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How he wins over parishioners

New Bishop Bahhuth: How he wins over parishioners

At every stop he’s made throughout the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — whether it was volunteering at St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights before he became a priest, or parish assignments at Holy Family Church in Glendale, St. Finbar Church in Burbank, or St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Santa Clarita — there’s something special about Bishop Albert Bahhuth that has won over parishioners.

Those who attended the new auxiliary bishop’s episcopal ordination described a man who’s happiest when he can be shoulder-to-shoulder with his parishioners and guide them through life’s ups and downs.

“He’s just provided such guidance for us and a very storied leadership,” said Oscar Jaime, a parishioner at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena, where Bahhuth arrived as pastor in 2021. “He came in and really took on that role and succeeded at it. We were really blessed to have him. To see him leave, at the beginning for us it was very sad, but to see what he’s been called to do, it was more a gift for us that we had a bishop from our parish and we were here to celebrate him.

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