Bishop Edward Wm. Clark
(2001 - present)
Bishop Edward Clark was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
attended local schools in Los Angeles and graduated from St. John’s
Seminary. He was ordained in 1972 by Cardinal Timothy Manning and much
of his priesthood was spent in education, as teacher, principal and
coordinator of secondary schools. In 1988 he received his doctorate in
Sacred Theology and was named rector of St. John’s Seminary in 1994. On
January 16, 2001, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Gardar and
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. Cardinal Mahony ordained him a bishop
for Our Lady of the Angels Region
in 2001. | Read More
Bishop Thomas J. Curry, D.D., Ph.D., V.G.(1994 - present) Bishop
Thomas Curry was born in Ireland and attended All Hallows Seminary
in Dublin, where he was ordained in 1967 for the Archdiocese
Angeles. During his first 27 years of ministry in the
he served as an Associate Pastor, then as a high school
subsequently as the Archdiocese's first Vicar for Clergy, and
Secretariat Director for Church Ministerial Services. On
February 8, 1994, he was appointed Titular Bishop of Ceanannus Mor and
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. On March 19, 1994 Cardinal
Mahony ordained him Bishop and on April 3, 1994 appointed him
Episcopal Vicar for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, where he served until 2015.
Bishop Oscar A. Solis, D.D., V.G.
(2003 - present)
Bishop Solis was ordained a priest June 16, 1984. On February 10,
2004, Cardinal Mahony ordained him bishop—the first ordained in the
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and the first Filipino-American
bishop ordained in the United States. Born in San Jose in the
Philippines on October 13, 1953, he entered the high school seminary in
the Philippines and spent time studying law after that. He served as the
rector of the seminary of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. He served in
parishes in Union City, N.J. and in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, La.
It was during his tenure as pastor of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in
Thibodaux, La., that he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles.
He is currently the bishop for the San Pedro Pastoral Region.
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Bishop Alexander Salazar, D.D., V.G.
(2004 - present)
Bishop Alexander Salazar was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He
attended St. Thomas the Apostle School, Daniel Murphy High School, East
Los Angeles College, California State University Los Angeles, Immaculate
Heart College, and St. John's Seminary. Cardinal Timothy Manning
ordained him a priest in 1984. He served as associate pastor at St.
Gregory the Great, Whittier; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Pasadena; and the Cathedral of St. Vibiana. He was appointed
administrator, and served as pastor for ten years at St. Teresa of
Avila, Silverlake. He was elected Dean of Deanery 14. He has served on
the Council of Priests, College of Consultors, Clergy Pension Board, and
Archdiocesan Personnel Board. In 2003, he was appointed Vice Chancellor
and served on the Archdiocesan Leadership Team. Cardinal Roger Mahony
ordained him bishop on November 4, 2004 and appointed him Episcopal
Vicar of the San Pedro Region. Cardinal Mahony appointed Bishop
Salazar to head the Ethnic Ministries
and Office of Justice and Peace
of the Archdiocese.
Bishop Joseph V. Brennan(2015 - present) Bishop Joseph Brennan received a B.A. in Philosophy from St. John’s
Seminary College, in 1976 and a Masters in Divinity from St. John’s
Seminary Theologate in 1980. After his ordination to the
priesthood, he served as associate pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary
Parish in Los Angeles, St. Linus in Norwalk and at the Cathedral of St.
Vibiana in Los Angeles. Later on, he was a pastor at St. Linus in
Norwalk and Holy Trinity in San Pedro. After becoming Moderator of the
Curia, he was in residence at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
and at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Archbishop Gomez appointed him
Episcopal Vicar for the San Fernando Pastoral Region in 2015. | Read More
Bishop David G. O'Connell
(2015 - present) Bishop David G. O’Connell received a BA in Philosophy and English
Literature from the University College Dublin in 1975, a Bachelor of
Divinity from Maynooth College in 1977 and a Masters of Spirituality
from Mount St. Mary's College in 1987. Since his ordination to
the priesthood, he’s served as Associate Pastor at St. Raymond in
Downey, St. Maria Goretti in Long Beach, and St. Hillary in Pico Rivera,
and then as Pastor of St. Frances X. Cabrini, Ascension Catholic
Church, St. Eugene and St. Michael Parishes. Archbishop Gomez appointed him
Episcopal Vicar for the San Gabriel Pastoral Region in 2015. | Read More
Bishop Robert E. Barron
(2015 - present)
Bishop Robert Barron received a M.A. in Philosophy from the Catholic
University of America in 1982 and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from
the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.
Shortly after his
ordination, he served as associate pastor at St. Paul of the Cross
Parish in Park Ridge, IL. Later on he was appointed to the theological
faculty of Mundelein Seminary, and has served as a visiting professor at
the University of Notre Dame and at the Pontifical University of St.
Thomas Aquinas in Rome, as well as scholar in residence at the North
American Pontifical College at the Vatican. Archbishop Gomez appointed him
Episcopal Vicar for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region in 2015. | Read More
Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, D.D., V.G.
Bishop Gerald Wilkerson was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.
He attended St. John’s Seminary and was ordained in 1965 by Cardinal
James Francis McIntyre. He served in the archdiocese as associate pastor
at Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Habra; St. Michael, Los Angeles and
American Martyrs, Manhattan Beach, and for 15 years at Our Lady of Grace
Church, Encino as administrator and then pastor. In 1996 Bishop
Wilkerson was named Episcopal Vicar for the San Fernando Region
and then ordained auxiliary bishop the following year. In 2015, Bishop Wilkerson reached the retirement age of 75 years. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Wilkerson. | Read More
Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris
Bishop Joseph Sartoris was ordained in 1953, he served as an associate pastor before becoming assistant principal at Bishop Conaty High School. He was in Catholic education for several years, and then served in further parishes as associate pastor. He became the Administrator Pro Tempore at Dolores Mission and the Administrator at Nativity Parish in Los Angeles before assuming his first pastorate at St. Madeleine Parish in Pomona. In 1978 he was named pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Lomita where he served until his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop in early 1994. His 16 years in Lomita were extraordinary ones as he helped develop a variety of pastoral ministries, lay involvement, and a keen sense of the Second Vatican Council. Ordained Auxiliary Bishop on the Feast of St. Joseph in 1994, he became the Regional Bishop for the San Pedro Pastoral Region
, where he has served for over eight years with zeal, dedication, and a great love for all the peoples of the Region. On July 1, 2002, Bishop
Sartoris reached the retirement age of 75 years. On December 31,
2002, Pope John Paul II accepted the retirement of Bishop Sartoris.