HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Holy Family Catholic Church, the first cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 18. Bishop Kevin Vann, Bishop Timothy Freyer, Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen and Bishop Tod Brown, as well as other Diocese leaders, were in attendance.
Holy Family Parish was created in 1921 in the city of Orange to meet the growing needs of the surrounding community. The current church opened its doors in 1958. However, Holy Family didn’t become a cathedral until 1976, the same year the Diocese of Orange was established.
Holy Family was the Diocese’s cathedral until the dedication of Christ Cathedral (formerly known as Crystal Cathedral) in Garden Grove in 2019.
ST. PIUS V CATHOLIC CHURCH CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF ITS RENOVATED SANCTUARY
St. Pius V Catholic Church in Buena Park celebrated the recent completion of its renovated Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 19.
The extensive project, which has been in the works through fundraising and other efforts since 2018, included a new presider’s chair, altar, tabernacle stand, baptismal fount, mosaic and ambo.
On Sunday, the new altar was dedicated by Bishop Kevin Vann and on Dec. 17, the new mosaic was blessed.
BISHOP VANN CELEBRATES THE RENOVATED SANCTUARY AT ST. PIUS V CATHOLIC CHURCH IN
FRONT OF THE NEW MURAL. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE.
HOW TO HELP OUR CHILDREN, FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHERS CONNECT TO JESUS
Christ Cathedral Parish Adult Faith Formation presents, How to Help Our Children, Family Members and Others Connect to Jesus, on Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 7-9 p.m., inside the Large Gallery, Christ Cathedral campus, Garden Grove. Learn how we can build foundations for our families to be Catholic and stay Catholic. The presenter will be Fr. Al Baca, director, Office for Evangelization & Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange.
FR. AL BACA. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE
ST. HEDWIG CATHOLIC CHURCH TO HOST TWO UPCOMING EVENTS
St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Los Alamitos will host two events in January.
The first is a continuation of “The Imitation of Mary” book study presented by Fr. Quan Tran on Jan. 21 in Quinn Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. A potluck meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the discussion at 7:15 p.m.
The second event is a Women’s Weekend Retreat entitled Drawing Closer to the Heart of Jesus, which takes place at Sacred Heart Retreat House in the city of Alhambra, on Jan. 14 to 16. Fr. Quan Tran will lead the retreat. To register, visit www.sacredheartretreathouse. com
HOMELESS PERSONS’ INTER- RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Bishop Vann and other religious leaders spoke at the Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Service held on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Christ Cathedral. This national day of remembrance was held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. Candles were lit to honor each unhoused person who died in Orange County in 2021. Each year, thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness die on the streets of our nation due to illness, exposure or violence. Many from our very own community of Orange County.
HOMELESS PERSON’S INTER-RELIGIOUS SERVICE HELD AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL. COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE