Priest Assignment Changes

 

REV. JEFFREY A. DROESSLER 

From Administrator, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine
To Pastor, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine 

REV. MIGUEL A. HERNÁNDEZ 

From Administrator, St. Joseph Church, Placentia 

To Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Placentia 

 

REV. GREGORY P. MÁRQUEZ 

From Administrator, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana 

To Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana 

 

REV. JOHN W. MONEYPENNY 

From Director of Vocations, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove 

To Pastor, St. Norbert Church, Orange 

 

REV. BINH T. NGUYEN 

From Administrator, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress 

To Pastor, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress 

 

REV. PATRICK N. RUDOLPH 

From Episcopal Vicar for Priests, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove 

To Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach 

 

REV. ANGELOS SEBASTIAN 

From Administrator, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo 

To Pastor, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo 

 

REV. JOSEPH THUONG TRAN 

From Administrator, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley 

To Pastor, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley 

 

 

PASTORS RENEWED/EXTENDED: 

 

REV. QUANG V. CHU 

From Pastor, St. Mary’s by the Sea Church, Huntington Beach 

To Pastor Renewed, St. Mary’s by the Sea Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. REYNOLD E. FURRELL 

From Pastor Extended, Holy Trinity Church, Ladera Ranch 

To Pastor Extended, Holy Trinity Church, Ladera Ranch 

 

REV. CHRISTOPHER R. HEATH 

From Pastor, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

To Pastor Extended, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos 

 

REV. ANTONIO LOPEZ-FLORES 

From Pastor, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana 

To Pastor Renewed, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana 

 

REV. MICHAEL A. ST. PAUL 

From Pastor, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton 

To Pastor Renewed, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATORS: 

 

REV. MSGR. KERRY BEAULIEU 

To Interim Administrator, La Purísima Church, Orange (Effective date May 18, 2019) 

 

REV. DAVID R. KLUNK 

From Administrator, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea 

To Administrator Extended, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea 

 

REV. DOMINGO ROMERO, OFM CAP 

From Parochial Vicar, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano 

To Administrator, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Delhi), Santa Ana 

 

REV. KENNETH A. SCHMIT 

From Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach 

To Administrator, St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island and Senior Priest/In-Residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport Beach 

 

REV. PAUL THAI MINH TRINH 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine 

To Administrator, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine 

 

 

RETIRED: 

 

REV. MSGR. LAWRENCE J. BAIRD, P.A. 

From Administrator, St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island 

To Retired Priest Status in current residence 

 

REV. THOMAS P. PADO 

From Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine 

To Retired Priest Status in private residence 

 

REV. ISMAEL SILVA 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin 

To Retired Priest Status, residence to-be-determined 

 

REV. DAVID VUELVAS-ARIAS 

From Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (Delhi), Santa Ana 

To Retired Priest Status in private residence 

 

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

 

REV. ALFRED S. BACA 

From Executive Director of the USCCB Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Washington, D.C. 

To Director of the Office of Evangelization & Faith Formation, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove 

 

REV. EDWARD G. BECKER 

From Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

To Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove, and remaining as Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, La Habra 

 

REV. ERNEST SCOTT BORGMAN 

From Judicial Vicar and Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach 

To Judicial Vicar, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove, In-Residence at St. Columban Church, Garden Grove 

 

REV. BRANDON L. DANG 

From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Newport Beach 

To Director of Vocations, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove, In-Residence at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine 

 

REV. BRUCE A. PATTERSON 

From Pastor, St. Norbert Church, Orange 

To Episcopal Vicar for Priests, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove, In-Residence at St. Angela Merici Church, Brea 

 

 

DIRECTORS: 

 

REV. VINCENT H. PHAM 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

To Director, Vietnamese Catholic Center, Santa Ana 

 

 

SENIOR PRIESTS: 

 

REV. KENNETH A. SCHMIT 

From Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach 

To Senior Priest, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach 

 

REV. WILLIAM D. BARMAN 

From Pastor, La Purísima Church, Orange 

To Senior Priest, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim 

 

 

PAROCHIAL VICARS: 

 

REV. SAÚL ALBA-INFANTE 

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

To Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana 

(Effective May 13, 2019) 

 

REV. MIGUEL ÁNGEL CÁRABEZ 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton 

To Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange 

 

REV. AARON GALVIZO, AM 

From Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress 

 

REV. CARLOS LEON 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim 

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

 

REV. STEPHEN LESNIEWSKI 

From Parochial Vicar, Santiago de Compostela Church, Lake Forest 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove 

 

REV. JOSEPH THAI NGUYEN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of La Vang Church, Santa Ana 

 

REV. TIMOTHY NGUYEN 

From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of La Vang Church, Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach 

 

REV. SERGIO RAMOS 

From Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange 

To Parochial Vicar, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, SJC 

 

REV. RUBEN RUÍZ 

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

To Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. LUÍS SEGURA, OFM 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton 

 

REV. KIET TA 

From Chaplain, Mater Dei H.S., Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine 

 

REV. BENJAMIN TRAN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. KIEM VAN TRAN 

From Director, Vietnamese Catholic Center, Santa Ana 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim 

 

REV. MARTIN DUC TRAN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods 

 

REV. QUAN TRAN 

From Parochial Vicar, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

 

REV. THOMAS TRAN, SVD 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim 

To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Newport Beach 

 

REV. DANH TRINH 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana 

 

REV. JOSEPH NGU TRUONG 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel 

 

REV. QUYEN TRUONG 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods 

To Parochial Vicar, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove 

 

REV. JUAN JOSÉ VILLA BARRIGA, OFM 

From Franciscan Province of Sts. Francis & James, Mexico 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana 

 

 

NEWLY ORDAINED PRIESTS: 

 

REV. MR. SCOTT ALLEN 

From Pontifical North American College, Rome, ITALY 

To Priest, Completing Post-Graduate Studies, Pontifical North American College, Rome, ITALY 

 

REV. MR. MICHAEL NGUYEN 

From Pontifical North American College, Rome, ITALY 

To Priest, Continuing Post-Graduate Studies, Casa Santa Maria, Rome, ITALY 

 

REV. MR. ERIALDO RAMÍREZ ALFARO 

From Pastoral Assignment, St. Mary Church, Fullerton 

To Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin 

 

REV. MR. DANIEL SEO 

From St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA 

To Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange 

 

REV. MR. JOSEPH SQUILLACIOTI 

From Pontifical North American College, Rome, ITALY 

To Priest, Completing Post-Graduate Studies, Casa Santa Maria, Rome, ITALY 

 

REV. MR. MARTIN VU 

From St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA 

To Parochial Vicar, Santiago de Compostela Church, Lake Forest 

 

 

CHAPLAINCIES: 

 

REV. FREDERICK ATENTAR, AM 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress 

To Chaplain, Cal State University Fullerton, Fullerton 

 

REV. MARK JON CRUZ, AM 

From Chaplain, Santa Margarita Catholic H.S., RSM 

To Chaplain, Mater Dei H.S., Santa Ana 

 

REV. TIMOTHY DONOVAN 

From Parochial Vicar, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach 

To Chaplain, Santa Margarita Catholic H.S., RSM 

 

LEAVING THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE: 

 

REV. MARK AARON RIOMALOS, AM 

From Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange 

Returning to Religious Community Alagad ni Maria, Philippines  

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