What We Do

The priests of our canonry operate parishes and teach in schools. We provide chaplains to colleges and communities of religious women. Some of our confreres write books and articles, while others have ministries through internet and radio. We celebrate the sacraments and teach religious education in prisons, youth facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes. Our abbey is the site of numerous retreats and Bible studies, as well as a popular summer camp run by our seminarians. Our community’s main external apostolate is its preparatory school for young men.

In short, we are an abbey of Catholic priests, united in love to praise God and serve His faithful people. Come and pray with us sometime. Peace be with you, and may God bless you always.

Community

Rt. Rev. Eugene Joseph Hayes

Abbot, St. Michael's Abbey

• Feast Day: July 13th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 201
• Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

V. Rev. Chrysostom Baer

Prior, St. Michael's Abbey

• Feast Day: September 13th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 275
• Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA

Rev. James Smith

Subprior, St. Michael's Abbey

• Feast Day: May 3rd
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 259
• Hometown: Coronado, CA

V. Rev. Stephen Boyle

Rector, Generalate House in Rome

• Feast Day: December 26th
• Rome: 011 39 [06] 571 766 224
• Hometown: Springfield, MN

Fr. Adrian Sanchez

• Feast Day: July 9th
• Sts. Peter & Paul rectory: (310) 834-5215
• Hometown: Orange, CA

Fr. Alan Benander

• Feast Day: September 8th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 227
• Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Fr. Alphonsus Hermes

• Feast Day: August 1st
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 208

Fr. Ambrose Criste

• Feast Day: December 7th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 261
• Hometown: Denver, CO

Fr. Andrew Tran

• Feast Day: November 24th
• SJB rectory: (714) 540-2214 Ext. 11

Fr. Augustine Puchner

• Feast Day: August 28th
• SJB Rectory: (714) 540-2214 Ext. 21
• Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Fr. Benedict Solomon

• Feast Day: July 11th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930

Fr. Bernard Johnson

• Feast Day: August 20th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930 Ext. 113

Fr. Brendan Hankins

• Feast Day: May 16th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 256
• Hometown: Westminster, CA

Fr. Charbel Grbavac

• Feast Day: July 24th
• Sts. Peter & Paul rectory: (310) 834-5215
• Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Fr. Charles Willingham

• Feast Day: June 3rd
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 270
• Hometown: San Pedro, CA

Fr. Claude Williams

• Feast Day: February 15th
• SJB rectory: (714) 540-2214 Ext. 13
• Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Fr. Damien Giap

• Feast Day: May 10th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 265
• Hometown: Cypress, CA

Fr. David Gonzales

• Feast Day: April 12th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930
• Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Fr. Francis Gloudeman

• Feast Day: October 4th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 246
• Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Fr. Gabriel Stack

• Feast Day: February 27th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 201
• Hometown: Kennet, MO

Fr. Godfrey Bushmaker

• Feast Day: January 14th
• SJB rectory: (714) 540-2214 Ext. 14
• Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Fr. Gregory Dick

• Feast Day: September 3th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 260

Fr. Hildebrand Garceau

• Feast Day: May 25th
• Sts. Peter & Paul rectory: (310) 834-5215 ext 25

Fr. Hugh Barbour

• Feast Day: February 10th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 222
• Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Fr. Jacob Hsieh

• Feast Day: October 20th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930
• Hometown: Dallas, TX

Fr. Jerome Molokie

• Feast Day: September 30th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 255
• Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Fr. Joachim Aldaba

• Feast Day: July 26th
•(949) 858-0222 Ext. 251
• Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Fr. John Caronan

• Feast Day: June 24th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930 Ext. 119

Fr. John Henry Hanson

• Feast Day: October 9th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 269
• Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Fr. Joseph Horn

• Feast Day: March 19th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 209
• Hometown: Deerfield, IL

Fr. Justin Ramos

• Feast Day: June 1st
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 235
• Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Fr. Leo Celano

• Feast Day: November 10th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 213

Fr. Luke Laslavich

• Feast Day: October 18th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930 Ext. 122

Br. Mark Charlesworth

• Feast Day: April 25th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 312

Fr. Martin Benzoni

• Feast Day: November 3rd
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930 Ext. 126

Fr. Maximilian Okapal

• Feast Day: August 14th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 274
• Hometown: Beaverton, OR

Fr. Michael Perea

• Feast Day: September 29th
• Sts. Peter & Paul rectory: (310) 834-5215 Ext. 24

Fr. Miguel Batres

• Feast Day: November 23rd
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 239
• Hometown: Pomona, CA

Fr. Nathaniel Drogin

• Feast Day: August 24th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 254
• Hometown: New Hope, KY

Fr. Nicholas Tacito

• Feast Day: December 6th
• San Pedro: (310) 521-1930 ext 128
• Hometown: Denver, CO

Fr. Norbert Wood

• Feast Day: June 6th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 210

Fr. Pascal Nguyen

• Feast Day: May 17th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 279
• Hometown: Westminster, CA

Fr. Patrick Foutts

• Feast Day: March 17th
• St. John the Baptist: (714) 540-2214

Fr. Raymond Perez

• Feast Day: January 7th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 215

Fr. Robert Hodges

• Feast Day: September 17th
• SJB rectory: (714) 540-2214 Ext. 22
• Hometown: Columbus, OH

Fr. Sebastian Walshe

• Feast Day: January 20th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 291
• Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Fr. Theodore Smith

• Feast Day: November 11th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 206

Fr. Thomas Nelson

• Feast Day: June 22nd
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 248
• Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Fr. Vianney Ceja

• Feast Day: August 4th
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 227
• Hometown: La Mirada, CA

Fr. Victor Szczurek

• Feast Day: July 21st
• (949) 858-0222 Ext. 247
• Hometown: Chicago, IL

FR. PIO CARLO VOTTOLA

Nameday: September 23

Frater Clement Robert Hurtgen

Nameday: November 23

Seminarians

Frater Emmanuel Richard Aldaba

Nameday: January 3

Frater Basil Scott Harnish

Nameday: January 2

Frater Edmund Nathaniel Page

Nameday: December 1

Frater Anselm Christopher Rodriguez

Nameday: April 21

Frater Frederick Tyler Schmit

Nameday: February 4

Frater Julian Collin Tsai

Nameday: August 2

Frater Peter Adrian Curtis Miller

Nameday: October 13

Frater Peregrine Patrick Fletcher

Nameday: May 1

Frater Ignatius Braydn Harsha

Nameday: October 17

Frater Aloysius Adam Aeschliman

Nameday: June 21

Frater Lazarus David McDonald

Nameday: July 29

Frater Urban Michael Hannon

Nameday: July 29

Frater Louis Levi Hager

Nameday: April 28

Frater Alcuin Gabriel Friesen

Nameday: May 19

Frater Jude Richard Sullivan

Nameday: October 28

Frater Paul Jesse Schexnayder

Nameday: June 29

Frater Pavel Luke Blain

Nameday: July 17

Frater Silvan Michael Kopp

Nameday: July 13

Frater Isaiah Matt Kawczynski

Nameday: May 9

Frater Gerard Paul Juhasz

Nameday: September 24

Frater Cassian Justus Fostvedt

Nameday: July 23

Frater Jeremiah Steven Clark

Nameday: May 1

Frater Theophane Dylan Faleiro

Nameday: November 24

Frater Aelred Santiago Henderson

Nameday: January 12

Frater Austin Daniel Igoe

Nameday: May 27

Frater Albert Alan Winter

Nameday: November 15

Frater Solanus Brandon Miraz

Nameday: July 30

Frater Abel Gregory Cobo

Nameday: December 24

Frater Athanasius Basil Inman

Nameday: May 2