Recently, Archbishop Gomez asked me to become the assistant Vicar of Clergy for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
This position requires a six year commitment, three of which I will serve as the assistant, followed by three more years as the Vicar of Clergy.
This office cares for the well being of all the Priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
It is a great honor to be called to this position but it does sadden me very much that I will not be able to remain as the Pastor of Mary Star of the Sea Parish. I have grown to love the parishioners of Mary Star and the community of San Pedro.
These four brief years have changed my life. I will always feel in my heart that I am a PEDRAN.
Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to serve the Church, as you will continue be in my prayers and heart.
Fr. John Provenza
Mary Star of the Sea Parish