The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has released the newest list of appointed pastors, administrators, parish life directors, and religious administrators, effective July 1, 2019. 

Let us pray for the clergy and lay leaders who have been called to serve in our parishes in these capacities. 

Archbishop José H. Gomez has approved the following priests to be appointed Pastors on July 1, 2019: 

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:

Fr. John-Paul Gonzalez, St. Victor, West Hollywood 

Fr. Paul Sustayta, St. Martin of Tours, Los Angeles * 

Fr. Anthony Gonzalez, St. Mary Magdalen, Los Angeles 

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region: 

Fr. Aloysius Ezeonyeka, Sacred Heart, Ventura 

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Fr. Alberto Avenido, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Santa Clarita 

Fr. Rodel Balagtas, Incarnation, Glendale * 

Fr. Rufino Carlos Nava, St. Bridget of Sweden, Lake Balboa 

San Gabriel Pastoral Region:

Fr. Thomas Asia, St. Martha, Valinda 

Fr. Freddie Chua, Annunciation, Arcadia * 

Fr. Marcos Gonzalez, St. Andrew, Pasadena * 

San Pedro Pastoral Region:

Msgr. Jarlath Cunnane, St. Cornelius, Long Beach * 

Fr. Edward Dover, Beatitudes of Our Lord, La Mirada * 

Fr. Kevin Nolan, Holy Trinity, San Pedro 


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

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region:

Fr. Christopher Bazyouros St. John Chrysostom, Inglewood 

Fr. Matthew Murphy, Our Lady of Malibu, Malibu 

Fr. Juan Ochoa, Christ the King, Los Angeles 

Fr. Fidelis Omeaku, St. Anselm, Los Angeles * 

Fr. Arturo Valadez, Holy Spirit, Los Angeles 

Fr. Albert Van Der Woerd, St. Mark, Venice 

Fr. Michael Wu, O’Carm., St. Clement, Santa Monica (Extern Priest) 

Santa Barbara Pastoral Region: N/A 

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Fr. Marinello Saguin, Our Lady of Grace, Encino 

Fr. Ethan Southard, St. John Eudes, Chatsworth * 

San Gabriel Pastoral Region:

Fr. Ronald Clark, St. Dorothy, Glendora * 

Fr. Julio Domenech, F.M.V.D., St. Louis of France, La Puente * (Extern Priest) 

Fr. Joachim Lepcha, Immaculate Conception, Monrovia * (Extern Priest) 

Fr. John Palmer St. Denis, Diamond Bar * 

San Pedro Pastoral Region:

Fr. Andrew Chung, St. Pancratius, Lakewood * 

Fr. Martin Madero, St. Francis Xavier, Pico Rivera * 

Fr. Alidor Mikobi, St. Cyprian, Long Beach (Extern Priest) 

Fr. Gerard O’Brien, Our Lady of Refuge, Long Beach * 

Fr. Adrian San Juan, St. Linus, Norwalk * 

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

Fr. Budi Wardhana, St. Lucy, Long Beach * 


The following parish leaders will be appointed or re-appointed Parish Life Directors: 

San Fernando Pastoral Region: 

Sr. Mary Karen Collier, S.S.L., Holy Redeemer, Montrose/St. James the Less, La Crescenta * (Fr. Michael Grieco will serve as Priest Minister) 

San Gabriel Pastoral Region: 

Dr. Humberto Ramos, St. Marcellinus, Los Angeles * (Fr. Gilbert Cruz will continue to serve as Priest Minister) 


The following parishes will be entrusted to religious orders: 

Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region: 

St. Raphael, Los Angeles, entrusted to the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (S.T.) * with Fr. Stanley Bosch, S.T., as Pastor 

San Fernando Pastoral Region:

Our Lady of Peace, North Hills, entrusted to The Order of St. Camillus (M.I.) * with Pastor/Administrator to be announced 


The following religious orders have also proposed the following Pastors at parishes they administer and have been approved by the Archbishop:

St. Dominic, Los Angeles, under the pastoral care of the Dominican Friars, Fr. Roberto Corral, O.P., effective May 1, 2019 

St. Thomas Aquinas, Ojai, under the pastoral care of the Augustinians, Fr. Kirk Davis, O.S.A., effective June 15, 2019 

Our Mother of Good Counsel, Los Angeles, under the pastoral care of the Augustinians, Fr. Alvin Paligutan, O.S.A., effective June 15, 2019 

St. Francis Xavier, Burbank, under the pastoral care of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, Fr. Sebastian Vettickal, C.M.I., effective July 1, 2019. 


Parishes with an asterisk denote parishes that were on the Open Pastorate listing this term. 


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