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Clergy assignments announced

June 19, 2015

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has announced the following clergy appointments effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted.


Pastors and Administrators

Father W. Paul O’Dell, pastor, St. Denis Church, Menlo Park, and its mission, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Portola Valley; Father Cyril J. O’Sullivan, administrator, Church of the Assumption, Tomales, while continuing as pastor of St. Cecilia Church, Lagunitas; Father Jose Shaji, pastor, St. Anselm Church, Ross.


Parochial Vicars

Father Daniel U. Asue, St. Catherine Church, Burlingame (Note: Father Asue is a priest of the Diocese of Makurdi, Nigeria); Father Bonifacio G. Espeleta, St. Bartholomew Church, San Mateo; Father Cameron M. Faller, Church of the Epiphany, San Francisco; Father Augustine Hilander, OP, St. Raymond of Penyafort Church, Menlo Park; Father Mark G. Mazza, Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park; Father Nicasio G. Paloso, St. Veronica Church, South San Francisco; Father Gael E. Sullivan, SDB, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco; Father Patrick J. Summerhays, St. Cecilia Church, San Francisco.


Pastors renewed for a second term

Father Thomas M. Hamilton, St. Gabriel Church, San Francisco; Father John A. Ryan, St. Catherine Church, Burlingame; Father Mark V. Taheny, St. Sebastian Church, Kentfield.


Special Assignment

Father Wade E. Bjerke, CPE Program, California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health Affiliate, with residence at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco; Father Cameron M. Faller, chaplain, Archbishop Riordan High School, part-time; Father Rafael L. Laizer, chaplain, UCSF Medical Center, Mission Bay, effective May 15, 2015, with residence at St. Patrick Church, San Francisco.


Provincial Assignments

Father James Moore, OP, director, St. Jude Shrine, St. Dominic Church, San Francisco effective January 1, 2016; Father Allen Duston, OP, chaplain, Corpus Christi Monastery, with residence at St. Raymond Church, Menlo Park.



Father Edward A. Bohnert, St. Francis of Assisi Church, East Palo Alto, effective May 1, 2015.

In residence

Father James L. Garcia, St. James Church, San Francisco, effective May 26, 2015, through June 30, 2015, then volunteering with the Trappists at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, Vina, through Dec. 31, 2015; Father Joseph Sergott, OP, St. Dominic Priory, San Francisco, effective Feb. 1, 2015, continuing as Vicar to the Provincial in Oakland; Father Emmanuel Taylor, OP, St. Raymond Church, to serve as parochial vicar to the Catholic Community at Stanford University in the Diocese of San Jose.



Father D. Dennis G. Barlaan, a priest of the Diocese of Catarman; Father Robert E. Stein, SDB, departing to take up ministry in the Salesian Community in Richmond.

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