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MBS Clergy

Parish Clergy work closely with the school to enhance the spiritual journey of our students.

Reverend Monsignor J. Michael McKiernan: Pastor

Msgr. J. Michael McKiernan serves as the 35th pastor in a line of succession from Saint Junipero Serra, founder of the Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano.Msgr. McKiernan was ordained as a Diocesan Priest in the County of Orange on June 8, 1991. Prior to his post as Pastor and Rector of the dynamic Mission Campus, he was the founding Pastor of Christ Our Savior Catholic Church in Santa Ana and the Director of Clergy Personnel for the Diocese of Orange.

Msgr. McKiernan’s educational background includes a Master of Arts in Pastoral Liturgy from Santa Clara University, a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity in Religion from Saint John’s Seminary College. He began his education with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy also from Saint John’s Seminary College. Along with his many and varied duties at the Historic Mission, Church and School, Msgr. McKiernan also serves on the School Board of JSerra Catholic High School, on the College of Consulters, the Diocesan Council of Priests, the Bishops Liturgical Commission, and the Design and Renovation Committee for the Diocese of Orange.

Reverend Domingo Romero: Parochial Vicar

Rev. Romero comes to our parish from his previous post as Parochial Vicar at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim.  He is originally from San Pedro de Almoloyan, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was drawn the ministry by a deep desire to serve the people and has been a priest for over fifteen years. His favorite pastime is soccer and his favorite food is Mexican food.