New pastors, administrators named for parishes
Archbishop José Gomez has confirmed the appointment of the following pastors, administrators and administrators pro tempore at parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. All appointments are effective July 1, except where noted.
Named pastors are:
Father Leo Alberg, Immaculate Conception, Monrovia.
Father Riz Carranza, St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley.
Father Alfred Hernandez, St. Catherine Laboure, Torrance.
Father Marco Solis, Our Lady of Guadalupe (Hammel Street), Los Angeles.
Father James Stehly, St. Jude, Westlake Village.
Father Sang Tran, Maria Regina, Gardena.
Father Richard Vega, St. Frances of Rome, Azusa.
Named administrators are:
Father Mark Choi, St. Gregory Nazianzen, Los Angeles.
Father Artur Gruszka, St. Francis of Assisi, Fillmore.
Father Leo Ortega, St. Stephen, Monterey Park.
Father Preston Passos, St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo.
Father Hung B. Tran, Nativity, Torrance.
Named administrators pro tempore are:
Father Roland Astudillo, Our Lady of Lourdes, Tujunga.
Father Alfonso Borgen, OFM Conv., St. Alphonsus, Los Angeles.
Father Steven Correz, Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura.
Father Laurence Gallagher, CSsR, Holy Trinity, San Pedro.
Father Long Nguyen, Our Lady of Peace, North Hills (term begins May 1).
Father Brian Nunes, Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro.
Father Paul O’Donnell, MCCJ, St. Mary of the Assumption, Santa Maria.
Father Doan Pham, St. Anthony, Oxnard.
Father Joy Lawrence Santos, Queen of Angels, Lompoc.
Father Hieu Tran, Our Lady of Loretto, Los Angeles.
Additionally, the following appointments in the Korean Apostolate, staffed by priests incardinated in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and priests currently in the incardination process, are also effective July 1:
St. Gabriel Korean Catholic Center, Rowland Heights: Father Alex Chung, chaplain.
St. Matthew Korean Center, Tujunga: Father Jiwan Kim, OFM, chaplain.
St. Raphael Korean Center, Norwalk: Father Brian Chung, chaplain.
Ventura Korean Catholic Apostolate, Oxnard: Father Thomas Han, chaplain.