Rector: Vacant

Music Director: Jacob Kasak
 of Orangevale, California is an organ performance junior in the studio of Professor Nathan Laube. He began his musical career as a chorister in 2002 under Mr. Jeffery Morse at St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church, his home parish. After seven years of piano lessons with Mr. Morse, Jacob earned a scholarship for twenty free organ lessons from the Sacramento AGO Chapter. He began his organ studies under Mr. Rexphil Rallanka at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento during October of 2010. Jacob soon began improvising during Low Mass and later became the substitute organist at St. Stephen’s. He attended the 2011 POE in Portland Oregon, and the Oberlin Summer Program for High School Organists in the summer of 2012. During his senior year of high school, Jacob took on the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Organ Scholar position. During freshman and part of his sophomore year at Eastman, he worked as an assistant organist at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Rochester. Jacob has been a choral section leader with the Latin Mass community currently at St. Thomas the Apostle in Irondequoit since freshman year. When he is at home, he plays at St. Stephen’s and coaches the other young organists there. Jacob began regularly contributing to the music program at St. Albans in 2015, and become music director in 2016.

Bishop Steven Lopes
His Excellency Steven J. Lopes is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter and pastor to all its members and clergy in the United States and Canada. Steven Joseph Lopes was born in 1975 in Fremont, Calif. to Barbara Jane and (the late) Dr. José de Oliveira Lopes. His father was Portuguese and his mother is Polish. Bishop Lopes was formed and educated by Catholic schools in the Golden State: St. Pius School (Redwood City, Calif.); St. Edward School (Newark, Calif.); and Moreau Catholic High School (Hayward, Calf.). In high school, he began to discern the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. He continued his discernment during his studies at the St. Ignatius Institute at the University of San Francisco, where he majored in theology and minored in philosophy and German. With the encouragement of his family, he entered St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, Calif. for one year, then completed his seminary education at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He studied philosophy and liturgy at the University of Innsbruck. He then earned three degrees – including a doctorate – in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he has also served as an adjunct faculty member. On June 23, 2001, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of San Francisco by Cardinal William J. Levada (then Archbishop Levada). As a priest of the Archdiocese, he served as an associate pastor at two parishes: St. Patrick Catholic Church in San Francisco and St. Anselm Catholic Church in Ross, Calif. In 2005, he was named an official of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office responsible for promoting and preserving Catholic teaching. For seven of his 10-plus years at the Vatican, he served as secretary to the Cardinal Prefect. He was named a monsignor in 2010. Pope Francis named him the Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter on Nov. 24, 2015. He succeeded Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson as leader of the Ordinariate on Feb. 2, 2016. For his motto, Bishop Lopes selected the Latin phrase, “Magna Opera Domini,” or in English, “Great are the works of the Lord.” By these words, the bishop expresses his awe of God’s grace in drawing His people to the fullness of Eucharistic communion. Bishop Lopes is a member of the Order of Malta and remains deeply committed to the Order's service to the sick and the poor.

Vicar General - Fr. Timothy Perkins