Archbishop José Gomez has appointed Father Brian Nunes as the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ next vicar general and moderator of the curia.

Father Nunes will replace Monsignor Albert Bahhuth, who this year completes his five-year term as vicar general and moderator of the curia. Monsignor  Bahhuth will take a one year sabbatical before returning to parish life….

Father Nunes, who currently serves as vice chancellor and senior director of ministerial services for the archdiocese, will begin in the role starting September 1, 2020, Feast of St. Vibiana, patron saint of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He previously served as priest secretary for Archbishop Gomez and administrator of Mary Star of the Sea in San Pedro and St. Gregory the Great in Whittier.

The main task of the vicar general and moderator of the curia is to assist the archbishop in the administration of the Archdiocese, including by serving as the delegate and executive officer of the archbishop for the coordination of the Archdiocesan Catholic Center, located in Koreatown.

Archbishop Gomez announced August 19 that Father Parker Sandoval will replace Father Nunes as vice chancellor and senior director of ministerial services.

Ordained in 2015, Father Sandoval was associate pastor at Resurrection Parish in East LA before  his appointment as coordinator of adult faith formation in the office of religious education in early 2019.

The above comes from an Aug. 19 story in Angelus News.


Bishop Bejarano in 100-degree Escondido

Several hundred faithful gathered under 100-plus sun for a special outdoor Mass to launch a year-long effort to help pregnant women facing difficult times.

Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano celebrated the bilingual morning Mass, held in the field of St. Mary’s School on the Feast of the Assumption….

Several hundred attended the Mass, huddled under umbrellas and tents scattered across the field to protect from the heat, which approached 110 degrees Fahrenheit near noon….

In his homily, Bishop Bejarano reflected on the Blessed Virgin Mary’s three-month visit with her cousin Elizabeth as both women were pregnant.

“Just like Mary accompanied and helped her cousin Elizabeth who was pregnant, our bishops are asking us to be a helping community, especially to mothers who need help,” the Bishop said….

The above comes from an Aug. 15 story in the Southern Cross.