Fr. Clay Hunt grew up on a ranch in Bracketville, Texas near the Mexican border. As a youth he served as an altar boy at the parish church, which was only a quarter-mile away.
During these early years of working the ranch or playing sports, his dad started to refer to him as a little bulldog, because of his relentless efforts.
Fr. Clay originally had plans to become an Optometrist, because he wanted to help people see. Instead God called him to the priesthood, so he could help people see with the eyes of faith.
Before becoming a priest, he was a missionary for seven years in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Rome, and the Philippines.
Father has a great love for our Mother Mary. As a boy, he and his cousins used to pray the Rosary with his Nanee, his grandmother, at the ranch. He was under Our Lady’s patronage for his first priestly assignment at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Helotes, ten years ago.
Fr. Clay sees his priestly authority to forgive sins as the greatest grace he has been given by God
His favorite saints are Saint Faustina, Saint Genoa Mola and Saint John Vianney. His favorite prayer is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. He prays the Chaplet and the Rosary daily.
Fr. Clay enjoys fishing (for fish, but also for men). And riding motorcycles, which he refers to as the steel horse. He dreams of bringing the Gospel to his brother bikers and winning the Lottery so he can buy a Harley-Davidson "Fat Boy."
Known as the "Motorcycle Priest," Father Henry "Clay" Hunt III currently serves as Chaplain for the Criminal Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He has previously served as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Del Rio.