The first section of the following comes from a June 12 story in the Moorpark Acorn.

The archdiocese of Los Angeles has appointed Monsignor Marc Trudeau to lead St. John’s Seminary as it continues its 75- year mission to educate and train Catholic priests from around the world for a vocation of serving the church.

Trudeau, who was ordained in 1991 and graduated from St. John’s Seminary, said it’s exciting to serve as the campus’ new rector and president.

Born and raised in Southern California, Trudeau was previously a pastor at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church, a large parish with 4,000 families in Lomita, Calif. He returned to the Camarillo seminary last year to serve as vice rector and director of internship programs.

Trudeau said he looks forward to teaching priests about the practical and spiritual aspects of their vocation….

“As priests, we propose the truth that we know comes to us, or is revealed to us, through the Holy Spirit, but that’s hard to understand in a world where truth is so subjective in our society,” Trudeau said.

Still, he said it is a privilege to work at the seminary and continue Monsignor Craig Cox’s vision for the campus. Cox served as rector of the seminary since 2007.

The school renovated three of its dormitories, stabilized its finances and revamped its program to put a stronger emphasis on multimedia in the classroom….

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From the website of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish:

Msgr. Marc Trudeau was born on May 20, 1957, the third (he has a twin brother who is 4 minutes older) of what would be 5 children. His family moved to Burbank where he grew up and attended St. Finbar Catholic Grade School and John Burroughs High School. He enrolled at CSUN, majoring in Biology but later transferred to USC and graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences in 1979. He entered USC Dental School in 1981. It was in his last year of Dental School that he began to think seriously about the priesthood.

Msgr. Marc entered St. John’s Seminary in 1986 and was ordained on June 8, 1991 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He was assigned as an associate pastor St. James the Less in La Crescenta and later St. Philip the Apostle in Pasadena. In 2001 he was named pastor to St. Pius X in Santa Fe Springs. In 2004 he was named priest secretary for Cardinal Roger Mahony.

After six years working for the Cardinal, he was named St. Margaret Mary Parish’s eighth Pastor on July 1, 2010. Msgr. Marc quickly started to organize the parish 75 Anniversary Celebration and install improvements, like the Sacred Heart Courtyard, to the whole parish facility.

Msgr. Marc pastorate was cut short as he was appointed by Archbishop Jose Gomez as Vice-Rector of St. John’s Seminary on July 1, 2013.