Come and join our Eparchy's missionary family of secular priests, religious priests, and monastics including the sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great and the monks at the Byzantine Brothers of St. Francis.

The Eparchy of Van Nuys evangelizes in the West through the works of priests, religious men, and religious women who deeply love Christ and the Church and who want to share this love with God's people.  If you are looking for a challenge, a sacrifice, and a Church open to the Spirit, open yourself to God's call and consider serving the faithful of the Eparchy of Van Nuys. 

For information, please contact: 


 Rev. Robert M. Pipta, Vocations Director
 Office of Vocations
 Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys
 2235 Galahad Road
San Diego, CA 92123-3931
 Phone: (858) 277-2511
Fax: (858) 277-5792



Monastic Life

Byzantine Brothers of St. Francis
Saint Francis Monastery
9443 Sharondale RD
Calimesa, CA 92320




Basilian Sisters

Saint Stephen Convent
8141 North 16th Street, #27
Phoenix, Arizona  85020
Phone: (602) 944-5121


Eparchial Office of Vocations

Very Rev. Robert M. Pipta, Director

Rev. Michael P. O’Loughlin, Assistant Director

Dcn. James Danovich, Married Men’s Discernment

Sr. Jean Marie Cihota, Women’s Discernment


Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.

(Mark 1:17)


Last Updated 02/04/2009


Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Van Nuys

Eparchial Chancery - 8105 North 16th Street - Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Phone: 602-861-9778 - Fax: 602-861-9796

Website: eparchy-of-van-nuys.org

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