New pastors, administrators, administrator pro tem named

Archbishop José Gomez has approved the appointments of new pastors, administrators and an administrator pro tempore at parishes in the archdiocese, effective July 1.


The following priests have been appointed pastors:

Father Alberto Arreola, Sacred Heart, Pomona (recently incardinated).

Father Cesar Bejarano, F.M. (Franciscanos de Maria), Mary Immaculate, Pacoima.

Father Arturo Corral, St. Thomas the Apostle, L.A. (recently incardinated).

Father Bruce Correio, San Roque, Santa Barbara.

Msgr. Craig Cox, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita.

Father Joseph Dass, St. Christopher, West Covina.

Father Pedro Esteban, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, L.A.

Msgr. James Forsen, Visitation, L.A.

Father Christopher Fagan, St. Augustine, Culver City.

Father Juan Francisco Gonzalez, Epiphany, South El Monte (recently incardinated).

Father Maurice Harrigan, Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro.

Father Stanley Ihuoma, S.S.J. (Josephites), Holy Name of Jesus, L.A.

Father Francis Ilano, St. Athanasius, Long Beach.

Father Jose Rafael Lara, Presentation of Mary, L.A. (recently incardinated).

Msgr. Jon Majarucon, St. Raphael, Santa Barbara.

Father Rafael Marin-Leon, Our Lady of Guadalupe/Our Lady of Sorrows, Santa Barbara.

Msgr. Richard Martini, St. Joseph, Carpinteria.

Father Francis Mendoza, St. Finbar, Burbank.

Father Leo Ortega, St. Stephen, Monterey Park.

Father Marco Ortiz, Santa Clara, Oxnard.

Father Preston Passos, St. Mary Magdalen, Camarillo.

Father Doan Pham, St. Anthony, Oxnard.

Father Michael Reardon, St. Bartholomew, Long Beach.

Father Michael Rocha, St. Paschal Baylon, Thousand Oaks.

Father Ruben Rocha, Holy Family, Wilmington (recently incardinated).

Father Paul Spellman, St. Mark, Venice.

Father Hieu Tran, Our Lady of Loretto, L.A.

Father Jude Umeobi, St. Eugene, L.A. (recently incardinated).

Father John M. Vianney, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Montebello (recently Incardinated).


The following priests have been appointed administrators:

Father Julio Gonzalez, Our Lady of the Rosary, Paramount.

Father Dennis Marrell, St. Ambrose, West Hollywood.

Father Joseph Q. Nguyen, St. Joan of Arc, West L.A.

Father Long Nguyen, St. Albert the Great, Rancho Dominguez.

Father Michael Perucho, Our Lady of Peace, North Hills.

Father Albert Susai Pragasam, O.S.M (Servants of Mary, India Province), Divine Saviour/St. Ann, L.A.

Father Victor Ramos, Sagrado Corazon, Compton (extern).

Father Lazaro Revilla, Immaculate Heart of Mary, L.A.

Father Adrian San Juan, St. Madeleine, Pomona (extern).

Father Erasmus Soriano, St. Thomas More, Alhambra (extern).

Father John Q. Tran, St. Lucy, Long Beach.

Father Ricardo Viveros, Holy Trinity, L.A.

Father Donald Woznicki, St. Bruno, Whittier (extern).


Additionally, Deacon Raul Molina has been appointed administrator pro tempore at St. Anne, Santa Monica.


The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 10, 2015

  • Saturday, October 10

    Boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bruno, 15740 Citrustree Rd., Whittier.  For more information, call Evelyn, (562) 760-2824.

    Our Lady of Fatima Celebration/Rosary Rally, 10:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Irwindale, 16025 E Cypress, Irwindale. Rosary will start at Irwindale Park at 12 p.m. (after Mass).

    Forget-Me-Not Luncheon, 11 a.m., Wilshire Country Club, 301 N Rossmore Ave., Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children Auxiliary is hosting a benefit luncheon to celebrate the Center’s 30th anniversary. Lunch will be followed by a reception and silent auction with mistress of ceremonies Margaret “Peggy” Bartenetti. $125. For reservations, call Eleana Williams, (323) 227-9738.

    “Faith & Hope: Beyond Prison Walls” Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Homeboy Industries, 130 Bruno St., Los Angeles. 

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