HOLY FAMILY TO HOST GALA
Holy Family Catholic Church in Orange, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is having a gala for the parish and school on May 21, starting at 6 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now. The event will feature a dinner, auctions, dessert and socializing.
Parishioners can also visit the website,
www.2022holyfamilygala.org, or text HFGALA to 61094.
Holy Family Catholic Church was the first cathedral in the Diocese of Orange. The parish was created in 1921, though 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.
DEACON HENRY NGUYEN, SCJ. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PRIESTS OF THE SACRED HEART
ORANGE COUNTY NATIVE TO BE ORDAINED TO THE TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE
Deacon Henry Nguyen, SCJ, a member of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians), was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday, May 7, at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI. Bishop Joseph Potocnak, SCJ, retired bishop of the Diocese of De Aar, South Africa, was the ordaining bishop.
Originally from Orange Country, Deacon Henry’s home parish is St. Polycarp in Stanton. Before pursuing his vocation to religious life, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Deacon Henry’s priesthood ordination is tentatively planned for December 2022, at his baptismal parish of St. Columban in Garden Grove.
The Priests of the Sacred Heart, also known as “Dehonians,” after their founder, Fr. Leo John Dehon, or “SCJ” for their initials, is an international Roman Catholic religious order of priests and brothers based in Rome. The order has a presence in over 40 countries.
ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, LAGUNA WOODS. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPENCER GRANT/DIOCESE OF ORANGE
COMMUNITY OF FAITH CHORAL FEST
St. Nicholas Parish, Laguna Woods, will be hosting the Community of Faith Choral Fest on Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. inside the church, located at 24252 El Toro Road.
The parish began this event back in 2015 to celebrate the collective 50th anniversaries of six of our local congregations.
This 90-minute program will feature scripture and sacred music from all participating traditions. A fellowship reception will follow in the parish hall.
Admission is free. However, a freewill offering will be collected to benefit the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, via Catholic Relief Services. All are invited. For more information, call 949-837-1090.
ST. POLYCARP CATHOLIC CHURCH, STANTON. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF ORANGE
DATING AND MARRIAGE WORKSHOP
St. Polycarp Catholic Church in Stanton is hosting a dating and marriage workshop for all single, dating and married young adults, where you can learn to apply theology and personal experience to real dating and marriage solutions.
The workshop is scheduled for May 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Polycarp parish hall, 8100 Chapman Ave., Stanton.
Spots are limited. The cost is $30. Lunch is included. All remaining proceeds will be donated to Pro-Life centers. For more information, call 714-893-2766.
Emelee Ortiz, Florencia Moynihan, and Terry and Mary Strouse are the keynote speakers.