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New pastor appointed to guide OLPH

The Rev. Monsignor Craig A. Cox will replace Pastor Richard Martini

Posted: March 10, 2014 11:16 a.m.
Updated: March 10, 2014 11:16 a.m.

A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.

The Rev. Monsignor Craig A. Cox, the rector of St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo since 2007, is scheduled to begin at the church on Lyons Avenue on July 1, according to an official announcement posted on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles website.

Until then, Cox is expected to continue with his work in Camarillo, a receptionist at the office of the regional bishop told The Signal today.

Martini, one of The Signal’s Top 51 Most Influential people of Santa Clarita the last two years, was transferred four months ago by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles from the local Roman Catholic Church on Lyons Avenue to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carpinteria.

A native of Los Angeles, Cox was ordained to the priesthood in 1978. He served as associate pastor at St. Luke the Evangelist in Temple City from 1978 to 1982 and at St. Genevieve in Panorama City from 1982-1984.

More recently, he has served as a member of the faculty in the summer program to prepare “paraprofessionsals” in Canon Law sponsored by the Department of Canon Law of the Catholic University of America, according to the St. John’s Seminary website maintained by the archdiocese.

Cox served six years as vicar for the clergy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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