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Our Seminarians

We currently have 26 men studying at various seminaries in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Rome. Meet them below:

Aristotle Quan

Home Parish: St. Cecilia
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary 

Gaston Mendiola Arroyo

Gaston Mendiola Arroyo

Home Parish: St. Cecilia
Seminary: Seminario Hispano de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

Oscar Moreno

Home Parish: St. Justin Martyr
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

Erialdo Ramirez Alfaro

Home Parish: St. Bonaventure
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary 

 

Scott Allen

Home Parish: St. Martin de Porres
Seminary: Pontifical North American College

Michael Duc Nguyen

Home Parish: Christ Our Savior
Seminary: Pontifical North American College

Joseph Squillacioti

Home Parish: Holy Family Cathedral
Seminary: Pontifical North American College

Robin Joo

Home Parish: St. Thomas Korean Center

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Daniel Seo

Home Parish: Korean Martyrs Catholic Center
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

Martin Vu

Home Parish: Holy Spirit
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

Daniel Arthur

Home Parish: St. Bonaventure
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

 

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Nam Doan

Home Parish: Holy Spirit
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

 

Jake Mackowicz

Home Parish: St. John Neumann
Seminary: St. Augustine’s Seminary (Canada)

Michael Rizzo

Home Parish: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

Phillip Shifflet

Home Parish: St. Philip Benizi
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

Michael Fitzpatrick

Home Parish: St. Martin de Porres
Seminary: Pontifical North American College

Juan Carlos Salguero Yaquian

Home Parish: St. Norbert
Seminary: Seminario Hispano de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

Juan Carlos de Jesús Rodriguez

Home Parish: Christ Cathedral
Seminary: Seminario Hispano de Santa Maria de Guadalupe

Cheeyoon Chun

Home Parish: Korean Martyrs Catholic Center
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

Brandon Lopez

Home Parish: St. Pius V
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

 

Michael Hoolihan

Home Parish: St. Edward the Confessor
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

 

Simon Li

Home Parish: St. Norbert
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary 

 

Alejandro Nicolat Herrera

Home Parish: St. Justin Martyr
Seminary: Language School  

 

Benjamin Nguyen

Home Parish: Christ Cathedral
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary

 

Ian Gaston

Home Parish: St. Norbert
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

Mark Jung

Home Parish: St. Thomas Korean Center
Seminary: Mount Angel Seminary

On Priesthood:

“Evangelization is done on one’s knees, as one of you said to me the other day. Always be men and women of prayer!”

Pope Francis

Contact Information

Vocations Office
Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center
13280 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 282-3033 | Email

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