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