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CLERGY ASSIGNMENT UPDATES & PAROCHIAL VICAR CHANGES

Bishop Vann is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective July 1

By Staff     6/19/2015

PASTORS:

REV. AL BACA
from Pastor, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin
to Pastor, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

REV. JUAN CABOBOY
from Pastor, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove
to Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach

REV. ALEX KIM
from Director, St. Thomas Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim
to Pastor, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

REV. BRENDAN MANSON
from Administrator, St. Edward the Confessor Church & San Felipe de Jesus Chapel, Dana Point
to Pastor, St. Edward the Confessor Church & San Felipe de Jesus Chapel, Dana Point

REV. TED OLSON
from Pastor, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park
to Pastor, San Francisco Solano Church, Rancho Santa Margarita

PASTORS/DIRECTORS RENEWED:

REV. ALEX HA
from Director, Our Lady of Peace Korean Center, Irvine
to Director Renewed, Our Lady of Peace Korean Center, Irvine

REV. EUGENE LEE
from Administrator, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster
to Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster

REV. TUYEN NGUYEN
from Vice-Rector, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove
to Vice-Rector Extended, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove

REV. PATRICK RUDOLPH
from Pastor, St. Norbert Church, Orange
to Pastor Renewed, St. Norbert Church, Orange

PASTOR EMERITUS:

REV. JAMES HARTNETT
from Pastor, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach
to Pastor Emeritus, Holy Family Church, Seal Beach

REV. MSGR. DON ROMITO
from Pastor, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine
to Pastor Emeritus, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

ADMINISTRATORS:

REV. PAW LWIN
from PV, St. Mary Church, Fullerton
to Administrator, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

REV. BAO THAI
from PV, Our Lady of La Vang Church, Santa Ana
to Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

REV. THOMAS TRAN, SVD
from Administrator, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana
Continuing as Administrator, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

DIRECTOR:

REV. BENEDICT YANG
from PV, OL Guadalupe, La Habra
to Director, St. Thomas Korean Catholic Center, Anaheim

COORDINATOR:

REV. KIEM VAN TRAN
from PV, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana
to Coordinator, Vietnamese Ministries, Vietnamese Catholic Center

Effective July 1, 2015, the position of Secretary to the Bishop and Director of Clergy Personnel will be divided into the two positions below.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS:

REV. BINH NGUYEN
from Secretary to the Bishop and Director of Clergy Personnel
to Secretary to the Bishop and Master of Ceremonies

REV. DANIEL READER
from PV, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress
to Director of Priests’ Personnel / In-Residence at Christ Cathedral Parish

REV. CRAIG BUTTERS
from Pastor, San Francisco Solano Church, RSM
to Faculty – Santa Margarita Catholic High School; Supply Priest at St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel

RELIGIOUS:

REV. MATTHIAS KIM, LC
from Canada
to PV, St. Mary Church, Fullerton

REV. JORGE MATEOS, OAR
from Mexico
to PV, OL of Guadalupe – (3rd & Grand), Santa Ana
Effective March 27, 2015

REV. VIBLANC STEEPHEN, OSM
from India
to Chaplain, Servite High School, Anaheim

IN-RESIDENCE:

REV. RUDOLPH ALUMAM
from Ghana
to In-Residence, St. Irenaeus Church, Cypress (on sabbatical)

REV. JOSEPH DROESSLER
from PV, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park
to In-Residence, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos

PAROCHIAL VICARS:

REV. MARTIN BUI
from PV, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa
to PV, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

REV. RAMON CISNEROS
from PV, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana
to PV, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

REV. AGUSTIN ESCOBAR
from PV, St. Norbert Church, Orange
to PV, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

REV. PAUL FLYNN, OSA
from PV, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim
to PV, OL of Guadalupe Church, Delhi, Santa Ana

REV. MIGUEL HERNANDEZ
from Education Study
to PV, St. Joseph Church, Placentia

REV. SAL LANDA
from PV, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove
to PV, OL of Fatima Church, San Clemente

REV. DUY LE
from PV, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach
to PV, San Francisco Solano Church, Rancho SM

REV. JOHN LEVECKE
from Chaplain, St. Jude Hospital, Fullerton
to PV, OL of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach

REV. FREDY MANCILLA
from PV, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton
to PV, St. Norbert Church, Orange

REV. JOSEPH THAI NGUYEN
from Coordinator, Vietnamese Ministries, Vietnamese Catholic Center
to PV, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

REV. NICOLAS TOAN NGUYEN
from PV, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim
to PV, OL of La Vang Church, Santa Ana

REV. THOMAS DE NGUYEN
from PV, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana
to PV, Holy Spirit Church, Fountain Valley

REV. TUAN JOHN NGUYEN
from PV, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove
to PV, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos

REV. TIMOTHY NGUYEN
from PV, La Purisima Church, Orange
to PV, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

REV. CHRISTOPHER PHAM
from PV, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine
to PV, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

REV. KHOI PHAN
from PV, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos
to PV, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa

REV. MARCO HERNANDEZ QUINTANILLA, OFM
from Jalisco, Mexico
to PV, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Santa Ana

REV. DOMINGO ROMERO, OFM
from PV, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim
to PV, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim

REV. MARCOS SANCHEZ
from Administrator, St. Rita Church, Idaho
to PV, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton

REV. JUDE SERFINO
from PV, Immaculate Conception Church, Philippines
to PV, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

REV. PHILIP SMITH
from PV, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana
to PV, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

REV. BENJAMIN TRAN
from PV, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove
to PV, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach

REV. JOHN DUY TRAN, SVD
from PV, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, Banning, CA
to PV, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana

REV. LOC TRAN
from PV, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel
to PV, La Purisima Church, Orange

REV. QUAN TRAN
from PV, OL of Mt. Carmel Church, Newport Beach
to PV, Christ Cathedral Parish, Garden Grove

REV. DANH TRINH
from PV, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin
to PV, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim

LEAVE OF ABSENCE:

REV. WILLIAM HUBBARD
from PV, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente
to Leave of Absence July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

RETIRED:

REV. MARITO REBAMONTAN
from Senior Priest, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach
to Retired

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