Priest Assignment Changes

PASTORS  

 

REV. EUGENE LEE  

From Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster  

To Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine  

 

REV. JOSEPH SON NGUYEN  

From Censor Librorum  

To Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach  

Continuing as Censor Librorum and Theological Consultant to the Bishop  

 

REV. KEVIN SWEENEY  

From Active Military duty as Captain in the U.S. Navy, and Command Chaplain for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside  

To Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach  

 

 

PASTOR EXTENDED 

 

REV. JAMES RIES  

From Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente  

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

 

 

ADMINISTRATORS/DIRECTORS 

 

REV. RANDY GUILLEN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa 

To Parochial Administrator, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea 

 

REV. ALEX HA 

From Director, Our Lady of Peace Korean Catholic Center, Irvine 

To Director, St. Thomas the Apostle Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim 

 

REV. DANIEL SEO 

From Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Church, Orange 

To Director, Our Lady of Peace Korean Catholic Center, Irvine 

 

REV. QUAN TRAN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

To Parochial Administrator, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

 

REV. BENEDICT YANG 

From Director, St. Thomas the Apostle Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim 

To Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster 

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR EXTENDED 

 

REV. PAUL THAI TRINH 

From Parochial Administrator, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine 

To Parochial Administrator Extended, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine 

 

 

PAROCHIAL VICARS  

 

REV. SAÚL ALBA-INFANTE  

From Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana  

To Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua del CaňonChurch, Anaheim Hills  

 

REV. VENANCIO AMIDAR  

From Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua del CaňonChurch, Anaheim Hills  

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

 

REV. HECTOR BEDOYA  

From Supply Priest and In-residence, St. Mary Church, Fullerton  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Church, Fullerton  

 

REV. MIGUEL ÁNGEL CÁRABEZ HERRERA  

FromParochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa  

 

REV. STEVE CORREZ  

From Interim Director of the Missions Office, Pastoral Center  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa while providing assistance in the Missions Office  

 

REV. JAIME HERNÁNDEZ DÍAZ, OFM  

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

To Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim  

 

REV. CARLOS LEÓN  

From  Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park  

ToParochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana  

 

REV. JUAN NAVARRO SANCHEZ  

From Parochial Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim  

To Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange  

 

REV. JOSEPH DUNG NGUYEN  

From Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana  

To  Vietnamese Catholic Center, Santa Ana, while continuing to assist with Vietnamese ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana  

 

REV. MICHAEL DUC NGUYEN  

From further studies, Pontifical North American College – Casa Santa Maria, Rome, Italy  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin and various  

Canonical duties, including Defender of the Bond, Pastoral Center  

 

REV. HOA TRAN  

From Parochial Vicar, St. Martin de PorresChurch, Yorba Linda  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach  

 

REV. MAURO TRUJILLO NOLASCO  

From Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana  

To Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress  

 

 

NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS  

 

REV. MR. CHEEYOON CHUN  

From Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon  

To Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Church, Orange  

 

REV. MR. MICHAEL FITZPATRICK  

From Pontifical North American College Seminary, Rome, Italy  

To Further studies, complete S.T.L., Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy  

Summer In-residence, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine  

 

REV. MR. BRANDON LOPEZ  

From St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo  

To  Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park  

 

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT 

 

REV. CHRISTOPHER HEATH 

FromPastor, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

ToDirector of Diocesan Archives; 

In-residence, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove 

 

REV. WALTER E. JENKINS, C.S.C., ED.D. 

From  President, Holy Cross High School, Queens, N.Y. 

ToPresident of Mater Dei High School; 

In-residence, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. TIMOTHY NGUYEN 

Notary, Canonical Services; In-residence with Bishop Brown 

 

REV. NICOLAUS THAI 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin 

To Formation Faculty, Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon 

 

REV. PAUL VU 

From Officialis, Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts & Doctoral Studies in Canon Law, Rome, Italy 

To Part-time Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana and Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services 

 

 

FURTHER STUDIES 

 

REV. WILLIAM GOLDIN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress 

To Post-graduate studies at Cambridge/Oxford University 

 

 

SABBATICAL 

 

REV. DAVID KLUNK 

From Administrator Extended, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea 

To Sabbatical – effective July 1, 2021
 

 

CHAPLAINCIES 

 

REV. ANTHONY BAUTISTA, A.M. 

From Alagadni Maria Religious Community, Philippines 

To Chaplain, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana 

Pending entry into USA from Philippines 

 

REV. FLORANTE MOREN, A.M. 

From Alagadni Maria Religious Community, Philippines 

To Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton 

Pending entry into USA from Philippines 

 

 

INCARDINATION 

 

VERY REV. ERNEST SCOTT BORGMAN 

From In-residence, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove 

Incardinated March 19, 2021 from the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France 

To In-residence, St. Martin de PorresChurch, Yorba Linda 

Remaining as Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services 

 

REV. MARCO ANTONIO HERNÁNDEZ QUINTANILLA 

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

Incardinated April 27, 2021 from the Provincia Franciscana de los Ss. Francisco y Santiago en México, A.R. 

Remaining as Parochial Vicar, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point 

 

 

RETIRED 

 

REV. JUAN CABOBOY 

From Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach 

To Pastor Emeritus in current residence. 

 

REV. CRAIG BUTTERS 

From Faculty, Santa Margarita Catholic High School,RanchoSanta Margarita 

To Retired Priest Status in private residence. 

 

REV. JOHN JANZE 

From Pastor, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine 

To Pastor Emeritus in private residence. 

 

REV. JEROME KARCHER 

From Pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach 

To Pastor Emeritus in private residence. 

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