Victim Of Tragic Colorado Bus Accident Spent Time At Immaculate Heart Of Mary Parish

Jason Paul Marshall


Jason Paul Marshall, 53, a seminarian with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe was one of two people who died Sunday in a bus accident involving the University of New Mexico Aquinas Newman Center’s youth group and their chaperones near Pueblo, Colo.

Marshall was a familiar face to parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos where he spent the summer of 2017, living at the rectory and participating in many activities of the parish.

Archbishop John C. Wester said Monday that Marshall was a splendid and exemplary seminarian a humble man who deeply cared for others.

“He always brightened our spirits and had a positive outlook on life. We will miss him very, very much. May he rest in peace,” Archbishop Wester said.

He also asked for prayers for the driver of the bus, Anthony Padilla, who was the second person to die in the accident, and the 13 youth members and adults who sustained injuries, their families and the Lobo Catholic Community. The group was returning home from the Steubenville of the Rockies Catholic Youth Convention held June 21-23 in Denver. A group from Immaculate Heart of Mary parish also attended the convention but were traveling separately.

Jason Marshall was the son of Jim and Diane Marshall and the brother of Jill, James and Jeff. He was a member of Our Lady of the Annunciation parish in Albuquerque, and was born in Staten Island, New York. He attended the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and was in his second year of Theology.

Archbishop Wester will celebrate a Mass of Healing for the victims of the accident on Wednesday, June 26 at 6 the Aquinas Newman Center. Funeral arrangements pending.