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New Clergy Assignments Announced by Bishop Cantú


MOST REVEREND OSCAR CANTÚ, Bishop of San Jose in California, in consultation with the Clergy Personnel Board announces the following assignments effective July 1, 2020, unless otherwise provided: 

Office of Pastor 

Rev. Ritche S. Bueza-Pastor, Holy Spirit Parish, San Jose (concurrent as  Director of Vocations and Seminarians) 

Rev, Msgr. Francis V. Cilia-Pastor, St. Clare Parish, Santa Clara 

Rev. Joseph Kim-Pastor, St. John Vianney Parish, San Jose 

Rev. Steve Kim-Pastor, St. Leo the Great Parish, San Jose 

Rev. Brendan P. McGuire-Pastor, St. Simon Parish, Los Altos 

Rev. Andrew C. Nguyen-Pastor, St. Thomas of Canterbury, San Jose 

Rev. Tadeusz Terembula-Pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Almaden 


Deacon Wilfred Agbayani 

Rev. Steven Brown 

Rev. Jeronimo Gutierrez 

Rev. Robert Hayes -effective May 1, 2020 

Rev. Lawrence Hendel 

Rev. V. Warwick James 

Rev. Enzie Lagattuta 

Office of Parochial Vicar 

Rev. Jonathan R. Cuarto-Parochial Vicar, St. Clare Parish, Santa Clara 

Rev. Andrey Garcia-Parochial Vicar, St. Lucy Parish, Campbell 

Rev. John Hoang-Parochial Vicar, St. John Vianney Parish, San Jose 

Rev. John Vu Hung-Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of LaVang Parish, San Jose 

Rev. John Tran Nguyen, OFM-Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of LaVang Parish, San Jose 

Rev. Wilbert Eric Piczon-Parochial Vicar, St. Maria Goretti Parish, San Jose 

Rev. Pedro Tejeda-Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, San Jose 

Assigned as Parish Deacon effective July 1, 2020  To be assigned as Parochial Vicar  upon Ordination on September 7, 2020  

Rev. Mr. Angelbert Chikere-Parish Deacon, St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, Santa Clara 

Rev. Mr. Robain Lamba-Parish Deacon, St. Nicholas//St. William Parish, Los Altos 

Rev. Mr. Joseph Tran-Parish Deacon, Christ the King Parish, San Jose 

Special Assignment 

Very Rev. Hao Dinh-Chancellor (concurrent as Vicar General and Pastor Church of the Ascension (effective April 16, 2020)

Rev. Joseph BenedictInterim Director, Campus Ministry Newman Center San Jose State University (concurrent as  Pastor/Rector of St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica) 

Rev. Daniel C. Urcia-Director, Office of Life, Justice and Peace (effective April 16, 2020)Department of Evangelization, Chancery 

Rev. Andrew Salapata -Adjunct Priest, Sacramental Minister Our Lady of Peace Parish, Santa Clara 

Rev. Samer Alsawalha-Chaplain, Arab-American Catholic Community 


Rev. Paul-Cuong Phan-Sabbatical from July 1 – December 31, 2020 

Fidei Donum  

Rev. David B. Mercer– 


Rev. Maurice Igboerika-for the Archdiocese of San Francisco 

Deacon Jaime Garcia-for the Diocese of Phoenix