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Summary of Priest Assignment Changes for the Diocese of Orange Announced

June 24, 2017 at 7:26 pm
    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