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Reverend Brian Castañeda

Pastor

Father Brian Castañeda grew up as a parishioner of St. Brendan Church, went to St. Brendan School, Daniel Murphy High School and St. John's Seminary.  He was ordained a priest on June 5, 1999 by Cardinal Roger Mahony.  His first assignment was as an Associate Pastor at St. Alphonsus in East Los Angeles, and in 2002 he became the Associate Pastor at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.  From 2007 until 2010 he was Administrator and Pastor of Holy Spirit and St. Mary Magdalene.  In 2010, he was appointed as Priest Secretary to Archbishop Jose Gomez.  After five years of tenure, in 2015, he was appointed Pastor of St. Gregory the Great in Whittier and became the Dean of Deanery 18. 

On September 1, 2020, Father Brian Castañeda was appointed Pastor of St. Brendan Church and we welcome him as our new Pastor of St. Brendan School.