Rev. Malcolm Ambrose

Born and raised in Rangoon, Burma, Fr. Malcolm was ordained as a priest in 1972. A member of the religious order Salesians of St. Don Bosco, he spent his first years as a Religious Order priest.

After 13 years as a priest, Fr. Malcolm was sent to Rome where he spent two years studying at the Salesian Pontifical University. During his stay, he had the honor of concelebrating Mass with Pope John Paul II and 14 other priests at the Pope’s private Sistine Chapel, after which the priests were all greeted and blessed by His Holiness.

In 1996, Fr. Malcolm decided to move to Los Angeles, CA where his parents and 4 younger siblings had already located. At this time, he became a Diocesan priest serving at Transfiguration Church in the heart of Los Angeles. He then served at Holy Name Of Jesus Catholic Church not far from there.

Eventually, he arrived in Santa Clarita serving first at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Newhall, and then, of course, currently here at St. Clare Parish.

Father Malcolm enjoys music and plays the accordion as a hobby.