Pastor

Reverend Albert H. Avenido
Reverend Albert H. Avenido
Pastor
661-296-3180 x7910
Fr. Albert was ordained to the Priesthood on September 8, 1995. He is responsible for shepherding our community family into becoming a community of Intentional Disciples. During this month of November, I am accepting nominations for registered, practicing Catholic parishioners, in good standing, with an understanding of this parish, to serve on the Pastoral Council. Please see the attached details.
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Priests

Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Slattery
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Slattery
Pastor Emeritus
661-296-3180 x7906
Msgr. Mike, Pastor Emeritus, celebrated his retirement on June 30, 2013 after serving as a pairsh priest for 51 years.  In 1998, he was assigned to Saint Kateri as our first Pastor and fostered spiritual growth and emphasized the call of evanglization by all the baptized. He is gifted with the charisms of healing and mercy, which empowers him to pray for the sick, anoint, and reach out to those most in need.
 

Deacon Couples

Deacon Bob Seidler and Wife, Pon
Deacon Bob Seidler and Wife, Pon
Deacon Couple
818-517-1656
Deacon Bob serves in various pastoral ministries in the parish, most recently as Administrator Pro Tempore from which he retired on June 30, 2018, along with his role as Regional Assistant to Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region. He continues to serve as a Deacon in a variety of roles including Baptism, Marriage prep, Tribunal Ministries, and Life Teen. He also continue to serve as Stational Deacon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of The Angels.
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Deacon Gabe and Sara Aguilera
Deacon Gabe and Sara Aguilera
 
 
 
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Deacon Terry and Mindy Irwin
Deacon Terry and Mindy Irwin
 
 
 
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Pastoral Team

Molly McCarthy
Molly McCarthy
Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
661-296-6945 x7909
Cooperates and collaborates closely with the Pastor and Senior Leadership (Pastoral) Team in strengthening the faith life of the parish community, providing professional communication to all who seek information from the ministry and Parish about experiences that celebrate and strengthen their worship life, igniting in the hearts and minds of those who participate, a greater openness, confidence and desire to actively pursue a relationship with Jesus, becoming engaged in responsible participation in the life and mission of the parish and the Church and enhancing the parish’s focus of forming missionary disciples and Christian stewards.
 
Jennifer Cummings-Martin
Jennifer Cummings-Martin
Director of Operations
661-296-3180 x2452
Jennifer serves by supporting the Pastor in Parish administration, providing leadership and management of human, fiscal and physical resources, enabling efficiency and readiness to support our intentional discipleship, our work, and our enjoyment of parish life.
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Kathy Regalado
Kathy Regalado
Director of Outreach
661-296-3180 x7917
Kathy provides direction to the parish's outreach ministries so as to foster maturity in discipleship, to call the parish community to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ by engaging in service opportunities with local, national, and international strategic partners, and to advance the kingdom of God by sending out individuals and groups on mission to heal and transform the secular world. As this new position evolves, we will be continually looking for new ways to touch the lives of our parishioners and the larger community.  Click here for more information regarding specific outreach ministries.
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Sister Cora Tawatao
Sister Cora Tawatao
Director of Liturgy
661-296-3180 x7826
Oversees all liturgical needs of the parish, collaborating with the liturgical and AV ministers and music director coordinating a liturgical experience that celebrates and strengthens the worship life of the parish community, igniting in the hearts and minds of those who participate a greater openness, confidence and desire to actively pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ, becoming missionary disciples, empowered and engaged in responsible participation in the life and mission of the parish and the Church.
 

Pastoral Staff

Patti Rizzo
Patti Rizzo
Parish Secretary
661-296-3180 x7905
Patti serves parishioners and visitors who call or visit the Parish Office. She assists parents in the baptism of their children and prepares the weekly bulletin.
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Alfredo Vera
Alfredo Vera
Site Maintenance
661-296-3180 x7905
Alfredo assists in the maintenance of our facility and landscape by cleaning and providing minor repairs.
 
Mary Donckels
Mary Donckels
Bookkeeper
661-296-3180 x7904
Mary maintains parishioner and financial records.
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Maureen Dunnahoo
Maureen Dunnahoo
Parish Office Administrative Assistant
661-296-3180 x 7904
Maureen provides assistance in all areas of the parish office including calendaring for the Pastor and supporting the parish secretary and bookkeeper.
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Joyce Valenzuela
Joyce Valenzuela
Liturgical Event Coordinator
805-551-8228
Joyce provides support and direction for parishioners desiring Wedding or Quinceanera Masses.
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Judy Janusek
Judy Janusek
Liturgical Event Coordinator
661-714-7017
Judy provides support and direction for parishioners desiring Wedding or Quinceanera Masses.
 
Bonnie Bulder
Bonnie Bulder
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
661-296-6945 x7902
Bonnie performs a “ministry of service and administration” in two ways: 1.) By helping the Directors of Religious Education and Confirmation fulfill their mission of evangelization and catechesis. 2.) By tending to the administrative functions of the Volunteer Personnel Information Network and VIRTUS programs in adherence to the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policies.
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Mindy Irwin
Mindy Irwin
Family Faith Formation Coordinator
661-296-6945 x7903
Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship (DEMD) ensuring that the ministry reflects Jesus as its center and focus, effectively building relationships with families and providing experiences that promote personal encounters, igniting their hearts and minds, creating a greater openness, confidence and desire to actively pursue a genuine friendship with Jesus.
 
Bryan Archer
Bryan Archer
Director of Music
661-296-3180 x7919
Bryan is responsible for the facilitation of worship life in the parish community by evangelization through music. He helps the formation of intentional disciples in the choirs by modeling and facilitating the spiritual growth of all those involved in the music ministries of Saint Kateri.
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Gian Gamboa
Gian Gamboa
Youth Minister
661-296-6945 ext 7908
Gian provides leadership for the design and implementation of the parish Confirmation and Youth programs.
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Pastoral and Finance Councils

Saint Kateri’s Pastoral and Finance Councils consist of parishioners, who use their gifts of leadership and counsel to help keep Saint Kateri Parish focused on its mission of living as faithful disciples.

Pastoral Council

Pastoral Council

Finance Council

Finance Council

Chairperson

Mike Alvarez, Chair
pastoralcouncil@saintkateriparish.org

Raquel Cadena-Munoz

Brett Hanlon

James Hecker

Captain Robert Lewis

Jim O’Donoghue

Carl Kanowsky

John Leonard

Cielly Pagador

Gino Reale

Shawn Sourgose

Father Albert Avenido, Pastor

Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations

Chairperson

Michael Hughes
fourhughess@msn.com

Jessie Castro

Linda Crawford

Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations

James Damato

Mike Hughes, Chair

Deborah Powell

Phil Phethean

Art Rivera

Father Albert Avenido, Pastor

Nicola Serragiotto

Larry Stevenson

Sandy Van Over

Safeguarding the Children Committee Members

Safe Environment Committee

Father Albert Avenido, Pastor
Wendy Emeterio, Co-Chair
Tim Lynskey, Co-Chair
Bonnie Bulder, Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
Raquel Cadena-Munoz, Parish Council Representative
Jennifer Cummings-Martin, Director of Operations
Michael Marasco, Parishioner/Principal Saint Finbar School
Molly McCarthy, Director of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship