Canon Eddy E. Lopez-Bolanos was born in Guatemala and moved to the United States with his parents and siblings in 1991. He was educated in Providence public schools. He graduated in 1995 from Central High School, going on to study philosophy and psychology at Rhode Island College and Providence College. He entered the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence in 2001 for pre-theology studies. He completed his studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on August 22, 2009 at Providence College in St. Domenic Chapel.
Fr. Lopez, has been in active ministry since he was in high school. From the start, he helped with youth groups at St. Charles Parish, St. Anthony’s in Providence RI. He has also been involved in the Charismatic Renewal. He has taught life in the spirit seminars, as well as preach and directed Charismatic prayer meetings.
Fr. Lopez has been assistant in other churches in Rhode Island, St. Charles Borromeo in providence, St. Anthony in Providence, Saints John and Paul in Coventry, and Saints John and James in West Warwick.