Meet Our Clergy

Fr. Jim Stehly

Fr. Jim Stehly, Pastor

Fr. Jim grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Fillmore, the oldest of eleven brothers and sisters.  Right after graduating from Fillmore High School he entered St. John's Seminary, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles nine years later.  He has had parish assignments at St. Bernardine of Siena (Woodland Hills), St. Paschal Baylon (Thousand Oaks), St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Van Nuys), and St. Mary Magdalen (Camarillo), and was dean of students at St. John's Seminary College before coming to St. Jude's. Visit the Pastor's Page

Fr. Peter Foran, Pastor Emeritus

Fr. Peter served as pastor at St. Jude's from 2007-2012

Fr. Marc Reeves, S.J., STL and D.Min

Fr. Marc Reeves, S.J., STL and D.Min

Fr. Marc Reeves, S.J., STL and D.Min, is a Jesuit priest and a native of Los Angeles.  He currently serves as Associate Director of Campus Ministry and teaches for the Department of Theological Studies as a lecturer in liturgical theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Deacon Jerome & Kara Bettencourt

My wife Kara and I are looking forward to a new ministry here at St. Jude’s. We are both professional educators and have taught in Catholic as well as public high schools for the past twenty-nine years. I have served as a deacon in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for five years. Prior to my ordination, I worked professionally for over fifteen years in the area of adult sacramental preparation. Since ordination we have continued to work as a team preparing couples for the sacrament of matrimony and currently conduct a monthly marriage preparation retreat in the Santa Barbara Region for the Archdiocese Office of Family Life. In 2011 we became active in the Romanian Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church. I serve as a deacon in the Byzantine rite; on Saturday evenings I assist in the celebration of Divine Liturgy (Mass) at St. John the Evangelist Byzantine Mission in Oxnard. We look forward to meeting you and helping in the ministry at our new home: Saint Jude the Apostle Church.

Deacon Dick Dornan

Deacon Dick Dornan

Deacon Dick Dornan attended Loyola High school, St.John's Seminary College where he received his B.A. in Philosophy,Loyola University where he received a Master's Degree in Communication Arts! Presently Dick is a retired U.S.and World History teacher who also taught English and Drama in the L.A.City School System for 34 years!!!Dick was ordained a Permanent Deacon in 1975 by Cardinal Timothy Manning. and has enjoyed 40 years of grateful ministry,4 years at St. Peter Claver's Parish and 36 years at our beautiful St Judes Parish!!! He was involved in Baptismal Catechesis,RCIA, Detention Ministry, Ministry to the Homebound, Catholic Charities, and the University Series!! He married Franca on June,24,1967 and they raised 5 beautiful children!! (Now lovely young adults!) and have also been blessed with 2 sweet grandchildren!! Franca also a teacher taught in our beautiful St. Jude's Kindergarten for 20 years and in the Family Program and loved her teaching experience!! She also assists Dick in various ministries and presently enjoys being a Eucharistic Minister!!! Their Catholic Faith is precious to them and Jesus and Mary are at the center of their lives!!

Deacon Joe Manion Deacon Joe Manion

Deacon Joe Manion and his wife, Carol, arrived in California from the Midwest with their three children in 1977.  They became members of St. Jude's at that time.  Deacon Joe had held executive positions with Continental ICan and came to California to become Vice President of Marketing for the Squirt Company.  He also held senior executive positions with two information technology companies in Southern California.

At St. Jude's he and Carol, now deceased, were involved in many different ministries in the parish.  In the year 2000 he was ordained as Deacon and has served at St. Jude's since that time.  He is a graduate of St. Paul's College, Washington, D.C.  He has served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence in the U.S. and Korea.  As a Deacon he was a member of the Deacon Council, the Deacon Selection Committee, Deacon Formation Team and a Stational Deacon at the Cathedral.  In addition to his liturgical ministries at St. Jude's, he is a member of the Peace and Justice Committee.  His family consists of 3 children, 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Deacon Jess Pasos

Greeting's, We are Jess and Eloisa Pasos. I'm a retired fireman and Eloisa is a retired teacher aide. We have four children and three grandchildren.

As a couple I was ordained a deacon in 2008. We recently transitioned to Saint Jude's in the beginning of this year from Saint Bernardine of Siena in Woodland Hills.
As a deacon couple we have been involved in numerous ministries, and as humble servants of God we look forward to the many blessings of ministries that Saint Jude has to offer to build and enrich our journey and relationship with Christ.....Peace, Jess and Eloisa

Deacon Bill Smith

Deacon Bill Smith

Bill Smith is a deacon assigned directly to the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative (www.jrji.org) in Culver City from St. Jude’s in 2013 for a five year term by the Archbishop of Los Angeles.  He was ordained in 2007 after careers in the Marine Corps, city management and special district management.  He also spent ten years as the assistant to the Regional Bishop of Santa Barbara,  He was awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis in 2015. He strives to bring the healing presence of Christ to the incarcerated, their families and friends, and the victims of injustice wherever JRJI operates. He looks forward to returning to St. Jude’s in the future.