I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of Bishop Emeritus Tod David Brown. Bishop Brown died this morning, October 15, at St. Joseph Hospital.
BISHOP TOD BROWN IS PICTURED WITH ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II in 1998.
With his tireless spirit and witness to Christ, Bishop Brown faithfully served the people of the Diocese of Orange since 1998 when Pope St. John Paul II appointed him bishop and ordinary of our diocese. I remember especially his kindness to me when I was a newly ordained priest years ago, and we were together at the Casa Santa Maria in Rome (The North American College) in the Fall of 1981.
I ask for your prayers for the repose of his soul and for thanksgiving to God for his many years of ministry and evangelization.
We will provide information about his memorial service in the coming days.
Let us pray: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he and all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
With Faith in Our Risen Lord,
Bishop Kevin Vann