The Archbishop has approved the following priests to be appointed Pastors on July 1, 2018:

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:

Fr. Augustine Chang, St. Gregory Nazianzen, Los Angeles, Deanery: 14

Fr. Brian Chung, Mother of Sorrows, Los Angeles, Deanery: 16

Fr. Enrique Huerta, St. Francis of Assisi, Los Angeles, Deanery: 14

Fr. Juan Bosco Jimenez, St. Francis X. Cabrini, Los Angeles, 

Fr. Luis Lucchetti, St. Malachy, Los Angeles, Deanery: 14

Fr. Gerard O'Brien, St. Anselm, Los Angeles, Deanery: 16     

Fr. Ever Quintero, St. Columbkille, Los Angeles, and Nativity, Los Angeles, Deanery: 16     

Fr. Fredy Rosales, Presentation of Mary, Los Angeles, Deanery: 16     

Fr. Leszek Semik, St. Anastasia, Los Angeles, Deanery: 13

Fr. Richard Sunwoo, Our Savior, Los Angeles, Deanery: 15

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region:

Fr. Cesar Magallon, Our Lady of Sorrows, Santa Barbara, Deanery: 2 

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Fr. Stephen Davoren, St. Mel, Woodland Hills, Deanery: 5  

Fr. Jose Magana, St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood, Deanery: 7

Fr. Ramon Valera, St. John Baptist de la Salle, Granada Hills, Deanery: 5

San Gabriel Pastoral Region:

Fr. Mario Arellano, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Deanery: 9     

Fr. Thomas Baker St. Rita, Sierra Madre, Deanery: 10

Fr. Anthony Gomez, St. Philip, Pasadena, Deanery: 10

Fr. Thai Le, St. Thomas More, Alhambra, Deanery: 10 

Fr. Joseph Magdaong, St. Stephen, Monterey Park, Deanery: 10

Fr. Michael Ume, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pasadena, Deanery: 10 

San Pedro Pastoral Region:

Fr. George Aguilera, St. Anthony, Long Beach, Deanery: 20   

Fr. Humberto Bernabe, St. Albert Great, Rancho Dominguez, Deanery: 17    

Fr. Francis Ilano, St. Philomena, Carson, Deanery: 19

Msgr. Sal Pilato, St. Anthony of Padua, Gardena, Deanery: 19     

Fr. William Ruther, St. Catherine of Alexandria, Avalon, Deanery: 19


The following priests will be appointed or re-appointed Administrators:

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:

Fr. John-Paul Gonzalez, St. Victor, West Hollywood, Deanery: 13

Msgr. Liam Kidney, Our Lady of Malibu, Malibu (will continue as Pastor of Corpus Christi, Pacific Palisades), Deanery: 13    

Fr. Miguel Mascorro, Sch.P., St. Raphael, Los Angeles (Extern Priest), Deanery: 16     

Fr. Joseph Lal, Ascension, Los Angeles (Extern Priest), Deanery: 16     

Fr. Anthony Lee, St. Agatha, Los Angeles, Deanery: 15     

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region:

Fr. Aloysius Ezeonyeka, Sacred Heart, Ventura, Deanery: 3   

Fr. Jeejo Vazhappilly, Sch.P., La Purisima Concepcion, Lompoc (Extern Priest), Deanery: 1

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Fr. Albert Avenido, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Santa Clarita, Deanery: 8

Fr. Nahum Gutierrez, M.G., Our Lady of Peace, North Hills (Extern Priest), Deanery: 7 

Fr. Sebastian Vettickal, C.M.I., St. Francis Xavier, Burbank (Religious Order Priest), Deanery: 7

San Gabriel Pastoral Region:

Fr. Thomas Asia, St. Martha, Valinda, Deanery: 12 

Fr. Michael Joseph Wu, O.Carm., St. Louis of France, La Puente (Extern Priest), Deanery: 11  

Fr. Joachim Lepcha, Immaculate Conception, Monrovia (Extern Priest), Deanery: 11   

San Pedro Pastoral Region:

Fr. Christopher Felix, St. Linus, Norwalk, Deanery: 16

Fr. Toribio Gutierrez, C.M., St. Bernard, Bellflower (Extern Priest), Deanery: 17 

Fr. Martin Madero, St. Francis Xavier, Pico Rivera, Deanery: 18 

Fr. Kevin Nolan, Holy Trinity, San Pedro, Deanery: 19     

Fr. Alfredo Vargas, C.M.F., St. Athanasius, Long Beach (Extern Priest), Deanery: 20   

Special Situations

Fr. Ben Le, St. Martin of Tours, Los Angeles, Deanery: 13    [Will continue as Pastor for an additional year.]

Religious Order Parishes

The Claretians have proposed Fr. John Molyneux, C.M.F. as Pastor, San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, Deanery: 10    

The Divine Word Missionaries have proposed Fr. Lester Alan Jenkins, S.V.D., as Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Los Angeles, Deanery: 16 

The Paulist Fathers have proposed Fr. Gilbert Saldana Martinez, C.S.P., as Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle, Los Angeles, Deanery: 13