Please Be Aware
From: Very Rev. Michael Vaughan
Date: July 19
"Bishop Alejandro Sullon
has come to our attention that a man calling himself
Alejandro Sullon" is in the area providing "sacraments" of baptisms, first Holy Communions and marriages for people in their
homes. He charges a substantial fee and collects copies of birth certificates. Be advised he is NOT a
Catholic Bishop. He does not have faculties to administer the sacraments.
The Chancery Office has been notified that "Bishop Alejandro Sullon
(a.k.a. "Bishop of Bakersfield") is currently advertising an "event for sacraments" is coming soon to Yolo to do sacraments again like the way he did it last year. Please help raise awareness in your faith community by announcing this warning at your parish masses.
The "sacraments" he administers are canonically illicit and may not be registered in parish registers
nor should they be recognized as Catholic sacraments. Marriages he witnesses are likely canonically invalid. The faithful should also be aware that handing over documents, such as birth certificates in these situations opens them up to the possibility of identity theft.
Memo re Bishop Alejandro Sullon.pdf
Mary Ellen Meier
on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:15AM