Joseph Vincent Brennan

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Joseph Vincent Brennan
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Titular Bishop of Trofimiana
Bishop-Designate of Fresno
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseLos Angeles
AppointedJuly 21, 2015
InstalledSeptember 8, 2015
Other postsTitular Bishop of Trofimiana
OrdinationJune 21, 1980
ConsecrationSeptember 12, 2015
by Archbishop José Horacio Gómez, Joseph Martin Sartoris, and Blase J. Cupich
Personal details
Born (1954-03-20) March 20, 1954 (age 64)
Van Nuys, California
Alma materSt. John's Seminary (California)
Styles of
Joseph Vincent Brennan
Coat of arms of Joseph Vincent Brennan.svg
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Joseph Vincent Brennan (born 20 March 1954 in Van Nuys, California) is a Prelate of the Catholic Church. He formerly graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA, and is former auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. On 5 March 2019 he was named bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno.[1]

Ordination and priestly service[edit]

After his ordination to the priesthood, Brennan served as associate pastor at three parishes: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Angeles, St. Linus in Norwalk, and the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana in Los Angeles. Brennan was later a pastor at two parishes, returning to St. Linus in Norwalk and Holy Trinity in San Pedro.

Father Brennan also served as the Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In this role, he was in residence at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Father Brennan also served as the vicar general for the Archdiocese.

Father Brennan was also a chaplain for the Knights of Columbus in California, a member of the Council of Priests and the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and also sits on the Board of the Catholic Education Foundation, the Williams Charitable Trust, and Together in Mission.[2]

Episcopal ordination and career[edit]

Joseph V. Brennan was appointed by Pope Francis Titular Bishop of Trofimiana and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on July 21, 2015.[3]

He was ordained a bishop by the Archbishop of Los Angeles José Horacio Gómez on September 8, 2015.

Archbishop Gómez has assigned Bishop Brennan as his Episcopal Vicar for the San Fernando Pastoral Region.[2]

On 5 March 2019 he was named successor to Armando Xavier Ochoa and sixth bishop of Fresno. He is scheduled to be installed on May 2, 2019.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Joseph Vincent Brennan". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "ADLA - Bishop Joseph V. Brennan". Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Archbishop Gomez introduces three new auxiliary bishops for L.A. Archdiocese". Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Succeeded by