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Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa, D.D.

Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno
Pastor

Bishop Armando Xavier Ochoa was born in Oxnard, California, in 1943, the second child to Angel and Mary Ochoa.  He received his education at Santa Clara Elementary and Santa Clara High School, also in Oxnard, and graduated in 1961.  In 1962 he entered St. John’s Seminary College and having graduated, continued his studies at St. John’s Seminary School of Theology.  Bishop Ochoa was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on May 23, 1970, by Cardinal Timothy Manning.  He served as Associate Pastor at St. Alphonsus Church  in East Los Angeles; St. John the Baptist Church in Baldwin Park; and St. Teresa of Avila Church, Los Angeles.  Bishop Ochoa was appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Los Angeles, in December, 1984.  While an Associate Pastor at St. Teresa of Avila, he was named a Monsignor, Chaplain to His Holiness, in 1982.

Prior to his Ordination to the Episcopacy, in February, 1987, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Regional Bishop of the San Fernando Pastoral Region, he served as a board member and later as co-director of the Permanent Diaconate Program for the Archdiocese.  He also headed the Secretariat for Ethnic Ministry Services.  Bishop Ochoa also served as a board member for both Don Bosco Technical High School and St. John’s Seminary.  On June 26, 1996, Bishop Ochoa was installed as fifth Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso in Texas.

Bishop Ochoa was installed as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno on February 1, 2012. Throughout Bishop Ochoa’s Episcopacy, he has held the following USCCB positions: Member of the Sub-Committee on Lay Ministry, Committee on Migration, Sub-Committee on Hispanic Affairs, Committee on Laity, Committee on Vocations, Committee on the Diaconate, Committee on the Millennium/Jubilee Year, Sub-Committee on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, CLINIC Board of Directors and Region XIII Administrative Committee.  Bishop Ochoa has also been a Consultant on the Committee on Migration and Sub-Committee on Hispanic Affairs.  Other National and International responsibilities have included member of the Alta/Baja California Border Bishops Council, United States Delegate to the Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, and member of the Texas Mexico Border Bishops’ Council.


Rev. Alex Chavez

Rector
559-485-6210
stjohnscathedral@sbcglobal.net
I am originally from the city of Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas, which is located in the eastern region of Mexico.  I am the youngest of 11 children.  My family and I immigrated to the United States in 1980.  I grew up in Porterville, California, where I attended Belleview Elementary School, Bartlett Middle School and Porterville High School. After graduating from high school, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Fresno State University, I graduated in 1997 with a degree in civil engineering. Upon graduating from Fresno State University, I accepted a job offer from the California Department of Transportation as a civil engineer. I was a member of their engineering team for eight years until I decided to respond to the Lord’s call to the priesthood. Responding to the Lord’s call has brought me great joy and happiness. I was ordained a Catholic priest on May 19, 2012. My first assignment as a priest was at Sacred Heart Parish in Merced. My second assignment was at St. Francis of Assisi in Huron. Before arriving here at St. John’s Cathedral, I was assigned to The Good Shepherd Parish in Visalia. I am honored and humbled to be the rector of the cathedral. I am also very excited to be part of the St. John’s Cathedral community, and I ask for your continued prayers and support. I assure you that you are all in my prayers. I look forward to celebrating the sacraments and to provide spiritual guidance. I pray that we may all be open to working together and guided by the Holy Spirit can become one in faith, hope and love.

 

Rev. Michael Andrade
Parochial Vicar
559-485-6210

stjohnscathedral@sbcglobal.net

 

 

Volunteer Safe Environment Coordinator 

Sr. Rosalie Rohrer, I.H.M 
559-485-6210
srrosalie@dioceseoffresno.org


Clergy Parish Administrative Assistant
Neira Herrera
559-485-6210 ext 100

nherrera@stjohnsfresno.org

Ministries Liaison/Record Keeper

Stella Juarez

559-485-6210 ext 102

stjohnscathedral@sbcglobal.net

Support Staff/Bulletin Editor

Irmalinda V. Rodriguez

559-485-6210 ext 104

bulletinsjc@gmail.com

Music Director
Dale Fleck
559-485-6210 ext 106
dfleck@stjohnsfresno.org

 

Wedding Coordinator

Arlyne Rodriguez 

559-485-6210 ext 103

weddingssjc@gmail.com

Religious Education Directors

Arcelia Cisneros & Jorge Chavez

559-485-0161

ccdsjc@gmai.com

House Keeper

Raquel Montes
 

Custodian

Emerenciana Magana

 

 

 

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