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Summary of 2022 Priest Assignment Changes for the Diocese of Orange

July 20, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Summary of Priests Assignment Changes

Bishop Vann is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective July 1, 2022


PASTORS / RECTOR

REV. STEVEN CORREZ
From
Parochial Vicar, St. Joachim Church, Costa Mesa
To Pastor, St. Mary Church, Fullerton and Director of Deaf Ministry, Garden Grove

REV. MSGR. STEPHEN DOKTORCZYK
From Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove
To Pastor, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda, and Vicar General for Legal and Canonical Affairs, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove

REV. ANTONIO LÓPEZ-FLORES
From Pastor, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana
To Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente

REV. MARTIN HIEP NGUYEN
From Parochial Administrator, La Purísima Church, Orange
To Pastor, La Purísima Church, Orange

REV. PATRICK ALLEN MOSES
From Pastor, Holy Family Church, Orange
To Pastor, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel

REV. PASCAL BAO NGUYEN, O.PRAEM.
From St. Michael’s Abbey of the Norbertine Fathers, Silverado
To Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Costa Mesa
Effective Aug. 1, 2022

REV. SY UY NGUYEN
From Pastor, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda
To Pastor, Holy Family Church, Orange

REV. SERGIO RAMOS
From Parochial Administrator, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim
To Pastor, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim

VERY REV. BAO QUOC THAI
From Pastor, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin
To Rector, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove

REV. PAUL THAI TRINH
From Parochial Administrator Extended, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine
To Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Irvine

PASTORS RENEWED OR EXTENDED

REV. JOSEPH BARCLAY KNERR
From Pastor, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach
To Pastor Extended, St. Bonaventure Church, Huntington Beach

REV. DENNIS KRIZ, OSM
From Pastor, St. Philip Benizi Church, Fullerton
To Pastor Renewed, St. Philip Benizi Church, Fullerton

REV. THOMAS PAUL NAVAL
From Pastor, Santiago de Compostela Church, Lake Forest
To Pastor Renewed, Santiago de Compostela Church, Lake Forest

REV. TUYEN VAN NGUYEN
From Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster
To Pastor Renewed, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster

REV. JOSEPH TUAN NGOC PHAM
From Pastor, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana
To Pastor Renewed, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana


ADMINISTRATORS / DIRECTORS

REV. SAÚL ALBA-INFANTE
From Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua Church, Anaheim Hills
To Parochial Administrator, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana

REV. MARIO ALONSO JUÁREZ
From Parochial Vicar, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
To Parochial Administrator, St. Anne Church, Santa Ana

REV. KHOI TAN PHAN
From Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster
To Parochial Administrator, St. Cecilia Church, Tustin

REV. ZBIGNIEW FRASZCZAK, SVD
From Director, St. John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
To Director Renewed, St. John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda


ADMINISTRATOR EXTENDED

REV. KENNETH ALLEN SCHMIT
From Parochial Administrator Extended, St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island
To Parochial Administrator Extended, St. John Vianney Chapel, Balboa Island


PAROCHIAL VICARS

REV. VENANCIO L. AMIDAR
From
Parochial Vicar, St. Catherine of Siena Church, Laguna Beach
To Parochial Vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim

REV. MARTIN P. BUI
From Parochial Vicar, St. Joseph Church, Placentia
To Parochial Vicar, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods

REV. MICHAEL JOSEPH FITZPATRICK
From further studies, at the Teresianum in Rome with residence at the Casa Santa Maria, Rome, Italy
To Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine

REV. WILLIAM BREWER GOLDIN
From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente
To Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach

REV. BENJAMIN DIEP HOANG
From Parochial Vicar, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana
To Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove

REV. GASTON MENDIOLA ARROYO
From Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Huntington Beach
To Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange

REV. BRANDON ROBERT LÓPEZ
From Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park
To Parochial Vicar, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

REV. NICOLAS TOAN NGUYEN
From Parochial Vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Anaheim
To Parochial Vicar, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton

REV. PHUONG VAN NGUYEN
From Parochial Vicar, St. Columban Church, Garden Grove
To Parochial Vicar, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods

REV. THANH-TAI PETER NGUYEN
From Parochial Vicar, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach
To Parochial Vicar Part-time, Christ Our Savior Church, Santa Ana and Parochial Vicar Part-time, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana

REV. TUAN JOHN NGUYEN
From Parochial Vicar, St. Polycarp Church, Stanton
To Parochial Vicar, San Antonio de Padua Church, Anaheim Hills

REV. TONY KEY PARK
From Parochial Vicar, St. John Neumann Church, Irvine
To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Newport Beach

REV. ANTONIO PALOS, OAR
From St. Augustine Priory, Oxnard
To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe (3rd & Grand) Church, Santa Ana
Effective March 27, 2022

REV. CHRISTOPHER TUAN PHAM
From Parochial Vicar, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
To Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Church, Westminster

REV. JUAN BERNARDO NAVARRO SANCHEZ
From Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange
To Parochial Vicar, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove

REV. NICOLAUS DUY THAI
From Human Formation Faculty Member, Mt. Angel Seminary, Portland, Oregon
To Parochial Vicar, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda

REV. BENJAMIN PHILIP TRAN
From Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim
To Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima Church, San Clemente

REV. MARTIN DUC TRAN
From Parochial Vicar, St. Nicholas Church, Laguna Woods
To Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

REV. ERIC JUN VIRAY, A.M.
From Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines
To Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park

REV. ANTHONY HIEN VU
From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Newport Beach
To Parochial Vicar, St. Barbara Church, Santa Ana

SENIOR PRIESTS

REV. ALFRED STEPHEN BACA
From Director, Office of Evangelization & Faith Formation, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove
To Senior Priest, St. Anne Church, Seal Beach

REV. EFRAÍN FLORES
From Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana
To Senior Priest, St. Anthony Claret Church, Anaheim


SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

VERY REV. E. SCOTT BORGMAN
From Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services, Garden Grove In-residence, St. Martin de Porres Church, Yorba Linda
To Formation Director, Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Oregon
Effective Aug. 1, 2022
Remaining as Judicial Vicar, Office of Canonical Services, Garden Grove

VERY REV. ANGELOS SEBASTIAN
From Pastor, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo
To Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Pastoral Center, Garden Grove, while remaining Pastor, St. Kilian Church, Mission Viejo

REV. CHRISTOPHER SMITH
From Rector, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
ToRector Emeritus and Episcopal Vicar for Special Projects

REV. PAUL HOA DUY VU
From Parochial Vicar Part-time, St. Joseph Church, Santa Ana and Part-time Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Canonical Services, Garden Grove
To sabbatical from October to December 2022 while remaining Director, Korean Martyrs Catholic Center, Westminster


CHAPLAINCY

REV. MARK JON CRUZ, A.M.
From Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines
To Chaplain, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana

INCARDINATION
REV. THOMAS DE DANG NGUYEN

From Parochial Vicar, La Purísima Church, Orange
To Retired Priest Status. In current residence, La Purísima Church, Orange

REV. ENRIQUE JOSÉ SERA
From Pastor, St. Mary Church, Fullerton
To Pastor Emeritus in private residence

REV. CHRISTOPHER SMITH
From Rector, Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove
To Rector Emeritus in current residence

REV. MSGR. JOHN URELL
From Pastor, St. Timothy Church, Laguna Niguel
To Pastor Emeritus in private residence


LEAVE OF ABSENCE / SICK LEAVE

REV. JOSEPH EVAN DROESSLER
From In-Residence, St. Hedwig Church, Los Alamitos
To In-Residence, Ss. Simon & Jude Church, Huntington Beach


RETURN TO RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES

REV. ANTHONY BAUTISTA, A.M.
From Chaplaincy, Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana
To Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines

REV. JUVY CRISOSTOMO, A.M.
From Parochial Vicar, St. Pius V Church, Buena Park
To Alagad ni Maria Religious Community, Philippines

REV. ALFREDO DE DIOS, OAR
From Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe (3rd & Grand) Church, Santa Ana
To Religious Order – St. Augustine Priory, Oxnard
Effective March 27, 2022

REV. AUGUSTINE R. PUCHNER, O.PRAEM.
From Pastor, St. John the Baptist Church, Costa Mesa
To extended time of pastoral service at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Effective Aug. 1, 2022

REV. JOSEPH AROCKIASAMY ARPUTHASAMY, O.S.M.
From Chaplain, Servite High School, Anaheim
To Order of Friar Servants of Mary Religious Community in India.
Effective June 27, 2022