HAZEL IS BACK!
Save the date, because Hazel is back! The Diocese of Orange and music ministry of Christ Cathedral are pleased to announce the blessing of the cathedral’s iconic, newly restored Hazel Wright Organ on Friday, June 10 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Join Bishop Kevin Vann and Vatican organist Josep Sole Coll, who is flying in from Rome for this special occasion.
All in the Diocese and music lovers everywhere are welcome. Please visit HazelWrightOrgan.com to learn more about the blessing, which will be livestreamed.
The Office of Communications has also produced as special trailer video which features a recording of Christ Cathedral organist David L. Ball playing “Fanfare-Introduction in D” by Daniel Ficarri, a piece commissioned for Hazel. Those 42 seconds of audio came from when David played it for the Associated Press, which first did the story about Hazel’s completed restoration in February 2022.
The video’s opening shot shows Hazel during her Crystal Cathedral days, before it transitions into a “then and now” moment showing how she looks today within Christ Cathedral. Lastly, the wide-shot picture showing the cathedral was taken during the World Marriage Day Mass on Feb. 7, which was actually the signing day of Hazel’s restoration and her unofficial, soft opening public debut after many years of hard work!
PAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The third annual PAL Golf Tournament took place May 10 at the Tustin Ranch Golf Course. The fundraiser had 130 participants, with money going in support of the Parochial Athletic League, the largest non-high school interscholastic sports program in Orange County.
The league serves nearly 4,000 athletes throughout the school year and raised funds to keep costs reasonable.
THE THIRD ANNUAL PAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TOOK PLACE ON MAY 10 AT THE TUSTIN RANCH GOLF COURSE. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PAROCHIAL ATHLETIC LEAGUE.
ROSARY ACADEMY’S ROYAL REBEL ENGINEERS
Rosary Academy’s Royal Rebel Engineers recently made their mark in an international robotics competition.
Rosary was one of only four all-girl teams, of 454 spots total, to compete at the first championship in Houston on April 20 to 23, after having taken home first in regional competitions and some rookie awards.
“No doubt about it, Rosary’s Royal Rebel Engineers performed brilliantly for their first international competition,” said John Guerrero, who coached Rosary’s team along with John Gangler. “Being one of only four all-girl teams at the championship shows that Rosary can compete with the best in the world.”
Rosary’s team is comprised of Katie Fang ’22, Emily La ’22, Stephanie Li ’22, Anna Jordan ’23, Yoonseo Lee ’23, Sabrina Piazza ’23, Melanie Kamel ’24, Megan Martinez ’24, Lauren Carlin ’25, Marissa Valencia ’25, and Nyah Vukoye ’25.
“To meet and compete against teams from countries like Australia, Mexico, Poland and Turkey was such an honor,” said Megan Martinez, 16, a sophomore on the Rosary team. “I’m proud of how well we did and I’m even more excited about improving for next year’s competition.”
ROSARY ACADEMY’S ROYAL REBEL ENGINEERS. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROSARY ACADEMY
“THE ITALIANS: LIVE IN CONCERT”
Kontrapunktus presents “The Italians: Live in Concert,” featuring acclaimed soloist Aubree Oliverson, on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Mission Basilica, 31520 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano. For tickets, visit www.EVENTBRITE. com Keyword: KONTRAPUNKTUS.
For more info and to learn about other concert dates, visit www.kontrapunktus.com
ACCLAIMED SOLOIST AUBREE OLIVERSON WILL PERFORM A LIVE IN CONCERT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT MISSION BASILICA. PHOTO COURTESY OF KONTRAPUNKTUS
MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WINS ELECTION
Mater Dei High School senior Ryan Foley, a member of the upcoming class of 2022, recently won an election to the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, where he will serve as vice president of finance.
Foley is enrolled at both Mater Dei and Santiago Canyon College. He has nearly completed an associate’s degree.
In a news release, Foley said he is humbled by the election win.
“I’m honored to serve and represent Santiago Canyon College at this level. As vice president of finance for the State Senate for California Community Colleges, I will work to ensure that student voices are prioritized and connected to the investment of programs and projects statewide.”
Mater Dei’s vice president of business services, David Taylor, added, “This is an amazing accomplishment for Ryan, and I have no doubt that he will bring his enthusiasm and passion to this position that represents over 2.1 million California community college students.”
MATER DEI HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RYAN FOLEY. PHOTO COURTESY OF RYAN FOLEY
12TH ANNUAL MONSIGNOR DOUG COOK CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The 12th Annual Monsignor Doug Cook Classic Car Show will take place on Sunday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pope John Paul II Polish Center, 3999 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda. $10 donation to go to the Special Olympics. The day will feature food, music and raffles. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #9599. For tickets, call Hugh Wood at 714-768-3545.
THE 12TH ANNUAL MONSIGNOR DOUG COOK CLASSIC CAR SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12 AT ST. JOHN PAUL II POLISH CENTER, YORBA LINDA. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSHUA SUDDOCK/ DIOCESE OF ORANGE