Catholic Priest

Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet

Ordained: 1946

Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet was born in 1919 in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, in Mexico. He attended Montezuma Seminary in Mexico and St. Edward’s Seminary in Washington State from 1939-1946. He was ordained in the Diocese of San Diego, CA, in 1946. That year, he served as an administrator at Christ the King parish in San Bernardino, CA. He completed post-graduate work in Rome in 1948 and from 1949-1951. In December of 1953, Gomez became a naturalized American citizen and began regularly serving as a pastor at churches which were located in what is now the Diocese of San Bernardino, which was founded in 1978. At the time Gomez was serving as a priest, these churches were located within the Diocese of San Diego. For this reason, Gomez appears on lists of credibly accused priests released by the Diocese of San Diego, but not on lists released by the Diocese of San Bernardino. On a list of priests accused of sexual abuse that was released by the Diocese of San Diego after it filed for bankruptcy in 2007, Gomez was listed as “presumed deceased.”

Maximiliano Gomez Macouzet was known by the church as “Max Gomez.”