PARISH CLERGY (CLICK ARROW TO READ BIO)
Father Karcher was born and raised in Anaheim, California, as one of the twelve children of Carl and Margaret Karcher. He was baptized at Saint Boniface Church in Anaheim, California and attended the parish school for eight years. He then attended Mater Dei High School for one year and was graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim.
Having attended the University of San Diego and Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy, he was graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He has also received a degree in Philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, where he also studied theology. Theological studies were completed at Saint John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California, where a Master of Arts degree in Theology was granted.
On February 12, 1983 Father Karcher was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William Johnson for the service of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, California.
He has served at St. Norbert Church in Orange, St. Anne Church in Santa Ana and St. Joachim Church in Costa Mesa, and is presently the pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Huntington Beach, California since July 1, 1995.
Fr. Jerome is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Mercy House Transitional Living Centers which serves and houses homeless men, women and children in Orange County at its various facilities.
For more information on Mercy House, please click on the link below:
Father Jerome’s contact information:
or call 714-842-3000 ext.14
Father Sergio was born near Guadalajara, Mexico as the 13th of 17 children and grew up in Santa Ana where most of his family still lives. He has been a priest for 15 years and was ordained for the Diocese of Rome with the Neocatechumenal Way by Saint John Paul II at Saint Peter’s Basilica on April 25, 1999. He has been at Saint Barbara Church in Santa Ana and is now assigned by Bishop Vann to serve in our parish. We look forward to his ministry among us!! Welcome!!
!Nació cerca de Guadalajara, México como el día 13 de 17 niños y creció en Santa Ana, donde todavía vive la mayor parte de su familia. Ha sido un sacerdote durante 15 años y fue ordenado para la diócesis de Roma con el Camino Neocatecumenal por Saint John Paul II en la Basílica de San Pedro el 25 de abril de 1999. Ha sido en Santa Barbara Church en Santa Ana y ahora es asignado por obispo Vann a servir en nuestra parroquia. Miramos adelante a su ministerio entre nosotros!! ¡ Bienvenido!
Father Sergio’s contact information:
or call 714-842-3000 ext.13