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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.  |  Read More

Bishop Edward Wm. Clark, D.D., S.T.D., V.G.

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.

Bishop Thomas Curry was born in Ireland and attended All Hallows Seminary in Dublin, where he was ordained in 1967 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. During his first 27 years of ministry in the Archdiocese, he served as an Associate Pastor, then as a high school teacher, subsequently as the Archdiocese's first Vicar for Clergy, and later as 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 appointinted him Episcopal Vicar for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.

Bishop Oscar A. Solis, D.D., V.G.

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.  |  Read More


Bishop Alexander Salazar, D.D., V.G.

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.

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