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Bishop Brian Nunes

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Bishop Brian A. Nunes

Birth Date: October 26, 1964
Birth Place: Inglewood, California
Seminary: St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, California
Ordination: May 31, 2008
Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Bishop Nunes was born in Inglewood, California, the oldest of four children born to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. He attended elementary school at St. Joseph School in Placentia and Servite High School in Anaheim before earning a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola Marymount University in 1986. He then worked in print journalism for a number of years, including 12 years at Business Wire. Discovering a deeper calling, he entered St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2008.

As a priest, Bishop Nunes served at Mary Star of the Sea Church in San Pedro, as well as St. Gregory the Great Church in Whittier, before going on to serve as Priest Secretary for Archbishop Gomez from 2015 to 2019. In 2020 he succeeded Bishop Bahhuth as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Archbishop Gomez appointed him as Episcopal Vicar for the San Gabriel Pastoral Region​ on September 26, 2023 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. 

Statement by Bishop-elect Brian Nunes || July 18, 2023

Good morning, my name is Father Brian Nunes,

It is hard to put into words how I felt when I heard that the Holy Father had named me a new bishop.

I feel incredibly grateful: to God, first of all, and to Pope Francis, and in a special way to Archbishop Gomez, for his trust in letting me share and collaborate in his ministry.

For the past eight years, I have been blessed to work with so many dedicated individuals at the Archdiocese, first during my time as the Archbishop’s Priest Secretary, then as Vice Chancellor and most recently as Vicar General. These individuals serving at the Archdiocese perform wonderful, essential ministries that help support our parishes and schools.

With this new role, I feel excited about being able to serve even more people, a larger segment of the Church.

I also feel nervous, because even though it’s a great honor, it’s also a huge responsibility. It’s all very surreal. So, I ask for your prayers because I’m going to need them. It’s going to take more than my own strength to serve God’s people in this new way.


Agradezco a Dios por este gran honor y lo acepto con un corazón muy humilde, sabiendo que más que nada ésta es una posición de servicio, servicio al pueblo de Dios aquí en la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Les pido a todos sus oraciones porque las necesito.


Thank you.


“He loves his Church, he loves his people and I think his love for us was reflected in everything that he did, every decision he made.”

-Rita Dever

Turning off the radio for God

If it hadn’t been for Nunes’ reluctance to start his career in some small town, he might be a radio newscaster or a DJ. However, one day while trying to figure out his career path, he spotted a vocations brochure. Is God calling me to become a priest?

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LA’s new auxiliary bishops emphasize unity, diversity

LA’s four newest auxiliary bishops underlined Church unity as a top priority in remarks at an introductory press conference Tuesday morning.

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Bishop for San Gabriel region receives warm welcome in first local Mass

The installation Mass of Auxiliary Bishop Brian Nunes for the San Gabriel Pastoral Region was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the San Gabriel Mission.

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