Fr. Lucatero was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Spokane, Washington in 1986. He completed his theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Fr. Lucatero previously worked in parish ministry in the Diocese of Spokane for several years. He has received a PhD in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. He has also served as chair of the Northwest Regional Office for Hispanic Affairs and the National Hispanic Institute of Liturgy. Presently, he serves on the Hispanic Sub-Committee of the Bishop's Committee of Divine Worship and is a member of the advisory board of the National Hispanic Institute of Liturgy. He currently works in the Archdiocese of San Antonio as the Director of the Office of Worship and the pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church.