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Ramon Bejarano

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Ramon Bejarano
Auxiliary bishop of San Diego
Titular Bishop of Carpi
DioceseSan Diego
AppointedFebruary 27, 2020
InstalledJuly 14, 2020
Other post(s)Titular Bishop of Carpi
OrdinationAugust 15, 1998
by Donald Montrose
ConsecrationJuly 14, 2020
by Robert W. McElroy, Gustavo García-Siller, and Myron J. Cotta
Personal details
Born (1969-07-17) July 17, 1969 (age 54)
MottoMy soul is thirsting for you
Styles of
Ramon Bejarano
Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Ramon Bejarano (born July 17, 1969) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, serving as auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Diego in California since 2020.


Early life[edit]

Ramon Bejarano was born in Seagraves, Texas on July 17, 1969. Soon after his birth, Bejarano's family moved to Juan Aldama, Chihuahua in Mexico. In 1987, when he was 18, the family relocated to Tracy, California. Bejarano worked in Tracy sorting tomatoes and as a hotel janitor.[1][2]

At age 20, Bejarano applied to become a seminarian with the Diocese of Stockton. Bejarano then entered the Diocesan Seminary of Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico, earning a Master of Philosophy degree. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon.[1]


On August 15, 1998, Bejarano was ordained to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Stockton by Bishop Donald Montrose for the Diocese of Stockton.[3][4]

After his 1998 ordination, the diocese assigned Bejarano as parochial vicar at St. George Parish in Stockton, He was transferred in 2004 to serve the same role at Sacred Heart Parish in Turlock, California. When the diocese founded Holy Family Parish in Modesto, California, in 2006, it named Bejarano to the pastoral staff.[3]

In 2009, Bejarano was appointed pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Modesto, where he served for the next 11 years. In 2019, Bejarano was transferred to the Cathedral of the Annunciation Parish in Stockton.[1][3]

During his tenure in Stockton, Bejarano served as chaplain to the Migrant Ministry, celebrating mass for families and workers in migrant camps, providing the sacraments and counseling. He served as the spiritual director for the Spanish Catholic Radio in the area. He was a member of the presbyteral council, the diaconate board, the preparatory commission for the Diocesan Synod of 2005, and the college of consultors.[1]

Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego[edit]

Pope Francis appointed Bejarano as auxiliary bishop of San Diego and titular bishop of Carpi on February 27, 2020.[5][3] His consecration, initially scheduled for April 21, 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was consecrated at the Immaculata Church in San Diego on July 14, 2020, by Bishop Robert W. McElroy in a liturgy celebrated in English, Spanish, and Latin. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller and Bishop Myron J. Cotta served as co-consecrators.[6][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Auxiliary Bishop Bejarano – The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego". Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  2. ^ Stone, Chris (2020-07-15). "Ramón Bejarano Ordained as 2nd Hispanic Bishop in San Diego Diocese History". Times of San Diego. Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  3. ^ a b c d "Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego". US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Retrieved 2024-02-18.
  4. ^ a b "Bishop Ramón Bejarano [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2024-02-18.
  5. ^ "Rev. Ramon Bejarano to Join San Diego Catholic Diocese as Auxiliary Bishop". Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Ordination of Bishop Ramon Bejarano 07-14-20 2 pm". venue.streamspot.com. Retrieved 2020-07-16.

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