Priest Assignment Changes

PASTORS 

 

REV. REYNOLD E. FURRELL 

From Pastor Extended, Holy Trinity Church, LaderaRanch 

To Pastor, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. VIET-PETER HO 

From Doctoral studies in Canon Law, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), and residence at the Casa Santa Maria, Rome 

To Pastor, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton and part-time Judge, Office of Canonical Services 

 

REV. DUY LE 

From Administrator, San Francisco Solano Church, RSM 

To Pastor, San Francisco Solano Church, RSM 

 

REV. JOSEPH ROBILLARD 

From Pastor, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

To Pastor, Christ our Savior Church, Santa Ana 

 

REV. PHILIP SMITH 

From Administrator, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

To Pastor, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

 

REV. MICHAEL ST. PAUL 

From Pastor, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton 

To Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, LaderaRanch 

 

 

PASTORS RENEWED/EXTENDED 

 

REV. EDWARD BECKER 

From Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

To Pastor Renewed, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

 

REV. MICHAEL HANIFIN 

From Pastor, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa 

To Pastor Renewed, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa 

 

REV. CHRISTOPHER HEATH 

From Pastor, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

To Pastor Extended, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

 

REV. MSGR. J. MICHAEL MCKIERNAN 

From Pastor/Rector, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano 

To Pastor/Rector Renewed, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano 

 

REV. JIM RIES 

From Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente 

To Pastor Extended, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente 

 

REV. ENRIQUE SERA 

From Pastor, St. Mary Church, Fullerton 

To Pastor Renewed, St. Mary Church, Fullerton 

 

REV. MSGR. JOHN URELL 

From Pastor, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

To Pastor Extended, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

 

 

ADMINISTRATORS 

 

REV. DAVID R. KLUNK 

From Administrator, St. Angela MericiChurch, Brea 

To Administrator Extended, St. Angela MericiChurch, Brea 

 

REV. MARTIN HIEP NGUYEN 

From Parochial Vicar, La PurísimaChurch, Orange 

To Administrator, La PurísimaChurch, Orange 

 

REV. SERGIO RAMOS 

From Parochial Vicar, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano 

To Administrator, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. EVAN SIMINGTON 

From Parochial Administrator, St. Alban’s Catholic Church, Rochester, New York (Priest of the Personal Ordinariateof the Chair of St. Peter) 

To Parochial Administrator, St. John Henry Newman Church, Irvine (Parish of the Personal Ordinariateof the Chair of St. Peter); 

In-Residence, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

 

 

RETIRED 

 

REV. MICHAEL DWIGHT GALINADA 

From Hospital Chaplaincy, South County 

To Retired, In-Residence, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

 

 

INCARDINATION 

 

REV. MANUEL LÓPEZ GONZÁLEZ 

From Archdiocese of Morelia in Michoacán, Mexico and 

Parochial Vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

Diocese of Orange, May 1, 2020 

 

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS 

 

REV. MICHAEL KHONG 

From Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine 

To Bishop Vann’s Priest Secretary/Master of Ceremonies, 

Pastoral Center, Garden Grove 

 

REV. FREDY MANCILLA 

From Parochial Vicar/Sick Leave, St. Norbert Church, Orange 

To In-Residence at St. ColumbanChurch, Garden Grove 

 

REV. JOSEPH SON NGUYEN 

From University California Irvine Professor, Irvine 

To Bioethics Advisor, Emmaus Institute Instructor, Supply Priest, and continuing as Censor Librorum 

 

 

SENIOR PRIEST: 

 

REV. BILL BARMAN 

From Sabbatical 

To Senior Priest, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente 

 

 

PAROCHIAL VICARS: 

 

REV. SCOTT ALLEN 

From Licentiate studies in Philosophy and residence at the Pontifical North American College, Rome 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

 

REV. JAIME HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ, O.F.M. 

From Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach 

 

REV. ALFREDO DE DIOS, O.A.R. 

From Pastor, Cristo Rey Church, Los Angeles 

To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Santa Ana 

Effective May 1, 2020 

 

REV. RANDY GUILLEN 

From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa 

 

REV. MANUEL LÓPEZ GONZÁLEZ 

From Archdiocese of Morelia in Michoacán, Mexico and 

Parochial Vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

To Parochial Vicar, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano Incardinated Diocese of Orange, May 1, 2020 

 

REV. SALVADOR LANDA 

From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. JOHN DUY NGUYEN 

From Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity Church, LaderaRanch 

To Parochial Vicar, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley 

 

REV. THANH-TAI NGUYEN 

From Bishop Vann’s Priest Secretary/Master of Ceremonies, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove 

To Parochial Vicar, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. THOMAS DE NGUYEN-DANG 

From Parochial Vicar, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley 

To Parochial Vicar, La PurísimaChurch, Orange 

 

REV. TONY PARK 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

To Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine 

 

REV. JOHN SHIMOTSU 

From Interim Parochial Administrator, Christ our Savior Church, Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach 

 

REV. JOSEPH SQUILLACIOTI 

From Licentiate studies in Liturgy and residence at, Casa Santa Maria, Rome 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

 

REV. CHARLES TRAN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Norbert Church, Orange 

To Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity Church, LaderaRanch 

 

REV. JOSEPH NGU TRUONG 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. LEONEL VARGAS 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim 

To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

 

REV. DOUGLAS ZAVALA 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa 

To Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster 

 

 

NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS 

 

REV. MR. NAM DOAN 

From St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Norbert Church, Orange 

 

REV. MR. JAKUB MACKOWICZ 

From St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

 

REV. MR. ALEJANDRO NICOLAT HERRERA 

From Transitional Deacon, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. MR. MICHAEL RIZZO 

From Mt. Angel Seminary, St Benedict, Oregon 

To Parochial Vicar, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach 

 

 

CHAPLAINCIES: 

 

REV. ANTHONY BAUTISTA, A.M. 

From AlagadniMaria Religious Community, Philippines 

To Chaplain, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana 

 

REV. FLORANTE MOREN, A.M. 

From AlagadniMaria Religious Community, Philippines 

To Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton 

 

 

LEAVING THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE 

 

REV. FREDERICK ATENTAR, A.M. 

From Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton 

AlagadniMaria Religious Community 

Assignment outside of Diocese of Orange 

 

REV. DANIEL BARICA, O.F.M. 

From Pastor, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach 

Saint Barbara Province of the Order of Friars Minor 

Assignment outside of Diocese of Orange 

 

REV. MARK JON CRUZ, A.M. 

From Chaplain, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana 

AlagadniMaria Religious Community 

Assignment outside of Diocese of Orange 

 

REV. JORGE MATEOS, O.A.R. 

From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of
Guadalupe Church, Santa Ana 

Augustinian Recollects Religious Order 

Assignment outside of Diocese of Orange 

 

REV VINCENT NGUYEN, O.F.M. 

From Parochial Vicar, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach 

Saint Barbara Province of the Order of Friars Minor 

Assignment outside of Diocese of Orange

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