The following comes from an August 20 Angelus article:
Archbishop José H. Gomez announced the pastoral assignments for Bishops-elect Joseph V. Brennan, David G. O’Connell and Robert Barron on August 17.
Bishop-elect Brennan will serve as the episcopal vicar of the San Fernando Pastoral Region; Bishop-elect O’Connell will serve the as episcopal vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region; and Bishop-elect Barron will serve as the episcopal vicar for the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.
The five pastoral regions were established in 1986 and also include the pastoral regions of Our Lady of the Angels and San Pedro, where Auxiliary Bishops Edward W. Clark and Oscar Solis serve.
Archbishop Gomez thanked Msgr. James Loughnane and Msgr. Michael J. Jennet for serving as episcopal vicars of the San Gabriel and Santa Barbara regions. He also thanked Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, who is retiring as episcopal vicar of the San Fernando region.
Bishop-elect Barron, a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago, is well known for his work in the media. His Word on Fire media apostolate donated his “Catholicism” series to the parishes of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.