguez was ordained a priest of God Most High on December 8, 1996. As a priest, he served at various parishes in the diocese: Our Lady of the Valley, St. Thomas Aquinas, Our Lady of Assumption, Our Lady of Peace (Alpine) and San Juan Bautista. He also served as the Director of Vocations for the Diocese. On September 21, 2011, Fr. Rodriguez was assigned to be the parish vicar at Santa Teresa de Jesús Parish in Presidio, TX. He also currently cares for the spiritual welfare of souls at Sacred Heart Mission Church in Shafter, TX.
In 2005, Father Rodríguez began celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass, and following Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, he began to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every day in accordance with the venerable and ancient Roman Rite. Since the Fall of 2011, he has been offering the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively.