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 Auxiliary Bishops

 

Bishop Edward Wm. Clark, S.T.D., V.G.

(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. Bishop Clark is currently on medical leave until December 2019.  Fr. Joel Henson is serving as Interim Episcopal Vicar for the Our Lady of the Angels Region.  |  Read More


Bishop David G. O'Connell, D.D., V.G.

(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, D.D., S.T.D., V.G.

(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 Marc V. Trudeau​, D.D., V.G.

(2018 - present) Bishop Marc Vincent Trudeau was ordained to the priesthood at St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in 1991. Bishop Trudeau served as paroquial vicar at St. James the Less in La Crescenta and at St. Philip the Apostle in Pasadena where he also served as administrator for a year. He was appointed pastor of St. Pius X in Santa Fe Springs in 2001 after which he moved to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to work as Cardinal Roger Mahony’s priest secretary. In 2007, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict. Msgr. Marc was appointed pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Lomita in 2010. In 2013, he moved to St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo as Vice Rector and was named Rector in 2014. He was named Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on April 5, 2018. Archbishop Gomez appointed him as Episcopal Vicar for the San Pedro Pastoral Region​ on June 7, 2018 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.  |  Read More​
 

Bishop Alejandro D. Aclan
(2019 - present) Born in the Philippines, Bishop Alejandro "Alex" Aclan was ordained a priest in 1993. With a fluid ability to speak English, Filipino and Spanish, Bishop Aclan spent time from the mid-1990s as an associate pastor at St. Finbar in Burbank and St. John of God in Norwalk before accepting an assignment in 2001 as the pastor at St. Madeleine in Pomona. From 2014 through 2018, he was the Vicar for Clergy to promote the continuing formation of spiritual and physical well-being for all priests and deacons. In 2017, Bishop Aclan was formally elevated to “Prelate of Honor,” or monsignor. Archbishop Gomez appointed him as Episcopal Vicar for the San Fernando Pastoral Region​ on May 16, 2019 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. 




FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES

Bishop Joseph V. Brennan, D.D., V.G

(2015 - 2019)  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. Bishop Brennan was installed as the Ordinary for the Diocese of Fresno on May 6, 2019. 

FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES​
Bishop Alexander Salazar, D.D.

(2004 - 2018)  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 Salazar resigned on December 19, 2018. ​

FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES
Bishop Thomas J. Curry, D.D., Ph.D., V.G.

(1994 - 2018)  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 appointed him Episcopal Vicar for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region, where he served until 2015. After serving the Archdiocese for more than 50 years, Bishop Curry reached the retirement age of 75 years in 2018 and retired on April 3, 2018.

 FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES

Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, D.D.

(1997 - 2015) 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 and retired on December 31, 2015. Bishop Wilkerson was appointed Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of the Diocese of Monterey in California from July-November 2018. |  Read More

FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES
Bishop Gabino Zavala, D.D., J.C.L.

(1994 - 2011) Though born September 7, 1951 in Tijuana, Mexico, Bishop Gabino Zavala was raised in Los Angeles. He studied at St. John's Seminary College in Camarillo, California, and was ordained a priest on May 28, 1977 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Additionally, he earned a licentiate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. As a priest, he served as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in East Los Angeles, as Associate Director of the Marriage Tribunal for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and as Professor of Canon Law and Rector of St. John's Seminary. In 1992 he was named a Monsignor. On February 8, 1994 he was he was appointed Titular Bishop of Tamascani and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and received his episcopal consecration from Cardinal Roger Mahony on March 19, 1994. He served as the auxiliary bishop and episcopal vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region until his resignation on January 4, 2012.

FORMER AUXILIARY BISHOP OF LOS ANGELES

Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris, D.D.​

(1994 - 2002)  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 and retired on December 31, 2002.


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