Summary of priest assignment changes for the Diocese of Orange announced

BISHOP VANN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017

 

Pastors:

Rev. Bill Cao

from Administrator, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim

to Pastor, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim

Rev. Msgr. Douglas Cook

from Rector, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange

to Pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach

Rev. Paw Lwin

from Administrator, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

to Pastor, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

Rev. Patrick Moses

from Pastor, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

to Rector, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange

Rev. John Neneman

from Administrator, San Antonio de Padua del Cañon Church, Anaheim Hills

to Pastor, San Antonio de Padua del Cañon Church, Anaheim Hills

Rev. Msgr. Tuan J. Pham

from Pastor, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley

to Pastor, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

Rev. Edward Poettgen

from Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana

to Pastor, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

Rev. Bao Thai

from Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

to Pastor, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

 

Pastors renewed/extended:

Rev. Reynold Furrell

from Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Ladera Ranch

to Pastor Extended, Holy Trinity Church, Ladera Ranch

Rev. Msgr. Mike Heher

from Pastor, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach

to Pastor Renewed, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach

Rev. David Vuelvas-Arias

from Pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-Delhi, Santa Ana

to Pastor Renewed, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-Delhi, Santa Ana

 

Retired:

Rev. Msgr. Lawrence Baird

from Pastor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach & Administrator of St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island

to Pastor Emeritus, OLMC Church, Newport Beach and remaining as Administrator of St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island

Rev. Msgr. Arthur Holquin

from Rector Emeritus, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano and Episcopal Vicar to the Office for Divine Worship

to Retired Priest Status and remaining as Rector Emeritus/Episcopal Vicar to the Office for Divine Worship

Rev. Richard Kennedy

from Senior Priest, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach

to Retired Priest Status

Rev. Jack Sewell

from Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Placentia

to Retired Priest Status

 

Administrators:

Rev. Jeffrey Droessler

from Parochial Vicar, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda

to Administrator, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

Rev. Miguel Hernández

from Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Joseph Church, Placentia

to Administrator, St. Joseph Church, Placentia

Rev. David Klunk

from Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua del Cañon Church, Anaheim Hills

to Administrator, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea

Rev. Greg Marqúez

from Parochial Vicar, Santiago de Compostela Church, Lake Forest

to Administrator, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana

Rev. Binh Nguyen

from Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine

to Administrator, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

Rev. Angelos Sebastian

from Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster

to Administrator, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

Rev. Joseph Thuong Tran

from Parochial Vicar, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton

to Administrator, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley

 

Parochial Vicars:

Rev. Wayne Adajar

from Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

to PV, San Antonio de Padua del Cañon Church, Anaheim Hills

Rev. Rudolph Alumam

from In-Residence, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

to PV, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange

Rev. Martin Bui

from Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

to PV, St. Joseph Church, Placentia

Rev. Christian (Ian) Bustonera, a.m.

from Extern, Philippines

to PV, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

Rev. Jaime Hernández Díaz, ofm

from Extern, Mexico

to PV, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-Delhi, Santa Ana

Rev. William Goldin

from Further Studies, Rome

to PV, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

Rev. Francis Ng

from Chaplain, Detention Ministry

to PV, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea

Rev. Raphael Xuan Nguyen

from PV, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods

No current assignment

Rev. Tuan John Nguyen

From Parochial Vicar, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos

to PV, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton

Rev. Mauro Tinoco Trujillo Nolasco

from Extern, Peru

to PV, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana

Rev. Vincent Pham

from Further Studies, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

to PV, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel

Rev. Domingo Romero, ofm cap.

from Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

to PV, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano

Rev. Ismael Silva

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

to PV, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

Rev. Nicolaus Duy Thai

from Further Studies, PNAC, Rome

to PV, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

Rev. Paul Thai Trinh

from Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

to PV, St. Thomas More Church, Irvine

Rev. Paul Vu

from Parochial Vicar, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

to PV, Christ Our Savior Church, Santa Ana and Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services, Garden Grove

 

Chaplaincy:

Rev. Frederick Atentar, a.m.

from Chaplain, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, RSM

to Chaplain, Part-time Rosary High School, Fullerton & CHOC Hospital, Orange

Rev. Mark Jon Cruz, a.m.

from Director of Campus Ministry, CSUF Newman Center, Fullerton

to Chaplain, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, RSM

Rev. Michael Dwight Galinada

from Pastor, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea

to Hospital Chaplaincy

With residence at St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point

Rev. Mark Aaron Riomalos, a.m.

from PV, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress

to Director of Campus Ministry, CSUF Newman Center, Fullerton

Rev. Loc Tran

from Parochial Vicar, St. Angela Merici Church, Brea

to Chaplain, Detention Ministry

With residence at St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

 

Further studies:

Rev. Viet-Peter Ho

from Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services, Garden Grove & Administrator Pro Tempore, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

to Further Studies at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome

With residence at the Casa Santa Maria dell’Umiltà of the North American College

 

Incardination:

Rev. Sergio Ramos

from Diocese of Rome, Italy

Diocese of Orange, July 1, 2017

Rev. Philip Smith

from Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

Diocese of Orange, July 1, 2017

 

Newly ordained:

Rev. Tim Donovan

to PV, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach

Rev. Michael Khong

to PV, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

Rev. Phuong Nguyen

to PV, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

Rev. Tony Park

to PV, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point

Rev. Tuan Pham

to PV, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

Rev. Hoa Tran

to PV, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda

 

Senior Priest:

Rev. David Gruver

from Senior Priest, St. Edward the Confessor Church, Dana Point

to Senior Priest, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos

 

Special assignments:

Rev. Al Baca

from Pastor, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

Outside the Diocese: Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ecumenical and Interreligious

Affairs Department, Washington, D.C.

Rev. Robert Capone

from Parochial Vicar, Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano

to Campus Ministry, University of San Diego

Rev. Domenico Di Raimondo, msps

from Director of Formation, House of Study for the MSpS, Mt. Angel, OR

to Director, House of Prayer for Priests, Orange

Rev. Patrick Rudolph

from Pastor, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

to Episcopal Vicar for Priests, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove

 

Leave of absence:

Rev. Gilberto Escobedo

from Pastor, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

Resigned from the Pastorate of St. Boniface Church on Feb. 9, 2017 and continues on Leave of Absence.

Rev. Alex Kim

from Pastor, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

Resigned from the Pastorate of St. John Neumann Church on March 13, 2017 and appointed to Leave of Absence on March 14, 2017

Rev. Troy Schneider

from PV, Holy Family Cathedral, Orange

to Personal Leave of Absence, effective May 14, 2017

 

Religious orders:

Rev. John Gordon Moreland, s.j.

from Director, House of Prayer for Priests, Orange

to Retired Priest Status

With residence at Bishop Tod Brown’s home

Rev. Vincent Nguyen, ofm

Newly Ordained

to PV, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach

Rev. William (Rusty) Shaughnessy, ofm

from PV, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach

to San Damiano Retreat, Danville, CA