About Very Reverend Angelos Sebastian
Fr. Angelos was born in India and was ordained for the diocese of Ajmer in 2001. He worked there at the diocesan seminary for the first two years and was appointed as vice principal of the diocesan high school, secretary to the Bishop, parochial vicar to the Cathedral, and Diocesan Youth Coordinator. He completed his Masters in Political Science in 2004 and taught the high school.
He came to the Orange Diocese in 2007 at the invitation of Bishop Tod Brown and was assigned to St. Bonaventure Church in Huntington Beach as the parochial vicar. While ministering at the parish, he pursued his studies at Cal State Long Beach and earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology and Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. After serving for six years, he was assigned to Blessed Sacrament Church for four years, and to St. Kilian Church where he is currently the pastor.
Fr. Angelos served as the Dean of Deanery VI for three years, and Secretary for the Council of Priests, Chair of the Council of Priests for two terms. On June 24, 2022, he was appointed as the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Orange by His Excellency Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of Orange.
Vicar General is the highest ranking official in the diocese after the Bishop and his Auxiliaries and has full jurisdiction in all matters which the Bishop has not reserved to himself or others by the common law of the Church. As Moderator of the Curia, the Vicar General serves under the authority of the Bishop. This office coordinates administrative duties and serves as the Executive Officer over those who hold offices and minister in various capacities for the diocese.
Using expertise, integrity, and prudence, the Moderator of the Curia offers insight to the Bishop on a variety of subjects and issues facing the diocese. He also assists him in caring for the clergy and makes personnel decisions.
To connect with our Vicar General the Very Rev. Angelos Sebastian, contact Gloria De Nomie at [email protected].