ST. PHILIP BENIZI CATHOLIC CHURCH DEBUTES NEW ARTWORK
St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Fullerton debuted a new artwork for the campus during a special ceremony on Dec. 20. The Modern Baroque-style mural depicts the life of St. Philip Benizi, the parish’s patron saint. Bishop Kevin Vann attended the dedication and blessed the work, which was created by father-son duo Peter and Paul Mester.
MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO NAMES FIRST CORPORATE GIVING OFFICER
Mission San Juan Capistrano welcomed Juliet Patino to its staff earlier this month as Corporate Giving Officer. The new position was created to better involve the local business community in the care and stewardship of the historic landmark through partnerships, underwriting, sponsorships and private foundation support. Patino cites the importance of developing a deep appreciation for companies who invest in nonprofits in their community through the voices of their employees.
“Businesses are home to wonderful and caring individuals who want connection to their passion and they are using their voices, time and commitment to enrich their community for all to enjoy. Building a bridge to bring corporations, individuals and nonprofits together is my passion.”
Patino received a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology from the University of La Verne and resides in South Orange County with her family.
INFO SESSIONS ON WORLD YOUTH DAY
The next World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal in August 2023.
The Diocese of Orange Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will host three information sessions for young adults to introduce them to World Youth Day and to present potential itineraries for this pilgrimage. Young adults are invited to learn more about the possibility of attending this experience and give their feedback regarding itinerary options.
The information sessions will take place on Monday, Jan. 24 and Thursday Jan. 27 in person at the Pastoral Center, at Christ Cathedral campus and Monday, Jan. 31 via Zoom.
BECOMING HOLY SPOUSES DATING & MARRIAGE WORKSHOP AT ST. POLYCARP
On Saturday, Feb. 5 St. Polycarp Catholic Church will host a practical dating and marriage workshop for young adults ages 18 to 35. The intention of this event is to prepare young adults to become holy spouses through dating and marriage relationships. Single, engaged and married young adults are welcome!
Spots are limited!
Early bird pricing is $27, or $35 at the door.
Coffee, water and lunch will be provided. All remaining proceeds will be donated to pro-life centers in California.
For tickets, visit https://www. eventbrite.com/e/dating-marriage-workshop- tickets-231888634147
2022 SOLIDARITY WALKAND PRAYER VIGIL
The St. Irenaeus Health Ministry’s Bridge of Light: Human Trafficking to Human Triumph Ministry invites you to join their 2022 Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7 to honor human trafficking victims. The event will be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church, 5201 Evergreen Ave. in Cypress.
The Solidarity Walk and Prayer Vigil will begin with Taize prayer in the church. Then everyone will walk in a candlelit procession to several stations, where we will turn on the light to recognize victims hidden in plain sight. We will shine our light to reveal the causes of human trafficking; how our purchases affect the lives of others; the ways men, women and children are victimized in sex and labor trafficking; and how laborers are exploited and trapped in farms, factories and ships. We will then conclude our vigil walk to the Education Building, where a short presentation will take place.
Note that this annual walk and vigil also honors St. Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking victims, whose Feast Day is the next day (Feb. 8) as well as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.
Please join us in prayerful solidarity to shine light on the darkness of human trafficking and learn how to fight this heinous crime. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Monica Kovach, chair of Bridge of Light Ministry, at (310) 490-6113.