The Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD
Bishop of Orange
Bishop Kevin W. Vann was born on May 10, 1951 in Springfield, Illinois. He is the oldest of six children of William M. Vann Jr. and Theresa Jones Vann. He is a graduate of Springfield’s St. Agnes Grade and Griffin High Schools. He attended Springfield College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Millikin University, located in Decatur, Illinois. After working three years as a medical technologist, he entered the seminary in l976, spending a year at the Immaculate Conception Diocesan Seminary in Springfield and four years at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in theology.
After his ordination on May 30, l981, he was assigned to graduate studies in Canon Law at the Angelicum in Rome, with residence at the graduate house of the North American College in Rome, the Casa Santa Maria dell’ Umilta.
Upon returning to the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Father Vann was involved in the work of the Diocesan Tribunal and the Tribunal of Second Instance in Chicago. He served as pastor of parishes ranging in size from 35 to 1,300 families, two of which had large schools. He taught Canon Law at Kenrick Seminary. Before he was named bishop, he was pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Springfield, Vicar for Priests, and the Diocesan contact for Hispanic Ministry.
Bishop Vann was ordained and installed as the third bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Texas Christian University’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
In Texas, he collaborated closely with other bishops through the Texas Catholic Conference and Region X which includes dioceses of States of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He is the former Texas Bishops’ Liaison to the Texas Mission Council and Texas Catholic hospitals. And, through the U.S. Conference of Bishops, he works with bishops across the United States as well as globally.
Bishop Vann was a leader in the Texas Conference of Bishops, providing leadership for various initiatives at the national level, including service on ad hoc committee which assisted the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to guide the incorporation of Anglican groups into the Catholic Church of the United States. He is a member of the USCCB Committee on Migration, as well as the Canonical Affairs Committee. Bishop Vann is the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith’s Ecclesiastical Delegate for the Pastoral Provision in the United States.
On September 21, 2012, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Bishop Kevin W. Vann as the fourth Bishop of Orange.
Reverend Monsignor Douglas J. Cook
Pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
Msgr. Douglas Cook has family roots in Nebraska, but was raised in Anaheim, California. He attended the local parish grade school, Saint Anthony Claret, and Mater Dei, graduating in the class of ‘85. He immediately entered seminary formation and attended Saint John’s Seminary College in Camarillo, with graduate school at Louvain, Belgium and the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange in 1994.
Msgr. Cook holds a degree in Canon Law (JCL), and has been involved with that ministry for many years, including an assignment as Judicial Vicar For the Diocese of Orange from 2001 to 2017.
His parish ministry has included Saint Joachim’s in Costa Mesa, Blessed Sacrament in Westminster, the Polish Center in Yorba Linda, and Holy Family Cathedral in Orange. He was assigned to serve as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2017.
He was honored to be named a Monsignor in 2009, and the Holy Father appointed him as a Missionary of Mercy as part of the Jubilee Year Mercy celebrations in 2016.
Reverend Scott Borgman,
Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, Father Borgman grew up in Ivory Coast (West Africa) along with his two siblings in a Protestant missionary family. At 22 years old, he obtained a Liberal Arts degree in television and film communications at Vanguard University (then Southern California College). Father was later confirmed in the Catholic Church along with his parents.
After working in the film industry for 10 years, he moved to Rome to attend Sedes Sapientiae seminary. Bishop Dominique Rey ordained him to the priesthood on June 27, 2010 for the Diocese of Toulon, France. Father would subsequently complete an Ecclesiastical Licentiate degree in Canon Law.
Since 2011, Father Borgman has been working for the Holy See as Coordinating Secretary at the Pontifical Academy for Life while also studying a doctorate in Canon Law at Rome’s Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. In June of 2016, he completed his six-year term at the Pontifical Academy and defended his doctoral dissertation.
While in Rome, Father Borgman also served in the Vatican’s Office of Liturgical Celebrations as an Assistant Master of Ceremonies to the Holy Father. In his free time, he has enjoyed preaching retreats and serving as chaplain to the Missionaries Of Charity sisters as well as for American students on their Rome campus.
He has spent part of his summers at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church over the past several years and is now happy to be serving as Parochial Vicar.
Update 04/11/2018: Congratulations to Fr. Scott Borgman, our Parochial-Vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, who will assume the role of Judicial Vicar of the Office of Canonical Services full time for the Diocese of Orange beginning April 9, 2018. He will continue to reside at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and serve with limited parish duties for an additional year, effective July 1.
Reverend Sean Condon
Born in 1933 in Ireland, Father Sean was ordained a priest in 1957 for the diocese of Limerick. He was on loan to Florida for 8 years and served in the dioceses of St. Augustine, Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Deltona, DeBary and Titusville. Father Sean was also Chaplain to Irish Army, and served in the Republic of the Congo and Cyprus with United Nations Peace Keeping Battalions.
Father served in many parishes in Limerick diocese, and volunteered to help St. Patrick’s Missionary Society in northern Nigeria for five years. Father came to California in 1997 and served at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish in Newport Beach, and at Holy Spirit Parish in Fountain Valley. Father Sean is now very happy to be semi-retired and serving at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.
Deacon Steve Mutz
Deacon Mutz can answer questions regarding Infant Baptism Preparation, Marriage Preparation and Eucharistic Ministers.
Phone: (949) 645-6966
Deacon Steve Mutz has been a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel since 1974. He was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Orange in 2003 and has been assigned to OLMC since then. Deacon Steve was raised in West Los Angeles and moved to Orange County in 1972. He and Gloria-Jean were married in 1976 at OLMC. They have two grown children, Stephanie and Jason who were baptized and confirmed at OLMC. Deacon Steve has his own construction business since 1988. Presently, he and Gloria-Jean are responsible for facilitating the marriage preparation workshop; teach Baptismal preparation; training and coordinating Ministers of Holy Communion, as well as a variety of other ministries. Deacon Steve also presides at Baptisms, Vigils, Funerals and Marriage blessings.